Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians, attached to EOD Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) Platoon 1131, inspect shipping containers.
PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 14, 2009) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians, attached to EOD Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) Platoon 1131, inspect shipping containers during a search and seizure training exercise. EODMU-11 is deployed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and is preparing for a scheduled Western Pacific Deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil) File# 090514-N-3946H-072
Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.