Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah Beltran verifies dental records aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 30, 2015) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah Beltran verifies dental records aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Strike Group is undergoing a composite training unit exercise, the final step before being certified for deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andre T. Richard) File# 150730-N-XX566-016
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.