Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Casey Wheeler, of Wasila, Ark., left, and Chief Hospital Corpsman Jim Jones, of Gilboq, N.Y., construct a sanitary latrine facility.
Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. 03, 2005) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Casey Wheeler, of Wasila, Ark., left, and Chief Hospital Corpsman Jim Jones, of Gilboq, N.Y., construct a sanitary latrine facility for use by aid workers and military personnel in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Medical teams from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) set-up a triage site located on Sultan Iskandar Muda Air Force Base, in Banda Aceh, Sumatra. The two teams worked together with members of the Australian Air Force to provide initial medical care to victims of the Tsunami-stricken coastal regions. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Elizabeth A. Edwards File# 050103-N-9951E-083
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.