Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, Platoon 0-2, conduct an equipment check prior to the start of a fast-roping exercise.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 12, 2009) Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, Platoon 0-2, conduct an equipment check prior to the start of a fast-roping exercise on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The exercise was used for training purposes by both the EOD team and the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, who provided an SH-60F Seahawk for the team to use. Ronald Reagan is underway on a routine deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac) File# 090612-N-3659B-040
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.