Richie McDonald, a member of the band, The Front Men, sings a duet with Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Taylor Maxwell.
ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 21, 2011) Richie McDonald, a member of the band, The Front Men, sings a duet with Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Taylor Maxwell in a wardroom lounge aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate) File# 111021-N-OY799-111
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.