Sailors and their tigers participate in the Color Me Bad 5k run on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 01, 2015) Sailors and their tigers participate in the Color Me Bad 5k run on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck. Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations returning to homeport after a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleets. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Jackson) File# 150601-N-DJ750-020
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.