Sailors assigned to Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group create a chain to deliver supplies to an awaiting HH-60H Seahawk helicopter.
Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. 03, 2005) Sailors assigned to Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group create a chain to deliver supplies to an awaiting HH-60H Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2). Helicopters assigned to CVW-2 and Sailors from Abraham Lincoln are conducting humanitarian operations in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia. 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 Photographers Mate Airman Jordon R. Beesley File# 050103-N-4166B-465
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.