Singer/actress Jessica Simpson sings
ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 01, 2010) Singer/actress Jessica Simpson sings "God Bless America" for Sailors and Marines during a USO and MWR sponsored visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Jessica Simpson visited Harry S. Truman for a two-day embark to meet and greet Sailors and Marines during the ship's 2010 deployment. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell) File# 101001-N-6362C-070
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.