Store Keeper 1st Class Aldith Gray stacks bedding supplies on pallets to be stored in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
Atlantic Ocean (Sep. 02, 2005) Store Keeper 1st Class Aldith Gray stacks bedding supplies on pallets to be stored in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). These supplies will be used in Hurricane Katrinas disaster relief efforts. The Norfolk. Va., based ship will serve as the command center and afloat staging base in the waters off the Gulf Coast. The Navy's involvement in the humanitarian assistance operations is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class Kat Smith File# 050902-N-2389S-009
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.