Television personality and model Leann Tweedan departs the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
Persian Gulf (Dec. 15, 2004) Sportscaster and model Leann Tweedan departs the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Trumans and embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3), enjoyed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs Holiday USO Show starring Former National Football League Quarterback, John Elway, Sportscaster and Model, Leeann Tweedan and Actor Comedian, Blake Clark. Currently aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) embarked aboard Truman are providing close air support and conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in ongoing operations over Iraq. Truman's Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and embarked CVW-3 are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Airman Kristopher Wilson File# 041215-N-5345W-016
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.