The Color Guard from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) parade the colors.
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 08, 2009) The Color Guard from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) parade the colors before a National Hockey League game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks at the Staples Center. Other events before the game included Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Elise Clover singing the national anthem and the Ronald Reagan hockey team playing an exhibition game with the Los Angeles Kings alumni team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac) File# 090108-N-3659B-599
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.