The dental department aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower stays busy.
GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 11, 2010) Capt. Bill Ayers and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Marcus Adams replace a broken filling for Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handling 1st Class James Little in the dental ward aboard the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Bookwalter) File# 100211-N-1688B-018
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.