The vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, addresses Sailors.
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 09, 2012) Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, addresses Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 during his visit aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy Savarese) File# 120809-N-JV638-226
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.