Two Naval Air crewmen carry a seriously injured Indonesian woman to a waiting helicopter for transportation to a medical facility.
Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. 03, 2005) Two naval air crewmen, assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2), carry a seriously injured Indonesian woman to a waiting helicopter for transportation to a medical facility. Medical teams from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) set-up a triage site located on Sultan Iskandar Muda Air Force Base, in Banda Aceh, Sumatra. The two teams worked together with members of the Australian Air Force to provide initial medical care to victims of the Tsunami-stricken coastal regions. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Gabriel Piper File# 050103-N-6020P-206
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.