US Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Jorge Ramos from Weapons Department sets up safety nets during a scheduled maintenance inspection in the weapons magazine onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS and embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 are operating together for the first time during a Composite Training Unit Exercise in the Pacific Ocean.(U.S. Navy official photo by AIRMAN Alan Willis) (Released)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
Scene Camera Operator: An Alan Willis, USN
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
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.