US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposalman 1ST Class Ray Kassow (left) teaches Explosive Ordnance Disposalman 3rd Class Cris Eichas how to establish military satellite communications using an AN/PSC-5D receiver in the hangar bay of 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 photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Paul Perkins) (Released)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
Scene Camera Operator: MC3 Paul Perkins, 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.