U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Anthony Mietzner, Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class signals a MH-60F Seahawk assigned to the"Dragonslayers"of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 11, aboard the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). The USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group are currently underway in the Arabian Sea on a six-month deployment in support of the Global War On Terrorism. Aug. 28, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Marcel A. Barbeau) (Released)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
Scene Camera Operator: MC3 Marcel A. Barbeau, 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.