Our U. S. Navy - The Newest Aircraft Carrier
"ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 25, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting a composite training unit exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)"
Pictures such as this cause me to recall my own days at sea in the USS Ranger (CVA-61) in the early 1960s. The Ranger was a fossil fueled Carrier. The Carriers in our Navy today are powered by Nuclear Energy. I always find it amazing that the average age of the crew members in our Carriers is in the 19 years some months range. These dedicated Crew Members and what they accomplish seldom, if ever makes the evening news, yet we rely on them to protect the interest of the United States in every corner of the World.
Now to be fair, the Carriers are not the only Ships or Boats who protect the U. S. interest around the world. We have other surface ships and a plethora of Boats under the surface performing the same duties twenty-four hours of each day, seven days a week for 365 days a year.