Since World War II, the U.S. Navy’s carriers have been the national force of choice. In over 80% of the times when the World was faced with international violence, the United States has responded with one or more carrier task forces.
For over 70 years, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers have been vital to defending America. They have been employed in every major and many smaller conflicts including Vietnam; Grenada and Lebanon; Libya; Operation Desert Storm; and most recently in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. carrier is a very modern, very mobile U.S. military base complete with airfield, hospital and communications systems from which the United States can strike at its enemies, making them a cornerstone of America’s ability to project its power and strength.
Here, we’ll share behind-the-scenes photos and videos about America's aircraft carriers, as well as keep you abreast of all things carrier.