An elevated port beam view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), back row, bottom, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), center, and USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), top, underway. Leading the carriers are the nuclear-powered guided missile cruisers USS VIRGINIA (CGN 38), front row, top, and USS SOUTH CAROLINA (CGN 37) in the Virginia Capes