Onboard the carrier, the Command Religious Ministries Department (CRMD) is dedicated to promoting the spiritual, religious and personal morale of embarked military personnel. The Chaplain Corps extends this mission to all military personnel and their dependents. CRMD also coordinates all personal emergency communications from the American Red Cross, provides pastoral care and counseling, and directs operation of the ship’s library. CRMD is also responsible for coordinating all of the ship's community relations events, community outreach and school volunteer programs.​