Thursday, December 17, 2009


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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 14, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)