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The Storm,a US Navy (USN) Gospel Choir, perform for the crew and their families in the hangar bay of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), during a Tiger Cruise. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

US Navy (USN) SENIOR CHIEF Hospital Corpsman (HMC) Tonya Carlson plays with her son Nathan during a musical performance in the hangar bay of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during a Tiger Cruise. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

A US Navy (USN) Sailor from"The Storm,"a Gospel Choir, perform for the crew and their families in the hangar bay of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during a Tiger Cruise. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

The Storm,a US Navy (USN) Gospel Choir, perform for the crew and their families in the hangar bay of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), during a Tiger Cruise. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), a USN Sailor uses a 7.62 mm M14 rifle to fire a Bolo line from his ship to the USN Henry J. Kaiser Class Oiler USNS JOHN ERICSSON (T-AO 194) during at refueling at sea (RAS) Exercise. The REAGAN and USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) are currently on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Pacific Ocean

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), USN Command MASTER CHIEF (CMDCM) John Minyard (left), from the USN Strike Fighter Squadron 22 (VFA-22), and his son, Jacob, watch a refueling at sea (RAS) Exercise between their ship and the USN Henry J. Kaiser Class Oiler USNS JOHN ERICSSON (T-AO 194) during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), USN SEAMAN (SN) Shanyn Eckstein (right), mans the phone and distance line on the flight deck during a refueling at sea (RAS) Exercise between their ship and the USN Henry J. Kaiser Class Oiler USNS JOHN ERICSSON (T-AO 194). The REAGAN and USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Pacific Ocean

Onboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), US Navy (USN) Sailors take a break before a refueling at sea (RAS) Exercise between their ship and the USN Henry J. Kaiser Class Oiler USNS JOHN ERICSSON (T-AO 194). The REAGAN and USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Pacific Ocean

A starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight IIA) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis) USS MCCAMPBELL (DDG 85) as it turns away from the USN Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis) USS DECATUR (DDG 73), while underway in the Pacific Ocean (POC). Both ships are part of Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (RRSCG), which is currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War On Terrorism (GWTO) (GWTO) (GWOT) and maritime security operations

A US Navy (USN) SH-60 Seahawk helicopter assigned to the USN Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 (HSL-4) (right) flies over the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) and the USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) ships before an aerial demonstration in the Pacific Ocean. The REAGAN and USN CVW-14 are completing their six-month regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

Aerial port bow view of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), the USN Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyers (Aegis) USS MCCAMPBELL (DDG 85), and the USN Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyers (Aegis) USS DECATUR, cruise in formation while USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) fly in formation overhead during sea demonstration for the crew of the REAGAN and their families during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

US Navy (USN) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator First Class (AW1) Benjamin Petzoldt from the USN Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 (HSL-4) inspects a USN SH-60F Seahawk helicopter on the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during operations in the Pacific Ocean. The REAGAN and USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) are completing their six-month regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

US Navy (USN) aircraft from the USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) perform a formation flyover during an air power demonstration for family members of USN Sailors embarked aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

A USN HH-60H Seahawk assigned to USN Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 (HS-4) flies in a holding pattern as a USN F/A-18 Hornet launches from the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

A US Navy (USN) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator First Class (AW1) Benjamin Petzoldt prepares smoke canisters from inside an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter from the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 (HS-4) during an air show for USN Sailors and their families aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

US Navy (USN) Sailors from the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) and their families watch a sea power demonstration from the deck of their ship during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. The USN Sailors and their family members are currently underway with the REAGAN. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew so they'll get a chance to experience life at sea for a week

US Navy (USN) aircraft maintainers from the USN Strike Fighter Squadron 22 (VFA-22) perform routine inspection on the canopy of a USN F/A-18E Super Hornet aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). The REAGAN and USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Pacific Ocean

Nathan Carlson is all smiles as a US Navy (USN) Sailor helps him suit up in a fire fighting ensemble while competing in the Tiger Olympics held aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

US Navy (USN) Sailors assist Nathan Carlson don a self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) while he competes in the Tiger Olympics held aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week

A starboard bow view showing the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis) USS DECATUR (DDG 73), executing a emergency stop maneuver during a sea power demonstration conducted while on deployment in the Pacific Ocean, in support of the Global War on Terrorism and Maritime Security Operations (MOS)

US Navy (USN) children play Tug-of-War in the hangar bay of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. The USN Sailors and their family members are currently underway with the REAGAN. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew so they'll get a chance to experience life at sea for a week

060815-N-7130B-165 (Aug. 15, 2006)US Navy (USN) Sailors from the Air Department's Crash and Salvage Division move the aircraft crash crane"Tilly"in preparation for testing the countermeasure wash down system on the flight deck of USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). The REAGAN is currently conducting routine carrier operations in the Pacific Ocean (POC).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden (RELEASED)

060815-N-7130B-003 (Aug. 15, 2006)US Navy (USN) Sailors inspect the sprinklers of the countermeasure wash down system on the flight deck of USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). The REAGAN is currently conducting routine carrier operations in the Pacific Ocean (POC).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden

A US Navy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft launches from the number two steam-powered catapult onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) while a US Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler aircraft is directed into launch position on catapult number one during operations in the Pacific Ocean. REAGAN is currently underway conducting Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

From high above the flight deck aboard the US Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), two USN Sailors from the Air Department watch aircraft landing operations during Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications in the Pacific Ocean.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

A US Navy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft completes a launch from the number one catapult aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during operations in the Pacific Ocean. Junior Navy aviators are currently flying the Hornets during carrier flight operations training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

A US Navy aircraft handler directs a US Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler aircraft into launch position onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during operations in the Pacific Ocean. REAGAN is currently underway conducting Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy T-45A Goshawk trainer aircraft takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during a"Touch and Go"training on Oct. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy T-45A Goshawk aircraft sits at the ready before a launch on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy instructor pilot and a student pilot prepare to take off from their T-45A Goshawk trainer aircraft for a training mission onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 17, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy aircraft handler, straddling the No. 1 steam-powered aircraft catapult track, directs a T-45A Goshawk trainer aircraft into launch position on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 17, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy flight deck Sailors prepare a T-45A Goshawk trainer aircraft for launch onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 17, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy aviation boatswain's mate equipmentmen perform maintenance inspection on the No. 2 aircraft arresting wire prior to the commencement of flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 18, 2006.The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy air traffic controllers monitor the airspace from the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) during flight operations onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 19, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden)(Released)

The U.S. Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) turns to starboard following the start of flight operations aboard the ship on Oct. 25, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

The U.S. Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) turns hard to starboard at the start of flight operations aboard the ship on Oct. 25, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy SH-60F Seahawk helicopter assigned to the"Black Knights"of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 following a plane guard Search and Rescue mission approaches the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) for a landing in the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 25, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy CHIEF Religious Program SPECIALIST Martin Reyes holds a flag while rendering official honors during a burial-at-sea for deceased veterans onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 27, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Sailors stand at attention during a burial-at-sea ceremony for deceased veterans onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 27, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy ceremonial Honor Guard members fire their 7.62 mm M14 rifles during a 21-gun salute at a burial-at-sea ceremony for deceased veterans onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 27, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Sam Delaney uses a grinder to smooth the weld on a freshly fabricated support stand in the weld booth aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 10, 2006. The weld booth Sailors provide the ship and the entire battle group with maintenance repair and fabrication support. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Sailors fabricate support stands using raw materials In the weld booth aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 10, 2006. The weld booth Sailors provide the ship and the entire battle group with maintenance repair and fabrication support. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Hull Maintenance Technicians work together to fabricate equipment at the weld booth aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 10, 2006. The weld booth Sailors provide the ship and the entire battle group with maintenance repair and fabrication support. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy aircraft move crew, from the V-3 Division of Air Department, prepare an F/A-18C Hornet for transport to the flight deck before flight operations onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 14, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN George Walker, assigned to the"Fighting Redcocks"of Strike Fighter Squadron 22, prepares a LAU-7 bomb rack on an F/A-18E Super Hornet aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) off the coast of Southern Calif., Nov. 13, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

Atop a U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet, a CHIEF Aviation Ordnanceman assigned to the"Fist of the Fleet"Strike Fighter Squadron 25, ensures training ordnance is properly loaded on the aircraft's starboard wing aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) off the coast of Southern Calif., Nov. 13, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released))

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft makes an approach pattern before making an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 15, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

Atop an U.S. Navy SH-60F Seahawk helicopter, Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Wendy Oglesbee, assigned to the"Black Knights"of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4, speaks to the ground crew assisting in the maintenance being performed in the hangar bay of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 14, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Ryan Lontos, assigned to the"Black Knights"of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4, assists in performing maintenance on an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 14, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden)(Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) AIRMAN Robert Britton plots information on the oujia board at the flight deck control onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN Justin Urirgas plots each aircraft launch at the primary flight control onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class Ember Price stands watch as the tactical information coordinator at the Combat Direction Center (CDC) onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN Elene Adler refuels an aircraft onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Operations SPECIALIST 3rd Class Marian Cox stands watch onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden (Released)

A U.S. Navy plane captain cleans the canopy of an F/A-18E Super Hornet in preparation for nighttime flight operations onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy maintenance crews assigned to the"Cougars"of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 139, prepare an EA-6B Prowler for nighttime flight operations aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 16, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy AIRMAN Stephanie Lasiano responds to her supervisor's question about the waist catapults on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Sailors receive training on the waist catapult hold-back bar used for EA-6B Prowlers aircraft onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft lights up the night as it launches from the No. 2 steam-powered catapult on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden (Released) (SUBSTANDAND)

U.S. Navy aviation boatswain's mates update their notes in the flight control room onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy CHIEF Aviation Ordnanceman Derrick Wade takes a break while waiting for the commencement of flight operations onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 16, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

Aerial starboard bow view of the U.S. Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), (foreground), together with the Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57), (center), and the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis) USS MOMSEN (DDG 92), (back), as the ships sail in formation during a submarine familiarization exercise in the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 17, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

Aerial starboard view as the U.S. Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), (top), receives fuel from the Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57), during a fueling-at-sea evolution in the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 17, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft prepares to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during a fly-off by Carrier Air Wing 14 on on Nov. 20, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy CAPT. Craig Williams, Commander, Carrier Air Wing 14, signals a flight deck crew member from the cockpit of his F/A-18 Hornet aircraft during flight operations onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 20, 2006. This will be CAPT. William's last launch from the REAGAN as Commander of the CVW 14. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy Landing Signalman, directs aircrews to and from a waiting SH-60F Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the"Black Knights"of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4, during a scheduled crew swap aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 20, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Isaac Bostrom unfurls a tow-strap that will be used for towing a simulated casualty during crash and salvage speed drills during a no-fly day onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Dec. 1, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Sailors from the Air Department's crash and salvage workcenter pass the time by competing in speed drills during a no-fly day onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Dec. 1, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Sailors from the Air Department's crash and salvage workcenter watch their shipmates compete in speed drills during a no-fly day onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Dec. 1, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class David Wonderly participates in crash and salvage speed drills during a no-fly day onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Dec. 1, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

With tow-straps in hand, U.S. Navy Sailors from the Crash and Salvage Division race between a pair of P-25 fire trucks while participating in speed drills during a no-fly day onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Dec. 1, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

Aerial bow view of the U.S. Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) as it gets underway in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 2, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

Aerial stern view of the U.S. Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) as the sun begins to set over the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 2, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Sailors from the Air Department's V-2 Division form a safety chain around the perimeter of jet blast deflector No. 2 during an emergency lowering drill on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Dec. 4, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy CAPT. William Hart, Executive Officer of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), reads the names of newly selected USN 3rd, 2nd and 1ST Class PETTY Officers during an advancement ceremony in the ship's hangar bay on Dec. 5, 2006. During the frocking ceremony, more than 240 Sailors were advance to their next pay grade. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

Newly promoted U.S. Navy 3rd Class Boatswain's Mates Sailors inspect their new Boatswain's Pipes that was presented to them during a ceremony onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Dec. 5, 2006. During the frocking ceremony more than 240 Sailors were advanced to the rank of 3rd, 2nd and 1ST Class PETTY Officers. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy CAPT. Terry Kraft, (left), Commander of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) congratulates Yeoman 2nd Class Heidi Spoonheim during an advancement ceremony held in the ship's hangar bay on Dec. 5, 2006. During the frocking ceremony, more than 240 Sailors were advanced to their next pay grade. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

Newly promoted U.S. Navy Sailors read the privileges and responsibilities that comes with their new rank during an advancement ceremony held onboard Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Dec. 5, 2006. During the frocking ceremony more than 240 Sailors were advanced to the rank of 3rd, 2nd and 1ST Class PETTY Officers. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy aircraft handler directs an F/A-18C Hornet aircraft onto the No. 1 steam-powered catapult during flight operations on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Dec. 14, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy LT. Clinton Downing, a flight deck shooter, gives the signal to launch an F/A-18C Hornet aircraft during flight operations onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Dec. 14, 2006. Flight deck shooters are charged with ensuring that each aircraft launch is conducted safely and efficiently. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

The U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) transits San Diego, Calif., bay on Jan. 27, 2007. The REAGAN and attached ships of the REAGAN Carrier Strike Group surge deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations from Naval Station North Island. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

The U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) transits San Diego, Calif., bay on Jan. 27, 2007. The REAGAN and attached ships of the REAGAN Carrier Strike Group surge deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations from Naval Station North Island. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

The U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) transits San Diego, Calif., bay on Jan. 27, 2007. The REAGAN and attached ships of the REAGAN Carrier Strike Group surge deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations from Naval Station North Island. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

070127-N-7130B-161 (Jan. 27, 2007)The US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), departs Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), Coronado, California, for a surge deployment in the Pacific Ocean (POC).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Aaron Burden. (RELEASED)

A U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113,"Stingers") pilot watches the hand signals of an aircraft handler as he is directed to taxi his F/A-18E Super Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft into launch position before taking off from the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Jan. 28, 2007, while the REAGAN and its strike group are currently underway on a surge deployment in support of U.S. military operations in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113,"Stingers") F/A-18E Super Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Jan. 28, 2007, while the REAGAN and its strike group are currently underway on a surge deployment in support of U.S. military operations in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) Flight Deck Sailors prepare a Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113,"Stingers") F/A-18E Super Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft (front) for launch as a VFA-22 ("Fighting Redcocks") F/A-18E (back) performs a touch-and-go operation on Jan. 28, 2007, while the REAGAN and its strike group are currently underway on a surge deployment in support of U.S. military operations in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy Sailor signals as steam rolls down the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), on Jan. 28, 2007. The REAGAN Carrier Strike Group is currently underway in the Pacific Ocean on a surge deployment in support of U.S. military operations in the Western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

U.S. Navy pilots and flight deck personnel wait for the order to launch an F/A-18 Super Hornet, during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), on Jan. 28, 2007. The REAGAN Carrier Strike Group is currently underway in the Pacific Ocean on a surge deployment in support of U.S. military operations in the Western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class (AW/SW) Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet strike fighter aircraft, with the"Fist of the Fleet"of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-25), breaks the sound barrier while performing a supersonic flyby during an air power demonstration, on Apr. 3, 2007.(U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden (RELEASED)

A U.S. Navy HH-60H Seahawk Multi-role helicopter (front) and an SH-60F (LAMPS III) Anti-submarine Warfare helicopter (back), both assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 (HS-4,"Black Knights"), move into position to transfer ordnance between the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) and the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Kilauea Class Ammunition Ship USNS FLINT (T-AE 32) during an ammuntion offload procedure on April 6, 2007, while both ships are underway in the South China Sea participating in surge deployment in the Western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

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