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Underway in the Arabian Sea, US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Alonzo Wynn and USN AIRMAN Christopher Mohrmann work the night shift under dimmed lights in Flight Deck Control on board aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), tracking and documenting aircraft movements on the ship's flight and hangar decks

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1ST Class John Macaby, monitors the launch of an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) currently deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. The Secretary of Defense directed the NIMITZ battle group to the Gulf earlier than scheduled after Iraqi planes breached a U.N. sanctioned no-fly zone several times last week, 12 October 1997

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN (ABAN) Geoff Wiseman (left) and ABAN Ryan Shaw, USN (right), assigned to the Air division avoid the intense heat of an F-14 Tomcat's jet exhaust while transiting the flight deck during air operations aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, Persian Gulf, 15 October 1997

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate CHIEF William Claye (center), coordinates aircraft movements in flight deck control aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). This mission is in direct support of Operation Southern Watch

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Launching and Recovery Equipment) 3rd Class Scott Palmer, makes final checks before the launch of a Carrier Onboard Delivery C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft. The Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), and her air wing continue to conduct operations in support of the UN sanctions against Iraq, under Operation Southern Watch

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) 1ST Class Anthony Ocasio dons fire-fighting gear prior to a fire-fighting and mass-casualty drill on the flight deck of Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), while underway in the Persian Gulf. The ship is in the Gulf as part of an Southwest Asia build-up of forces in reaction to Iraq's refusal of U.N. sponsored weapons inspections

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class (AW) Saul Mendo signals the US Marine pilot of an AV-8B Harrier to move forward into position for take-off from the flight deck of the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during operations in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class (AW) Saul Mendo prepares to signal the US Marine pilot of an AV-8B Harrier for take-off from the flight deck of the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS TARAWA (LHA-1), during operations in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class (AW) Saul Mendo signals the US Marine pilot of an AV-8B Harrier to hold fast on the flight deck of Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during operations in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN (ABAN) Maurice Rodgers retrieves a rubber gasket in order to seal and protect the catapults after launching operations on board the nucleard powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) in the Persian Gulf. Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 29 April 1998

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class (AB3) Peter Duncan cleans the shuttle of catapult number four in between flight operations aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The JOHN C. STENNIS is currently on a scheduled six month deployment to the Persian Gulf. Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 4 May 1998

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1ST Class (AB1) Anthony Hughes launches an S-3 Viking aircraft from the bow of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The JOHN C. STENNIS is currently on a scheduled six month deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 5 May 1998

Through a cloud of steam, US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1ST Class (AB1) Mark Cabrerra, directs an F/A-18 Hornet onto catapult one, the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). The INDEPENDENCE is currently deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 6 May 1998

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class (AB3) Justin Morrow backs an EA-6B Prowler into a slot just forward of the super structure on the flight deck of the conventional aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). The INDEPENDENCE is nearing completion of its deployment in the Persian Gulf , in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 11 May 1998

US NAVY Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuels Michael Shine, refuels a C-2 Galaxy aircraft during cyclicflight operations aboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN( CVN 75). Truman is participating in Fleet Battle Experiment Hotel in the Jackonsville, Florida, operating area of the Atlantic Ocean

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Handler Third Class Richard E. Campbell paints the centerline on the flight deck during a break from flight operations aboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman and its battle group are participating in Exercise UNIFIED SPIRIT, a NATO led United Nations training exercise simulating peace keeping operations off the Atlantic coast

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Third Class Richard Cambell directs an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft onto the shuttle of catapult number one during cyclic flight operations on the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate First Class Luis J. Torres, the waist catapults' leading petty officer, monitors catapult systems from the aft "bubble" so that aircraft launch safely on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf to support Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate CHIEF, Aviation Warfare SPECIALIST, Johan M. Mansson instructs US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Second Class Joe N. Fenley in how to monitor a catapult system in the aft "bubble" on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf to support Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate CHIEF, Aviation Warfare SPECIALIST, Johan M. Mansson instructs US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Second Class Joe N. Fenley in how to monitor a catapult system in the aft "bubble" on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf to support operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Third Class Jeff M. Frasier, a telephone talker, watches for a fuel line connection with a supply ship during a connected replenishment evolution on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf to support Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Third Class Jamorn Driver directs a CH-46D Sea Knight helicopter during vertical replinshments on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on statin in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Third Class Jamorn Driver directs a CH-46D Sea Knight helicopter during vertical replinshments on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN (Handler) Ethan Lane directs an aircraft onto one of catapults on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) as US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Second Class Milton Jimison monitors his actions. Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Michael J. Kiger and US Navy AIRMAN Jeremy G. Weber share a joke as they paint a passageway in their work space on board USS HHARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf to support Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Air Warfare Byron Coleman awaits his next customer during cyclic flight operations on the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Third Class Benny Sample directs a C-2A Greyhound aircraft out of the landing area after a safe landing on the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Milton Jimison directs a F-14 Tomcat aircraft, assigned to Fighter Squadron Thirty-Two (VF-32), onto catapult one on the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) in order to launch it on a mission in defense of the no fly zone over the Persian Gulf. Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. (Duplicate image, also see DN-SD-02-09645 or 010208-N-1058W-001)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) Third Class Jerroll Dyson tests the specific gravity of JP-5 fuel in the V-4 division quality assurance shop prior to using it to fuel aircraft on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. (Duplicate image, also see DN-SD-02-09663 or 010210-N-2344V-003)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) Third Class Jeff Fraser and US Navy AIRMAN Thomas Bonafey fuel a F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Five (VFA-105), prior to flight operations on the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Yeoman Third Class Barbara De La Rosa and US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Third Class Brady Bennett pass stores while helping on a working party in the hangar bay of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) during an underway replenishment with USNS KANAWHA (T-AO 96) (not shown). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Third Class Jamorn Driver directs a pilot in an S-3 Vking aircraft from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130) prior to launching it off of catapult one on the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Third Class Jamorn Driver directs an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron Thirty-Seven (VFA-37) while taxiing it off of the four row of the bow during flight operations on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) AIRMAN Ethan Lane parks an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron Thirty-Seven (VFA-37) on the reverse four row on the bow of the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Second Class Garland Barthelemy directs an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Five (VFA-105) to the bow for launch during flight operations on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) First Class Shawn Hamp observes the flight deck during flight operations on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Hemp is the "deck caller" during flight operations and ensures proper communication between the Handler and the directors on the flight deck by use of hand signals. Truman is on station in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) First Class Francisco Jusino trains crash crewmembers on the crash crane, commonly referred to as "Tilly", on the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Third Class Demetrius Williams leads crash and salvage training on the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Truman is on station in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate First Class Jason Kjos directs a CH-53D Sea Stallion onto a helicopter landing spot on the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

A US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) refuels a USN F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, Strike Fighter Squadron 115 (VFA-115), Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California (CA), on board the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). The VFA-115 embarked with Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) on board the LINCOLN. THE LINCOLN and Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) are conducting combat operations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuel 3rd Class John E. Quillin, from Fuels Division, runs a fuel sample through the combined contaminated fuel detector (CCFD) at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, on Aug. 23, 2006. The CCFD equipment is used to ensure purity of fuel before it is transferred to storage tanks. NAS Sigonella provides logistical support for Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in the Mediterranean Area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Brian Goyak) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuel 3rd Class John E. Quillin, from Fuels Division, inspect a combined contaminated fuel detector (CCFD) equipment before running a fuel test at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, on Aug. 23, 2006. The CCFD equipment is used to ensure purity of fuel before it is transferred to storage tanks. NAS Sigonella provides logistical support for Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in the Mediterranean Area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Brian Goyak) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN Eric Alcala and an unidentified Sailor from the Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) competes in the 700-meter search and rescue swim race during Surface Line Week (SLW) competition at Naval Station San Diego, Calif., on Aug. 23, 2006. For 25 years, San Diego-area Navy commands have participated in SLW, a series of competitions intended to promote teamwork among Sailors and raise the moral of commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handling AIRMAN Louis Perez watches flight deck operations onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) during operations in the Indian Ocean on Aug. 25, 2006. KITTY HAWK demonstrates power projection and sea control as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Joshua Wayne LeGrand) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handler Second Class Ashley Bruggeman accounts for aircraft on a scheduling board in the hangar deck control office aboard the Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) in the Arabian Sea on Sep. 2, 2006. The IWO JIMA is on a six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations and the Global War on Terrorism.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN (AW) Joshua T. Rodriguez) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handler AIRMAN Jason Edwards stands a fire control watch aboard the Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) in the Arabian Sea on Sep. 2, 2006. The IWO JIMA is on a six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations and the Global War on Terrorism.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN (AW) Joshua T. Rodriguez) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN Andres Rivera directs a C-2A Greyhound logistics aircraft, assigned to the"Rawhides"of Supply Logistics Support Squadron 40, for launch aboard the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). The USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group are currently underway in the Arabian Sea on a six-month deployment in support of the Global War On Terrorism. Sept. 6, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Brandon Morris) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handler Third Class Theodore Nkwocha signals to an MH-53E Super Stallion helicopter that it is clear to depart the flight deck of the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during operations in the Gulf of Aden on Sept. 7, 2006. SAIPAN is currently underway conducting maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf. (Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Patrick W. Mullen III) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuels 3rd Class Juan Sosa takes a sample of JP-5 jet fuel to check for impurities aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) in the Pacific Ocean on Sept. 9, 2006. Currently underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, KITTY HAWK demonstrates power projection and sea control as the USN's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Patrick L. Heil) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handler Third Class Dukins Admettre signals an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 26 during an underway replenishment operation on the flight deck of the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) in the Gulf of Aden on Sept. 9, 2006. SAIPAN is currently underway conducting maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Third Class Gary L. Johnson III) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handler Third Class Manuel A. Paulino holds the position of a U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier attack aircraft on the Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) on Sep. 19, 2006 in the Persian Gulf. The IWO JIMA is on a six-month deployment to the Arabian Sea in support of Maritime Security Operations and the Global War on Terrorism.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN (AW) Joshua T. Rodriguez) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Third Class April Duncan directs an AH1 Cobra helicopter aboard the Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) in the Persian Gulf on Sep. 19, 2006. The IWO JIMA is on a six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations and the Global War on Terrorism.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Third Class John Skrzyniarz) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Third Class Mariel Ramirez guides an U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B attack aircraft onto an elevator aboard the Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) in the Persian Gulf on Sep. 19, 2006. The IWO JIMA is on a six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations and the Global War on Terrorism.(U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication SPECIALIST Third Class John Skrzyniarz) (Released)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handling AIRMAN Denver Constantino-Perez and AIRMAN Kyle Cowell monitor the movement of aircraft on their"ouji board"in the flight deck control center onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The aircraft carrier is conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of California.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jon Hyde) (Released)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handlers direct a T-45 Goshawk trainer jet during flight deck operations aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Randall Damm) (Released)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mates Handlers watch as a T-45 Goshawk trainer jet prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) in the Atlantic Ocean.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Randall Damm) (Released)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Rodney Martinez guides a T-45 Goshawk trainer jet into position during flight deck operations onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). The ROOSEVELT is currently maintaining qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean as part of a Fleet Response Plan.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Michael Worner) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mates remove deck plates from a catapult during routine maintenance inspection on the flight deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan on Sept. 25, 2006. KITTY HAWK demonstrates power projection and sea control as the USN's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Adam York) (Released)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handling 2nd Class Ricardo Hernandez receives instructions on aircraft hand signals by Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handling 2nd Class Michael Manuel during flight operations aboard the Nimitz Class Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). STENNIS and embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 are conducting its Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of California.(U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Johnnie Robbins) (Released)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handling 2nd Class Daniel Lynn signals a safe launch of an F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft, from Strike Fighter Squadron 154, during flight operations aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) during operations in the Pacific Ocean. The STENNIS and embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 are operating together for the first time during a Composite Training Unit Exercise in the Pacific Ocean.(U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Johnnie Robbins) (Released)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuel AIRMAN Lyndon Rinehart stows a hose after re-fueling a F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS and embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 are operating together for the first time during a Composite Training Unit Exercise in the Pacific Ocean.(U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Johnnie Robbins) (Released)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Equipment Airmen Travis Gann (left) and Teguh Santoso the correct position of bow safety watch on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS and embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 are operating together for the first time during a Composite Training Unit Exercise in the Pacific Ocean.(U.S Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Johnnie Robbins) (Released)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mates show the aircraft weight board to the center deck operator prior to an aircraft launch during flight deck operations onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS and embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 are operating together for the first time during a Composite Training Unit Exercise in the Pacific Ocean.(U.S Navy official photo by AIRMAN Sigfrido Bobonis) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN Sendy Jolicoeur guides a U.S. Marine Corps Marine CH-53E Sea Stallion onto the deck of the Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS ESSEX (LHD 2) during maritime security operations in the Pacific Ocean on Sept 27, 2006. ESSEX is the Navy's only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and is the flagship for the Essex Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Marvin E. Thompson Jr) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN (AW) Isaac Berwick watches as a U.S Marine Corps Marine AV-8B Harrier aircraft lands on the flight deck of the Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS ESSEX (LHD 2) in the Pacific Ocean on Sept. 30, 2006. The Harrier is part of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Marine Attack Squadron 311, based at Iwakuni, Japan. ESSEX is currently underway off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, after spending two days in port to load 31st MEU personnel and equipment for its upcoming fall patrol. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Marvin E. Thompson Jr.) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1ST Class (AW/SW) Dennis Boyle directs a U.S Marine Corps Marine AV-8B Harrier aircraft as it launches off the flight deck of the Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS ESSEX (LHD 2) in the Pacific Ocean on Sept. 30, 2006. The Harrier is part of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Marine Attack Squadron 311, based at Iwakuni, Japan. ESSEX is currently underway off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, after spending two days in port to load 31st MEU personnel and equipment for its upcoming fall patrol. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Marvin E. Thompson Jr.) (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)

A U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) on Oct. 18, 2006, while the ROOSEVELT is underway in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the U.S. Navy fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 3rd Class Randall Damm) (Released)

A U.S. Navy aviation boatswain's mate (handler) directs an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft into its launch position during flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Oct. 23, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN (AW/SW) Kathleen Gorby) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN Dustin Savoie carries an aircraft chock during flight operations aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) on Oct. 30, 2006, while the NIMITZ is currently underway conducting a tailored ships training availability (TSTA) off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jeremiah Sholtis) (RELEASED)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuels 2nd Class Joshua Karr, receives a Influenza Virus Vaccine Live, Intranasal Flu Mist from Hospital Corpsman Nicole McQueen. The hospital corpsman from Naval Hospital Oak Harbor visited Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., to administer the Flu vaccine. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Bruce McVicar) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Edwin Mangona waits to signal the pilot prior to launch during flight operations aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) on Nov. 1, 2006, while the NIMITZ is currently underway conducting a tailored ships training availability (TSTA) off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jeremiah Sholtis) (RELEASED)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Josh Stonestreet removes the hold back bar from the catapult during flight operations aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) on Nov. 1, 2006, while the NIMITZ is currently underway conducting a tailored ships training availability (TSTA) off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jeremiah Sholtis) (RELEASED)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Miguel Rivera (right) explains to members of the Chesapeake Bay Commission (a legislative body composed of representative from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) how flight operations are controlled aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) as they tour the ship during their quarterly meeting on Nov. 9, 2006, while the ROOSEVELT is in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST SEAMAN Apprentice Joshua A. Nuzzo) (Released)

A U.S. Navy aviation boatswain's mate (handler) directs an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft onto the ship's catapult during flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 10, 2006. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 3rd Class Marc Rockwell-Pate) (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 Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jason Ahern mans hangar deck control while aircraft are moved, elevators operated and low power turns take place 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 SEAMAN (AW/SW) Kathleen Gorby) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Kristina Stewart uses a flashlight to paint bare metal on the landing gear of an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft during red-light maintenance onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Nov. 15, 2006. Red-light maintenance is one of the many jobs Sailors perform as the ship conducts flight operations well into the night. The REAGAN is currently conducting training squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Marc Rockwell-Pate) (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 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)

A U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (handling) walks back onto catapult 2 to prepare to launch another aircraft during flight operations 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 3rd Class Dominique M.Lasco) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jerson Emiano performs bicep curls in the forward gym aboard the Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) on Nov. 19, 2006, while the KITTY HAWK and its Strike Group are on a regularly scheduled deployment into the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Juan Antoine King) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Justin Martin handles the support beams for the jet blast deflectors on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) on Nov. 27, 2006, while the ROOSEVELT is maintaining qualifications as part of the U.S. Navy fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST SEAMAN William Weinert) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN Andrew Chandler signals to the lift operator that he is high enough to paint a portion of the super structure aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) on Nov. 27, 2006, while the ROOSEVELT is maintaining qualifications as part of the U.S. Navy fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST SEAMAN William Weinert) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN Sherard Bell directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft to Catapult No. 1, on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), prior to launch on Dec. 1, 2006, while the NIMITZ is currently underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise off the Southern California coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Roland Franklin) (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 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)

A U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (right) guides an F/A-18F Super Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft to the catapult launch catch during flight operations from the flight deck of the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) on Dec. 9, 2006, while the ROOSEVELT is maintaining qualifications as part of the U.S. Navy fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jacob Fadley) (Released)

Two U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mates fuel a T-45 Goshawk trainer aircraft prior to flight operations during carrier qualifications aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) on Dec. 12, 2006, while the ROOSEVELT is maintaining qualifications as part of the U.S. Navy fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 3rd Class Randall Damm) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN Steven Scifres (back left), Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN Michael Vertrees (back right), and AIRMAN Tyvuyiou McCoo (kneeling, front), all Air Department Sailors aboard the Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), pull Styrofoam from a roll of arresting gear cable on the flight deck of the KITTY HAWK on Dec. 13, 2006. The KITTY HAWK is the only U.S. Navy overseas-based aircraft carrier and it operates out of Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Jimmy C. Pan) (Released)

A U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs a T-45 Goshawk trainer aircraft into launch position on the flight deck, during carrier qualifications aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), on Dec. 13, 2006, while the ROOSEVELT is maintaining qualifications as part of the U.S. Navy fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST SEAMAN Sheldon Rowley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Lajuane Lindo from the Air Department's V-1 Division, signals an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter with the"Blackhawks"of Helicopter Mine-Countermeasure Squadron 15, as it takes off from the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 18, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN David Danals) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) AIRMAN James Feltman raises the First Navy Jack during morning colors aboard the Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) while in port in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture Province, Japan, on Jan. 10, 2007. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen W. Rowe) (RELEASED)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) 3rd Class Jason Adres (right) signals to an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment mission with the U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) Kilauea Class Ammunition Ship USNS SHASTA (TAE-33) aboard the Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) on Jan. 13, 2007, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Seamen Apprentice John Scorza) (Released)

A U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate communicates with the crew of a Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11,"Red Rippers") F/A-18F Super Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft before launching from the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), on Jan. 15, 2007, while the TRUMAN is currently underway conducting flight deck certifications off of the east coast in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Leo Meister inspects the quality of the JP-5 jet fuel aboard the Nimitz Class Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) on Jan. 17, 2007, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Paul J. Perkins) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Christopher Jones operates the JP-5 jet fuel purifiers aboard the Nimitz Class Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) on Jan. 17, 2007, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Paul J. Perkins) (Released)

A U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate displays the weight board to the pilot of a Carrier Airborne Early warning Squadron 124 (VAW-124,"Bear Aces") E-2C Hawkeye all-weather, early warning aircraft as he lines up on bow Catapult No. 1 during flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), on Jan. 19, 2007, while the TRUMAN is currently underway conducting flight deck certifications off of the east coast in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson) (Released)

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) AIRMAN Joseph Jackson stands force protection watch on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) on Jan. 20, 2007, after departing San Diego, Calif., during a regularly scheduled deployment out to sea somewhere in the Pacific Ocean in support of the Global War on Terror. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Paul J. Perkins) (Released)

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