08/08/2013: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
Credit:Defense Imagery Management Operations Center:6/4/13
- The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
- In the second photo, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
- In the third photo, an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Wallbangers of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 gets ready for take off from the flight deck on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).