Images: Carrier Based Strike Aircraft
A plane captain uses lighted wands to direct the pilot of an E-2C Hawkeye on board the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) on Oct. 7, 2001, during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Enterprise is launching aircraft for missions against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorist operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime. DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stefanie A. Schap, U.S. Navy. (Released)
011007-N-6520M-023 -- ARABIAN SEA -- An F-14D Tomcat from the “Blacklions” of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213) is being prepared for launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is patrolling the Arabian Sea participating in Operation Enduring Freedom. Photograph CLEARED FOR RELEASE by LCDR Bob Meeker, Photo Officer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). U.S. Navy photograph by PH1(W/SW) Greg Messier.
010927-N-3692H-003 ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) (September 27, 2001)... Steam rises from catapult number two onto F/A-18 Hornet aircrafts belonging to VMFA-251 "Thunderbolts" while the catapult is being tested. USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is on its regularly scheduled six-month deployment. USN Photo by PHAN Stacey Hines
AV-8B Harrier returns from routine training manuevers on Sept. 26, 2001. (U.S.Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jimmy Lee) (RELEASED)
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