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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 09, 2017) Two E-2C Hawkeyes from the “Black Eagles” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, fly by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a change-of-command ceremony for VAW-113. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)

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Taken on February 8, 2017