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120508-N-GA424-047

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 taxies to catapult one in preparation for launch from the flight deck. Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)

 

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Taken on May 8, 2012