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Lt. Michael Cassidy climbs into the cockpit of an F/A-18C Hornet.

Lt. Michael Cassidy climbs into the cockpit of an F/A-18C Hornet.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 29, 2014) Lt. Michael Cassidy, from Arlington, Va., assigned to the "Blue Blasters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, climbs into the cockpit of an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carr... more

A group of Sailors from the flight deck crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) push back an F/A-18C Hornet.

A group of Sailors from the flight deck crew aboard the aircraft carri...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 13, 2012) A group of Sailors from the flight deck crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) push back an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (V... more

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Att...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 25, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underw... more

An aviation boatswain's mate directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 as a group of Sailors and Marines push back the aircraft.

An aviation boatswain's mate directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 13, 2012) An aviation boatswain's mate directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 as a group of Sailors and Marines push back the a... more

From top to bottom, a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker refueling a KA-6D Intruder tanker from Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34), an A-6E Intruder attack aircraft, an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136), and an EA-6B Prowler from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 140 (VAQ-140) during flight operations off the nuclear-powered USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in the Persian Gulf

From top to bottom, a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker refueling a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: CMDR. John Leenhouts Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

From left, an EA-6B Prowler from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 140 (VAQ-140), an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136), an A-6E Intruder attack aircraft, a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker refueling another A-6E Intruder, and a KA-6D Intruder tanker from Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) during flight operations off the nuclear-powered USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in the Persian Gulf

From left, an EA-6B Prowler from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower(CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: CMDR. John Leenhouts USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

From top to bottom, a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker refueling a KA-6D Intruder tanker from Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34), an A-6E Intruder attack aircraft, an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136), and an EA-6B Prowler from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 140 (VAQ-140) and another VFA-136 F/A-18C Hornet during flight operations off the nuclear-powered USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in the Persian Gulf

From top to bottom, a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker refueling a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: CMDR. John Leenhouts Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air, underside view of an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) during flight operations off the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in the Persian Gulf. The aircraft is armed with an AGM-62 Walleye missile

An air-to-air, underside view of an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: CMDR. John Leenhouts Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air, underside view of an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) during flight operations off the nuclear-powered USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in the Persian Gulf. The aircraft is armed with an AGM-62 Walleye missile

An air-to-air, underside view of an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower(CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: CMDR. John Leenhouts USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

An EA-6B Prowler from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 140 (VAQ-140) is refueled by a KA-6D Intruder tanker from Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) as an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) flies near during flight operations off the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in the Persian Gulf

An EA-6B Prowler from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 140 (VAQ-14...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: CMDR John Leenhouts Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air, underside view of an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) during flight operations off the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in the Persian Gulf. The aircraft is armed with an AGM-62 Walleye missile

An air-to-air, underside view of an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: CMDR. John Leenhouts Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A group of aircraft assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) fly in formation. The aircraft are an E-2C Hawkeye, an EA-6B Prowler, an A-6E Intruder, an S-3 Viking and an F/A-18C Hornet

A group of aircraft assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: CMDR. John Leenhouts Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) aircraft from the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) fly in formation above their carrier in the Persian Gulf during a WESTPAC deployment. The squadrons represented are: Fighter Squadron Eleven (VF-11) Red Rippers and VF-31 Tomcatters flying the F-14A Tomcat; Anti-submarine Squadron Thirty-five (VS-35) flying the S-3A Viking; Strike Fighter Squadron One-One-Three (VFA-113), First of the Fleet, and VFA-25 Stingers flying the F/A-18C Hornet; Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One-Three-Nine (VAQ-139) Cougars in the EA-6B Prowler; Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One-One-Three (VAW-113) Black Eagles flying the E-2 Hawkeye; and Attack Squadron One-Nine-Six ...

Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) aircraft from the USS CARL VINSON (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) aircraft from the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) fly in formation above their carrier in the Persi... more

A right side view of an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight line

A right side view of an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight line

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. Gillums Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... more

Flight deck personnel aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) prepare an F/A-18C Hornet from the Knighthawks of Fighter Attack Squadron One Three Six (VFA-136) for a mission over Bosnia Herzegovina. The USS George Washington is commanded by CAPT Malcolm P. Branch and is operating in the Adriatic Sea in support of the NATO-led Operation Decisive Endeavor

Flight deck personnel aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DECISIVE ENDEAVOR Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: AMN Joe Hendricks Releas... more

Right side profile, aerial view, of a F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Fighter Attack Squadron 81 (VFA 81) (bottom) currently deployed on board the U.S. Navys nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) (not shown), conducts training with a Russian made MIG-29 Fulcrum from the German Air Force, during joint operations conducted between July 31 and August 13, 1996

Right side profile, aerial view, of a F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Fight...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A portside aerial of an F/A-18C Hornet, from the Strike Fighter Squadron 146 (VFA-146), Blue Diamonds, Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California. Exact date photo taken unknown

A portside aerial of an F/A-18C Hornet, from the Strike Fighter Squadr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Starboard aerial of an F/A-18C Hornet from the Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137), "Kestrels," stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemmore, California. Exact date photo taken unknown

Starboard aerial of an F/A-18C Hornet from the Strike Fighter Squadron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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 1ST Class John Macaby, monitors the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Glenn E. Cook Iii, USN Release Status: Released to Publi... more

An F/A-18C Hornet, from Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Six (VFA-146), assigned to Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) leads four Kuwaiti F/A-18s in a fly over of USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) during Operation Eager Archer '97. Nimitz and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are deployed in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq by enforcing the southern no-fly zone over Iraq under operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet, from Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Six (VFA-146)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EAGER ARCHER 97 SOUTHERN WATCH Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Lieutenant L. M. Johnson Release Status: Released to P... more

A US Navy F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) catches the arresting gear wire, while landing on board the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). VFA-147 is part of Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) embarked on NIMITZ. The NIMITZ and her air wing are currently on a scheduled deployment in support of UN sanctions, enforcing the southern No-Fly Zone over Iraq. Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, Persian Gulf, 6 November 1997

A US Navy F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Christopher Mobley, USN Release Status: Released to Publi... more

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) leaves the deck during flight operations in the Persian Gulf. VFA-147 is part of Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) embarked on board the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Nimitz and her air wing are on a scheduled deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions against Iraq by enforcing the southern No-Fly Zone over Iraq in support of Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Kimberly E. Mcdonald Release Status: Released to Public C... more

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) makes its final approach hook down during flight operations in the Persian Gulf. VFA-147 is part of Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) embarked on board the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Nimitz and her air wing are on a scheduled deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions against Iraq by enforcing the southern No-Fly Zone over Iraq in support of Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Watson Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

Flight deck personnel on board the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), prepare an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron Three One Four (VMFA-314) for launch. Visiable is an AIM-9 short range air-to-air missile on the outer wing tip. Nimitz and her embarked air wing are currently deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions against Iraq to enforce the No-Fly Zone over southern Iraq in support of Operation Southern Watch

Flight deck personnel on board the nuclear powered aircraft carrier US...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Kimberly E. Mcdonald Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Crew members from Air Department aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), make final preparations for the launch of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW 9). The Nimitz and her embarked air wing are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of operation Southern Watch enforcing the No-Fly Zone over southern Iraq

Crew members from Air Department aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), make fina...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Christopher Mobley Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) taxis into the de-arming area of the flight deck after a successful mission. The USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and her embarked air wing are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of operation Southern Watch enforcing the No-Fly Zone over southern Iraq

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Kimberly E. Mcdonald Release Status: Released to Public C... more

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) launches from one of the ships four steam driven catapults. The Hornet is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder short range air-to-air missiles, RIM-7M radar guided Sea Sparrow air-to-air missiles, MK 20 Rockeye cluster bombs, and the AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation missile (HARM). USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and her embarked air wing are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of operation Southern Watch enforcing the "no-fly zone" over southern Iraq

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Christopher Mobley Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

971112-N-3969M-317US Navy Aviation Ordnanceman Demica Stuard, Fighter Attack Squadron 147 (VFA-147) clears the launch area after arming an AIM-9 Sidewinder close range air-to-air missile on an F/A-18C Hornet during flight operations. The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) is currently operating in the Persian Gulf to support UN sanctions against Iraq, by enforcing the No-Fly Zone. Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 12 November 1997

971112-N-3969M-317US Navy Aviation Ordnanceman Demica Stuard, Fighter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Christopher Mobley, USN Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Ordnancemen assigned to Fighter Attack Squadron 146 (VFA-146) load a High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) onto an F/A-18C Hornet during preparations for launch. USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and her embarked air wing are deployed to the Persian gulf in support of operation Southern Watch enforcing the "no-fly zone" over southern Iraq

Ordnancemen assigned to Fighter Attack Squadron 146 (VFA-146) load a H...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Watson Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

A F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147), launches from the deck of the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) during sustained flight operations in the Persian Gulf. Nimitz and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are operating in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq, by patrolling the no-fly zone under operation Southern Watch

A F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147), l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Matthew Magee Release Status: Released to Public Combined... more

Flight deck crew observe flight deck safety as an F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VMFA-251), assigned to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1), launches with full afterburner from the flight deck of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are in the Persian Gulf to support UN efforts to compel Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions

Flight deck crew observe flight deck safety as an F/A-18C Hornet from ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Joseph Hendricks Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron Eighty Six (VFA 86), assigned to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1), is directed onto the number one catapult for launch. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are in the Persian Gulf to support UN efforts to compel Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron Eighty Six (VFA 86), as...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: Ph1 Christopher Bisop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

Carrier Air Wing One crewmembers tape up an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of USS GEORGE WASSHINGTON (CVN 73), during final preparations to transit the Suez Canal. George Washington is headed to the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq by patrolling the no-fly zone under Operation Southern Watch

Carrier Air Wing One crewmembers tape up an F/A-18C Hornet on the flig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Sammy Dallal Release Status: ... more

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Normand E. LaFleur, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Six (VFA-146) assists in loading a CBU-87/B cluster bomb on the wing of an F/A-18C Hornet. USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and her embarked air wing nine (CVW-9) are operating in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanction against Iraq by patrolling the no-fly zone under operation Southern Watch

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Normand E. LaFleur, assigned to Strike ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Christopher E. Mobley Release Status: Released to Public ... more

U.S. Marine Corps CPT Theodore S. Johnson, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Three One Four (VMFA-314), straps into the ejection seat of an F/A-18C Hornet during start-up and launch procedures for his next flight aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Nimitz and her embarked air wing nine (CVW-9) are operating in the Persian Gulf, enforcing UN sanction against Iraq by patrolling the no-fly zone under operation Southern Watch

U.S. Marine Corps CPT Theodore S. Johnson, assigned to Strike Fighter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Watson Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

LT Greg Newkirk, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 146 (VFA-146), performs a pre-flight inspection on his F/A-18C Hornet. USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW9) are operating in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq by patrolling the no-fly zone under operation Southern Watch

LT Greg Newkirk, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 146 (VFA-146), pe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Glenn Cook Iii Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Ramiro Arredondo arms a cluster bomb on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Eighty Two (VFA-82) aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington is in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq by patrolling the No-Fly Zone under Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Ramiro Arredondo arms a cluster bomb on...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: Ph1 Christopher Bishop Release St... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Eighty Two (VFA-82) prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW1) are conducting operations in the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions against Iraq under operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Eighty Two (VFA-82) pre...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Joseph Hendricks Release Stat... more

Tyron Dukes (right) and Brian Price (left) both Aviation Boatswain Mates, stand watch as an F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron Eighty Two (VFA-82) launches from the flight deck of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and her embarked air wing are conducting operations in the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions against Iraq

Tyron Dukes (right) and Brian Price (left) both Aviation Boatswain Mat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Joseph Hendricks Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... more

SGT John Hyatt transports ordnance to a waiting F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VMFA-251). USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and VMFA 251 are conducting operations in the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions against Iraq, under operations Southern Watch

SGT John Hyatt transports ordnance to a waiting F/A-18C Hornet from Ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Joseph Hendricks Release Stat... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron Eighty Two (VFA-82) is guided to the flight deck by a team of Landing Signals Officers. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW 1) are conducting operations in the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions against Iraq under operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron Eighty Two (VFA-82) is ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

An F/A-18C Hornet attached to Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron Two Five One (VMFA-251) aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) soars through the skies over the Persian Gulf. George Washington is operating in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet attached to Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron Two Five ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: LT Chuck Radosta Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

US Navy Aviation Ordnancemen (AO) Edward Green, (left) AO David Butts(middle) and (AO) David Gawne (right) hoist an AGM-88A HARM High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile, medium range, air to surface, onto an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). The GEORGE WASHINGTON is currently operating in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch, 8 January 1998. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate AIRMAN Johnnie Robbins. (RELEASED)

US Navy Aviation Ordnancemen (AO) Edward Green, (left) AO David Butts(...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Johnnie Robbins, USN Release Status: Released... more

PFC Gerald Harley USMC arms a standard AIM-7 medium range air-to-air sparrow missile on an F/A-18C Hornet prior to launch. USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW 9) are operating in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq, under operation Southern Watch. (Duplicate image, see also DNSD0109018 or search 980116N2797574)

PFC Gerald Harley USMC arms a standard AIM-7 medium range air-to-air s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Heather L. Humphreys Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Aviation Boatswains Mate 3rd Class John Brady signals that the landing area is clear after an F/A-18C Hornet is catapulted from the flight deck. Nimitz and Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW 9) are operating in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq, under operation Southern Watch

Aviation Boatswains Mate 3rd Class John Brady signals that the landing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James H. Watson Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

An F/A-18C Hornet launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) during intense flight operations. Nimitz and CVW 9 continue to support UN sanctions against Iraq under Operation Southern Watch. Tensions in the gulf have recently increased following Saddam Hussein's public announcement that he will suspend cooperation with UN weapons inspection teams, if sanctions are not lifted

An F/A-18C Hornet launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Kimberly E. Mcdonald Release Status: Released to Public C... more

LT Carl E. Crabtree signals an F/A-18C Hornet clear for launch off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Nimitz is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

LT Carl E. Crabtree signals an F/A-18C Hornet clear for launch off the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James H. Watson Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron 86 (VFA-86) prepares for launch from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and her embarked Air Wing One (CVW-1) is operating in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq, under Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron 86 (VFA-86) prepares fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

An F/A-18C Hornet prepares for launch from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Nimitz is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet prepares for launch from the deck of the aircraft ca...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James H. Watson Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Aviation Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Christopher Castle directs an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Christopher Castle directs an F/A-1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

Aviation Ordnancemen from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) load missiles onto an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and VMFA-251 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Ordnancemen from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

Aviation Ordnancemen from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) load missiles onto an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and VMFA-251 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Ordnancemen from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

U.S. Navy LT Rick Krystof signals the launch of an F/A-18C Hornet from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Nimitz is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

U.S. Navy LT Rick Krystof signals the launch of an F/A-18C Hornet from...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James H. Watson Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron 86 (VFA-86) lifts from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and VFA-86 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron 86 (VFA-86) lifts from ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Johnnie Robbins Release Stat... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) readies for launch from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and VMFA-251 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Erik Kenney Release Status: R... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron 86 (VFA-86) readies for launch from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and VFA-86 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron 86 (VFA-86) readies for...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Alvin Toney (right) and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Steve Chilton load a MK-83 1000-pound bomb onto an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Alvin Toney (right) and Aviation Ordnan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: Johnnie Robbins Release Status: R... more

Marine Corps CPL Thomas Ciminelli (right) and LCPL Dwayne Arrington load MK-83 1000 pound bombs onto an F/A-18C Hornet attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINTON (CVN 73). George Washington and VMFA 251 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Marine Corps CPL Thomas Ciminelli (right) and LCPL Dwayne Arrington lo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: Johnnie Robbins Release Status: R... more

Aviation Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Angelo Flores signals for an F/A-18C Hornet to move forward on the catapult prior to launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Nimitz is on deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Angelo Flores signals for an F/A-18...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: Christopher E. Mobley Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A US Navy F-14 Tomcat (left) and an F/A-18C Hornet (right) are directed onto one of four steam driven catapults prior to launch. The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are conducting sustained operations in the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions again Iraq. Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 4 February 1998

A US Navy F-14 Tomcat (left) and an F/A-18C Hornet (right) are directe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Kimberly E. Mcdonald, USN Release Status: Released to Pub... more

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Six (VFA 146) catapults from the flight deck of USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) in the Persian Gulf. Nimitz and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW9) are conducting sustained operations in the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions again Iraq

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Six (VF...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Kimberly E. Mcdonald Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An F/A-18C Hornet prepares to launch from the flight deck of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), during continuous flight operations in support of UN sanctions against Iraq. Persian Gulf, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 5 February 1998

An F/A-18C Hornet prepares to launch from the flight deck of the nucle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Sammy Dallal, USN Release Status: Released to ... more

Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jayme Vonlienen performs a maintenance check on the radome of a F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The Nimitz is on deployment in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jayme Vonlienen performs a m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Lance J. Pofahl Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

A US Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VFMA-251) launches from the flight deck of USS GEORGE WSHINGTON (CVN 73), during continuous flight operations in support of UN sanctions against Iraq. Persian Gulf, Operation Southern Watch, 5 February 1998

A US Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Sammy Dallal, USN Release Status: Released to ... more

A US Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VFMA-251) launches from the flight deck of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), during continuous flight operations in support of UN sanctions against Iraq. Persian Gulf, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 5 February 1998

A US Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Sammy Dallal, USN Release Status: Released to... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron Two Five One (VFMA-251) is directed onto a catapult for launch. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW1) are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions against Iraq under Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron Two Five One (VF...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Erik Kenney Release Status: R... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Six (VFA-86) launches from the flight deck. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW1) are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions against Iraq under Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Six (VFA-86) laun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Erik Kenney Release Status: R... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron Eight Six (VFA-86) on final approach after returning from its mission in the Gulf region. The aircraft is loaded with AIM-9 Sidewinder short range and AIM-7 Sparrow medium range air-to-air missiles. Additionally under each wing are AGM-88 HARM air-to-ground anti-radar missiles. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN73) and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW1) are on deployment in the Persian Gulf in support of UN sanctions against Iraq under Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron Eight Six (VFA-86) on f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Sammy Dallal Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

US Navy Aviation Machinists Mate AIRMAN (ADAN) Jason M. Ryan wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet prior to daily flight operations aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). NIMITZ and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) departed the Persian Gulf region this afternoon after being replaced by the conventional aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) last week. The NIMITZ will arrive at her new homeport of Newport News, Virginia, in early March. This reflects senior Navy leadership commitment to return Sailors home as close to a six-month deployment schedule as possible. Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 8 February 1998. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate ...

US Navy Aviation Machinists Mate AIRMAN (ADAN) Jason M. Ryan wipes dow...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Navy Aviation Machinists Mate Airman (ADAN) Jason M. Ryan wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet prior to daily flight o... more

980209-N-4989W-003ABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (Feb. 9, 1998) -- A US Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VMFA-251) launches from the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). GEORGE WASHINTON and VMFA-251 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch, 9 February 1998

980209-N-4989W-003ABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (Feb. 9, 1998) -- A US ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Kris White, USN Release Status: Released to Pu... more

An F/A-18C Hornet attached to Fighter Attack Squadron Eighty Six (VFA-86) and USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) patrols the Persian Gulf. GEORGE WASHINGTON and VFA-8 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet attached to Fighter Attack Squadron Eighty Six (VFA-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: LT Chuck Radosta Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

AMN Courtney Chapman (left) and AMN Phillip O'Hare (right), scrub down an F/A-18C Hornet aboard USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). INDEPENDENCE is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

AMN Courtney Chapman (left) and AMN Phillip O'Hare (right), scrub down...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Independence (CV 62) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Chris Howell Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Aviation Machinist Mate AMN Doug Morton (left), AMN Courtney Chapman (center), from Greensborough, NC, and AIRMAN Phillip O'Hare (right), wash down an F/A-18C Hornet aboard USS Independence (CV 62). INDEPENDENCE is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Machinist Mate AMN Doug Morton (left), AMN Courtney Chapman (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Independence (CV 62) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Chris Howell Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jacques Devries, steps away from an F/A-18C Hornet, attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VMFA-251), after arming its AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles prior to launch from the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). GEORGE WASHINGTON and VMFA-251 are conducting operations in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jacques Devries, steps away from an F/A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Quentin Bryant, gives a thumbs up that an AGM-88 HARM missile is properly loaded to an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). GEORGE WASHINGTON is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Quentin Bryant, gives a thumbs up that ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

(from left to right) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Joshua Allen, Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN David Yurchak, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Larry Hill, and Aviation ordnanceman 3rd Class Quentin Bryant, load an AIM-7 Sparrow missile onto an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). GEORGE WASHINGTON is conducting operations in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

(from left to right) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Joshua Allen, Avia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: Released to Publi... more

A pilot climbs into an F/A-18C Hornet attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VMFA-251) aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). GEORGE WASHINGTON and VMFA 251 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

A pilot climbs into an F/A-18C Hornet attached to Marine Fighter Attac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

LCPL Leander Pickens (front), and CPL Tom Cimminelli, load an AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile onto an F/A-18C Hornet during sustained flight operations in the Persian Gulf. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON is conducting operations in the Persian Gulf in support Operation Southern Watch

LCPL Leander Pickens (front), and CPL Tom Cimminelli, load an AIM-9 Si...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

LT Damien Christopher and Plane Captain Oscar Davila conduct preflight checks on an F/A-18C Hornet attached to Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86). USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and VFA-86 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

LT Damien Christopher and Plane Captain Oscar Davila conduct preflight...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

Marine Corps LCPL Leander Pickens arms an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on a Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) F/A-18C Hornet just before launch from the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). GEORGE WASHINGTON and VFA-86 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Marine Corps LCPL Leander Pickens arms an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

(From left to right) Aviation Ordnanceman David Dorris, Joel Kopp, Keith Collins, and Hector Hernandez load an AGM-84E SLAM Missile onto an F/A-18C Hornet aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). GEORGE WASHINGTON and VFA-86 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

(From left to right) Aviation Ordnanceman David Dorris, Joel Kopp, Kei...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

US Navy flight deck ordnancemen from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Six (VFA-86) de-arm an F/A-18C Hornet after it's return from a mission in the skies over Iraq. The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and its embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently conducting operations in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq. Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 21 February 1998

US Navy flight deck ordnancemen from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Six...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Joseph Strevel, USN Release Status: Released t... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) clears the flight deck during sustained flight operations in the Persian Gulf. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON and VFA-82 are in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq

An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) clea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Sammy Dallal Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

US Navy and Marine Corps flight deck crewmen prepare an F/A-18C Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Six (VFA -86)for launch during sustained flight operations in the Persian Gulf. The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and its embarked Carrier Air Wing one (CVW-1) are currently conducting operations in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq. Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 21 February 1998

US Navy and Marine Corps flight deck crewmen prepare an F/A-18C Hornet...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHEN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Joseph Strevel, USN Release Status: Released t... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) clears the flight deck during sustained flight operations in the Persian Gulf. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON and VFA-82 are in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq

An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) clea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Sammy Dallal Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VMFA-251) clears the flight deck during sustained flight operations in the Persian Gulf. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON and VMFA-251 are in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq

An F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VM...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Sammy Dallal Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Six (VFA-86) launches from the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). GEORGE WASHINGTON and VFA-86 are deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Six (VFA-86) laun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: At Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske Release Status: ... more

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18C Hornet armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder, from Fighter Attack Squadron One Ninetly-Five (VFA-195) refuels over the Persian Gulf, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18C Hornet armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder, from Fi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH 1998 Base: Al Dhafra Air Base Country: United Arab Emerites (UAE) Scene Major Command Shown: NAVCENT Scene Ca... more

AIRMAN Apprentice Edmond Bilodeau holds an aircraft weight confirmation board for an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The EISENHOWER (IKE) is currently at sea in the Mediterranean Sea in support of Operation DYNAMIC MIX '98

AIRMAN Apprentice Edmond Bilodeau holds an aircraft weight confirmatio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DYNAMIC MIX '98 Base: Uss Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Shawn Eklu... more

The Executive Officer of Fighter-Attack Squadron 81 (VFA-81) Sunliners, Commander Doug Andre prepares to launch as he puts his F/A-18C Hornet into full afterburner aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The EISENHOWER (IKE) is currently in the Mediterranean Sea in support of Operation DYNAMIC MIX '98

The Executive Officer of Fighter-Attack Squadron 81 (VFA-81) Sunliners...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DYNAMIC MIX '98 Base: Uss Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Shawn Eklu... more

F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Eight One (VFA-81) launches from the fight deck on board the aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The EISENHOWER deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in support of Exercise DYNAMIC MIX '98

F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Eight One (VFA-81) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DYNAMIC MIX '98 Base: Uss Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Shawn Eklu... more

Aviation Ordnance 3rd Class Stanley Gibson cranks live ammunition shells into an M-61A2 20 mm gun on an F/A-18C Hornet, while Aviation Ordnancemen AIRMAN John Boll watches carefully for ordnance jams. Gibson and Boll are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 34, Blue Blasters, which is attached to the aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Aviation Ordnance 3rd Class Stanley Gibson cranks live ammunition shel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Shawn Eklund, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

Aviation Ordnancemen load an Aim-9 Sidewinder missile onto an F/A-18C Hornet for a standard combat load on the Flight Deck of the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The EISENHOWER (IKE) is currently operating in the Northern Adriatic

Aviation Ordnancemen load an Aim-9 Sidewinder missile onto an F/A-18C ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Shawn Eklund, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

Aviation Ordnanceman 1ST Class William Stallworth, (left), gives words of encouragement to Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN Allan Davis, (center), and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Stanley Gibson, as they lift an Aim-9 missile onto the wing of an F/A-18C Hornet for a standard combat load aboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Aviation Ordnanceman 1ST Class William Stallworth, (left), gives words...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Shawn Eklund, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

Aviation Ordnancemen 3rd Class Stanley Gibson cranks live ammunition shells into an M-61A2 20 mm gun of an F/A-18C Hornet. Gibson is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron VFA- 34, Blue Blasters, which is attached to the aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Aviation Ordnancemen 3rd Class Stanley Gibson cranks live ammunition s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Shawn Eklund, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

Aviation Ordnancemen 1ST Class William Stallworth makes preparations for a standard combat load on an F/A-18C Hornet on the Flight Deck of the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The EISENHOWER (IKE) is currently operating in the Northern Adriatic

Aviation Ordnancemen 1ST Class William Stallworth makes preparations f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Shawn Eklund, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147), launches from the deck of the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) during sustained flight operations in the Persian Gulf. Nimitz and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are operating in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq, by patrolling the no-ly zone under operation Southern Watch

An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Matthew Magee Release Status: Released to Public Combined... more

Crewmembers crouch for safety as an F/A-18C Hornet is catapulted off the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), in the Atlantic Ocean

Crewmembers crouch for safety as an F/A-18C Hornet is catapulted off t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Eric A. Clement, USN Release Status: Released to Public ... more

An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron One Three One (VFA-131) lands aboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), enroute to the Mediterranean Sea

An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN James Wagner, USN Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 (MWSS 373) Bulk Fuels, attach a hose to a Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 (VMFA-232) F/A-18C Hornet. The Marines were conducting refueling exercises at Naval Air Field El Centro for operation "Kernel Blitz Experimental" (KBX). KERNEL BLITZ EXPERIMENTAL (KBX) is a series of demonstrations and experiments, focusing on two emerging concepts. The first concept covers network-centric warfare the use of voice and data networks to link platforms and units in support of time-critical operations. The second covers the use of new technologies to link sea and ground forces, and expand sea-based operations to locations far inland

Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 (MWSS 373) Bulk Fuels, a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ EXPERIMENTAL (KBX) Base: Naval Air Station, Miramar State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (US... more