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121020-N-EY938-832SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 20, 2012) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) launch an F/A-18 Super Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 during routine operations in the South China Sea. George Washington is the centerpiece of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Denver Applehans/Released)