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140319-N-ZG705-180GULF OF OMAN (March 19, 2014) An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, launches from the the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as an E/A-18G Growler, assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron 130, prepares to get into position to launch. Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karl Anderson/Released)