An F/A-18C Hornet prepares on aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

ARABIAN GULF (June 14, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary A. Anderson/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

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