Pic of the Day – Hornet Launch

NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 8, 2013) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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