ARABIAN SEA (May 17, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 launches from 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 support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy.]