Pic of the Day – Launching from the USS John C. Stennis

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 10, 2011) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Andrew Runge, from St. Louis, signals flight deck personnel as an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf deployment. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/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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