F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 14) takes flight

5 Oct 2012 |

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 14) takes flight from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Ships and aircraft of the USS George Washington and USS John C. Stennis carrier strike groups are currently exercising to hone their collective interoperability, readiness, and the capability to respond quickly to potential crises in the region, ranging from combat operations to humanitarian assistance missions. As two of the Navy's 11 global force carrier strike groups, the strike groups are further ensuring security, stability and peace in the vital Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate)
F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 14) takes flight