An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 17, 2010) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are on a three-week composite training unit exercise to be followed by a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 17, 2010) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are on a three-week composite training unit exercise to be followed by a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)