An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Abrah

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 18, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during the first day of flight operations supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. VFA-34 is part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, which is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg/Released)

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 GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 18, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during the first day of flight operations supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. VFA-34 is part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, which is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg/Released)