An F/A-18C Hornet piloted by Cmdr. Gerald Hansen, the outgoing commanding officer of the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 10, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet piloted by Cmdr. Gerald Hansen, the outgoing commanding officer of the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, launches flares after detaching from a formation at the conclusion of the in-flight change of command ceremony above the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Hansen was relieved by Cmdr. David Culpepper during the ceremony. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft is conducting its summer tour helping to insure security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki/Released)

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 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 10, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet piloted by Cmdr. Gerald Hansen, the outgoing commanding officer of the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, launches flares after detaching from a formation at the conclusion of the in-flight change of command ceremony above the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Hansen was relieved by Cmdr. David Culpepper during the ceremony. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft is conducting its summer tour helping to insure security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki/Released)