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ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 7, 2015) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Mark Green removes a safety brace from a jet blast deflector prior to flight operations on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)
ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 7, 2015) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Mark Green removes a safety brace from a jet blast deflector prior to flight operations on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 30, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Michael Ogalino, from Orlando, Fla., foreground, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Daniel Merchant, from Eugene, Ore., monitor communications and catapult operations in the catapult room aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. The U.S. Navy is reliable, flexible, and ready to respond worldwide on, above, and below the sea. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 30, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Michael Ogalino, from Orlando, Fla., foreground, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Daniel Merchant, from Eugene, Ore., monitor communications and catapult operations in the catapult room aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. The U.S. Navy is reliable, flexible, and ready to respond worldwide on, above, and below the sea. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 17, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare a F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 for launch during the Carrier Air Wing 5 fly off. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Brian H. Abel/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 17, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare a F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 for launch during the Carrier Air Wing 5 fly off. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Brian H. Abel/Released)

Air Department Sailors man the controls for steam-powered bow catapult number 2 from inside the Integrated Catapult Control Station (ICCS), or the
Air Department Sailors man the controls for steam-powered bow catapult number 2 from inside the Integrated Catapult Control Station (ICCS), or the "bubble," during preparations for flight operations on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo)

Sailors prepare aircraft for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy)
Sailors prepare aircraft for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Alex Cormier, assigned to Air Department’s V-2 Division, performs maintenance on a catapult before flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) (U.S. Navy photo)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Alex Cormier, assigned to Air Department’s V-2 Division, performs maintenance on a catapult before flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) (U.S. Navy photo)

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) test a jet blast deflector after conducting maintenance in preparation for a board of inspection and survey (INSURV). (U.S. Navy photo)
Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) test a jet blast deflector after conducting maintenance in preparation for a board of inspection and survey (INSURV). (U.S. Navy photo)