Wednesday, April 06, 2011
ARABIAN GULF (April 5, 2011) Sailors assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 offload ordnance from an F/A-18E Super Hornet aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting maritime security operations and close-air support missions in the
5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Timothy A. Hazel/Released) U.S.