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Capt. Kevin Mannix, commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, and Capt. Rob Osterhoudt, deputy commander of CVW 11, are directed in an F/A-18F Super Hornet.
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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) Capt. Kevin Mannix, commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, and Capt. Rob Osterhoudt, deputy commander of CVW 11, are directed in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 for take off from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Osterhoudt completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing aboard Nimitz. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class George J. Penney III/Released)

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