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Nimitz Launches 100,000th Aircraft From Catapult 2
t. 25, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146, launches as the 100,000th aircraft to be launched from catapult two of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Sept. 25, 2017, in the Arabian Gulf. Nimitz is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in this region, the ship and strike group are conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation, and maintain the free flow of commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kennishah J. Maddux)

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