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USS Stennis - E-2C Hawkeye
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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Mar. 13, 2002 -- Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Alejandro Contreras from Los Angeles, CA, carefully directs an E-2C "Hawkeye" on the ship's flight deck, keeping the spinning propellers clear of equipment and personnel. The E-2C aircraft is assigned to the "Golden Hawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Two (VAW-112) embarked with Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) aboard John C. Stennis conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jayme Pastoric.

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