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Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Matthew Giles, assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, uses a pneumatic sander to perform corrosion prevention maintenance.
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U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 28, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Matthew Giles, assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, uses a pneumatic sander to perform corrosion prevention maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

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