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Rear Adm. Cynthia Thebaud, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, takes the shooter stance while she launches an F-35B Lightning II off the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1).
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 26, 2015) Rear Adm. Cynthia Thebaud, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, takes the shooter stance while she launches an F-35B Lightning II off the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, with Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 and VMFAT-501 embarked, is underway conducting the first phase of operational testing for the F-35B aircraft, which will evaluate the full spectrum of F-35B measures of suitability and effectiveness in an at-sea environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist William Tonacchio/Released)

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