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Sailors prepare to launch an EA-18G Growler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 18, 2018) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Equipment) 3rd Class Jordan Barrett, left, from South Bend, Indiana, and Hailey Barela, from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, clear the launching area as an EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Valiant Shield 2018. The biennial, U.S. only, field-training exercise focuses on integration of joint training among the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. This is the seventh exercise in the Valiant Shield series that began in 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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