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Sailors prepare to launch an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 from a steam-powered catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf.
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ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 29, 2018) Sailors prepare to launch an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 from a steam-powered catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 29, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)

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