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Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Ricky Criswell signals that an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 14, is hooked up to the catapult.
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PERSIAN GULF (June 20, 2007) Aviation Boatswains Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Ricky Criswell signals that an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 14, is hooked up to the catapult during flight operations aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing 11 are deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet conducting maritime operations and supporting the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gretchen M. Roth (RELEASED)

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