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USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Catapult Officer Lt. Pamela Nickrand, from Jacksonville, Fla., ducks down as an E-2C Hawkeye launches off the flight deck.
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Atlantic Ocean (July 14, 2004) - USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Catapult Officer Lt. Pamela Nickrand, from Jacksonville, Fla., ducks down as an E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the "Screwtops" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Three (VAW-123) launches from a steam catapult on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Enterprise is participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Enterprise's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Milosz Reterski For more information go to: www.cffc.navy.mil/summerpulse04.htm

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