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F/A-18 Hornet
Two US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, assigned to the "Tophatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron Fourteen (VFA-14), prepare to launch from the flight deck of the USN aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz (CVN-68). The Royal Australian Navy Adelaide (Oliver Hazard Perry) class frigate HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06) is underway in the background. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group was on a regularly scheduled deployment participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf area.