Azure Haze

Turning up the burners.

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U.S. Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Thomas Corbiere signals final safety checks are complete as an F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron 147 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Jan. 25, 2009, while under way in the Pacific Ocean on a six-month deployment. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elliott Fabrizio, U.S. Navy/Released) Pacific Ocean

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