Red Hornet

Working the nightshift, over water, in all weather.

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071113-N-3136P-027 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 13, 2007) An F/A-18C Hornet, from the “Dambusters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, launches from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during night flight operations. Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 are participating in ANNUALEX19G, the maritime component of the U.S.-Japan exercise Keen Sword 08. The exercise is designed to increase interoperability between the U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces and increase their ability to effectively and mutually respond to a regional crisis situation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jimmy C. Pan (RELEASED) U.S. Navy

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