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It would be an understatement to say the U.S. Navy has some crackshot photographers! Pretty much nailed this one …

WATERS NEAR GUAM (June 8, 2015) Capt. William Koyama, commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, after completing his 4000th flight hour. George Washington and its embarked air wing, CVW 5, are on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. George Washington will conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) later this year after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai/Released)

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EOD SPIES.

Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 conduct a special patrol insertion/extraction exercise aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. 

(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke, 29 SEP 2015.)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 10, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during the departure of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11. CVW-11 fixed wing aircraft flew off Nimitz to return home after more than eight months deployed to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Kelly M. Agee/Released)

An air department Sailor directs an F/A-18 Super Hornet from the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

Range time…

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 21, 2013) Members assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 conduct a live-fire exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas/Released)

Miss this bird.

Pacific Ocean (Nov. 15, 2003) – An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the “Tomcatters” of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) makes an arrested landing aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are at sea conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas. (RELEASED)

Always reblog Tomcat.

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Midnight blue.

Aviation mechanics perform maintenance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron of (VFA) 27 on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin K. Kittleson, 8 JUN 2014.)