east gulf


Al Muharraq, Bahrain


J16-Surfacing_0633 by Miles Ritter
Via Flickr:
J16 surfacing right at the sandstone shoreline at Saturna Island’s East Point

(November 24th, 1997) Persian Gulf – An F-14B Tomcat assigned to Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VF-102) prepares to make an arrested landing on board the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Washington and her embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently operating in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq, by patrolling the no-fly zone under operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Bryan Fetter (Released)

Arabian Gulf (Dec 17, 2003) – An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the “Marauders” of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA 82) soars through the sky during a mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. VFA-82 is currently deployed with Carrier Air-wing One (CVW-1) on board USS Enterprise (CVN-65). U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Grade Perry Solomon. (RELEASED)