At sea with USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) May 5, 2002 - An F/A-18 “Hornet” assigned to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) performs a high speed pass over the ship’s flight deck. John C. Stennis and its embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) has recently completed combat missions over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Jayme Pastoric. (RELEASED)

F-18 of VA-141 approaches the Nimitz

U.S. Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C-29-MC Hornet (BuNo 163998) from strike fighter squadron VFA-147 Argonauts over its parent aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) in 1996.

171113-N-NF288-540 by U.S. Pacific Fleet
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WESTERN PACIFIC (Nov. 13, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, attached to aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) launches off the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups are underway and conducting flight operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jamaal Liddell)