USS John C. Stennis Flight Operations

03/08/2013: A “shooter” (catapult/arresting gear officer) signals for the launch of an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

At the time of these photos, the John C. Stennis was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Credit:USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74):1/5/13

  • In the second photo, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Alfred Gronli lifts his hands after launching an F/A-18C Hornet of the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
  • In the third photo, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Ashley Cypret directs an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
  • In the final photo, a “shooter” (catapult/arresting gear officer) signals for the retraction on a catapult shuttle on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

 

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