Tuesday, June 19, 2007

F/A-18F Super Hornet

PERSIAN GULF (June 15, 2007) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet, from the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154, lands on Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). This arrested landing marked Stennis' 100,000th trap since it's first initial trap in January 1996. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing 9 are on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime operations. Maritime operations help set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment, as well as complement counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations.