Saturday, May 14, 2011

F-14 Tomcat

Lt. West McCall, an F-14 “Tomcat” pilot from Deland, Fla., and Lt. Kimberly Arrington, a Radar Intercept Officer from King, N.C., both assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103), test fire a Phoenix air to air missile as part of the annual proficiency test during Exercise Mediterranean Shark. The Phoenix missile is the Navy's only long-range air-to-air missile. It is an airborne weapons control system with multiple-target handling capabilities. Exercise Mediterranean Shark is a bilateral training exercise conducted in Morocco by a U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit MEU/SOC (Special Operations Capable), to show the effectiveness of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). George Washington and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) are on a scheduled six month deployment and have participated in combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Capt. Dana Potts)

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