Saturday, May 14, 2011

F-14 Tomcat

An F-14A “Tomcat” from the “Black Knights” of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154), part of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5), launches from the flight deck. Kitty Hawk's current mission is to provide a forward presence in the Asia/Pacific region, conduct training and exercises with regional allies, and, as America’s “9-1-1” Battle Group, remain available to respond to emergent national tasking when and where needed. Kitty Hawk is the U.S. Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Calvert T. Frantom)

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