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Super Hornet Catapult Launch

171117-N-KH151-106 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 17, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Regan is participating in Annual Exercise 2017, the premier training event between the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, is designed to increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of Japanese and American Forces through training in air and sea operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo Otero/Released)

171117-N-KH151-106 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 17, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Regan is participating in Annual Exercise 2017, the premier training event between the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, is designed to increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of Japanese and American Forces through training in air and sea operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo Otero/Released)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 17, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Regan is participating in Annual Exercise 2017, the premier training event between the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, is designed to increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of Japanese and American Forces through training in air and sea operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo Otero/Released)