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USS Stennis November Flight Ops in Atlantic

An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 5, 2019. The John C. Stennis is underway conducting routine operations in support of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Grant G. Grady)

The USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) conducting flight operations in the Atlantic. The Stennis, when fully crewed, has a capacity of more than 6,000 officers and crew.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 5, 2019. The John C. Stennis is underway conducting routine operations in support of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua L. Leonard)

The Stennis is powered by two nuclear reactors, so it can run for decades without needing to be refueled. The only limitation on its range is the need for other supplies. Otherwise it can travel the globe at more than 30 knots continuously if needed.

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Catches an arresting gear wire while landing on the flight deck

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 4, 2019

The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 4, 2019. The John C. Stennis is underway conducting routine operations in support of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah M. Rinckey)