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Afterburner Catapult Launch

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2018) An F/A-18C Hornet from the “Blue Blasters” Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 takes off from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasen Morenogarcia/Released)

 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2018) An F/A-18C Hornet from the “Blue Blasters” Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 takes off from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasen Morenogarcia/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2018) An F/A-18C Hornet from the “Blue Blasters” Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 takes off from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasen Morenogarcia/Released)