GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Capt. Kevin Mannix, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, right, and Capt. Rob Osterhoudt, deputy commander, CVW 11 launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Black Knights” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154. Osterhoudt completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap", aboard Nimitz Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility…

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Capt. Kevin Mannix, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, right, and Capt. Rob Osterhoudt, deputy commander, CVW 11 launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Black Knights” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154. Osterhoudt completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap", aboard Nimitz Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility…

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Capt. Rob Osterhoudt, deputy commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, left, and Cmdr. Robert Loughran, commanding officer of the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, congratulate each other on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) upon completing their 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap", Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security…

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Capt. Rob Osterhoudt, deputy commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, left, and Cmdr. Robert Loughran, commanding officer of the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, congratulate each other on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) upon completing their 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap", Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security…

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Cmdr. Robert Loughran, commanding officer of the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, climbs the ladder of an F/A-18E Super Hornet on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Loughran completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap", on board Nimitz Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions…

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Cmdr. Robert Loughran, commanding officer of the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, climbs the ladder of an F/A-18E Super Hornet on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Loughran completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap", on board Nimitz Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions…

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Cmdr. Robert Loughran, commanding officer of the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in an F/A-18E Super Hornet. Loughran completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap", on board Nimitz Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation…

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Cmdr. Robert Loughran, commanding officer of the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in an F/A-18E Super Hornet. Loughran completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap", on board Nimitz Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation…

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) – Capt. Rob Osterhoudt, deputy commander, Carrier Air Wing 11, right, shakes hands with Sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) before his milestone flight. Osterhoudt completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing aboard Nimitz Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring…

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) – Capt. Rob Osterhoudt, deputy commander, Carrier Air Wing 11, right, shakes hands with Sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) before his milestone flight. Osterhoudt completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing aboard Nimitz Aug. 28. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring…

GULF OF OMAN (June 14, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr./Released)

GULF OF OMAN (June 14, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr./Released)

SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 21, 2013) Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 11 display time fuse test burners to Rear Adm. Michael White, commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, during a demolition buildup on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in preparation for a mine pouncer operation. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 21, 2013) Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 11 display time fuse test burners to Rear Adm. Michael White, commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, during a demolition buildup on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in preparation for a mine pouncer operation. Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 3, 2013) An aviation boatswain’s mate (handling) directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and Carrier Air Wing 11 are currently underway participating in a Sustainment Training Exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 3, 2013) An aviation boatswain’s mate (handling) directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and Carrier Air Wing 11 are currently underway participating in a Sustainment Training Exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)

PHUKET, Thailand (May 29, 2013) Rear Adm. Michael S. White, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, presents Dr. Prajiad Aksornthamakul, Chief of Phuket Provincial Office, a pen on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Linda S. Swearingen/Released)

PHUKET, Thailand (May 29, 2013) Rear Adm. Michael S. White, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, presents Dr. Prajiad Aksornthamakul, Chief of Phuket Provincial Office, a pen on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Linda S. Swearingen/Released)

BUSAN, Republic of Korea (May 11, 2013) Rear Adm. Michael D. White, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, welcomes a Republic of Korea naval officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). CSG 11 is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nathan R. McDonald/Released)

BUSAN, Republic of Korea (May 11, 2013) Rear Adm. Michael D. White, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, welcomes a Republic of Korea naval officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). CSG 11 is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nathan R. McDonald/Released)

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