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Monday, January 5, 2015

USS CARL VINSON MAKES FINAL 2014 LAUNCH SUPPORTING OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE

FROM:  U.S. DOD

141231-N-TP834-112 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 31, 2014) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 makes the final launch of 2014 from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released).