040828-N-5781F-167 Pacific Ocean (Aug. 28, 2004) - A catapult shooter launches an F/A-18C Hornet off the bow of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Catapult Shooters are responsible for the safe and incident-free launch of all aircraft aboard aircraft carriers. Currently under way in the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR), Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Bo J. Flannigan (RELEASED) US Nav

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040828-N-5781F-167 Pacific Ocean (Aug. 28, 2004) - A catapult shooter launches an F/A-18C Hornet off the bow of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Catapult Shooters are responsible for the safe and incident-free launch of all aircraft aboard aircraft carriers. Currently under way in the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR), Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Bo J. Flannigan (RELEASED) US Navy 040828-N-5781F-167 A catapult shooter launches an F-A-18C Hornet off the bow of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)