07 July 2009

Let slip the dogs of war

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron 143 launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as well as Maritime Security Operations. MSO in the U.S. 5th Fleet are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. Photo by Seaman Apprentice Jon Dasbach.

The "Pukin' Dogs", that is. I can only imagine why they're named that...

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