Image of the Day: E-2C Hawkeye Launching

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Kreutz, front, and Lt. Christopher Prue, shooters aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), give the signal to launch an E-2C Hawkeye from the Liberty Bells of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 from the ship’s flight deck.

George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Press release, Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro