Image of the Day: Hornet Takes Off from USS John C. Stennis

An F/A-18C Hornet from the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 is the first aircraft to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) since April 2013.

John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments.

Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez