Image of the Day: Hornet Ready to Launch!

A F/A-18C Hornet, attached to Mighty Shrikes of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94, prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The operation was conducted on April 11, as the vessel was sailing in the Persian Gulf.

Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.

Image: US Navy