VIDEO: Watch Ike’s fighter jets take off for strikes against Daesh
The U.S. Navy has shared a video of F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 launching from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower to carry out strikes against Daesh positions.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. mission aimed at defeating ISIS, and operates in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
Eisenhower entered Europe to replace another Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman which is set to return home after achieving a double operational milestone during its time in the Mediterranean and its fight against ISIL.
The first milestone Truman achieved was the 9,000th arrested landing with the trap of an F/A-18C Super Hornet on June 16. Three days later the ship’s flight deck launched the 2,000th aircraft mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.