Yesterday we spoke with LT “Wingnut” Wickware about his experiences while deployed aboard the USS Harry S. Truman, CVN-75.

Today he shares some photos with us, allowing us a glimpse into the six month deployment.

A Day in the Life…

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Before day breaks, the Red Shirts (Ordnancemen) prepare the ordnance loadouts according to the flight plan.

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

Launching into the rising sun.

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Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

Rendezvous with wingman and head for the tanker.

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

Top off before heading to work.

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware Patrolling "In country"
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

Transit ‘In Country’

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

“Fenced In”, all systems Go.

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

Coordinating with targeting authority.  Target acquisition.

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

GBU 32 1000LB JDAM separation

Photo credit: LCDR P. “Schwarma” Singh
Photo credit: LCDR P. “Schwarma” Singh

First target…

Photo credit: LCDR P. “Schwarma” Singh
Photo credit: LCDR P. “Schwarma” Singh

Second target…

Photo credit: LCDR P. “Schwarma” Singh IR Maverick launch on ISIS target
Photo credit: LCDR P. “Schwarma” Singh
IR Maverick launch on ISIS target

Third target…

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Photo credit:LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware 4 GBU32 JDAM 1000LB precision bombs
Photo credit:LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
4 GBU32 JDAM 1000LB precision bombs

Shack!

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

“Fenced Out”, Belly Check

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

Transit back to Mother

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware RTB USS Truman
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
RTB USS Truman

Case I recovery, SHB

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

In the ‘groove’

Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware
Photo credit: LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware

All in a day’s work.  Chocked and chained.  Time for chow and a ‘Roll ’em”