Marines prepare to launch an F/A-18C from the flight deck of the USS Nimitz in the South China Sea, Nov. 6, 2017. The aircraft carrier is supporting security efforts in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. – US Department of Defense

Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cole Schroeder

F/A-18C from the flight deck of the USS Nimitz in the South China Sea

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