ARABIAN GULF (Mar. 3, 2015) U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.
A French Rafale Marine aircraft of Flotille 11F deployed aboard the French nuclear powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (CDG) launches from the flight deck during carrier qualifications aboard the U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
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