The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) conducts flight operations
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, left, prepares to launch as an F/A-18E Super Hornet, also assigned to VFA 14, launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 12, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group are conducting integrated operations in the Arabian Sea to ensure stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)

Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Grady |  VIRIN: 181212-N-OM854-0104.JPG