Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PHOTO: VFA-151 Hornets over the Abe Lincoln

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120320-N-ZZ999-001 ARABIAN SEA (March 20, 2012) F/A-18C Hornets assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 fly in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Will Harris/Released)

It is interesting to note Switch (VFA-151's callsign) 301 and 307 are still carrying the elderly AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile (albeit CATMs as indicated by the blue bands on the missile body) on the wing pylons alongside the latest AIM-9X Sidewinders on the wingtips.

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