Super Hornet Takes Off From USS George H.W. Bush
September 20, 2022
September 19, 2022 - An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during combined operations with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and the Italian Orizzonte-class destroyer ITS Caio Duilio (D 554) in the Adriatic Sea.
CVW-7 is the offensive air and strike component of Carrier Strike Group 10, George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG). The squadrons of CVW-7 are Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86, VFA-103, VFA-136, VFA-143, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christine Montgomery.