USS Nimitz Flight Ops In South China Sea
January 14, 2023
January 13, 2023 - Scenes of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) deployed with the U.S. 7th Fleet conducting routine operations at an undisclosed location in the South China Sea.
Top Left - A F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 launches from the USS Nimitz flight deck.
Top Right - A U.S. Navy Sailor signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the “Screamin’ Indians” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 to lift off from the USS Nimitz flight deck.
Bottom Left - U.S. Navy Sailors transport an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Kestrels” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 into the USS Nimitz hangar bay.
Bottom Right - U.S. Navy Seaman Steven Morgan stands lookout watch on the fantail of the USS Nimitz.
The 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with Allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Hannah Kantner, MC Emma Burgess, and MC3 Joseph Calabrese.