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Sea of Japan (Mar. 26, 2003) -- A "Shooter" give the signal to launch an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Golden Hawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Two (VAW-112) to prepare for launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are participating in Exercise Foal Eagle, an annual joint and combined field training exercise between the U.S. and Republic of Korea armed forces.  The exercise is designed to strengthen relationships and improve interoperability between both nations through real world training scenarios.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Chris M. Valdez.  (RELEASED)

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