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AFGHANISTAN (Dec. 7, 2009) -- F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), refuel from an Air Force KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft. An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters of VFA-14 flies starboard observation position on station over Afghanistan. The strike fighter squadrons are part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and are on a deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Kyle Terwilliger  (RELEASED)

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Photo Date
Dec. 7, 2009
Lt. j. g. Kyle Terwilliger
Caption Writer
Oscar Sosa
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Air Force
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