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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 5, 2009) -- MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the Raptors from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 and MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the Eightballers from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 prepare to launch from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) for their fly off to San Diego, Calif. John C. Stennis is en route to San Diego, to offload the rest of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 before returning to homeport in Bremerton, Wash. John C. Stennis and the CVW-9 are returning from a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
July 5, 2009
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman
Caption Writer
Oscar Sosa
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
CVN 74
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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