Military Photo: "Shrapshooters"

Posted: 06/01/2008

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 19, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Sharpshooters" of Marine Fighter Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 prepares to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Flying Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 flies over the landing area. Stennis and multiple embarked fleet replacement squadrons are conducting Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications (FRSCQ) off the coast of Southern California. FRSCQ's are conducted to qualify naval aviators in day and night carrier operations in the aircraft they will fly during their aviation career. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elliott Fabrizio

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