Military Photo: Barricade Drill

Posted: 08/01/2009

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2009) Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare to raise the Ready-Jet aircraft barricade while conducting a flight deck drill. Aircraft barricades are used to assist damaged aircrafts land safely on the flight deck during an emergency. George Washington is the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier and is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean during her inaugural summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher S. Harte/Released)

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