FRIDAY FOTO (November 30, 2012)

November 30, 2012 at 1:04 am Leave a comment

Nature’s Power Projection

(U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman)

Lighting flashes on the horizon briefly cast a weird light — combined with night vision photography — over the Hornets and Super Hornets on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

it is often said that aircraft carriers are one of the leading means for the United States to project power overseas. Here we see Mother Nature’s version of power projection. The Eisenhowerdeployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibilitywill be coming back to its homeport of Norfolk, Virginia in December for two months before heading back to the Middle East. The Ike had been conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Please click on the photo to see a bigger image. WordPress has changed its photo downloading software — eliminating the photo size option we used for the last three years at 4GWAR. Please bear with us as we try to figure out a workaround, to give you the bigger FRIFOs you are used to seeing at 4GWAR.

To see and read more about the Ike visit the carrier’s Facebook page.

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