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PHILIPPINE SEA (May 8, 2022) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jack Blankenship, from High Springs, Fla., directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the "Black Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while the ship is underway in the Philippine Sea. Long range maritime strikes capabilities such as these allow the U.S. Navy to find, fix, and target well beyond typical organic sensor capabilities across the Indo-Pacific. This capability, among others, serves as a deterrent to aggressive or malign actors and supports a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Javier Reyes)

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Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Javier Reyes |  VIRIN: 220508-N-VI910-1535.JPG