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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 4, 2023) Sailors prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), April 4, 2023. Theodore Roosevelt is conducting a flight deck certification with the "Black Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, the "Tophatters" of VFA-14, the "Rough Raiders" of VFA-125, the "Vigilantes" of VFA-151, and the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 8 ahead of an upcoming deployment workup cycle. The ship recently completed an 18-month maintenance availability, receiving extensive restorations and upgrades. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo A. Torres)

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Photo by: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo A. Torres |  VIRIN: 230404-N-FK754-2139.JPG