Dual Hornets off the Big ‘E’

Lt. Col. Simon Doran, commanding officer of the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, launches in an F/A-18C Hornet from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

Lt. Col. Simon Doran, commanding officer of the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, launches in an F/A-18C Hornet from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

This is the Enterprise’s last cruise.

Comments

  1. It’d be nice to keep at least one USN Enterprise as a museum but after the de-nuke operation I’m not sure there’d be anything left.

  2. Bram,

    I’ve noticed lately that the Taliban are getting smarter and that’s probably because the Iranian red brigade has been training them in commando style tactics.

    I read an article about the attack and it inferred the 15 raiders were well armed, had specific targets and knew exactly where the weakest points were to breach the defenses.

    That could indicate some of the “local” militia folks are working both sides against the middle.

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