JDAMs on the Big ‘E’ [Photo]


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Aviation Ordnanceman study training material while standing watch over racks of GBU-38 Joint Attack Direct Munition bombs in the hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway on a scheduled six-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. For the last five consecutive days aircraft assigned to CVW-1 have provided support to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground as part of Operations Medusa and Enduring Freedom near Kandahar, Afghanistan. Coordinated with coalition air forces and ISAF troops on the ground, Enterprise aircraft provided close air support for ISAF troops encountering resistance from Taliban extremists in multiple locations around Kandahar Sept. 6 and Sept. 7. U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Devonte Jones (RELEASED)