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Pacific Ocean (June 22, 2006) -- An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25) is launched from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Exercise Valiant Shield. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Burden (RELEASED)

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