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7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Mar. 23, 2004 - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Royal Maces" of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Seven (VFA-27) is launched from one of four steam-powered catapults on the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is America's oldest active aircraft carrier and is the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in service. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman, Bo J. Flannigan. (RELEASED)

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