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120222-N-DR144-599 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 22, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Blas Manzanares, assigned to the Air Department's V-2 Division, shows his hands are clear of the control panel as he launches an F/A-18C Hornet while operating the waist catapults on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)