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080922-N-7981E-148 Pacific Ocean (September 22, 2008)- An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 flown by Lt. Michael Apone drops a pair of MK-76 low-drag practice munitions on a target towed behind USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.  Operating in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, the U.S. 7th Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets covering 52 million square miles, with approximately 60-70 ships, 200-300 aircraft and 40,000 Sailors and Marines assigned at any given time.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (RELEASED)