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101201-N-7981E-291 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 1, 2010)- A pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 prepares to launch from the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in an F/A-18C Hornet. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are currently on a three-week composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) followed by a Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans / RELEASED)