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120522-N-DR144-801 .PACIFIC OCEAN (May 21, 2012) Plane captains assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 bid farewell to a launching F/A-18F Super Hornet as pilots and aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 depart the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and return to their home bases after nearly six months embarked. Carl Vinson and CVW 17 recently completed a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released).