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120125-N-DR144-369 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 25, 2012) An aircraft assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 is prepared to launch on the first all-female crewed combat mission in an E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck aboard 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).