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120215-N-DR144-280 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 15, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Brad Thomas stands by with an aircraft weight board as a C-2A Greyhound is prepared for launch from the bow catapults on the flight deck of 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).