An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 launches at sunset from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
Ronald Reagan is underway off the coast of Southern California.
USS Ronald Reagan is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier. The ninth ship of her class, she is named in honor of former President Ronald Reagan, President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Upon her christening in 2001, she was the first ship to be named for a still living former president.
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