Arabian Gulf (July 09, 2004) - Aviation Ordnancemen assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight One (VFA 81) transport guided bomb units (GBU-12) to an F/A-18C Hornet for an on load aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). USS John F. Kennedy Strike Group currently on a regularly scheduled deployment, is taking part in Summer Pulse 04. This exercise is the Navy's first initiative under the new Fleet Response Plan, which brings global confidence in the Navy's readiness to execute surge during national emergency. Summer Pulse has seven carrier strike groups underway in five theaters. The exercise proves the United States can deploy persistent credible combat power across multiple operating areas in conjunction with allied forces.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph by PH2 (NAO/SW) Michael Sandberg; Fleet Combat Camera, Atlantic.
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