Stock Photo Description: AFGHANISTAN (Oct. 9, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Stingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 transits over the desert of Southern Afghanistan. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 are providing support to coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Commander Erik Etz). Stock photography by Department of Defense Public Domain.