Stock Photo Description: AFGHANISTAN (Oct. 9, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Stingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, holds in the port observation position on a British Royal Air Force L-1011 tanker aircraft while another Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 takes on fuel. 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.