Stock Photo Description: PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 24, 2008) Lt. Cmdr. Thomas "Sputnik" Louden gives the signal to launch an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Stingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 during an air wing fly-off aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan is on a scheduled deployment operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gary Prill). Stock photography by Department of Defense Public Domain.