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McDonnell Douglas FA-18 Hornet (16-5906) - United States Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (165906)br /VFA 97 (Strike Fighter Squadron Ninety Seven) "Warhawks"br /Current Home Port: NAS Lemoore; Lemoore, CAbr /Being reassigned to the newest aircraft carrier in the USN's fleet, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) .... Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW 8), NAS Oceana.br /This aircraft is the VFA 97 CAG bird, but because the Warhawks are being reassigned from the USS George H. W. Bush to the USS Gerald R. Ford (see Comment below), new titles have not yet been added.br /* First photo of 165906 to be entered into the FA gallery. *
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McDonnell Douglas FA-18 Hornet (16-5906)

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United States Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (165906)
VFA 97 (Strike Fighter Squadron Ninety Seven) "Warhawks"
Current Home Port: NAS Lemoore; Lemoore, CA
Being reassigned to the newest aircraft carrier in the USN's fleet, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) .... Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW 8), NAS Oceana.
This aircraft is the VFA 97 CAG bird, but because the Warhawks are being reassigned from the USS George H. W. Bush to the USS Gerald R. Ford (see Comment below), new titles have not yet been added.
* First photo of 165906 to be entered into the FA gallery. *

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
USS Gerald R. Ford will begin its first-ever deployment within the next 21 months.
The daytime sky had been clear and blue, but as the wind shifted during the afternoon, smoke from the "Numbers" wildfire burning southeast of NAS Fallon blew into the area and, as can be seen in the background, obscured the distant mountains. However, as the afternoon progressed, the winds continued to shift and by late afternoon the sky over NFL and to the east of the base was again clear, although thick smoke to the south blocked out every bit of background in that direction.
Gavin Hughes
Great photo. Interesting tail markings. Also, thanks for the good, comprehensive info.
mike prendergast
Very Nice Gary and great info!!
Tom Vance
When O when will Gman have a 12 mo Calendar.....................!!!!!!???????????? bad *ss photos all! 5x
Bobby Allison
Great photo, Gary!
Beautifull...very Gold!
Rpalmqui
There's a "nekkid" hardpoint and that Sidewinder ain't blue-tipped. Been practice "hunting?"
ken kemper
Most complete Info Gary..........

You should do the literary writing for the Navy Squadron's Brochures.
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