Remarks: A HS-3 'Tridents' SH-60F Seahawk gets airborne before the next event for a plane guard mission onboard CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt. This unit was re-designated HSC-9 in June 2009 after a homeport move from NAS Jacksonville, FL. To NS Norfolk, VA.
Remarks: "Felix 106" A VF-31 'Tomcatters' F-14D Tomcat is manoeuvred into position for the evening events onboard CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt for a night mission over the beach in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Remarks: An armed "VF-213 Black Lions" F-14D Tomcat basks in the sun onboard CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt during the Tomcats final combat deployment known as the Double DD's cruise due to two F-14D units VF-31 and VF-213 being onboard with CVW-8.
Remarks: "Lion 207" A VF-213 'Black Lions' F-14D Tomcat comes in past Fighter Country to take the number three wire onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt during the types final ever combat cruise after another mission over the beach in support of OIF.
Remarks: "Lion 203" A VF-213 'Black Lions' F-14D Tomcat sits on the deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt being readied for a night mission over the beach in support of OIF during the types final ever combat cruise, Its hard to believe this was four years ago, So Long Baby
Remarks: A VS-24 'Scouts' S-3B Viking waits to come up top on one of CVN-71's deck elevators for a mission tanking the various fighter packages flying missions over the beach in support of OIF, this would also be VS-24's final combat cruise