ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Kitty Hawk takeoff, 2001
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 2, 2020
Joseph Giordono ©Stars and Stripes
Off Japan, December, 2001: An FA-18 takes off early on the morning of the Kitty Hawk's return to Yokosuka from an 83-day deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While on station in the North Arabian Sea, Kitty Hawk's pilots flew more than 600 missions, including more than 100 combat sorties.