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Ted Salois ©Stars and StripesPersian Gulf, September, 1992: Airman Apprentice Brett Graveline of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 scrubs an E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck of the USS Independence — and the aircraft appears to be smiling in appreciation for the back-scratching. The Independence was patrolling the area during Operation Southern Watch, the follow-up to the Gulf War.


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