The "Walk Of Fame" in the enlisted mess decks.
Flight Deck Control. The table used to plot locations of aircraft on the flight deck is commonly called the "Ouija board."
The "Ouija Board"
Close up of the "Ouija Board" showing F/A-18 No. 215 of Squadron VFA-115 on the cat ready to launch.
An F/A-18F "Super Hornet" touches down.
Nose wheel makes contact
Arresting gear stops the aircraft
The Integrated Catapult Control Station or "bubble." The catapult officer or "shooter" for the bow cats is in this bubble, which can retract into the deck when not in use.
F/A-18C "Hornet" ready to launch
A plane director guides an F/A-18C onto the Number 1 Catapult.
F/A-18C landing sequence
Over the deck edge...
Ready to trap
The controlled chaos of the LSO (Landing Signal Officer) platform
F/A-18F refueler landing sequence. Approach...
Almost to the deck...
A little further...
Primary Flight Control (PRIFLY). This is the carrier's control tower
The "Air Boss."
"Uhh... Something's not right here..."
"Bull" Ensign William E. Snider, Ship's secretary. The "Bull" Ensign is the most senior Ensign on the ship.
FOD walk... The purpose is the removal of foreign objects and debris that can potentially cause damage to an aircraft.
Launching the SAR helicopter at the beginning of night operations.
Flight deck at twilight
F/A-18 night launch
Another night launch
Night landing long exposure
Another night landing. The sparks are from the arresting hook striking the flight deck.
Night landing long exposure. You can see the aircraft illuminated by the top strobe.
Two-man VIP stateroom. Right under the Number 2 catapult... Not too conducive to getting a good night's sleep.
CAPT Terry Kraft, Commanding Officer
QM3 Lawrence Orso, Quartermaster of the watch.
E-2C "Hawkeye" waiting to launch
E-2C "Hawkeye" launch
E-2C "Hawkeye" climbing out