F/A-18 Flight Deck Ops in the Arabian Gulf

ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2014) U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets launch and land on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to conduct military operations in support of humanitarian aid deliveries and targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel and interests, in response to activities conducted by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists. (U.S. Navy video/Released)