In this May 16 photo, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Kayla Pettit operates a center deck station as an F-18 Super Hornet takes off from the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman, U.S. Navy via AP)

In this May 16 photo, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Kayla Pettit operates a center deck station as an F-18 Super Hornet takes off from the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman, U.S. Navy via AP)

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