HORNET JETS LINE UP FOR OPERATIONS ON USS CARL VINSON.
Crew members move on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl
Vinson as preparations for strike missions against the Taliban forces
in Afghanistan get underway before sun rise October 27, 2001 somewhere
in The Arabian Sea. Two F-14 Tomcat jet fighters and SH-60 Seahawk
helicopters are checked out while flight recovery lights continue to
flash down the length of the deck. REUTERS/Jim Hollander