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Centennial of Naval Aviation F/A-18C Hornet

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Capt. Dan “Dozer” Dwyer, commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, lands an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The aircraft is painted in commemoration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. The “legacy” Hornet wears the warpaint of  an F6F-5 Hellcat of VBF-17 while part of the air group aboard USS Shangri-La in 1945. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall.