This is some awesome HD footage of nighttime aircraft carrier operations aboard the USS Carl Vinson. The ship, her escorts and her embarked Air Wing (CVW-17) are operating in the Persian Gulf under Operation Inherent Resolve, the campaign against ISIS.
In the footage Hornets, Growlers, Rhinos, Hawkeyes and Seahawk helicopters can be seen during recovery operations. The Super Hornet that launches at the start of the video is one of the recovery tankers.
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