Navy Hornet aircraft on a carrier at dawn (courtesy San Diego Air and Space Museum on Flickr Commons)

At sea aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Dec. 19, 2001 Ð A plane captain from the ÒSidewindersÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Six (VFA-86) cleans the canopy of an F/A-18 Hornet in preparation for flight operations. The Sidewinders are part of Carrier Air Wing One (CVW 1) deployed on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy Photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Class James Mcneil James Mcneil. (RELEASED)