Photographer's Note

Taken aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt just a little more than 2 weeks after 9/11. We had been out to sea for a majority of that time on our way to fly missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Sailors you see here are catapult technicians, or "Green-shirts" as they are known on the flightdeck. They are testing one of four of the ship's catapults prior to flight operations. If you look closely, you can see them aligned all the way down the length of the ship giving the "ok" signal. It's because of precausions/tests like this that we were able to have 7,230 successful launch & recoveries throughout the 6 1/2 month timeframe.

As always, here is the original caption:
ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) (September 27, 2001)...
Members of V-2 division test catapult number four in preparation for flight operations. USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is on its regularly scheduled six-month deployment.
USN Photo by PHAN Stacey Hines
I've been told that I've been posting too many flightdeck shots using telephoto here ya go...a plain ol' normal 28-80mm Nikon Lens :D
Sorry, don't remember which film I used:(

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