During a pre-deployment inspection, a maintenance crewman attaches a piece of test equipment to the static tube projecting from the rudder of an A-6E Intruder aircraft from Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35). In less than three weeks, VA-35 and the other squadrons of Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) will deploy to the Western Pacific aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)