Aviation ordnancemen from Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) stand by to arm one of their squadron's F-14A Tomcat aircraft with AIM-7 Sparrow missiles on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). A box of stabilizing fins for the Sparrow missiles is in the foreground. The EISENHOWER is on station in the Persian Gulf in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait