060807-N-6106R-069 (Aug. 7, 2006)Onboard the flight deck of the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), a USN Pilot from Strike Fighter Squadron 195 (VFA-195) performs last minute checks on his F/A-18C Hornet aircraft, prior to the start of flight operations. The KITTY HAWK is currently underway in the Indian Ocean in the 7th Fleet's area of responsibility, demonstrating power projection and sea control as the US Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen W. Rowe (RELEASED)