Aviation ordnancemen load an AGM-84E Standoff Land-Attack Missile onto an F/A-18C Hornet.
Aviation ordnancemen load an AGM-84E Standoff Land-Attack Missile onto an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship steams in the Persian Gulf on Feb. 20, 1998. The Washington battle group is operating in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch which is the U.S. and coalition enforcement of the no-fly-zone over Southern Iraq. From left to right are: David Dorris, from Jacksonville, Fla., Joel Kopp, from Ransomville, N.Y., Keith Collins, from Glen St. Mary, Fla., Alvin Toney, from Worchester, Mass., and Hector Hernandez. The Hornet is from Strike Fighter Squadron 86, Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Fla.