U.S.S. John Stennis
Night Shift

U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Troy M. Latham

December 25, 2001- On Christmas morning, an F-14 Tomcat from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) prepares for launch off of the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW 9) are conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.