30 Aug '13, 8pm

A rare event aboard #USNavy USS Nimitz @FlyNavy

GULF OF OMAN (NNS) -- Two aviators reached career milestones by achieving their 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap," on the same day, while serving aboard the same aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Aug. 28. It's a rare event that two aviators would reach the career milestone of achieving their 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or "trap," on the same day, while serving aboard the same aircraft carrier. The career highlight happened today while Capt. Rob Osterhoudt, deputy commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, and Cmdr. Robert Loughran, commanding officer, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 are embarked on board USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Reaching this milestone, is something that both men agree, is the product of hard work, teamwork and dedication. "The feeling is very special," said Osterhoudt. "It took a lot o...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=76235

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