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040611-N-6213R-110 Gulf of Alaska (Jun. 11, 2004) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate removes the slot seal from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Slot seals are used to protect the catapults from dirt and debris during non-operations.  Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently at sea participating in Exercise Northern Edge, part of a scheduled deployment.  Photo by Mark J. Rebilas