Sailors stand on the flight deck as the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) passes under the Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal.

Sailors stand on the flight deck as the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) passes under the Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal.

In this Navy photo, released July 18, sailors stand on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as it passes under the Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal.

“Ike” is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

To the right, you can see an F/A-18 bearing the markings of the legendary Strike Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103), nicknamed the Jolly Rogers.