030518-N-2385R-002 Central Command Area of Responsibility (May 18, 2003) -- An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the ÒBlack AcesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron Forty One (VFA-41) prepares to launch from one of four steam-powered catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Force and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate IraqÕs weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Cl

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030518-N-2385R-002 Central Command Area of Responsibility (May 18, 2003) -- An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the ÒBlack AcesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron Forty One (VFA-41) prepares to launch from one of four steam-powered catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Force and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate IraqÕs weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Cl
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030518-N-2385R-002 Central Command Area of Responsibility (May 18, 2003) -- An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the ÒBlack AcesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron Forty One (VFA-41) prepares to launch from one of four steam-powered catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Force and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate IraqÕs weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Class Yesenia Rosas. US Navy 030518-N-2385R-002 An F-A-18F Super Hornet prepares to launch from one of four steam-powered catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68)