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The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 28, 2003) -- A Naval Aviator assigned to the "Black Knights" of Fighter Squadron One Fifty Four (VF-154) performs a pre-flight inspection on an F-14A Tomcat prior to the beginning of daily flight operations on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are currently operating with coalition forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)

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