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The Arabian Gulf (Apr. 4, 2003) -- An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the 'Black Aces' of Strike Fighter Squadron Forty One (VFA-41), prepares to launch from the flight deck aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Operation Iraqi Freedom is 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 Elizabeth A. Bartneck.  (RELEASED)

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