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At sea aboard USS Cape St. George (CG 71) Mar. 23, 2003 -- A Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is launched from the guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George.  Cape St. George is operating in the eastern Mediterranean Sea conducting missions 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 Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Kenneth Moll.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 23, 2003
Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Kenneth Moll
Caption Writer
Mr. C.J. Madden, Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
CG 71
Other Visible Equipment
BGM-109 Tomahawk Land Attack Missile
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Day time missile launch from forward MK-41 VLS. Missile approx 150 foot altitude.  Large exhaust fire plume and smoke trail from booster motor visible.