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Arabian Gulf (Mar. 22, 2004) -- Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Francis Heller, of Virginia Beach, Va., signals that its safe to launch a F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Red Rippers" of Fighter Squadron One One (VF-11) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).  The Norfolk, Va.- based nuclear powered aircraft carrier is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jessica Davis. (RELEASED)

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