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Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW9) and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW1) gather in the skies over the Persian Gulf to refuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 tanker.  These forward deployed aircraft are  performing missions to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq, under Operations Southern Watch.  CVW9 and CVW1 are assigned to the aircraft carriers USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS George Washington (CVN 73) respectively.  (Released)

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