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Aboard USS John Paul Jones (Oct. 8, 2001) -- A Tomahawk land attack missile (TLAM) is launched from aboard the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) in a strike against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on Oct. 8, 2001.  The carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorist operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime.  The John Paul Jones is steaming at sea as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Ted Banks.  (RELEASED) 

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Photo description

Photo Date
Oct. 8, 2001
Photographer's Mate 1st Class Ted Banks
Caption Writer
Chief Musser, Navy Visual News
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
DDG 53
Other Visible Equipment
Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM)
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available