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South Pacific Ocean (Mar. 29, 2003) -- The guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) steams alongside aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7) during a Replenishment as Sea (RAS). Nimitz and her Battle Group are scheduled to join other multinational coalition forces conducting combat 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 Airman Maebel Tinoko.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 29, 2003
Airman Maebel Tinoko
Caption Writer
Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
CG 59
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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