Sunday, May 15, 2011

F-14 Tomcat

An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the “Tomcatters” of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in route to support coalition ground troops. Lincoln and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW 14) are conducting combat operations 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. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Philip A McDaniel)

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