Lincoln Returns To Singapore For Port Visit


Story Number: NNS060428-02Release Date: 4/28/2006 10:00:00 AM
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By Journalist 1st Class (SW) Joaquin Juatai, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs

SINGAPORE (NNS) -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) returned to Singapore April 27, after a brief at-sea period following a port call in Thailand.

Lincoln last visited Singapore in February 2005 after spending a month off the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, as part of Operation Unified Assistance following the December 2004 tsunami disaster.

While in port, Sailors plan to perform community service projects including visiting children with special needs, several schools and children's residential homes.

Sailors will also take in tours of the area, including nighttime dinner cruises, shopping in Singapore's Chinatown, viewing the world-famous zoo and much more.

"Singapore is a great liberty port," said Capt. Dave Lausman, Lincoln's executive officer. "It's a wonderful culture and a beautiful city. I've always enjoyed myself the many times I have been here throughout my career," he added.

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group includes Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). The strike group is underway on a scheduled Western Pacific deployment. During the deployment, the ship has participated in military exercises, strengthening bonds with allied countries while reinforcing U.S. policy and keeping sea lanes open.

For related news, visit the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Navy NewsStand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/cvn72/.

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