SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, May 25 for a scheduled port visit.
While in port, the ship's crew members will have a chance to participate in friendship-building and goodwill-generating activities and cultural exchanges.
"This visit is an outward demonstration of U.S. commitment to Japan and the entire East Asia region," said Rear Adm. J.W. Goodwin, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9.
Goodwin and his staff are embarked on the carrier, homeported in Everett, Wash. Other commands embarked on Abraham Lincoln are Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and Destroyer Squadron 9. Ships in the strike group are USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).
"The crew always enjoys opportunities to visit cities in Japan and experience different parts of this fascinating country," said Capt. Andrew McCawley, commanding officer of Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln is operating in the Western Pacific for a routine deployment in support of maritime security operations and to work with allies in the region.
While in the Western Pacific, the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group operates in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
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