USS Abraham Lincoln Concludes Eight-Month Deployment

Story Number: NNS120801-13Release Date: 8/1/2012 3:07:00 PM
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From U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is scheduled to arrive in its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 7, following an eight-month deployment to the U.S. Navy's 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.

Commanded by Capt. John D. Alexander, Lincoln departed Naval Station Everett, Wash., her home since January 1997, in December 2011 for a scheduled change-of-homeport deployment to Virginia for a four-year refueling complex overhaul (RCOH).

During the RCOH period, Lincoln's nuclear reactors will be refueled, the ship's combat and communication systems will be upgraded and modernized, and the hull, mechanical and electrical systems will be overhauled.

Lincoln deployed as the flagship for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, commanded by Rear Adm. Mike Shoemaker. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 is comprised of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71), and guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92) and USS Sterett (DDG 104).

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8/6/2012 11:41:00 PM
Congratulations to each of you. You all deserve a big aplause for your hard work.

8/5/2012 10:05:00 PM
Proud to see y'all are almost home. Hope USS Abraham Lincoln had good luck and good hunting while outside the wire. WELCOME HOME !

8/2/2012 12:37:00 PM
Thank you USS Abraham Lincoln for taking care of my Sailor, and thank you keeping us on top of what was going on all through this deployment, now it's time to go home and rest up for your next big journey...God Bless you and all your crew members and maybe we'll meet again one day..

8/2/2012 9:22:00 AM
BRAVO ZULU to the Captain and entire Crew of the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN on a successful deployment! Thank you for your sacrifice and hard work.

8/1/2012 11:33:00 PM
Congratulations on a job well done, and welcome home!! Can't wait to see my son!

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USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Suez Canal.
120716-N-YL945-076 SUEZ CANAL (July 16, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Suez Canal. Following five months operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Lincoln entered the U.S. 6th Fleet en route to the U.S. to complete an eight-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Colby K. Neal/Released)
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