The "Freedom Fighters" of Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) held a change of command ceremony Jan. 10 onboard Naval Air Station Oceana as Capt. William R. Reed relieved Capt. John R. Bixby as Carrier Air Wing Commander.
After weeks at sea drilling and training during composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), the Sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) return to Naval Station Norfolk.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Feb. 19-20, during the final stage of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12's composite training unit exercise, COMPTUEX.
The "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 conducted the first aircraft launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.