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  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Kayla Draghici, from Clearwater, Fla., ensures an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 is seated in the catapult shuttle on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman (Released)  190523-N-FQ836-0096
  • Sailors assigned to the Fist of the Fleet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 remove ordnance from an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Herbst (Released)  190522-N-UX312-1043
  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Herbst (Released)  190522-N-FB291-3003
  • Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) fast-rope from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 onto the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) during visit, board, search and seizure training. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) are conducting joint operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The ABECSG and KSGARG, with the 22nd MEU, are prepared to respond to contingencies and to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jason Waite (Released)  190518-N-SS350-1054

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