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An EA-18G Growler launches from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 3, 2019) An EA-18G Growler assigned to the "'Patriots" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is underway as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. 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, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7; as well as the Spanish navy Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)

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