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President Ilir Meta of Albania (left), receives a gift from Rear Adm. John Wade, commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, in the captain's in-port cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
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ADRIATIC SEA (May 01, 2019) President Ilir Meta of Albania (left), receives a gift from Rear Adm. John Wade, commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, in the captain's in-port cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, U.S. 6th and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operation. 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; as well as the Spanish navy Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nunez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Bartelt/Released)

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