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Sailors perform maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the
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SUEZ CANAL (May 9, 2019) Sailors perform maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) is deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7); as well as the Spanish navy lvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nñez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary Hale/ Released)

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