USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) at Sea Periods, Carrier Air Wing at Sea Periods and Deployments with Air Wing embarked

(28 August 1989 to 7 August 2012)

Chapter XXXIII

Volume I to III

Part I of III - 28 August 1989 to

Part II of III - 7 August 2012

Part III of III - 2017 to Present

 

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea Fleet D. No.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

24 Jun 2003

25 Jun 2003

Training Operations

2-days

Departed Naval Station Everett, Washington, for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, to commence Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA).

 

Following the Abraham Lincoln’s return to Everett, the crew went into action preparing and upgrading weapons systems and spaces as part of the DPIA at (PSNS). 68 major ship alterations were planned and executed by Ship's Force personnel teaming with the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and numerous private industry contractors. At a total cost of $250 million, Abraham Lincoln will complete its overhaul and take on the challenges of this new millennium.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

7 May 2004

 

Training Operations

3 est. days

Departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, with Captain Kendall L. Card as the Commanding Officer, for Sea Trials upon completion of Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) from 25 June 2003 to 7 May 2004; returning to Everett, Washington.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

25% of CVW-11

NH

2 Jun 2004

23 Jun 2004

Training Operations

22-days

Flight Deck Certification

CVN-72 Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

13 Jul 2004

18 Jul 2004

Training Operations

6-days

Training Operations and Victoria, B.C., Canada, her 3rd visit, while conducting training.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

CVW-2

NE

3 Aug  2004

late Sep  2004

Training Operations

52 est. days

Tailored Ships Training Activity (TSTA) in the Eastern Pacific in waters off California’s coast.

 

Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California twice.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-151, FA-18C (N); VFA-82, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131, EA-6B; VAW-116, E-2C Hawkeye 2000; HS-2, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-47 Det., SH-60B; and VRC-30 Det. 2, C-2A.

 

F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

 

Due to the position that the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group occupied for the inter-deployment training cycle, the Navy designated the group as the “Emergency Surge Asset” for the Seventh Fleet. As the ships of the group entered at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California for a brief respite on 3 September 2004, they received word that they would deploy to the Seventh Fleet in mid-October as part of the FRP (3 September). These orders impacted the ship much earlier then her crew had originally expected, and forced sailors to accomplish training and maintenance that they normally required months to complete in barely six weeks. Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE SIX embarked, the Sun Kings first time, for Tailored Ships Training Activity (TSTA)

 

Rear Adm. William D. Crowder relieved Rear Adm. Jacob L. Shuford as Commander Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, during a ceremony on board USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) flight deck on 20 July 2004. The Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island, then installed Rear Adm. Shuford as the institution’s 51st president on 12 August 2005.

 

The Navy began to test changes to operational methods with Summer Pulse 04, an exercise designed to investigate the Fleet Response Plan (FRP) of the service’s Sea Power 21 strategy in June 2004. Under the “six-plus-two” concept of FRP, the Navy projected power by providing six carrier strike groups in less than 30 days for contingency operations across the globe, with two more such groups to follow within three months to reinforce or rotate with them, or to respond to other crises. Ships would rotate through 27 to 32 month (average) cycles. Aircraft carriers USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS George Washington (CVN-73), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and Ronald Reagan deployed near-simultaneously in five theaters (June to August). Their operations included scheduled deployments, surge operations, joint and international exercises, other advanced training and port visits. After they returned the Navy ordered USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) to deploy on a non-scheduled cruise to fill the ensuing gaps in forward presence as part of the FRP (September).

CVN-72 Pacific Fleet & 7th

7th WestPac

PASSEX

SCS

Java Sea

OUA

Andaman Sea

7th IO

CVW-2

NE

15 Oct 2004

4 Mar 2005

Western Pacific

9th FWFD

138-days

PASSEX and Operation Unified Assistance in support of Tsunami Relief Efforts due to the tsunami in Sumatra, Indonesia.

 

Ports of call: Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia; Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California twice.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-151, FA-18C (N); VFA-82, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131, EA-6B; VAW-116, E-2C Hawkeye 2000; HS-2, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-47 Det., SH-60B; and VRC-30 Det. 2, C-2A.

 

F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) CSG consists of the guided-missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67); guided-missile destroyers USS Benfold (DDG-65), both homeported in San Diego. Other ships include Everett, Wash.-based destroyer USS Shoup (DDG-86); and Bremerton, Wash.-based fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) surge deployed as part of the FRP; and attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN-724). Rear Adm. William Crowder, Carrier Strike Group Nine and Cruiser Destroyer Group (CCDG) broke his flag from the carrier, in conjunction with Capt. Jon W. Kaufman, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 9, and Capt. Craig Geron, who led CVW-2 on 18 October 2004(Ref. 76, 377, 378A & 681E).

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

NorPac

CVW-2

NE

1 June 2005

26 Jun 2005

Training Operations

26-days

Readiness / Refresher Training in support of Fleet Response Plan (FRP) in the Eastern Pacific, Carrier Qualifications off California and in the northern Pacific waters for readiness training in support of FRP, conducting her quarterly integrated Strike Group Sustainment Training, which Abraham Lincoln referred to as “sustainment operations.”

 

Port call at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California twice.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-151, FA-18C (N); VFA-82, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131, EA-6B; VAW-116, E-2C Hawkeye 2000; HS-2, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-47 Det., SH-60B; and VRC-30 Det. 2, C-2A.

 

F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

CVW-2

NE

8 Sep 2005

26 Sep 2005

Training Operations

19-days

Quarterly surge sustainment Readiness Training in support of Fleet Response Plan (FRP) in the Eastern Pacific, Carrier Qualifications off California for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2. Unique to this underway period was a submarine familiarization (SUBFAM) exercise with the Swedish submarine HMS Gotland.

 

Port call at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California several times.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-151, FA-18C (N); VFA-82, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131, EA-6B; VAW-116, E-2C Hawkeye 2000; HS-2, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-47 Det., SH-60B; and VRC-30 Det. 2, C-2A.

 

F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

CVW-2

NE

19 Oct  2005

16 Nov 2005

Training Operations

29-days

Quarterly surge sustainment Readiness Training in support of the U.S. Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP), conducting Carrier Qualifications (CQ’s) for west coast Fleet Replacement Squadrons in the Eastern Pacific and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and its more than 2,000 attached personnel embarked for quarterly sustainment training in support of the Navy’s Fleet FRP to conduct CQ’s for CVW-2 squadrons, and JTFEX (Joint Task Force Exercise) JTFEx 05 off the coast of Southern California upon departure from Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California.

 

Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California several times.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-151, FA-18C (N); VFA-82, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131, EA-6B; VAW-116, E-2C Hawkeye 2000; HS-2, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-47 Det., SH-60B; and VRC-30 Det. 2, C-2A.

 

F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

 

The Commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet ordered the strike groups to conduct coordinated efforts and practice working two carriers together in a small area. It required a lot of coordination and a lot of aircraft in the air. As reported on 2 November 2005, the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, led by Rear Adm. Bill Goodwin, began participation in a JTFEX off the coast of Southern California through the beginning of November. The exercise is the final step in preparing the Strike Group for deployment and is designed to test its ability to operate in a complex, hostile environment with other U.S. and coalition forces. “This is a unique opportunity to improve upon our combat readiness. Now and in the future, the Navy will continue to be a key component of Joint Task Forces,” said Goodwin. During this “graduate-level” exercise, more than 6,500 Sailors and Marines are working together to hone their operational skills in preparation for their upcoming deployment. “The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group serves our nation well as we deliver robust and flexible sea power to meet the challenges of the new security environment with our friends, partner, and Allies,” Goodwin said. Carrier Strike Group 9 is comprised of many different ships and organizations, including Abraham Lincoln, Carrier Air Wing 2, Destroyer Squadron 9, USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), USS Russell (DDG-59) and USS Shoup (DDG-86).

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

CVW-2

NE

5 Jan  2006

26 Jan  2006

Training Operations

22-days

Quarterly surge sustainment Readiness Training in support of the U.S. Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP), and Carrier Qualifications. Under the FRP, deployable Navy forces must maintain a heightened state of readiness to be able to deploy in a short amount of time. This will be Lincoln's final training cycle before departing on a scheduled six-month deployment later this year. The culmination of training over the past year will also be put to the test when members of the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) embark Lincoln to thoroughly inspect the ship.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-151, FA-18C (N); VFA-82, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131, EA-6B; VAW-116, E-2C Hawkeye 2000; HS-2, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-47 Det., SH-60B; and VRC-30 Det. 2, C-2A.

 

F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

Pacific Fleet & 7th  Guam operating area)

8th WestPac

RSOI/FE 06

Sea of Japan

PASSEX

Gulf of Thailand

CVW-2

NE

27 Feb 2006

8 Aug 2006

Western Pacific

10th FWFD

163-days

Joining Orions from Command Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2, VP-4, VP-9 and VP-47, for USWEX 08-3, an antisubmarine exercise in Hawaiian waters from 25 to 27 March 2006, with the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), and the guide-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92), USS Russell (DDG-59) and USS Shoup (DDG-86), joined (at various times) attack submarines Cheyenne, Greeneville (SSN-772), Pasadena, Seawolf (SSN-21) and Tucson (SSN-770). Additional exercises and operations during this deployment included Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration and Foal Eagle 2006 (RSOI/FE 06), designed to demonstrate U.S. resolve to support the Republic of Korea (ROK) while improving overall readiness, developing its partnerships with nations in the region to enhance security,” said Capt. C. A. McCawley, Abraham Lincoln’s Commanding Officer, followed by Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the Royal Thai Navy and will host the U.S. ambassador to Thailand, as well as many Thai distinguished visitors aboard during the brief underway period between the Hong Kong and Thailand port visits, followed by PASSEX and training exercises with the Japanese Maritime Defense Force in the Sea of Japan and Western Pacific.

 

Exercise "Valiant Shield 2006," formerly known as JASEX followed and is one of the largest annual exercises in the Western Pacific, involving about 30 ships, 280 aircraft, and 22,000 airmen, sailors, soldiers and marines working together to enhance joint combat skills and interoperability, while the air component of the exercise was orchestrated from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, as TSgt Chris Vadnais reports. and participating in several weeks of training and exercises as part of RIMPAC 2006 in the Hawaiian Operating Area, a multinational exercise including the navies of Chile, Peru, Great Britain, Australia, Japan and South Korea. The month-long exercise was designed to continue the close relationships between U.S. forces and those of the participating nations.

 

Ports of call: Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California twice; Hong Kong; Thailand pierside in Laem Chebang Changi; Naval Base in Singapore; Sasebo, Japan; Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii twice.

 

“Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 aircraft consist of, Boeing / McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron TWO (VFA-2) “Bounty Hunters, ” F/A-18E Hornets of  Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 “Kestrels," FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 “Vigilantes,” FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 “Blue Blasters,” EA-6B Prowler of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE THREE ONE or VAQ-131, “Lancers,” E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE SIX or VAW-116, the “Sun Kings,” Commander and C-2 Greyhound of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron THREE ZERO Det. TWO or VRC-30 Det. 2, Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 2 “Golden Falcons” and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 47 “Saberhawks” and the Sailors of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 11, Detachment 9, showcased their special operations abilities, stealthily approaching Lincoln in an SH-60B Seahawk” (Ref. 76).

 

“The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group includes the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), Rear Admiral J. W. Goodwin, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, Carrier Air Wing TWO and Commander, Destroyer Squadron NINE, which directs Squadron Ships for the conduct of sustained naval operations and serves as Sea Combat Commander within its assigned Carrier Strike Group to include the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), and the guide-missile destroyers USS Russell (DDG-59) and USS Shoup (DDG-86). Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 and helicopters of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 2 and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 47 from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 2 and the Sailors of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 11, Detachment 9, showcased their special operations abilities, stealthily approaching Lincoln in an SH-60B Seahawk)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS060327-06 - Release Date: 3/27/2006 3:45:00 PM - By Journalist 1st Class Joaquin Juatai, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=22873

 

Will support approximately 80 aircraft, including the F/A-18 Hornet and F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet strike fighters, the E-2C Hawkeye  airborne early warning aircraft, the C-2 Greyhound logistics aircraft, the S-3B Viking anti-submarine aircraft, the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft, and the multi-role SH-60F and MH-60 R/ S helicopters.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

Aug 2006

29 Aug 2006

Training Operations

2 est. days

Abraham Lincoln remained at Naval Station, Everett, Washington from 8 August 2006, to several days before arriving at at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton for a scheduled six-month Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Bremerton, Washington on 29 August 2006.

 

The Navy awarded Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., Seattle Division, a $10.94 million award fee/performance fee modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-4152) to complete a Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Bremerton, Washington for USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on 9 August 2006. The ship also returned the two SH-60B Seahawk aviation repairable pack-up kits, including four aviation consumable Vidmar cabinets, to NAS North Island.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

25 Jun 2007

30 Jun 2007

Training Operations

6-days

Lincoln Comes Home, Again

Abraham Lincoln pulled into homeport at Naval Station Everett, Washington on 30 June 2007, with Captain Patrick D. Hall as the Commanding Officer. Lincoln and crew spent the last five days being put through their paces, conducting numerous drills, high speed turns and stops, weapons tests, tests of anchoring, boats and other ship’s systems, and communications, navigation and radar checks, during Sea Trials in the Eastern Pacific from 26 to 30 June 2007, completing Drydocking Phased Incremental Availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Kitsap Bremerton, Washington; conducted from 29 August 2006 to 26 June 2007.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

24 Jul 2007

20 Aug  2007

Training Operations

7-days

Flight Deck Certification, Carrier Qualifications for FRS, Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) off the coast of Southern California. Flight operations began with the arrival of SH-60B Seahawk helicopters from Helicopter Squadron (HS) 2 to provide search and rescue capability in support of fixed-wing launch and recovery cycles. F/A-18C Hornets and F/A-18E Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 151 and 137 followed soon after and for the first time since the ship’s 2006 Western Pacific deployment the fumes of burning JP-5 jet fuel permeated the flight deck from 16 to 21 July 2007. The arrival of SH-60B Seahawks from HS-2 to provide search and rescue capabilities enabled the ship to begin flight operations. F/A-18E Super Hornets and F/A-18C Hornets from VFA-137 and VFA-151 followed them shortly thereafter. Test pilots from VX-23 performed precision approach drills to make sure that the ship’s equipment operated within close tolerances. Abraham Lincoln conducts a fueling at sea (FAS) with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oilier USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187), while underway conducting Carrier Qualifications as part of a scheduled work-up off the coast of Southern California, arriving for a scheduled port visit to Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 22 July 2007, conducting Flight Deck Certification Carrier Qualifications for four west coast FRS, while sailing in southern Californian waters from 12 to 15 July 2007, to include certification of its Precision Approach Landing System and Carrier Air Traffic Control, according to Lincoln’s operations officer, Cmdr. Paul Mackley. “We spent the first two weeks out to sea getting our basic qualifications so that we could move on to the next phase of training,” Mackley said. “We met all of our objectives and got good reviews from COMNAVAIR (Commander, Naval Air Forces) and AIRPAC (Air Forces Pacific). In all, we did 275 arrested landings for our own (flight deck) certification and another 652 for FRS carrier qualification.” Lincoln also hosted a ship’s Materials Maintenance Management assessment assist team from Air Forces Pacific, performed two fueling at sea evolutions with USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187), and conducted a number of shipwide training evolutions including man overboard drills and live-fire exercises.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

20 Sep 2007

6 Oct 2007

Training

Ops - 17-days

Visited Victoria, B.C., Canada, her 4th visit while conducting training and Carrier Qualifications for FRS off the coast of Southern California from 22 to 28 September 2007, joining other U.S. Navy ships and aircraft parading through San Diego Bay during the annual Port of San Diego Sea and Air Parade, which is the flagship event of San Diego's month-long Fleet Week celebration on 29 September 2007. Rear Adm. Van Buskirk served as CCSG-9 since March 26, 2007. Under his leadership, the strike group completed a Western Pacific deployment and Navywide standardization in counter-targeting, missile defense and network defense tactical doctrine.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

18 Oct  2007

20 Nov  2007

Training Operations

34-days

Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMTUEX) off the coast of Southern California.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

17 Jan 2008

4 Feb  2008

Training Operations

19-days

Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) off the coast of Southern California.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th  & Central Command       (7th Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep. with two cruises to the Persian Gulf)

(2nd North Arabian Sea))

9th WestPac 9h IO

1st OIF

1st MSO

2nd OEF

CVW-2

NE

13 Mar 2008

12 Oct 2008

Western Pacific

Middle East

2nd Iraq, Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

11th FWFD

214-days

Passing Exercise (PASSEX) while underway near Singapore with the Republic of Singapore Navy, Exercise Khunjar Haad, consisting of air defense, surface, visit, board, search and seizure and joint gunnery exercises, which focused on joint interoperability training and proficiency, a four-day multinational exercise, 2nd Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea, her 2nd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her second North Arabian Sea in support of her  2nd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001.

 

Ports of call: Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California twice; Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii twice; Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates and Laem Chabang - Pattaya, Thailand.

 

“Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 aircraft consist of, Boeing / McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron TWO (VFA-2) “Bounty Hunters, ” F/A-18E Hornets of  Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 “Kestrels," FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 “Vigilantes,” FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 “Blue Blasters,” EA-6B Prowler of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE THREE ONE or VAQ-131, “Lancers,” E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE SIX or VAW-116 and C-2 Greyhound of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron THREE ZERO Det TWO or VRC-30 Det. 2, Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 2 “Golden Falcons” and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 47 “Saberhawks” (Ref. 76).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Strike Group includes the Abraham Lincoln, Commanding Officer Capt. Patrick Hall, Rear Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, relieved by Rear Adm. Scott Swift on 9 October  2008. Carrier Air Wing TWO,  Capt. John Aquilino and Commander, Destroyer Squadron NINE, Captain James T. Loeblein directs Squadron Ships for the conduct of sustained naval operations and serves as Sea Combat Commander within its assigned Carrier Strike Group to include: USS Curts (FFG-38), guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), USS Ingraham (FFG-61), USS Shoup (DDG-86), USS Ford (FFG-54), USS Momsen (DDG-92), USS Rodney M. Davis and USS Russell (DDG-59)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS081010-14 - Release Date: 10/10/2008 12:17:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Ahron Arendes, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs - NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=40257

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

1 Dec  2008

17 Dec  2008

Training Operations

17-days

Training and Carrier Qualifications off the coast of Southern California.

Abraham Lincoln's flight deck served as a training ground for student pilots flying the Navy's advanced jet training aircraft, the T-45 Goshawk from 10 to 13 December 2008. Student pilots assigned to Carrier Training Wing (CTW) 1 Training Squadrons (VT) 7 and 9, based in Meridian, Miss., and CTW 2 squadrons VT-21 and VT-22, based in Kingsville, Texas, flew aboard Dec. 10 for four days of initial carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. For these new pilots, the arrested landings and catapult launches they completed aboard Lincoln are the culmination of many months of intense flight training. "This is the first jet they've flown, and it's their first time on a carrier," said Lt. Cmdr. Mark Schadt, Chief of Naval Air Training's (CNATRA) senior landing signal officer (LSO).

 

Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California times

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

15 Jan  2009

11 Feb  2009

Training Operations

23-days

Scheduled Workup off the coast of Southern California.

Lincoln pulled in for a 2nd port call at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 6 February 2009, concluding operations that supported Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) recertification on 5 February 2009, off the coast of San Clemente Island. Having re-attained this certification allows the destroyers USS Shoup (DDG 86) and USS Momsen (DDG 92) to support the nation's maritime strategy by coming to the aid of forces ashore under enemy fire.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

30 Mar  2009

4 Apr 2009

Training Operations

6-days

Underway Training during which time USS Shoup (DDG-86) completed a Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) exercise while conducting operations off the coast of Southern California on 30 March 2010. A key component of the nation's Maritime Strategy, fire support includes the ability for the Navy's destroyers and cruisers to provide supporting fire from the sea to protect Marines operating on the shore. NSFS is often the Navy's key advantage in counter-piracy and drug interdiction operations.

 

Port call at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

6 Apr 2009

9 Apr 2009

Training Operations

4-days

Off-loading ordnance in the Eastern Pacific, in preparation for a scheduled Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Bremerton, Washington.

CVN-72 Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

6 Apr 2009

9 Apr 2009

Training Operations

10-days

Off-loading ordnance in preparation for a scheduled PIA in the Eastern Pacific from 6 to 9 April 2009 in preparation for a scheduled Planned Incremental Period (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Bremerton, Washington from 9 April 2009 to 13 January 2010.

CVN-72 Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

13 Jan 2010

16 Jan 2010

Sea Trials

4-days

Lincoln Completes Shipyard Availability Early after Successful Sea Trials. After getting underway on 13 January 2010 for the first time in nine months, Abraham Lincoln completed its maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) ahead of schedule after successfully completing Sea Trials, returning to Naval Station, Everett, Washington on the 16th. Lincoln departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) in Bremerton, Wash., for Sea Trials after an intensive nine-month maintenance period on 13 January 2010.

CVN-72 Pacific Fleet

EastPac

CVW-2

NE

3 Feb 2010

17 Feb 2010

Training Operations

3-days

Lincoln Underway for Flight Deck Certification off the coast of Southern California.

Flight Deck Certification is a multiple-day evolution with a series of flight and hangar deck exercises. Evaluators from Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) observed Lincoln's Air Department and CVW-2 as they work together to conduct flight operations.

X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Taking Shape On Board Lincoln

Personnel from the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS) program team and industry partner Northrop Grumman Corporation are underway with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) to test the integration of existing ship systems with new systems that will support the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D). This effort will reduce program risk and is one of many steps toward the X-47B's first carrier arrested landing or "trap." The X-47B will be the first unmanned jet aircraft to take off and land aboard an aircraft carrier. With a 62ft wingspan and length of 38ft, the X-47B is about 87 percent the size of the F/A-18C aircraft currently operating aboard Navy aircraft carriers.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-151, FA-18C (N); VFA-82, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131, EA-6B; VAW-116, E-2C Hawkeye 2000; HS-2, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-47 Det., SH-60B; and VRC-30 Det. 2, C-2A.

 

F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

CVN-72 Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

23 Feb 2010

11 Mar 2010

Training Operations

17-days

Lincoln Underway for INSURV, a material assessment conducted by the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and Carrier Qualifications.

Lincoln Ready for INSURV

 

Port call at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California.

CVN-72 Pacific Fleet

EastPac

CVW-2

NE

19 Apr 2010

15 May 2010

Training Operations

26-days

Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) off the coast of Southern California.

Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG-97) demonstrated tactical prowess and combat readiness through live gunnery fire events and casualty drills on 7 May 2010 during Destroyer Squadron 9's group sail prior to joining Abraham Lincoln and Carrier Air Wing 2 for strike group training.

 

Port call at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California.

 

Carrier Strike Group 9 Commander Rear Adm. Mark Guadagnini embarked.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-151, FA-18C (N); VFA-82, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131, EA-6B; VAW-116, E-2C Hawkeye 2000; HS-2, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-47 Det., SH-60B; and VRC-30 Det. 2, C-2A.

 

F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

CVW-2

NE

17 Jul 2010

18 Aug 2010

Training Operations

33-days

Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California.

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group completed four major exercises frrom 27 to 28 July 2010 as part of COMPTUEX, flexing its muscles in surface, subsurface, and strike warfare simultaneously. Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 completed a successful large force strike, simulating the targeting and destruction of critical targets on the ground while simultaneously suppressing enemy radars and anti-aircraft fire. EA-6B Prowlers from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 along with F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 2, 34, 137, and 151 led the 90 minute mission over the Navy's bombing range on San Clemente Island.

Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California from 23 July to 13 August 2010

 

USS Cape St. George's (CG-71) air defense commander led a complex air defense exercise, linking the networks of six different Aegis platforms to establish airspace superiority greater than 100 miles from the strike group. Destroyers from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, along with cruiser Cape St. George, helicopters from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, and P-3 Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 practiced detecting and tracking enemy submarines while protecting Abraham Lincoln during an underway refueling.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-151, FA-18C (N); VFA-82, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131, EA-6B; VAW-116, E-2C Hawkeye 2000; HS-2, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-47 Det., SH-60B; and VRC-30 Det. 2, C-2A. F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

 

The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group consists of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 and guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71). Air Wing 2 is the strike group's primary offensive striking weapon. During COMPTUEX, the Lincoln and USS Nimitz (CVN-68) air wings conducted numerous large force strike drills deep into simulated enemy territory to destroy critical hostile targets.

Each large force strike involved the EA-6B
Prowlers assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131, E-2C Hawkeyes assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, F/A-18 Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 2, 34, 137 and 151 conducting a simulation of targeting and destruction of critical targets while suppressing enemy radars and anti-aircraft fires.

 

USS Momsen (DDG-92), USS Shoup (DDG-86), USS Halsey (DDG-97) and USS Sterett (DDG-104) from DESRON 9 completed war at sea and surface action group exercises. These drills included tracking simulated enemy subs, maritime interdiction operations, visit board search and seizure drills and also transiting through narrow straights with potential enemies nearby. Strike group 9 ships also practiced striking land targets with tomahawk missiles. USS Cape St. George (CG-71) coordinated the air defense for the strike group. While leading a combined effort for air defense of the Lincoln and Nimitz, Cape St. George incorporated all strike group units into a tactical data and communications link, which included P-3 Orion aircraft assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 30, Air Force Airborne Warning and Control Aircraft and U.S. 3rd Fleet's shore-based facilities.

CVN-72 - Pacific Flt, 7th,  5th & Central Command (3rd North Arabian Sea dep.) (8th Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep.) (Two cruises to the Persian Gulf)

10th WestPac

2nd MSO

3rd  OEF

OND

CVW-2

NE

7 Sep 2010

24 Mar  2011

Western Pacific Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

12th FWFD

199-days

2nd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her 3rd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 and Operation New Dawn (OND).

 

Ports of call: Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California twice; Port Klang, Malaysia; Bahrain; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; United Arab Emirates; Singapore and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Commander Rear Adm. Scott Swift, relieved by Rear Adm. Mark D. Guadagnini on 29 January 2010; which consists of embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 commander, Capt. John Eden, Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 9, San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71), and the embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, commander, Capt. Capt. Carol Hottenrott, which includes the Everett-based destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92) and USS Shoup (DDG-86), as well as the San Diego-based destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97) and USS Sterett (DDG-104)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS100923-05 - Release Date: 9/23/2010 8:56:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales, Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS); Story Number: NNS100929-03 - Release Date: 9/29/2010 5:51:00 AM - By Lt. Jacquelyn R. Bengfort, USS Shoup Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS); Story Number: NNS100130-07 - Release Date: 1/30/2010 7:06:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, EVERETT, Wash. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=56136

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=56177

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=50960

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

CVW-2

NE

27 Jun 2011

12 Aug 2011

Training Operations

31-days

Abraham Lincoln Passes First Underway Cyber Inspection

Abraham Lincoln passed a first-of-its-kind afloat U.S. Fleet Cyber Command command cyber readiness inspection (CCRI) on 14 July 2011, while the ship was conducting training at sea. A CCRI is an in-depth inspection and analysis of a ship or shore command's network security posture to ensure that vital information is protected from cyber attacks.

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 pilots flew aboard for Carrier Qualifications (CQ) on 18 July 2011. Lincoln Maintains Combat Readiness with Carrier Qualifications

Since returning from deployment in March, Lincoln has maintained a mission-ready status.

 

Ports of call: Los Angeles, California and Port call at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California.

 

The CVW 2 squadrons are the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, the Vigilantes of VFA-151, the Kestrels of VFA-137, the Blue Blasters of VFA-34, the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, the Lancers of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 131, the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 and the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77.

 

Participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011 are Lincoln, guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59), guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM-4), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and personnel from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 31, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit 1. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Los Angeles between at-sea training and certification periods and prior to a deployment scheduled for the of the year.

CVN-72Pacific Fleet

EastPac

CVW-2

NE

15 Sep 2011

18 Oct 2011

Training Operations

38-days

A three-week Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California. Abraham Lincoln Returns Home to Everett for the Last Time.

Strike Force Training Pacific (CSFTP) evaluated the strike group's operational readiness by assessing the integration of all units of the strike group, including air, strike, information, surface and anti-submarine warfare. Following the evaluation, CSFTP certified the strike group ready for operations at sea. Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is preparing for a change-of-homeport deployment to Norfolk, Va. later this year.

 

Port call at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California.

 

The CVW 2 squadrons are the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, the Vigilantes of VFA-151, the Kestrels of VFA-137, the Blue Blasters of VFA-34, the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, the Lancers of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 131, the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 and the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77.

 

Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 held a change of command ceremony aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on 13 May 2011. Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker relieved Rear Adm. Mark D. Guadagnini as Carrier Strike Group 9 commander. Guadagnini served as commander of CSG 9 since Oct. 29, 2010.

 

Abraham Lincoln is the flagship for CSG 9, which is homeported in Everett, Wash. The Lincoln Strike Group consists of Carrier Air Wing 2, Destroyer Squadron 9 and its associated ships USS Cape St. George (CG-71), USS Shoup (DDG-86), USS Momsem (DDG-92), USS Halsey (DDG-97), USS Sterett (DDG-104), USS Ford (FFG-54), USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60) and USS Ingraham (FFG-61).

USS Abraham Lincoln       (CVN-72) - Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th, Central Command & U. S. Fleet Forces Command  (4th North Arabian Sea dep.) Fleet Forces (9th Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep.)

11th WestPac

1st Suez Canal

3rd MSO

4th OEF

 

CVW-2

NE

7 Dec 2011

7 Aug 2012

Western Pacific

Transfer to the East Coast for RCOH

Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

Europe

13th FWFD

245-days

East Coast Transfer for Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), an American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company formed on March 31, 2011 as a spin-off of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN), her 3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her 4th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the “military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001.

 

Ports of call: Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California; Leam Chebang, Thailand; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Antalya, Turkey and Mayport, Flordia.

 

“Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 aircraft consist of, Boeing / McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron TWO (VFA-2) “Bounty Hunters, ” F/A-18E Hornets of  Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 “Kestrels," FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 “Vigilantes,” FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 “Blue Blasters,” EA-6B Prowler of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE THREE ONE or VAQ-131, “Lancers,” E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE SIX or VAW-116 and C-2 Greyhound of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron THREE ZERO Det. TWO or VRC-30 Det. 2, Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron (HSC-12) and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Mine Squadron (HSM-77)” (Ref. 76).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker as Commander, which consists of embarked Carrier Air Wing 2, San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71), and the embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, which includes the Everett-based destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92) and USS Shoup (DDG-86), as well as the San Diego-based destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97) and USS Sterett (DDG-104)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS100913-26 - Release Date: 9/13/2010 6:04:00 PM - By Lt. Greg D. Raelson, USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS) & Story Number: 9/16/2010 4:54 - Release Date: 9/16/2010 4:54:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg, Abraham Lincoln Strike Group Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=55955

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=56001

Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN)

Total Foreign Water Fleet Deployments (FWFD’s) = 13 FWFD and 2,017 FWFD Days

as of 18 October 2011. Includes end date in calculation (1 day is added).

One Cape of Horn and one Suez Canal transit on two transfers as of 2011.

One West Coast and one East coast transfer as of 2011.

5 Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the no-fly zone south of the 32nd parallel in Iraq.

4 Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and  supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity.

2 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea.

4 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the “military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001.

“The Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), the 72nd aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 60th, commissioning at Pier 12 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia on 11 November 1989; delivered to the U. S. Navy on 30 October 1989, with Captain William B. Hayden in command as the third Commanding Officer, relieving Captain Stanley W. Bryant; launched on 13 February 1988, with Captain Joseph J. Dantone, Jr. in command; keel was laid down 3 November 1984 at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp., Newport News, Virginia and is the sixth nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the fifth ship in the Nimitz class of nuclear-powered supercarriers, while the contract to build her was awarded on 27 December 1982. The ship was named in honor of Abraham Lincoln, our nation’s 16th president and is the second ship in the U.S. Navy to bear his name. The ballistic missile submarine Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) was in service 1961-81” (Ref. 72 & 377).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) at Sea Periods, Carrier Air Wing at Sea Periods and Deployments with Air Wing embarked

(28 August 1989 to 7 August 2012)

Chapter XXXIII

Volume I to III

Part II of III - 7 May 2003 to 7 August 2012

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

A Sailors Tale of His Tour of Duty in the U. S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983) Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw

(24 April 1980)

 

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Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA  Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I

(10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to

25 August 1981) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. I (27 December 1982 to 6 May 2003)

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. I  (27 December 1982 to

6 May 2003)

 

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. II (7 May 2003 to 13 January 2010)

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History Vol. II

(7 May 2003 to 13 January 2010)

 

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. III (14 January 2010 to 31 December 2012)

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History Vol. III

(14 January 2010 to

31 December 2012)

 

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History of Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH)  (1 January 2013 to 2017)

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History of

Refueling and Complex

Overhaul (RCOH)

(1 January 2013 to 2017

Sea Trials) Volume IV

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

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(1953 to 2016)

 

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