CVN 72 Underway
190423-N-GD018-1055.JPG Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/Released

Apr 25, 2019
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - 190423-N-GD018-1055 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 23, 2019) A group of Tunisian military leaders ride the aircraft elevator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is conducting carrier strike force operations with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) deployment 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 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7; as well as Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate ESPS Méndez Nuñez (F 104).


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