Rear Adm. John Wade, commander, Carrier Strike Group 12 (left), greets President Ilir Meta of Albania, on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
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May 3, 2019
ADRIATIC SEA - 190501-N-NF912-0018 MADRIATIC SEA (May 01, 2019) President Ilir Meta of Albania (left), and Capt. Putnam H. Browne, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), converse on the bridge. Abraham Lincoln is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) 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 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7); as well as lvaro de Bazn-class frigate ESPS Mndez Nez (F 104). (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Bartelt/Released)


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