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NavSource Online: Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive


Contributed by Mike Smolinski

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN   (CVN-72)


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2001 — present

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69k Taken in 2001 when the ship visited Hobart, Australia Nick Jansen
Hobart, Tasmania.
ncjj@optusnet.com.au

NS027205
59k The small craft alongside to starboard were cleaning and painting the hull. Nick Jansen
Hobart, Tasmania.
ncjj@optusnet.com.au

NS027206
66k The ship had to anchor in the Derwent River, just south of Hobart due to a local law which does not allow nuclear powered ships to dock at the wharves. Nick Jansen
Hobart, Tasmania.
ncjj@optusnet.com.au

NS027207
62k Taken at Hobart during her return from duty in the Persian Gulf. Nick Jansen
Hobart, Tasmania.
ncjj@optusnet.com.au

NS027247
56k Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, January 2001. Glenn Towler,
World's Ship Society

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) approaches the coast of California with F/A-18 Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25) in formation overhead, February 7, 2001. Abraham Lincoln and Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14) were returning home after concluding a scheduled six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Gabriel Wilson (# 010207-N-0147W-001).

Alex Tatchin
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
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April 1, 2002 — USS Abraham Lincoln prepares for flight operations in the Gulf of Alaska as part of the joint training exercise, Northern Edge 2002. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kittie VandenBosch. [020421-N-8794V-001].

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The Pacific Ocean, Jul. 24, 2002 — An F/A-18E "Super Hornet" from the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (VFA-115) piloted by Lt. Corey L. Pritchard, makes the first carrier arrested landing of the “Super Hornet” signifying the start of its maiden combat deployment. VFA-115 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14), aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). The Carrier Battle Group deployed on July 20, 2002, and was to conduct missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kittie VandenBosch. [020724-N-8794V-001].

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2002 — Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) "man the rails" during arrival honors, as the ship and air wing prepare for a short port visit. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kittie VandenBosch (# 020801-N-8794V-029).

Bill Gonyo

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Sep. 11, 2002 — Responding to President Bush's admonition to "Be Ready," Sailors on the 4˝-acre flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) spell out their response as the carrier, her embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW 14) and her Battle Group report on station to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The Abraham Lincoln Battle Group would relieve the USS George Washington Battle Group, which was scheduled to return to Norfolk, Va., shortly afterwards. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Gabriel Piper. [020911-N-6020P-021].

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California, launches from catapult three during flight operations aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), 4 October 2002. Photo by PHAN Phillip A. McDaniel, US Navy.

Robert Hurst

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Nov. 1, 2002 — An F-14D Tomcat, assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Thirty One (VF-31), launches off catapult three, which is one of four steam driven catapults on the ship's flight deck. Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) were on a scheduled six-month deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Philip McDaniel. [021101-N-9593M-045].

Bernard A. Cardali, USN
LST-308 WWII

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Nov. 1, 2002 — Lightning strikes on the horizon, light up the bow of the aircraft carrier during a storm in the Arabian Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Ansarov. [021101-N-4309A-003].

Larry Lee

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Nov. 14, 2002 — Aviation Ordnancemen prepare to load aircraft with various ordnance on the ship's flight deck in preparation for upcoming combat missions. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Geanine I. Ortez. [021114-N-4748O-001].

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Nov. 21, 2002 — An F/A-18C Hornet carefully maneuvers the ship's busy flight deck, while approaching catapult one in preparation for launch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Tyler Clements. [021121-N-6817C-002].

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Maj. Gen. Walter E. Buchanan, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia, flew back seat during a familiarization flight with the Fighter Squadron (VF) 31 "Tomcatters," 23 November 2002. The men and women of VF-31 were attached to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in the Persian Gulf, in support of Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate First Class (AW) Willie Davis (# 021123-N-SR559-039).

Robert M. Cieri

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Central Command area of responsibility, Nov. 28, 2002 — An aerial "bow shot" of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during her regularly scheduled deployment conducting combat operations in support of Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Third Class Kittie VandenBosch. [021128-N-8794V-015].

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The Arabian Gulf, Mar. 26, 2003 — An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron Twenty Five (VFA-25) prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier, deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Michael S. Kelly. [030326-N-9228K-001].

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The Arabian Gulf, Apr. 7, 2003 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) steams alongside USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during weapons and cargo transfers between the two ships. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Force and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) were relieving Abraham Lincoln and CVW-14 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Yesenia Rosas. [030407-N-2385R-002].

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) entering Pearl Harbor, 26 April 2003, on her way home from Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Photos by SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless, USN, Mobile Diving Salvage Unit One.

Joseph A. Gless, SK1(SW)
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The Pacific Ocean, May 1, 2003 — "Navy 1," an S-3B Viking from the "Blue Wolves" of Sea Control Squadron Three Five (VS-35) successfully traps aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). The aircraft was carrying President George W. Bush, the first President to trap aboard an aircraft carrier at sea. Later, Mr. Bush addressed the nation from the ship's flight deck: "Major combat operations in Iraq are over, and America and her allies have prevailed."

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Gabriel Piper. [030501-N-6020P-019G].

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The Pacific Ocean, May 1, 2003 — President George W. Bush passes through the side boys after landing aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in "NAVY 1", an S-3B Viking from the "Blue Wolves" of Sea Control Squadron Three Five (VS-35).

The custom of having side boys originated centuries ago in the Royal Navy when officers were hoisted aboard in a sort of basket, and since senior officers usually weighed more than juniors, more boys were needed on the line. When the side is piped by the boatswain’s mate of the watch, from two to eight side boys, depending on the rank of the officer, will form a passageway at the gangway.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Tyler J. Clements. [030501-N-6817C-049].

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San Diego, Calif., May 2, 2003 — Flying her "Homeward Bound" pennant and displaying a banner reading "Mission Accomplished," USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) steams into San Diego Harbor for a stop prior to returning to her homeport of Everett, Wash., following a nearly 10-month deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Abraham Lincoln would disembark Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) personnel in San Diego and was scheduled to reach homeport on May 6, marking 286 days away.

The homeward bound pennant is a Navy tradition, dating back to the days of sail. It is flown on the last leg of her homebound voyage by a ship that has been overseas for nine months or more, prior to arrival at the first U.S. port. The length is one foot for each person, officer or crew, who has been aboard for 9 months or more, providing the length does not exceed the ship's length. On arrival in homeport, the pennant is cut up. The blue is presented to the captain, and the remainder is divided among the men. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Photographer’s Mate Mahlon K. Miller. [030502-N-0226M-003].

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San Diego, Calif., May 2, 2003 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulls into San Diego Harbor towards a berth at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island to disembark Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) before continuing to her homeport of Everett, Wash. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Force flew more than 1,600 sorties and expended 1.6 million pounds of ordnance, including 116 Tomahawks during her nearly 10-month deployment supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class (Ret) Chuck Cavanaugh. [030502-N-1144C-002].

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San Diego, Calif., May 2, 2003 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) makes her way to Naval Air Station North Island for a one day port visit to San Diego to disembark the ship’s Air Wing. USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) can be seen in the background. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Andrew J. Betting. [030502-N-8590B-001].

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Naval Station Everett, Wash., May 6, 2003 — The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) approaches pier Alpha aboard Naval Station Everett after returning from nearly a 10-month deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Scott Taylor. [030506-N-9500T-055].

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) arrives in Naval Station Everett, Wash., May 6, 2003 after a nearly 10-month deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Dan Crowell,
Soundview Aerial Photography
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
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July 16, 2003 — One of USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN-72) four screws is prepared for removal during a Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Barbara A. Snider (# 030716-N-9605S-001).

Alex Tatchin
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
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August 12, 2003 — Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard workers prepare the port side rudder of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for removal. The carrier was undergoing a Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Derrick Eisenbeis (# 030812-N-6619E-001).

Alex Tatchin
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
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Pacific Ocean, June 15, 2004 — A camera crew sets up for scenes to be taped on the flight deck for the upcoming motion picture "Stealth," with the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). After ten months of dry docked Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) maintenance, Abraham Lincoln was conducting local operations in the Pacific Ocean in preparation for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Tyler J. Clements (# 040615-N-6817C-030).

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December 21, 2004 — The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), with Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), underway in the waters of Western Pacific Ocean. Abraham Lincoln's Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) was the first to be used in the Surge Role in support of the Chief of Naval Operations Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Patrick M. Bonafede (041221-N-1229B-066).

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Indian Ocean, January 1, 2005Seahawk helicopters assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2) "Golden Falcons" and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron Forty-Seven (HSL-47) "Saberhawks," depart USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) en route to Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The helicopters were transporting supplies, bringing in disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to Tsunami-stricken coastal regions. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group was operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Tyler J. Clements (# 050101-N-6817C-084).

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A C-2A Greyhound, assigned to the "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, prepares to launch off the flight deck aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), 20 January 2005. Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and Sailors from the Abraham Lincoln were supporting Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group was operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Cristina R. Morrison (# 050120-N-4336M-021).

Robert Hurst
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
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Indian Ocean, February 3, 2005 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) comes alongside the Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) in the Indian Ocean (see below). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Second Class Timothy Smith (# 050203-N-8796S-038).

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CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln + AH-19 Mercy
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Mercy (T-AH-19) navigates alongside Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) after arriving on station near Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, 3 February 2005. Mercy was forward deployed to assist in humanitarian aid efforts in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia (26 December 2004) and would serve as an enabling platform to assist humanitarian operations ashore in ways that host nations and international relief organizations found useful. U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Gabriel R. Piper (# 050203-N-6020P-181).

Indonesian Minister of People's Welfare, Mr. Alwi Shihab, was presented a framed copy of this photo by Commander Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9), RADM Doug Crowder, during a farewell ceremony aboard USS Abraham Lincoln.
Jack Treutle
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 23, 2005 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) arrives in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for a port visit after being deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean in support of Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Dennis C. Cantrel (# 050223-N-8157C-077).

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March 1, 2005 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulls into San Diego, Calif., following a deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. The carrier and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) supported Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia during their Western Pacific deployment. Abraham Lincoln pulled into San Diego to drop-off the Sailors and Marines assigned to CVW-2 and then make her transit up the coast to her homeport of Everett, Wash. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Danielle M. Sosa (# 050301-N-7615S-006).

Jack Treutle
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
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Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, Wash., March 4, 2005 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) transits the Strait of Juan De Fuca as she prepares to return to Naval Station Everett, Wash., after a deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) supported Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd class Chris Otsen (# 050304-N-8921O-002).

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Everett, Wash., March 4, 2005 — The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) man the rails as tugboats prepare to guide the ship along side the pier on board Naval Station Everett, Wash., following a deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Ralph Radford (# 050304-N-0975R-002).

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Pacific Ocean, June 9, 2005 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducts a passing exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense (JDS) force vessels, JDS Akebono (DDG-109), JDS Makinami (DDG-112) and JDS Myoko (DDG-175). The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Benfold (DDG-65) and USS Shoup (DDG-86), along with the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) and Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) also participate in the exercise. Abraham Lincoln was at sea conducting readiness training in support of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class James R. McGury (# 050609-N-0499M-074).

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Pacific Ocean, November 2, 2005 — Two F/A-18F Super Hornets fly over USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) prior to entering the landing break. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) were conducting a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Justin R. Blake (# 051102-N-5384B-045).

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(NS027265): USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) passing south of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, on November 11, 2005.

(NS027265a): Shortly afterwards, nearing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, with Angel Island in the left middle distance, and Red Rock and Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in the background.

CAPT Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (ret.)
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
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132k Barry T. Bevan
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) makes a high speed turn during the ship handling drills as part of the ship's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) inspection, 11 January 2006, in the Pacific Ocean. All naval vessels are inspected by INSURV to check their material condition and battle readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Patrick M. Bonafede (# 060111-N-1229B-002).

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Pacific Ocean, January 12, 2006 — The port side Mark II Stockless Anchor is raised aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) after conducting a precision sea and anchor detail off the coast of San Diego. The Nimitz-class carrier was off the coast of Southern California for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) inspection and the final Fleet Response Plan (FRP) readiness training. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jordon R. Beesley (# 060112-N-4166B-024).

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during underway replenishment operations, as seen from USNS Pecos (T-AO 197), March 14, 2006.

Photos by Shawn P Ward, CIV, MSC
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Pacific Ocean, March 23, 2006 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG-63), foreground, sail in formation with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) (foreground to background) guided missile destroyer JDS Hatakaze (DDG-171), destroyer JDS Harusame (DD-102), and guided missile destroyer JDS Kirishima (DDG-174). The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier spent three days conducting exercises with JMDSF and took part in an officer exchange program as part of a passing exercise (PASSEX). Abraham Lincoln and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) were on a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class M. Jeremie Yoder (# 060323-N-6074Y-063).

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Laem Chebang, Thailand, April 20, 2006 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulls into Laem Chebang, Thailand for a brief port visit. The Nimitz-class carrier made U.S. Naval history, being the first U.S. aircraft carrier to moor pier side in Thailand. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class James R. McGury (# 060420-N-6074Y-155).

Chester Morris
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Philippine Sea, June 18, 2006 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), followed by the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Shoup (DDG-86) and USS Russell (DDG-59), transits the Philippine Sea to begin Valiant Shield 2006, an exercise that focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Spike Call (# 060618-N-5961C-003).

(See also Valiant Shield 2006.)

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Philippine Sea, June 18, 2006 — (Left to right) The Abraham Lincoln, Kitty Hawk and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups sail in formation, while Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft (led by an Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber) fly overhead during the photo portion of Valiant Shield 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jarod Hodge (# 060618-N-8591H-383).

(See also Valiant Shield 2006.)

Chester Morris

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A B-2 Spirit and 16 other aircraft from the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly over (left to right) USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) carrier strike groups in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, June 18, 2006, to kick off Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz (# 060618-N-8492C-212).

Charles Erlandsen
Chester Morris
Robert Hurst
Stanley Svec

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US Navy Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) man the rails as their ship, escorted by tugboats, pulls into port for a scheduled visit at Naval Station (NS) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (HI), June 30, 2006. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006, an exercise designed to increase the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined sea operations. RIMPAC 2006 brought together military forces from Australia (AUS), Canada (CAN), Chile (CHL), Peru (PER), Japan (JPN), the Republic of Korea (KOR), United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). US Navy photo by MC1 Dennis C. Cantrell (# 060630-N-8157C-109), available from the Defense Visual Information Center, id.: DN-SD-07-09201.

Bill Gonyo

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US Navy Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) man the rails as their ship, escorted by tugboats, departs Naval Station (NS) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (HI), July 5, 2006. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. US Navy photo by MC2 Rebecca J. Moat (# 060705-N-8629M-185), available from the Defense Visual Information Center, id.: DN-SD-07-09204.

Bill Gonyo
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Pacific Ocean, July 25, 2006 — Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) spell out "RIMPAC 2006" on the flight deck during a photo exercise conducted to commemorate the last day of the exercise. RIMPAC trains U.S. and allied forces to be interoperable and ready for a wide range of potential combined operations and missions. Eight nations participated in this year's RIMPAC, the world's largest biennial maritime exercise. Conducted in the waters off Hawaii, RIMPAC brings together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman James R. Evans (# 060725-N-7981E-170).

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Sailors man the rails as USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returns to her home port at Naval Station Everett, August 8, 2006 after completing a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific in support of the Global War on terrorism and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Douglas G. Morrison (# 060808-N-3309M-001).

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Bremerton, Wash., March 7, 2007 — Sideboys greet Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet (and future CNO), ADM Gary Roughead, aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). Roughead spoke with the aircraft carrier Sailors about the at-sea to in-port rotation of operational ships within his area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick M. Bonafede (# 070307-N-1229B-006).

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Bremerton, Wash., May 31, 2007 — Ship's Boatswain, Chief Warrant Officer Carlos Rudolf, helps to position the Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9, admiral's barge as it is brought aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Nimitz-class carrier was conducting training, crew certification, and preparation for her return to operational status following a shipyard availability period. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James R. Evans (070531-N-7981E-308).

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Bremerton, Wash., June 4, 2007 — Dr. Gene Griessman delivers the Gettysburg Address while portraying President Abraham Lincoln before members of the crew on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). Griessman, an author, former television host, and professional Lincoln impersonator was visiting the carrier to meet the crew of the warship that bears Lincoln's name and to perform his unique brand of motivational speaking. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class James R. Evans (# 070604-N-7981E-049).

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Everett, Wash., June 30, 2007 — Sailors man the rails as USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulls into her homeport at Naval Station Everett. The aircraft carrier returned from five days of sea trials following a nine-month dry-dock planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wa. The sea trials tested the ship's systems and crew in preparation for their return to full operational capability status. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Blake (# 070630-N-5384B-235).

Chester Morris
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Everett, Wash., July 4, 2007 — Sailors, friends and family watch Naval Station Everett's Fourth of July fireworks display from the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Timothy C. Roache Jr. (# 070704-N-5837R-016).

Chester Morris
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Everett, Wash., August 20, 2007 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) rolls off the high sea toward home at Naval Station Everett. The aircraft carrier was returning from performing operations as a part of Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation problem off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Beckjord (# 070820-N-8029B-035).

Alex Tatchin
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Washtucna (YTB-826) and another tug assist the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) while mooring pierside at her homeport of Naval Station Everett, 20 August 2007, after a scheduled underway period off the coast of Southern California. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Douglas G. Morrison (# 070820-N-3390M-002).

Chester Morris
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A RIM-7P NATO Sea Sparrow Missile launches from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during a stream raid shoot exercise in the Pacific Ocean, 13 August 2007. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier's self-defense systems fired four Sea Sparrow missiles, engaging and destroying two BQM-74E turbojet-powered drone aircraft and a High-Speed Maneuvering Surface Threat (HSMST) remote controlled Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) during the event. Abraham Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 were underway off the coast of Southern California conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class M. Jeremie Yoder (#070813-N-6074Y-055).

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Three views of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia, October 4, 2007.

Photos by Neil Mayers

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Members of Helicopter Visit Board Search Seizure (HVBSS) Team 1 ready their gear for a non-compliant boarding exercise during the early morning hours of October 22, 2007 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). HVBSS-1 was the first dedicated HVBSS team to reach operational status and they were training aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier as part of the ship's scheduled work-up. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James R. Evans (# 071022-N-7981E-009).

This photo was taken at the Carrier Pier at North Island. The Midway is visible in the background, along with San Diego's lights.

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U.S. Navy aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) fly in formation over USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) March 30, 2008, during an air power demonstration while underway in the Pacific Ocean. DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans, U.S. Navy (# 080330-N-7981E-053).

Robert M. Cieri

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) underway at high speed in the Western Pacific Ocean, April 4, 2008. Abraham Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Two were underway on a scheduled deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (# 080404-N-7981E-692).

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A pair of HH-60H Seahawks assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) approach USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), 22 April 2008, in the Pacific Ocean. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and Carrier Strike Group Nine were on a scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (# 080422-N-7981E-216).

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Boatswain's Mate Seaman Shannon Siegrist puts braided "fancy work" on the railing of a ladder well aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), 25 June 2008. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was steaming in the Persian Gulf, in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, supporting maritime security. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (# 080625-N-7981E-217).

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The Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Mana (F111) steams alongside USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in the north Arabian Sea, 30 July 2008. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class N. Brett Morton (#080730-N-8539M-160).

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A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet (modex NE300) of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 "Vigilantes" recovers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in 2008(?), during Operation Enduring Freedom.

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) passes under a rainbow as Sailors from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 participate in a "flight deck spell out" while transiting the Pacific Ocean, 27 September 2008. The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group was on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area Of Responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (# 080927-N-7981E-418).

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) seen as she departs San Diego, 11 September 2010, for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleets Areas Of Responsibility (AOR).

Photo by Ken Killmeyer, USS Forrestal Association historian
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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) enters Pearl Harbor for a port visit, 10 March 2011. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was returning to homeport in Everett, Wash., after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas Of Responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arif Patani (# 110310-N-PM781-330).

Ron Reeves
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An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, "Sun Kings," performs a fly by as Sailors join family members and friends to watch an air power demonstration aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean, 15 March 2011. A Tiger Cruise provides an opportunity for family and friends of Sailors to share the experience of being underway on a Navy ship. Abraham Lincoln was returning home from a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arif Patani (# 110315-N-PM781-388).

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CAPT John D. Alexander, left, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72); Command Master Chief Susan Whitman; CAPT Timothy Kuehhas, executive officer; and RADM Mike Shoemaker, commander of Carrier Strike Group 9, jump from one of the ship's aircraft elevators during an all-hands swim call, 24 April 2012, in the Arabian Sea. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area Of Responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch (# 120424-N-KQ416-039).

Ron Reeves
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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), foreground, and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) steam in formation in the North Arabian Sea, 9 June 2012.

Ron Reeves

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