Abraham Lincoln Carrier arrived at Naval Air Station
The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, marking the end of a 10-month deployment to the U.S. 6th, 5th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the work that our team accomplished during this deployment,” said Rear Adm. Michael Boyle, commander, CSG 12. “Over the course of 10 months the Sailors of the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group made a difference in some of the world’s most critical waterways, ensuring the free flow of commerce and deterring aggression through strength and readiness. They can return home knowing that their service to our Navy and our Nation made a positive difference.”
The 295-day deployment is the longest carrier deployment in the post-Cold War era.
The Lincoln was originally supposed to arrive in Coronado in October, but had its deployment extended three months due to escalating tension with Iran.
While at sea, the 3,000-person Carrier Strike Group it led participated in maritime security and combat missions with various US allies around the world.
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