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  • Port of L.A.'s first Navy Week brings aircraft carrier to San Pedro

    07/25/2011 12:22:34 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 29 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | July 25, 2011 | Donna Littlejohn
    The Navy arrives today in the Port of Los Angeles, kicking off a weeklong series of ship tours and other events designed to showcase the nation's sailors. This is the first time Navy Week - a program launched nationwide five years ago - is coming to the area. "Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they've made in their Navy and to increase awareness of the Navy in cities that don't have active duty naval bases," said Cmdr. Christopher Scholl. The Navy has a presence in San Diego and Ventura, but not in the Los Angeles area, he...
  • Navy Destroyers Join Abraham Lincoln Strike Group

    11/28/2010 9:23:30 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    ASDN News ^ | 11/28/2010 | ASDN News
    Guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) entered the 5th Fleet area of responsibility Nov. 25, rejoining USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as part of their regularly scheduled deployment. The three Arleigh Burke class destroyers will contribute to maritime security in the region, bringing the capability to share a common tactical maritime picture through their AEGIS and link systems, and adding six helicopters and numerous surface, air and subsurface elements to maritime security operations. While Shoup, Momsen and Halsey will rotate through different duties during the coming months, their overall focus will...
  • X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Taking Shape On Board Lincoln

    02/17/2010 6:29:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 33 replies · 1,091+ views
    navy.mil ^ | 1/17/2010 | Lt. Cmdr. William Marks
    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...
  • USS Abraham Lincoln in Arabian Sea to support Afghan operations

    07/09/2008 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Saoirise · 20 replies · 344+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/09/2008 | Jeff Schogol
    USS Abraham Lincoln in Arabian Sea to support Afghan operations By Jeff Schogol, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Wednesday, July 9, 2008 ARLINGTON, Va. — The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has moved from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea to support operations in Afghanistan. NBC News first reported Monday night that the carrier has been moved because of the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, where a suicide bomber killed more than 40 people Monday outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul. A spokesman for 5th Fleet confirmed the move Tuesday. "Conditions are worsening on the ground in Afghanistan and commanders...
  • CBS: US to Draw Up New Iran Attack Plans

    04/30/2008 8:05:06 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 28 replies · 254+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 30, 2008 | Staff
    The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to develop new options for attacking Iran, CBS reported Tuesday, as a second US aircraft carrier steamed into the Persian Gulf. According to the report, the planning was being driven by what one officer called the "increasingly hostile role" Iran is playing in Iraq - smuggling weapons into Iraq for use against American troops. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that "what the Iranians are doing is killing American servicemen and -women inside Iraq." CBS said that US officials were also concerned by Iranian harassment of US ships in the Persian Gulf as well...
  • Gates Calls Arrival of Second Carrier in Gulf ‘Reminder’ of U.S. Presence

    04/30/2008 5:17:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 164+ views
    MEXICO CITY, April 30, 2008 – The movement of a second aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf this week doesn’t signal an escalation of the U.S. naval presence -- but could serve as a “reminder” of it to countries in the region, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here last night. Gates did not specifically name Iran when responding to a reporter’s question about the arrival this week of USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf. “The size of our naval presence in the Gulf rises and falls constantly,” he said. “This deployment has been planned for a long time. I...
  • Deployment of second carrier to Gulf a 'reminder': Gates

    04/29/2008 9:49:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 49 replies · 157+ views
    AFP ^ | 4-29-08
    US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Tuesday the deployment of a second aircraft carrier to the Gulf should be seen as a "reminder" of US military power in the region. But Gates flatly denied that the United States was preparing the ground for military strikes against Iran. "I don't think we'll have two carriers for a protracted period of time. So I don't see it as an escalation. I think it could be seen, though, as a reminder," Gates told reporters here during a visit with Mexican officials. The arrival of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf follows...
  • Tour the Abe on July 4th (USS Abraham Lincoln will be open for public tours @ Everett, WA)

    06/19/2007 12:42:34 PM PDT · by Stoat · 18 replies · 1,987+ views
    HeraldNet ^ | June 19, 2007 | Jim Haley
    Tour the Abe on July 4thAlong with the USS Abraham Lincoln, at least one other Everett-based ship is scheduled to be open to the public.By Jim HaleyHerald Writer EVERETT - The public will be able to get a close-up view of the huge aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln over the Fourth of July holiday. It's likely one or more of the other ships at Naval Station Everett also will be open to public tours, station spokesman Rick Huling said. The Lincoln was last open to the public during the Independence Day holiday in 2005. Huling said the base is...
  • FR EXCLUSIVE: "Mission Accomplished" banner was ordered by the Navy, not by the White House

    05/01/2007 2:40:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 160 replies · 4,323+ views
    NAVY WEBSITE ^ | 5-1-07 | DFU
    Because today is the fourth anniversary of the commander in chief landing aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN with the famous "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner, the enemies at home are going to attempt to use it for political purposes. I don't think I need to name the enemies at home. We all know them well. They are the ones who see defeat as politically beneficial to them and will do whatever they can to embolden the enemy and hurt our troops. To get to the truth of the story, I phoned the media office of the 2nd Fleet in Norfolk, VA. The...
  • ALCSG Pursues Undersea Threats During Valiant Shield ‘06

    06/22/2006 7:13:03 AM PDT · by jackv · 3 replies · 192+ views
    The Navy Newstand ^ | 6-21-06 | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Cook
    USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, At Sea (NNS) -- During Exercise Valiant Shield ’06, the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (ALCSG) is taking advantage of the opportunity to train in undersea warfare (USW) detection and tracking in the Western Pacific, June 19-23. While participating in Valiant Shield, the ALCSG successfully located and tracked numerous submarines in the operating area, using some of the Navy’s most advanced technology, including both active and passive sonar, according to Lt. James Steffen, USW officer of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, embarked on Abraham Lincoln. "Valiant Shield 2006 is USW-intensive, with multiple U.S. submarines participating,"...
  • Valiant Shield 2006 (awesome show of force in asia-pac region)

    06/19/2006 3:30:19 PM PDT · by MARKUSPRIME · 41 replies · 4,822+ views
    Aircraft Carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sail in formation at the start of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006.
  • Three US carrier strike groups steam in formation in Pacific Ocean (Awesome photo)

    06/19/2006 12:49:10 PM PDT · by dead · 187 replies · 8,305+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 6/19/06
    The USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Kitty Hawk and USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups steam in formation during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in preparation for Valiant Shield 2006 on Sunday, June 18, 2006, in the Pacific Ocean. The PHOTOEX featured 14 ships as well as 17 aircraft from Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corp including a B2 bomber. The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is currently participating in Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area beginning June 19-23, the exercise involves 28 Naval vessels including three carrier strike groups,...
  • USS Reuben James Assists Fisherman in Arabian Sea

    04/24/2006 4:11:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 1,049+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Ensign Jon Derges
    ARABIAN SEA (NNS) -- USS Reuben James (FFG 57) rendered medical assistance to a Sri Lankan fisherman while conducting maritime security operations (MSO) as part of a Dutch-led task force in the Arabian Sea, April 21. During a routine visit to a Sri Lankan fishing vessel, the Deuedu Pietro, Sailors from Reuben James discovered that one of the vessel’s crew members had sustained a knee injury five days earlier that had become infected. The Sailors radioed back for medical assistance from Reuben James’s independent duty corpsman, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF/PJ) Matthew Breske. Breske joined the boarding team aboard the...
  • (reprise)FR EXCLUSIVE:INTERVIEW WITH HIGH LEVEL NAVY COMMANDER -- PRESIDENT BUSH'S TAILHOOK LANDING

    12/30/2005 10:46:08 AM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 1,628+ views
    interveiw with Navy commander | 12-30-2005 (orig. 2003) | dfu
    FR EXCLUSIVE: INTERVIEW WITH HIGH LEVEL NAVY COMMANDER REGARDING PRESIDENT BUSH'S TAILHOOK LANDINGa Navy commander | May 9., 2003 | dfu Posted on 05/09/2003 1:56:27 PM PDT by doug from upland After listening to the rantings and ravings of the DemocRATS who are both jealous and livid after seeing a beloved commander in chief do a tailhook landing on the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, I wanted to get the real story. After about 5 calls and transfers and return calls, I just spoke with a Navy commander who deals with public relations. He is very high level, but because this issue...
  • U.S. Aircraft Carrier Leaves Tsunami Zone

    02/03/2005 1:12:25 PM PST · by 68skylark · 35 replies · 776+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2005 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) -- The U.S. aircraft carrier that led a massive tsunami relief operation steamed away from the disaster zone Thursday after a mission that helped repair America's bruised image in the world's most heavily populated Muslim nation. The USS Abraham Lincoln, with a crew of 5,300, formed the core of the largest foreign military deployment in the area and the most extensive U.S. operation in Southeast Asia since the Vietnam War. Helicopters from the ship flew hundreds of missions to deliver food, water and other aid along the devastated western coast of the Indonesian island...
  • US Navy officer attacks 'travelling circus of aid workers' ..

    01/29/2005 6:10:22 PM PST · by 1066AD · 55 replies · 2,643+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) Online ^ | 1/30/2005 | Philip Sherwell and Inigo Gilmore
    US Navy officer attacks 'travelling circus of aid workers' for impeding the tsunami relief effort in Indonesia By Philip Sherwell in Washington and Inigo Gilmore in Banda Aceh (Filed: 30/01/2005) A US Navy officer serving on the Abraham Lincoln, the aircraft carrier at the heart of the Indonesia tsunami relief effort, has attacked United Nations officials, aid workers and the media for impeding flights to help the survivors. Criticising their behaviour and demands, the officer declared: "My warship has been transformed into a floating hotel for a bunch of trifling do-gooders." The relief effort has been a 'frustrating and needlessly...
  • No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln

    01/21/2005 4:25:40 AM PST · by billorites · 15 replies · 1,865+ views
    Soldiers for The Truth ^ | January 20, 2005 | "Ed Stanton"
    It has been three weeks since my ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln, arrived off the Sumatran coast to aid the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami that ravaged their coastline. I’d like to say that this has been a rewarding experience for us, but it has not: Instead, it has been a frustrating and needlessly dangerous exercise made even more difficult by the Indonesian government and a traveling circus of so-called aid workers who have invaded our spaces. What really irritated me was a scene I witnessed in the Lincoln’s wardroom a few days ago. I...
  • No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln

    01/22/2005 8:45:24 PM PST · by StoneGiant · 39 replies · 5,262+ views
    Defense Watch ^ | 1/20/2005 | Ed Stanton
    DefenseWatch "The Voice of the Grunt" 01-20-2005 Guest Column: No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln By Ed Stanton  It has been three weeks since my ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln, arrived off the Sumatran coast to aid the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami that ravaged their coastline. I’d like to say that this has been a rewarding experience for us, but it has not: Instead, it has been a frustrating and needlessly dangerous exercise made even more difficult by the Indonesian government and a traveling circus of so-called aid workers who have invaded our spaces. What really irritated...
  • No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln

    01/21/2005 4:53:18 AM PST · by gura · 31 replies · 1,452+ views
    Soldiers For The Truth ^ | 1/20/2005 | Ed Stanton
    Guest Column: No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln By Ed Stanton It has been three weeks since my ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln, arrived off the Sumatran coast to aid the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami that ravaged their coastline. I’d like to say that this has been a rewarding experience for us, but it has not: Instead, it has been a frustrating and needlessly dangerous exercise made even more difficult by the Indonesian government and a traveling circus of so-called aid workers who have invaded our spaces. What really irritated me was a...
  • If you think the ABC is one-sided ...

    01/13/2005 1:36:08 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies · 1,127+ views
    The Australian ^ | 13th January 2005 | Christopher Brooks
    LAST week we were subjected to one of the most extraordinary examples of one-sided news management of modern times, as most of Britain's media, led by the BBC, studiously ignored what was by far the most effective and dramatic response to Asia's tsunami disaster. A mighty task force of more than 20 US Navy ships, led by a vast nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Abraham Lincoln, and equipped with nearly 90 helicopters, landing craft and hovercraft, was carrying out a round-the-clock relief operation, providing food, water and medical supplies to hundreds of thousands of survivors. The BBC went out of its...