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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) - Nimitz class
« on: March 27, 2018, 01:16:10 AM »
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History of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is America’s fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.  The ship was named in honor of our nation’s 16th president and is the second ship in the U.S. Navy to bear his name.

Abraham Lincoln’s keel was laid Nov. 3, 1984 at Newport News, Va.  The ship was christened less than four years later and commissioned Nov. 11, 1989 in Norfolk, Va.  After shakedown and acceptance trials, the ship departed Norfolk in September 1990 and transited around South America before arriving in Alameda, Calif.

Lincoln’s May 1991 deployment was in response to Iraq’s annexation of Kuwait, but Abe was diverted instead to support evacuation operations following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo on Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines.  Operation Fiery Vigil became the largest recorded peacetime evacuation of active duty military personnel and family members.  Lincoln led a 23-ship armada that moved nearly 45,000 people from Subic Bay Naval Station to the Visayas Province port of Cebu.  The ship eventually arrived in the Arabian Gulf where Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, the embarked air wing, provided combat air patrol, reconnaissance and support for air operations over Kuwait and Iraq in Operation Desert Storm for three months.

In June 1993, Lincoln deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch, the U.N.-sanctioned enforcement of a “no fly zone” over Southern Iraq.  In October 1993, Lincoln was ordered to the coast of Somalia to assist U.N. humanitarian operations.  The air wing spent a month flying patrols over the city of Mogadishu in support of Operation Restore Hope.


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Re: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) - Nimitz class
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 01:23:21 AM »
USS Abraham Lincoln CVN 72 Completes Fleet Carrier Qualifications for F-35C Program | Navy Recognition - 23 March 2018
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Pilots assigned to the "Rough Raiders" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 and the "Grim Reapers" of VFA 101 accomplished day and night qualifications with 140 traps in anticipation of F-35C operational testing later this year.

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The F-35C complements the tactical fighter fleet with a dominant, multirole, next-generation aircraft capable of projecting U.S. power and deterring potential adversaries. The continued integration of the F-35C into the carrier air wing will enable the carrier strike group of the future to be more lethal and survivable in high-end threat environments.

One of the major milestones for this carrier qualification evolution was the operational use of the F-35C's foldable-wing feature. This feature is a critical component of the integration of F-35Cs with F/A-18C Hornets, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, facilitating the movement of the different platforms on the flight deck and rehearsing for operating as part of a full air wing aboard the carrier.


Atlantic Ocean (March 17, 2018) An F-35C Lightning II assigned to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 101 performs an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur/Released)

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Re: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) - Nimitz class
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 02:52:03 AM »
USS Abraham Lincoln Successfully Completes Live Fire With A Purpose
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Jacob Smith, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs  Dec 14, 2018  0

https://hanfordsentinel.com/uss-abraham-lincoln-successfully-completes-live-fire-with-a-purpose/article_f514fab0-23ef-537e-99de-f45c630cf3d2.html

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) successfully completed a Live Fire With A Purpose (LFWAP) exercise, Dec 6.

LFWAP is a reinvigorated missile exercise program conducted by the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), designed to increase the proficiency of the Combat Direction Center watch team by allowing them to tactically react to a simulated real-world threat.

SMWDC, a supporting command to strike groups and other surface ships in the Navy, is responsible for training commands and creating battle tactics on the unit level to handle sea combat, Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD), amphibious warfare and mine warfare. SMWDC is a subordinate command of Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Its headquarters are located at Naval Base San Diego, with four divisions in Virginia and California.

Two IAMD Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI) led teams aboard Abraham Lincoln through LFWAP. They’ve spent the last month working closely with Combat Systems Department to plan a simulated threat, train them on response tactics and execute a safe live fire.

“The most challenging aspect of these exercises is getting the ship’s mindset to shift from basic unit-level operations to integrated, advanced tactical operations,” said Lt. Cmdr Tim Barry, an IAMD WTI instructor aboard Abraham Lincoln. “On the opposite side of that, the best feeling is seeing the watch team work together, developing confidence in themselves and their combat systems.”

LFWAP is an important evolution that departs from scripted events to focus more on scenario-driven events. Watch teams have the opportunity to use their pre-planned responses and the commanding officer’s orders to defend the ship from dangers that mirror potential threats on deployment.

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The components of CSG-12 embody a “team-of-teams” concept, combining advanced surface, air and systems assets to create and sustain operational capability. This enables them to prepare for and conduct global operations, have effective and lasting command and control, and demonstrate dedication and commitment to become the strongest warfighting force for the Navy and the nation.

The Abraham Lincoln CSG is comprised of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 2, associated guided-missile destroyers, flagship Abraham Lincoln, and the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55).


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 6, 2018) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) launches a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) during combat system ship qualification trials.