Abraham Lincoln Transits Suez Canal

SUEZ CANAL (May 9, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and carrier strike group completes a southbound Suez Canal transit. Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) is deployed to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region. 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 the Spanish Navy Àlvaro de Bazàn-class frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F 104). (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clint Davis/ Released) 190509 N PW716 1001

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