The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) departed Naval Air Station North Island on May 7 for operations in the eastern Pacific.
According to the Navy, Abraham Lincoln will be conducting routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.
The aircraft carrier #USSAbrahamLincoln transits San Diego Bay after departing Naval Air Station North Island today for #USNavy operations in the eastern Pacific. #CVN72 #3rdFleet @FlyNavy pic.twitter.com/ttCk5M1rUO
— U.S. Pacific Fleet (@USPacificFleet) May 8, 2020
USS Abraham Lincoln arrived at Naval Air Station North Island on Jan. 20 after completing a 10-month deployment to the U.S. 6th, 5th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation.
The carrier strike group was deployed on April 1 last year from Norfolk, Virginia, and the 295-day deployment was the longest carrier deployment in the post-Cold War era and USS Abraham Lincoln broke her own record in the process.
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the fifth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. She is the second Navy ship to have been named after the former President Abraham Lincoln. Her home port is NAS North Island, and she is assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.