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Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln watch from the ship's flight deck as the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz enters the Arabian Gulf region to relieve Lincoln following nine months of deployment. It was a homecoming 10 months in the making. Families moved across the country from Norfolk, Virginia, to San Diego, and now call Lincoln's home their own. SAN DIEGO — The 3,000 sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) arrived at their new California homeport this morning having spent more time deployed than any carrier since the mid-1970s – 295 days. The crew of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5 was the last group assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln to return home following a 10-month deployment that took them around the world. Accessibility Help. We’re going to soak up all of the family time we can.”, In any case, “San Diego is our home now. The ship's move will mean a homecoming for him. We’re right behind her.” (The Midway was out for 327 days in 1973, the Vietnam era.). Members of Helicopter Marine Strike Squadron 79 (HSM-79) are back in San Diego after their deployment with USS Lincoln … By Courtney Mabeus. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Currently selected. A local Jewish Community Center has given good support to her and her two children, but “home doesn’t feel right without him. Press alt + / to open this menu What you couldn't see amid the hugs and tears is the sacrifice. The USS Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 return to Puget Sound will be part homecoming, part birthday party. USS Abraham Lincoln Stops Off in Pearl Harbor After Long Deployment USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) passes the USS Arizona Memorial as it … Lincoln and its embarked Carrier Air Wing 7 deployed on April 1 from Norfolk, Va., for a planned seven-month deployment. Jim Axelrod is the chief investigative correspondent and senior national correspondent for CBS News, reporting for "CBS This Morning," "CBS Evening News," "CBS Sunday Morning" and other CBS News broadcasts. What so many of us take for granted is a way of life for those keeping us safe. The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is back home after being at sea for 10 months. Quarterdeck Phones: Ship's Quarterdeck: 757-444-2601 Enlisted Quarterdeck: 757-445-6107 ~ LCDR Curry, PAO. Jan. 8 (UPI) --The USS Abraham Lincoln has entered the last leg of a lengthy deployment with a port visit at Pearl Harbor. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone. About 6,000 sailors with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are returning from the longest deployment in the post-World War II era, according to the U.S. Navy. Helicopter Homecoming U.S. naval aviators assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five return to Naval Station Norfolk. Home is where he is.”. Abraham Lincoln is returning to homeport in Everett, Wash., after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Command Info. These reunions were supposed to happen last October, but escalating tensions with Iran delayed them another three months. He acknowledged the 294-day deployment was hard on sailors and their families. I am not the first to say this, and I will not be the last, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Photo by Chris Stone He acknowledged the 294-day deployment was hard on sailors and their families. Ashley Lenart is one of the new moms. “We stayed after that by being transparent with the crew and let them know exactly what we knew.”, He said that as the Lincoln passed the USS Midway, now a docked museum, “we looked over and said: There’s the record holder. He and the Lincoln’s commanding officer also defended the longest deployment since Vietnam — and the longest ever by a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). And it’s their support back home, it really pushes us through. ... Negvesky is stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln … Central Command having response options during the strike group’s seven months in the area was a credible deterrent, Boyle said. NORFOLK, Va. — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) will not be heading back to Hampton Roads after its latest deployment. “We don’t know exactly what they’re going to do.”, But he said the group’s training and dedication “got has us in a great spot to take on all comers.”. The Lincoln returns to Naval Air Station North Island after a 10-month deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U… The USS Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 return to Puget Sound will be part homecoming, part birthday party. US Navy 030428-N-6477M-041 Local A^W bottling company owner Gus Christensen, seen here with some of the 20,000 bottles of water to be labeled with the city's USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) homecoming graphic.jpg 3,008 × 2,000; 3.28 MB Boyle said this long deployment wouldn’t be the “measure” in the future. They sacrificed so much during that time, and so did their families. The ship is switching homeports from Norfolk to San Diego. They … “We’re in as good a shape today as we were when we left Norfolk on April 1st.”. The ship is switching homeports from Norfolk to San Diego. Command History ; Leadership. Latest . The Lincoln moved in 2011 to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. I am not the first to say this, and I will not be the last, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you. This is an official website of the USS Abraham Lincoln. The commander of newly home Carrier Strike Group 12, including the Nimitz-class carrier Lincoln, said Monday that its recent presence in the North Arabian Sea “kept us from going to war with Iran.”, Support Times of San Diego's growthwith a small monthly contribution, Rear Adm. Michael E. Boyle told reporters at Coronado’s Navy base that the Lincoln’s deterrence effect allowed America to maintain peace and stability in the Middle East — “and you can take that to the bank.”, After saying the Lincoln crew was happy to be home at its new (and former) port, he declared: “If anybody tells you that the carrier is no longer relevant or no longer needed, they need to have their head examined.”, (The carrier Harry S. Truman replaced the Lincoln* a couple weeks before the Jan. 3 airstrike that killed a top Iranian general, but the Lincoln was scrambled to the region May 9 amid the urging of then-National Security Adviser John Bolton, who called the move against Iran a reaction to a “number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings.”). USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) transits the Arabian Sea on Sept. 22, 2019. Katie Johnson, waiting for husband, Brian, said: “Moving across the country is hard. “I just want to hug her.”, Reddick said this deployment has been a rough one, but “I wanted to make sure I did everything the way she would have done it.”. 154K likes. Welcome home! Three aircraft carriers remain in the Persian Gulf -- the Nimitz, Kitty Hawk and USS Constellation. They sacrificed so much during that time, and so did their families. The ship's move will mean a homecoming for him. But “they were able to work themselves through that,” Boyle said on the dock before nearly 6,000 sailors disembarked. NORFOLK, Va. — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) will not be heading back to Hampton Roads after its latest deployment. “We cannot do it without your support,” he said. The USS Abraham Lincoln will arrive in its new home port of San Diego on Monday following a 10-month deployment and around-the-world cruise. Chris Barron, Sun Staff — Apr 10th, 2003. I am deeply honored to be aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln today. Walter M. Slaughter — commanding officer of the Lincoln, which served in the Pacific Fleet from 1990 to 2011 — parried several questions about the long deployment. PEARL HARBOR (March 10, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) enters Pearl Harbor for a port visit. (MC3 Shane Bryan/U.S. On Monday, February 12th, 2001, the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) returned to her homeport of Everett, WA, at the end of a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. “I’ve said it over and over, and the families know this, we can’t thank them enough for their support. Homecoming Celebration, USS Abraham Lincoln May 6, 2003 Good morning. Her home port is Norfolk, Virginia,2 and she is a member of the United States Atlantic Fleet. A reporter noted how good the ship looked as compared to the carrier Roosevelt that left on Friday. Capt. The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72) arrives at its new homeport, Naval Station Norfolk. (Kaitlin McKeown / … The Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln departs Naval Station Norfolk. Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Seaman Tyler Morris, from Paradise, Calif., reunites with his family during the homecoming of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln … “But it’s the nature of the world,” he said, “and we’ve got to be ready to do whatever the Navy and the nation needs us to do. You make wherever you are home.”. Apr 02, 2019 at 10:15 AM . “But the reality is — in the world today — we’re going to put an aircraft carrier wherever we need to put an aircraft carrier, and we’re going to leave them there as long as we need to leave them there,” Boyle said. It was a special Valentine's Day homecoming for one local sailor. USS Abraham Lincoln returns home after 10 months at sea The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is back home after being at sea for 10 months. Commanding Officer ; Executive Officer; Command Master Chief ; Ombudsman; News; Links. The carrier passes by Fort Monroe for the last time as it heads out west. It shows a U.S. flag, the carrier’s hull number, a picture of President Lincoln and a photo of the carrier itself, along with, "USS Abraham Lincoln Homecoming, May 2003, Everett, Washington." You take it day by day. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, including the flagship Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, is expected to arrive at Naval Air … The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, and two destroyers, USS Shoup and Momsen, are expected to … The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, and two destroyers, USS Shoup and Momsen, are expected to … “That’s a testament to the Lincoln Nation and the young men and women that take good care of the ship,” said Slaughter, the skipper. Now that the homecoming dust has settled, here's our new address and quarterdeck number: Sailor's Name (Rank/First & Last Name) USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) FPO AE 09520-2872. It was a homecoming 10 months in the making. On behalf of the people of Washington state, welcome home! On Monday, February 12th, 2001, the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) returned to her homeport of Everett, WA, at the end of a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. "I think I am on dad duty for the next three weeks, 24 hours a day," Lenart said. Slaughter was asked what he’d tell family members of the crews. Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the our 24/7 digital news network. We are at NAS Lemoore for the homecoming for squadrons VFA-25 and VFA-86 that have been assigned to the Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln for a 10-month around-the-world tour. They sacrificed so much during that time and so did their families. The homecoming date is set, the hour to be determined. He said the crew knew its mission and took it in stride. Lincoln heads home. Commander, Naval Air Forces > USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Currently selected. USS Abraham Lincoln leaves Hampton Roads for deployment and a new home. 154K likes. I can’t wait for a home and to be a whole family unit. “And we did our job. US Navy Photo. Commanding Officer ; Executive Officer; Command Master Chief ; Ombudsman; News; Links. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. “Of course, we [were] on the edge of our seat — we’ve got an unknown adversary,” he said. Three years later, the USS Abraham Lincoln arrived. It was a joyous homecoming for thousands of Sailors and their families. Photo about USS Abraham Lincoln arriving home after a tour of duty. It is the second Navy ship named after former President Abraham Lincoln. Abhan Toro is welcomed by family members at the homecoming of the USS Abraham Lincoln. This is an official website of the USS Abraham Lincoln. Pia Spence was waiting at the dock at Naval Base Coronado … Command Info. Now that the homecoming dust has settled, here's our new address and quarterdeck number: Sailor's Name (Rank/First & Last Name) USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) FPO AE 09520-2872. The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is back home after being at sea for 10 months. But when it's the longest deployment for an aircraft carrier since Vietnam, you can forget about topping it. Tribune News Service | Jan 02, 2020 at 9:05 AM . USS Abraham Lincoln Homecoming [Image 3 of 8] UNITED STATES 01.20.2020 Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chelsea Meiller Commander, Naval Air Forces Aug 14, 2012 - Petty Officer, Second Class Brendan Taylor hugs his three-year-old son Jamiroqi Taylor after the USS Abraham Lincoln arrived at Naval Station Norfolk on Tuesday. Sections of this page. USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is expected to arrive in Norfolk, Va., on Thursday, marking the conclusion of its deployment and the start of preparations … The Lincoln and Camden left on deployment July 20. Aircraft Carriers; CNAF; Fact File - Carriers; Naval History & Heritage; Navy POD; Status of the Navy; Contact Us; Check-Ins. The USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea in September. The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is back home after being at sea for 10 months. Talya McElhaney was waiting to see her husband, Jayson. USS Abraham Lincoln Homecoming [Image 1 of 8] UNITED STATES 01.20.2020 Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Bauer Commander, Naval Air Forces Command History ; Leadership. On behalf of the people of Washington state, welcome home! The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Arabian Sea on September 22, 2019. The homecoming for the Lincoln battle group will be the first for a large unit involved in the war in Iraq. The USS Abraham Lincoln arrived in San Diego Monday, after a record-setting deployment. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. Members of Helicopter Marine Strike Squadron 79 (HSM-79) are back in San Diego after their deployment with … NAS Lemoore says they have shattered the US Navy's record for the longest post-Cold War deployment. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) passes the USS Arizona Memorial as it arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as part of an around-the-world deployment that … Bush stated at the time that this was the end to major combat operations in Iraq. SAN DIEGO — The USS Abraham Lincoln carrier group arrived in San Diego Monday, greeted by hundreds of loved ones anxious to see the sailors after 10 months at sea. Homecoming Celebration, USS Abraham Lincoln May 6, 2003 Good morning. And they did it well.”. The USS John C. Stennis sailed through Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean Sea on its way to its new home port in Norfolk. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). USS Abraham Lincoln returns home after months at sea. The new fathers, like Daniel Bobier, were first off the ship. 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