Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Transits the Strait of Hormuz
191119-N-WF663-1054 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Nov. 19, 2019) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Hormuz as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5 lifts off from the flight deck. Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12, Destroyer Squadron 2, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7.

Photo by: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephanie Contrera |  VIRIN: 191119-N-WF663-1054.JPG