Accessibility Help. 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 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 aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Arabian Sea on September 22, 2019. Isn’t this a beautiful morning to be coming home? NAS Lemoore says they have shattered the US Navy's record for the longest post-Cold War deployment. This post has been updated to show Lincoln was deployed for 295 days, counting the day it returned — Jan. 20, 2020. USS Abraham Lincoln returns home after months at sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, including the flagship Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, is expected to arrive at Naval Air … It is the second Navy ship named after former President Abraham Lincoln. USS Abraham Lincoln, bound for San Diego after extended deployment, turns toward home. “Of course, we [were] on the edge of our seat — we’ve got an unknown adversary,” he said. The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, and two destroyers, USS Shoup and Momsen, are expected to … Command Info. “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.”. This is an official website of the USS Abraham Lincoln. The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is back home after being at sea for 10 months. “I’m really ecstatic,” she said of the reunion with daughter Kadie after moving out from Norfolk. They are the ones that enable us to do our job. The USS Abraham Lincoln will arrive in its new home port of San Diego on Monday following a 10 … Commanding Officer ; Executive Officer; Command Master Chief ; Ombudsman; News; Links. 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. Any deployment is a challenge, and this was no exception. USS Abraham Lincoln returns home after months... California Privacy/Information We Collect. Tribune News Service | Jan 02, 2020 at 9:05 AM . Her son Conor is 4 months old and is meeting his dad, Michael Lenart, for the first time. Aircraft Carriers; CNAF; Fact File - Carriers; Naval History & Heritage; Navy POD; Status of the Navy; Contact Us; Check-Ins. They sacrificed so much during that time and so did their families. “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. “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. Command Info. Latest . Home is where he is.”. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Currently selected. When the USS Lincoln docked in San Diego after 295 days at sea, it returned to a new port of call. 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. The Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln departs Naval Station Norfolk. His wife had given birth two weeks after he shipped out. 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 Jan. 8 (UPI) --The USS Abraham Lincoln has entered the last leg of a lengthy deployment with a port visit at Pearl Harbor. “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. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), is the fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the our 24/7 digital news network. We’re going to soak up all of the family time we can.”, In any case, “San Diego is our home now. The carrier passes by Fort Monroe for the last time as it heads out west. Image of uniform, military, ship - 26889277 A reporter noted how good the ship looked as compared to the carrier Roosevelt that left on Friday. The homecoming for the Lincoln battle group will be the first for a large unit involved in the war in Iraq. Navy photo. He acknowledged the 294-day deployment was hard on sailors and their families. The ship's move will mean a homecoming for him. >> Subscribe to Times of San Diego’s free daily email newsletter! After tens of thousands of nautical miles traveled around the globe over the last 294 days, the sailors aboard the carrier Abraham Lincoln arrived in their new home port of San Diego Monday. It was a joyous homecoming for thousands of Sailors and their families. Quarterdeck Phones: Ship's Quarterdeck: 757-444-2601 Enlisted Quarterdeck: 757-445-6107 ~ LCDR Curry, PAO. The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is back home after being at sea for 10 months. I am not the first to say this, and I will not be the last, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Command History ; Leadership. It was a special Valentine's Day homecoming for one local sailor. 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 ship's move will mean a homecoming for him. 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.”). “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. The USS Abraham Lincoln arrived in San Diego Monday, after a record-setting deployment. USS Abraham Lincoln leaves Hampton Roads for deployment and a new home. I can’t wait for a home and to be a whole family unit. Katie Johnson, waiting for husband, Brian, said: “Moving across the country is hard. On behalf of the people of Washington state, welcome home! By Courtney Mabeus. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. The homecoming date is set, the hour to be determined. 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. Aircraft Carriers; CNAF; Fact File - Carriers; Naval History & Heritage; Pia Spence was waiting at the dock at Naval Base Coronado … Three aircraft carriers remain in the Persian Gulf -- the Nimitz, Kitty Hawk and USS Constellation. PEARL HARBOR (March 10, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) enters Pearl Harbor for a port visit. Click here, USS Lincoln ‘Kept Us From Going to War,’ Rear Admiral Says at North Island, Opinion: Donald Trump Has Only His Family to Blame for the Election Loss, Chula Vista Police Department Plans DUI Checkpoint Saturday, Cool Weekend in San Diego County, With High Surf and Storm Approaching, 4,276-Acre Creek Fire Near Fallbrook 65% Contained, Public Heath Officials Testing for New Coronavirus Strain in Los Angeles, San Dieguito Schools to Stay Closed: Board Reaches Deal with Teachers Union, Study Finds Immune Issues in COVID-19 Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure, San Diego County Reports 3,006 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Deaths, Dr. Fauci: California College Students Can Likely Return to Campus in the Fall. The Lincoln and Camden left on deployment July 20. By Andrew Dyer, The San Diego Union-Tribune. I would just say: Thank you.”. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) transits the Arabian Sea on Sept. 22, 2019. 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 “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.”. The ship is switching homeports from Norfolk to San Diego. NORFOLK, Va. — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) will not be heading back to Hampton Roads after its latest deployment. Commander, Naval Air Forces > USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Currently selected. We’re right behind her.” (The Midway was out for 327 days in 1973, the Vietnam era.). I am deeply honored to be aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln today. Welcome home! Kristen Reddick, whose daughter was on the Lincoln, has been playing mom to her grandchildren — Jack, 6, and Easton, 5. *An earlier version of this story incorrectly suggested that the Lincoln was in the Arabian Sea at the time of the U.S. drone strike on Iran Gen. Qasem Soleiman. The ship is switching homeports from Norfolk to San Diego. The Lincoln moved in 2011 to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. After tens of thousands of nautical miles traveled around the globe over the last 294 days, the sailors aboard the carrier Abraham Lincoln arrived in … Posted at 7:53 PM, Feb 14, 2020 . 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… Boyle said this long deployment wouldn’t be the “measure” in the future. Photo about USS Abraham Lincoln arriving home after a tour of duty. Isn’t this a beautiful morning to be coming home? 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 … Commanding Officer ; Executive Officer; Command Master Chief ; Ombudsman; News; Links. You make wherever you are home.”. “We cannot do it without your support,” he said. This is an official website of the USS Abraham Lincoln. US Navy Photo. (Kaitlin McKeown / … 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. And it’s their support back home, it really pushes us through. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 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 Press alt + / to open this menu The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72) arrives at its new homeport, Naval Station Norfolk. After spending the past 10 months on deployment aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, Mark was able to return to the Valley and see his family for a while before returning to … It was a joyous homecoming for thousands of Sailors and their families. Helicopter Homecoming U.S. naval aviators assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five return to Naval Station Norfolk. The new fathers, like Daniel Bobier, were first off the ship. NORFOLK, Va. — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) will not be heading back to Hampton Roads after its latest deployment. Jim Axelrod explains. Ashley Lenart is one of the new moms. Members of Helicopter Marine Strike Squadron 79 (HSM-79) are back in San Diego after their deployment with … Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Seaman Tyler Morris, from Paradise, Calif., reunites with his family during the Photo by Chris Stone He acknowledged the 294-day deployment was hard on sailors and their families. 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. And this particular time out they needed us to stay on station for as long as we did, which was just shy of 10 months.”. The homecoming date is set, the hour to be determined. Sun | Local. Abhan Toro is welcomed by family members at the homecoming of the USS Abraham Lincoln. But when it's the longest deployment for an aircraft carrier since Vietnam, you can forget about topping it. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. A local Jewish Community Center has given good support to her and her two children, but “home doesn’t feel right without him. 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." ... Negvesky is stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln … The USS Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 return to Puget Sound will be part homecoming, part birthday party. The USS Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 return to Puget Sound will be part homecoming, part birthday party. “I’ve said it over and over, and the families know this, we can’t thank them enough for their support. What you couldn't see amid the hugs and tears is the sacrifice. Homecoming Celebration, USS Abraham Lincoln May 6, 2003 Good morning. 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 … When it comes to public displays of emotion, it's hard to beat a Navy ship docking after a deployment. Families moved across the country from Norfolk, Virginia, to San Diego, and now call Lincoln's home their own. The carrier's last port call ended Jan. 20, the date of its original homecoming. 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