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USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, At Sea (NNS) -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) returned to her homeport of Everett, Wash., Aug. 8 following a five-and-a-half month deployment to the Western Pacific.


"All hands aboard are certainly looking forward to coming home to Everett," said Capt. C. Andrew McCawley, Abraham Lincoln's commanding officer. "The crew is anticipating some well deserved leave and liberty, and we are all looking forward to rejoining our families and loved ones."


Abraham Lincoln departed its homeport of Everett, Wash., Feb. 27, stopping in San Diego to load the personnel and equipment of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 before heading west.


The ship and air wing participated in Operation Foal Eagle in the South China Sea before making its first port call of the deployment in Hong Kong April 6.


Upon leaving Hong Kong, Abraham Lincoln participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the Royal Thai Navy and hosted the U.S. ambassador to Thailand, as well as many Thai distinguished visitors aboard during the brief underway period between the Hong Kong and Thailand port visits, before becoming the first aircraft carrier to moor pierside in Laemb Chebang, Thailand.


Abraham Lincoln proceeded to Singapore for another port visit before conducting freedom of navigation exercises and a PASSEX in the Java Sea.


During the time Abraham Lincoln sailed in the Java Sea, the U.S. ambassador to Indonesia and several Indonesian officials flew out to the ship to once again thank the crew for their efforts to provide humanitarian assistance during Operation Unified Assistance in the aftermath of the Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami disaster.


Abraham Lincoln then sailed north to participate in PASSEX and training exercises with the Japanese Maritime Defense Force before conducting a port call in Sasebo, Japan.


The carrier sailed on to the Guam operating area to participate in Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield was the first exercise in more than a decade to employ three carrier strike groups, as Abraham Lincoln joined USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The joint services exercise showcased the United States' dedication to preserving security in the Pacific region, and its joint warfighting capabilities.


At the end of Valiant Shield, Abraham Lincoln pulled in to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to enjoy the 4th of July holiday weekend, and to kick off Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. RIMPAC is a multinational exercise including the navies of Chile, Peru, Great Britain, Australia, Japan and South Korea. The month-long exercise was designed to continue the close relationships between U.S. forces and those of the participating nations.


After a final port call in Hawaii, Abraham Lincoln headed for San Diego and then toward home.

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EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) returns to its homeport of Everett, Wash., Oct. 12 after a successful seven-month deployment supporting Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and maritime security and coalition operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).
While supporting OEF and OIF from the Persian Gulf and North Arabian Sea, Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 flew approximately 7,100 sorties -- including 2,307 combat sorties, providing more than 22,000 flight hours -- and dropped 255,963 pounds of ordnance.
"We traveled over 60,000 miles, 2.3 times around the world," said USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) Commanding Officer Capt. Patrick Hall. "We flew over 7,000 sorties -- 26,000 hours total -- and supported Sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines on the ground in both Afghanistan and Iraq."
Hall said that with all the miles traveled and missions flown, Lincoln's crew always had safety in mind. "The good thing is that all the Sailors who left on deployment with us are coming back off deployment," he said.

 

Hall said the returning Sailors have earned some well-deserved time off from the 214 days at sea.

 

 

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USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) Nimitz class commissioned in 1992

 

"Foreign Legion" - On 1 December 2005, the United States Navy announced that George Washington would replace Kitty Hawk as the forward-deployed carrier at the U.S. Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan, becoming the first nuclear-powered surface warship permanently stationed outside the continental U.S For many years previously, US nuclear powered ships were not allowed in Japanese waters (nor were 'Nukes' but we just denied their presence on our vessels)

 

Note the Japanese Flag on the CVN-73 patch. Their official patch and crest has two US Flags.

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In the early 1960's my Uncle served on the Big-E (1964-68) as a Corpsmen. Here are two of the patches he gave me when he returned to Norfolk years ago.

 

Question: At what point did the Navy drop the "A" or Attack designation and go to just CVN verses CVAN? And why? Thanks. J

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Here are my examples of the Ronald Reagan patches that I purchaed onboard the day of her launch.

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In the early 1960's my Uncle served on the Big-E (1964-68) as a Corpsmen. Here are two of the patches he gave me when he returned to Norfolk years ago.

 

Question: At what point did the Navy drop the "A" or Attack designation and go to just CVN verses CVAN? And why? Thanks. J

 

Aloha J,

 

There was a major post-Vietnam war reorganization of the USN in 1975 redesignating many hulls including the Big E. For example, DE Destroyer Escorts became FF Frigates, DL/DLG's became DDG or CA, and Carriers became either CV's or CVN's

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USS ABE LINCOLN - MOUNT PINATUBO EVAC UATION

 

I do NOT own this patch, it's an image from a group i belong to.

If someone has this patch for sale or trade please let me know.

Very cool looking patchPosted Image

 

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