Aircraft Carriers III

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    Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Enters European Theater

    Release Date: 4/8/2019 5:02:00 PM

    From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
    ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) commenced operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations April 8, continuing support to coalition theater security cooperation efforts in the region.

    The strike group, including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as its flagship, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and destroyers from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 departed Norfolk, April 1 as part of a regularly scheduled deployment.

    “The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group has worked tremendously hard to prepare for our operations in U.S. 6th Fleet,” said Rear Adm. John Wade, commander, Abraham Lincoln CSG. “We are poised and ready to perform our mission.”

    Abraham Lincoln CSG’s presence in the region, part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces supporting maritime security operations, is emblematic of the multi-mission capability of the U.S. Navy's globally deployed force. Carrier strike groups have ready capabilities to respond wherever and whenever required through a variety of mission sets.

    While operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, the Abraham Lincoln CSG will participate in realistic training to increase the capabilities of the U.S. allies and strengthen partnerships through multi-lateral events honing the skills necessary to achieve maritime superiority through presence.
     
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 7, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 11 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a simulated strait transit formation. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is participating in a sustainment exercise, an integrated, comprehensive exercise designed to ensure the strike group is ready to meet all mission sets and carry out sustained combat operations from the sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Griffin Kersting/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, prepares to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adelola Tinubu/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) Sailors signal an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, ready for launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adelola Tinubu/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) Landing Signal officers observe an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Knighthawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136, land aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adelola Tinubu/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is participating in a sustainment exercise with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG), an integrated, comprehensive exercise designed to ensure HSTCSG is ready to meet all mission sets and carry out sustained combat operations from the sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adelola Tinubu/Released)


    USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75)
     
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) Sailors participate in a poker tournament hosted by Morale, Welfare and Recreation in the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darcy McAtee/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 10, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 performs an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for the first time in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Abraham Lincoln is underway as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7; as well as the Spanish navy Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nuñez (F 104). (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Herbst/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 10, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for the first time in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Herbst/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 10, 2019) An E-2D Hawkeye from the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for the first time in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 10, 2019) An EA-18G Growler from the "Patriots" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for the first time in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)


    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)
     
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    From Days gone by....

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    On May 15, 1981 Nimitz departed Norfolk for the final phases of her workup schedule for an upcoming Med Cruise. On the night of May 25 and EA-6B Prowler attempting to land struck a helicopter, then hit another aircraft and a tow tractor. A fuel fire erupted and, although fire-fighting systems reacted quickly, four missile warheads detonated. Fourteen crewmen were killed and 45 injured, three aircraft destroyed and nine damaged. The ship is seen returning to port, May 28, for repairs. She returned to sea less than 48 hours later to complete her training schedule. US Navy photo by PH1 Ken Brewer (DVIC id.: DNSC8203496)...I served aboard Nimitz in 1991.

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    America (CV-66), USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower(CVN-69) moored at piers No. 11 and 12, Naval Station Norfolk, VA, sometime between October 18th and 26th, 1985.

    America returned from Exercise Ocean Safari on 9 October, and Nassau (LHA-4), readily visible in the background, on 12 October. John F. Kennedy arrived in Norfolk on 18 October, after post-overhaul trials and a visit to Fort Lauderdale, FL. Nimitz arrived from the Med on 4 October. Dwight D. Eisenhower had returned from the Caribbean on 22 August and began a COH at Newport News on 26 October.

    U.S. Navy photo, available from DefenseImagery.mil as # DN-SC-86-02405.

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    Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23), the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68), the replenishment oiler USS Kalamazoo (AOR-6), and the guided missile cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27) underway. The ships were part of Carrier Group Eight. Photo by PH1 R. Beno, February 5, 1987 available from the Defense Visual Information Center, id.: DN-SC-87-03840.
     
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    Russian discuss the re-fit of aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. Not much information released, but better than nothing.

    "Today(04.09.2019) the National Centre for State Defence Control in Moscow hosted another teleconference of Defence Ministry chaired by the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

    There were two issues on the agenda.

    The first one concerned the heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

    Defence Minister reminded that in last April last, the Ministry of Defence signed a government contract with the Zvezdochka Ship-building Centre to recover and upgrade the technical readiness of the ship.

    At the moment, work is underway in accordance with the master schedule.

    Technical readiness of the carrier is 25%.

    It will have been repaired and modernised by 2020.

    Sergei Shoigu proposed to discuss the progress of work on the ship."
    https://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/[email protected]
     
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    Before anyone asks 'what next?' here is rumour control with 'The Plan:'
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    Obi Wan. Can you leave a link where you found that tentative schedule for the RN carriers? Thanks!

    Looks like the ship will return to the USA this fall.:cool: I'm looking forward to that.;)
     
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