The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group departed this morning on a regularly scheduled deployment.

Fair Winds & Following Seas….

The Abraham Lincoln CSG is led by the command staff of CSG-3, and consists of the flagship, aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW) 9, the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and guided-missile destroyers from Destroyer Squadron 21 – USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sampson (DDG 102), and USS Spruance (DDG 111).

Homeported at Naval Base Coronado, North Island, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is the fifth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and is named in honor of the 16th president of the United States. Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, commanding officer of USS Abraham Lincoln is the first woman to lead a nuclear carrier in U.S. Navy history. For more information on the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, please visit: