154K likes. By Courtney Mabeus. Boyle said this long deployment wouldn’t be the “measure” in the future. You take it day by day. We are at NAS Lemoore for the homecoming for squadrons VFA-25 and VFA-86 that have been assigned to the Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln for a 10-month around-the-world tour. Isn’t this a beautiful morning to be coming home? Three years later, the USS Abraham Lincoln arrived. USS Abraham Lincoln returns home after 10 months at sea The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is back home after being at sea for 10 months. Aug 14, 2012 - Petty Officer, Second Class Brendan Taylor hugs his three-year-old son Jamiroqi Taylor after the USS Abraham Lincoln arrived at Naval Station Norfolk on Tuesday. Isn’t this a beautiful morning to be coming home? “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. Jim Axelrod explains. The homecoming for the Lincoln battle group will be the first for a large unit involved in the war in Iraq. The ship is switching homeports from Norfolk to San Diego. They sacrificed so much during that time, and so did their families. Any deployment is a challenge, and this was no exception. PEARL HARBOR (March 10, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) enters Pearl Harbor for a port visit. “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. 154K likes. 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. 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 … I can’t wait for a home and to be a whole family unit. Quarterdeck Phones: Ship's Quarterdeck: 757-444-2601 Enlisted … NORFOLK, Va. — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) will not be heading back to Hampton Roads after its latest deployment. Bush stated at the time that this was the end to major combat operations in Iraq. We’re right behind her.” (The Midway was out for 327 days in 1973, the Vietnam era.). Members of Helicopter Marine Strike Squadron 79 (HSM-79) are back in San Diego after their deployment with USS Lincoln … NAS Lemoore says they have shattered the US Navy's record for the longest post-Cold War deployment. Homecoming Celebration, USS Abraham Lincoln May 6, 2003 Good morning. Command History ; Leadership. ... Negvesky is stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln … Her home port is Norfolk, Virginia,2 and she is a member of the United States Atlantic Fleet. I am not the first to say this, and I will not be the last, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you. “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.”. “I won’t say they liked it, but they get it,” he said. 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. Lincoln heads home. USS Abraham Lincoln returns home after months... California Privacy/Information We Collect. His wife had given birth two weeks after he shipped out. I am deeply honored to be aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln today. (Kaitlin McKeown / … Helicopter Homecoming U.S. naval aviators assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five return to Naval Station Norfolk. The USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea in September. The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, and two destroyers, USS Shoup and Momsen, are expected to … The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is back home after being at sea for 10 months. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). And they did it well.”. Quarterdeck Phones: Ship's Quarterdeck: 757-444-2601 Enlisted Quarterdeck: 757-445-6107 ~ LCDR Curry, PAO. They sacrificed so much during that time, and so did their families. The USS Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 return to Puget Sound will be part homecoming, part birthday party. It was a homecoming 10 months in the making. The homecoming date is set, the hour to be determined. What so many of us take for granted is a way of life for those keeping us safe. He and the Lincoln’s commanding officer also defended the longest deployment since Vietnam — and the longest ever by a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. By Andrew Dyer, The San Diego Union-Tribune. NORFOLK, Va. — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) will not be heading back to Hampton Roads after its latest deployment. Photo about USS Abraham Lincoln arriving home after a tour of duty. Members of Helicopter Marine Strike Squadron 79 (HSM-79) are back in San Diego after their deployment with … Home is where he is.”. The USS John C. Stennis sailed through Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean Sea on its way to its new home port in Norfolk. Navy photo. Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the our 24/7 digital news network. Commander, Naval Air Forces > USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Currently selected. The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Arabian Sea on September 22, 2019. A local Jewish Community Center has given good support to her and her two children, but “home doesn’t feel right without him. The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is back home after being at sea for 10 months. USS Abraham Lincoln returns home after months at sea. Commanding Officer ; Executive Officer; Command Master Chief ; Ombudsman; News; Links. You make wherever you are home.”. A reporter noted how good the ship looked as compared to the carrier Roosevelt that left on Friday. “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.”. *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. “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. Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln watch from the ship's flight deck as the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz enters the Arabian Gulf region to relieve Lincoln following nine months of deployment. The Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln departs Naval Station Norfolk. Accessibility Help. Chris Barron, Sun Staff — Apr 10th, 2003. It was a homecoming 10 months in the making. It was a special Valentine's Day homecoming for one local sailor. Any deployment is a challenge, and this was no exception. This is an official website of the USS Abraham Lincoln. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) transits the Arabian Sea on Sept. 22, 2019. 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. It was a joyous homecoming for thousands of Sailors and their families. Abhan Toro is welcomed by family members at the homecoming of the USS Abraham Lincoln. These reunions were supposed to happen last October, but escalating tensions with Iran delayed them another three months. The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is back home after being at sea for 10 months. The USS Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 return to Puget Sound will be part homecoming, part birthday party. Press alt + / to open this menu I would just say: Thank you.”. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. Many families had the added burden of moving thousands of miles from the Lincoln’s former home port of Norfolk, Virginia. 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. 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. 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 … Capt. Jim Axelrod explains. 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Lincoln and its embarked Carrier Air Wing 7 deployed on April 1 from Norfolk, Va., for a planned seven-month deployment. The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, and two destroyers, USS Shoup and Momsen, are expected to … 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." Jim Axelrod is the chief investigative correspondent and senior national correspondent for CBS News, reporting for "CBS This Morning," "CBS Evening News," "CBS Sunday Morning" and other CBS News broadcasts. But “they were able to work themselves through that,” Boyle said on the dock before nearly 6,000 sailors disembarked. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone. “I’m really ecstatic,” she said of the reunion with daughter Kadie after moving out from Norfolk. When the USS Lincoln docked in San Diego after 295 days at sea, it returned to a new port of call. The carrier's last port call ended Jan. 20, the date of its original homecoming. Welcome home! 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. They sacrificed so much during that time and so did their families. The carrier returned home in May 2003, in the process receiving a visit from President George W. Bush before officially ending Abraham Lincoln ' s deployment by docking at San Diego before returning to homeport in Everett, Washington. Talya McElhaney was waiting to see her husband, Jayson. "I think I am on dad duty for the next three weeks, 24 hours a day," Lenart said. Katie Johnson, waiting for husband, Brian, said: “Moving across the country is hard. 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. SAN DIEGO — The USS Abraham Lincoln carrier group arrived in San Diego Monday, greeted by hundreds of loved ones anxious to see the sailors after 10 months at sea. Sun | Local. Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Seaman Tyler Morris, from Paradise, Calif., reunites with his family during the About 6,000 sailors with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are returning from the longest deployment in the post-World War II era, according to the U.S. Navy. “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 History ; Leadership. Apr 02, 2019 at 10:15 AM . Image of uniform, military, ship - 26889277 We’re going to soak up all of the family time we can.”, In any case, “San Diego is our home now. “We’re in as good a shape today as we were when we left Norfolk on April 1st.”. “Of course, we [were] on the edge of our seat — we’ve got an unknown adversary,” he said. The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72) arrives at its new homeport, Naval Station Norfolk. (MC3 Shane Bryan/U.S. 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 … What you couldn't see amid the hugs and tears is the sacrifice. 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 … Pia Spence was waiting at the dock at Naval Base Coronado … 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… Command Info. Aircraft Carriers; CNAF; Fact File - Carriers; Naval History & Heritage; Jan. 8 (UPI) --The USS Abraham Lincoln has entered the last leg of a lengthy deployment with a port visit at Pearl Harbor. “We cannot do it without your support,” he said. Slaughter was asked what he’d tell family members of the crews. When it comes to public displays of emotion, it's hard to beat a Navy ship docking after a deployment. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Currently selected. 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 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 … The ship's move will mean a homecoming for him. I am deeply honored to be aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln today. But when it's the longest deployment for an aircraft carrier since Vietnam, you can forget about topping it. 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 Tribune News Service | Jan 02, 2020 at 9:05 AM . USS Abraham Lincoln leaves Hampton Roads for deployment and a new home. This post has been updated to show Lincoln was deployed for 295 days, counting the day it returned — Jan. 20, 2020. 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. The homecoming date is set, the hour to be determined. On behalf of the people of Washington state, welcome home! They … The USS Abraham Lincoln will arrive in its new home port of San Diego on Monday following a 10 … “And we did our job. 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 Her son Conor is 4 months old and is meeting his dad, Michael Lenart, for the first time. Posted at 7:53 PM, Feb 14, 2020 . Families moved across the country from Norfolk, Virginia, to San Diego, and now call Lincoln's home their own. 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