SAN DIEGO– The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group departed Monday on a regular deployment in support of global maritime security operations.
The Abraham Lincoln CSG is led by the CSG 3 staff and consists of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and the guided-missile destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 21 (DESRON 21) – USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Spruance (DDG 111).
“The entire CSG 3 team is trained and ready to deter and, if necessary, win conflicts as requested by the leadership of our country,” said Rear Admiral JT Anderson, Commander of Carrier Strike Group 3 . “As we depart today on this routine, scheduled deployment, I know the Sailors and Marines on this team will continue to serve this great nation and its people. It is our honor to do so.
CSG Abraham Lincoln units began their pre-deployment training cycle in April and recently completed a month-long integrated exercise in which the commander of the U.S. 3rd Fleet certified the attack group for deployment. .
“These Sailors are incredible professionals who have trained exceptionally hard to ensure they are prepared for all of the operational obligations that befall us while deployed,” said Captain Amy Bauernschmidt, commanding officer of Abraham Lincoln. “They are absolutely prepared for today’s deployment, and I have no doubt that they will proudly represent our nation as we defend our national interests.”
The Abraham Lincoln Aircraft Carrier Strike Group and CVW 9 deploy with the Navy’s most advanced air squadron. Through the integration of 4th and 5th Generation organic information and survivability, enhanced command and control capabilities, and airborne electronic attack capability, all supported by a robust logistics support platform, The Navy’s next iteration of the Carrier Air Wing will be more deadly and survivable in the contested battlespace today and into the future.
An integral part of the United States Pacific Fleet, the United States 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Indo-Pacific and provides the realistic and relevant training necessary to perfectly execute our Navy’s role across the spectrum of military operations, from operations to fighting for humanitarian aid and disaster relief. . The U.S. 3rd Fleet works with our allies and partners to advance the freedom of navigation, the rule of law, and other principles that underpin the security of the Indo-Pacific region.