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USS Abraham Lincoln arrives in San Diego after record 10-month deployment

PortandTerminal.com, January 20, 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA – The USS Abraham Lincoln carrier arrived in its new homeport of San Diego on Monday following a 10-month deployment and around-the-world cruise. The 294-day deployment was the longest carrier deployment in the post-Cold War era.

During its around-the-world deployment, the Abraham Lincoln navigated over 64,000 nautical miles and completed multiple strait and choke point transits, including the Strait of Gibraltar, the Suez Canal, the Bab-el Mandeb, the Strait of Hormuz, the Strait of Malacca, and the Surigao Strait.

Families anxiously waiting for loved ones as the USS Abraham Lincoln docked in San Diego

During the deployment, the carrier’s strike group conducted combat sorties in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan and Operation Inherent Resolve in the Middle East. The group also participated in numerous interoperability and partnership-building exercises with sister services and allied navies.

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