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Sailors assigned to the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, watch as an E-2D Hawkeye assigned to VAW-121 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for an airborne change of command ceremony.
190718-N-MM912-1122.JPG Photo By: MC3 Michael S. Singley

ARABIAN SEA - 190718-N-MM912-1122 ARABIAN SEA (July 18, 2019) Sailors assigned to the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, watch as an E-2D Hawkeye assigned to VAW-121 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for an airborne change of command ceremony. Cmdr. Martin N. Fentress relieved Cmdr. Michael McGlynn as commanding officer of VAW-121, July 18, 2019. Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Singley/Released)


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