MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 15, 2019)

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) anchors off the coast of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, April 15, 2019. Abraham Lincoln is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, U.S. 6th and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operation. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7; as well as the Spanish navy Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nuñez (F 104). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley (Released) 190415-N-GD018-1092

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