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Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Conducts Joint, Dynamic Deterrence Missions in Philippine > U.S. Indo-Pacific Command > 2015


PHILIPPINE SEA — The USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) conducted deterrence missions in the Philippine Sea through demonstration of long range maritime strikes with Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) on May 9.

“Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is a powerful presence in the Philippine Sea that serves as a deterrent to aggressive or malign actors and supports a free and open Indo-Pacific,” said Rear Adm. J.T. Anderson, commander, Carrier Strike Group Three. “There is no better way to strengthen our combat-credible capabilities than to work alongside other joint forces to demonstrate our commitment to sovereignty, the region, and a rules-based international order.”

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 aircraft, integral to the Air Wing of the Future, including the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and F-35C Lightning, launched from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham…

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