USS Abraham Lincoln ends longest deployment for aircraft carrier since Vietnam War with arrival at new homeport

Posted at 3:59 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 21:21:27-05

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (April 13, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, entering the Mediterranean Sea as it continues operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clint Davis/Released) 190413-N-PW716-1254

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A historic deployment for the USS Abraham Lincoln is finally over.

The Lincoln arrived at its new homeport of San Diego on Monday.

The Lincoln left Hampton Roads back on April 1, 2019 for an around the world deployment.

The homeport change is part of a larger Navy maintenance plan for aircraft carriers.

The Lincoln’s deployment was extended when issues arose with the USS Harry S. Truman. The Lincoln’s deployment ended up being the longest for an aircraft carrier since the Vietnam War.

More than 100 U.S. Navy aviators also returned to home bases at Naval Air Station Oceana and Norfolk Naval Station Sunday. The aviators returned after their nearly ten-month deployment as part of Carrier Air Wing Seven assigned aboard the Lincoln.

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