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Deployments of USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Note:
During deployments a VRC (Fleet Tactical Support Squadron) detachment provides carrier-on-board delivery and is embarked aboard the carrier but is no real part of the Air Wing. Currently, these planes are from VRC-30 (west coast) or VRC-40 (east coast). These detachments are not listed below.

Date of DepartureDate of ReturnCruise BookCVWSquadrons (Aircraft)Tail codeArea of OperationsBattle GroupOperations/ExercisesPorts of Call
May 28, 1991November 25, 1991
  

11VF-114 (F-14A)
VF-213 (F-14A)
VFA-22 (F/A-18C)
VFA-94 (F/A-18C)
VA-95 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-117 (E-2C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VS-29 (S-3B)
HS-6 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NHWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Lake Champlain (CG 57)
USS Long Beach (CGN 9)
USS Merrill (DD 976)
USS Gary (FFG 51)
USS Ingraham (FFG 61)
USS Roanoke (AOR 7)
Operation Fiery Vigil
ANNUALEX
Subic Bay, Philippines
Cebu, Philippines
Singapore
Bahrain
Dubai, U.A.E.
Hong Kong
June 15, 1993December 15, 1993
  

11VF-213 (F-14A)
VMFA-314 (F/A-18A)
VFA-22 (F/A-18C)
VFA-94 (F/A-18C)
VA-95 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-117 (E-2C)
VAQ-135 (EA.6B)
VS-29 (S-3B)
HS-6 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NHWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Princeton (CG 59)
USS Fox (CG 33)
USS Chandler (DDG 996)
USS Ingraham (FFG 61)
USS Pasadena (SSN 752)
USS Willamette (AO 180)
USS Mount Hood (AE 29)
Operation Southern Watch
Operation Continue Hope
Hong Kong
Bahrain
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Perth, Australia
Pearl Harbor, Hi
April 11, 1995October 10, 1995
  

11VF-213 (F-14A)
VFA-22 (F/A-18C)
VFA-94 (F/A-18C)
VA-95 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-117 (E-2C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VS-29 (S-3B)
VQ-5 Det.B (ES-3A)
HS-6 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NHWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Princeton (CG 59)
USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53)
USS Merrill (DD 976)
USS Pasadena (SSN 752)
USS New York City (SSN 696)
USS Sacramento (AOE 1)
DieselEx (Japan)
Exercise Beacon Flash
Exercise Inspired Alert (Pakistan)
Exercise Nautical Artist (Saudi Arabia)
Operation Southern Watch
Operation Vigilant Sentinel
Hong Kong
Singapore
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Pearl Harbor, Hi
June 11, 1998December 11, 1998
  

14VF-31 (F-14D)
VFA-25 (F/A-18C)
VFA-113 (F/A-18C)
VFA-115 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-139 (EA-6B)
VAW-113 (E-2C)
VS-35 (S-3B)
VQ-5 Det. 14 (ES-3A)
HS-4 (SH/HH-60F/H)
NKWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Shiloh (CG 67)
USS Valley Forge (CG 50)
USS Elliot (DD 967)
USS Jarrett (FFG 33)
HCMS Ottawa (FFH 341)
USS Jefferson City (SSN 759)
USS Columbia (SSN 771)
Tactical Evaluation Exercise '98
Exercise Beacon Flash 98-2
Exercise Red Reef
Operation Southern Watch
San Diego, Calif.
Hong Kong
Singapore
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Perth, Australia
Hobart, Australia
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
August 17, 2000February 12, 2001
  

14VF-31 (F-14)
VFA-25 (F/A-18C)
VFA-113 (F/A-18C)
VFA-115 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-139 (EA-6B)
VS-35 (S-3B)
VAW-113 (E-2C)
HS-4 (SH/HH-60F/H)
NKWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Shiloh (CG 67)
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)
USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60)
USS Fletcher (DD 992)
USS Crommelin (FFG 37)
USS Tucson (SSN 770)
USS Cheyenne (SSN 773)
USS Camden (AOE 2)
Operation Southern WatchPearl Harbor, Hi.
Hong Kong
Singapore
Thailand
Perth, Australia
Hobart, Australia
San Diego, Calif.
July 20, 2002has been ordered to remain on deployment
and not to return to homeport
on Jan. 20 as previously scheduled.
ABE finally returned home on

May 6, 2003

  

14VF-31 (F-14D)
VFA-115 (F/A-18E)
VFA-25 (F/A-18C)
VFA-113 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-139 (EA-6B)
VS-35 (S-3B)
VAW-113 (E-2C)
HS-4 (SH/HH-60F/H)

-> first deployment for the F/A-18E
NKWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Mobile Bay (CG 53)
USS Shiloh (CG 67)
USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60)
USS Milius (DDG 69)
USS Fletcher (DD 992)
USS Crommelin (FFG 37)
USS Honolulu (SSN 718)
USS Camden (AOE 2)
Operation Northern Edge
Operation Southern Watch
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
San Diego, Calif.
Pearl Harbor, HI
Sasebo, Japan
Hong Kong
Singapore
Bahrain
Fremantle, Australia
Perth, Australia
San Diego, Calif.
October 15, 2004March 4, 2005
  

2VFA-2 (F/A-18F)
VFA-137 (F/A-18E)
VFA-151 (F/A-18C)
VFA-82 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VAW-116 (E-2C 2000)
HS-2 (SH/HH-60F/H)
HSL-47 Det. (SH-60B)
NEWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
USS Shiloh (CG 67)
USS Benfold (DDG 65)
USS Shoup (DDG 86)
USS Louisville (SSN 724)
USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7)
PASSEX
Operation Unified Assistance
San Diego, Calif.
Pearl Harbor, Hi
Hong Kong
Singapore
February 27, 2006August 8, 2006 2VFA-2 (F/A-18F)
VFA-137 (F/A-18E)
VFA-151 (F/A-18C)
VFA-34 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VAW-116 (E-2C 2000)
HS-2 (SH/HH-60F/H)
HSL-47 Det. (SH-60B)
NEWestern and Central PacificUSS Mobile Bay (CG 53)
USS Shoup (DDG 86)
USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7)
Operation Foal Eagle
PASSEX (Thailand, Japan)
Exercise Valiant Shield 2006
RIMPAC 2006
San Diego, Calif.
Hong Kong
Laem Chabang, Thailand
Singapore
Sasebo, Japan
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
March 13, 2008October 12, 2008 2VFA-2 (F/A-18F)
VFA-137 (F/A-18E)
VFA-151 (F/A-18C)
VFA-34 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VAW-116 (E-2C 2000)
HS-2 (SH/HH-60F/H)
HSL-47 Det. (SH-60B)
NEWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Persian Gulf
USS Mobile Bay (CG 53)
USS Russell (DDG 59)
USS Shoup (DDG 86)
USS Momsen (DDG 92)
USS Curts (FFG 38)
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
San Diego, Calif.
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Singapore
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Laem Chabang, Thailand
September 7, 2010March 24, 2011
  

2VFA-2 (F/A-18F)
VFA-137 (F/A-18E)
VFA-151 (F/A-18C)
VFA-34 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VAW-116 (E-2C 2000 NP)
HSC-12 (MH-60S)
HSM-77 (MH-60R)
NEWestern Pacific
Arabian Sea
USS Cape St. George (CG 71)
USS Shoup (DDG 86)
USS Momsen (DDG 92)
USS Halsey (DDG 97)
USS Sterett (DDG 104)
Operation Enduring FreedomSan Diego, Calif.
Port Klang, Malaysia
Manama, Bahrain
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Singapore
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
December 7, 2011August 7, 2012
  

2VFA-2 (F/A-18F)
VFA-137 (F/A-18E)
VFA-151 (F/A-18C)
VFA-34 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VAW-116 (E-2C 2000 NP)
HSC-12 (MH-60S)
HSM-77 (MH-60R)
NEWorld Cruise via Western Pacific,
Arabian Sea and Mediterranean.
Changed homeport from Everett, Wash.
to Norfolk, Va.
USS Cape St. George (CG 71)
USS Momsen (DDG 92)
USS Sterett (DDG 104)
Operation Enduring FreedomSan Diego, Calif.
Laem Chabang, Thailand
Manama, Bahrain
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Antalya, Turkey
Mayport, Fla.




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