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Air Power!

The USS Abraham Lincoln treated guests to a spectacle over the sea recently — an air power demonstration by aircraft embarked aboard the ship.

During the Pacific Ocean show, there were precise formations and dud-bomb detonations. 

Aircraft, viewed from below, fly in a triangular formation.
Air Power!
Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 9 fly over the USS Abraham Lincoln during an air power demonstration for guests aboard the aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 7, 2022.
Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kassandra Alanis
VIRIN: 220807-N-CH260-1915
Explosions create grey smoke clouds above water.
Dud Bombs
Two F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 14 drop dud bombs during an air power demonstration for guests aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 7, 2022.
Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kassandra Alanis
VIRIN: 220807-N-CH260-1345Y

Multiple squadrons participated in the event, showcasing a host of capabilities. 

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The Abraham Lincoln and its carrier strike group were at the tail end of a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 3rd Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. The aircraft carrier returned to its home port of San Diego on Aug. 11.

Two ships sail in blue water.
Sea Duo
The guided missile destroyer USS Spruance sails alongside the USS Abraham Lincoln during an air power demonstration in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 7, 2022.
Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeffrey F. Yale
VIRIN: 220807-N-WD349-1236Y

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