By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), with 5,100 crewmembers aboard, is scheduled to make a visit to U.S. Naval Base Guam on March 2, according to Joint Region Marianas.
The carrier will also be joined by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 unit Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) on their first port of call.
Commissioned in 1989, Abraham Lincoln is led by Commanding Officer
Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt and is the flagship for CSG 3, based out of San
The carrier departed San Diego on Jan. 3 with crewmembers aboard
and an air wing complement of 75 aircraft across the strike group. CSG 3 is
deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) will resupply,
refuel and provide the crew time for rest and relaxation in the strike
group's first port call. More than 16 of the strike group Sailors are Guam
natives and are proud to be returning today for a hometown visit.
Miliary officials said Abraham Lincoln and Spruance have 100 percent vaccination rates and zero Covid cases onboard. All visiting military members will adhere to NBG and the government of Guam's Covid-19 mitigation measures including mask-wearing and social distancing. Minimizing the risk of Covid-19 transmission is a top priority for CSG 3.