Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Carrier Strike Group 12 and Abe Lincoln to the Persian Gulf.

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According to the Associated Press, the U.S. is rushing an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East after seeing Iranian troops and proxy forces making preparations for attacks against U.S. forces and interests in the region, a defense official told The Associated Press.
At the White House, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday night that the U.S. was deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region, an area that includes the Middle East. In a statement, he said the move was in response to "a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings," but did not provide more details.

From the Milcom Files: The Abe Lincoln CSG includes Carrier Strike Group 12, the CVW-7 air wing: VFA-143 Pukin Dogs F/A-18E, VFA-103 Jolly Rogers F/A-18F, VFA-86 Sidewinders F/A-18E, VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet F/A-18E, VAQ-140 Patriots EA-18G, VAW-121 Bluetails E2D, HSC-5 Nightdippers MH-60S, HSM-79 Griffins MH-60R, VRC-40 Det. 3 Rawhides C-2A (162143 Nomad 2/162165 Nomad 1), CarStrkgru 12 warships (others may be picked up or operate with the gru when in the Persian Gulf): Leyte Gulf (CG-55); Bainbridge (DDG-96), Mason (DDG-87) and Nitze (DDG-94)