Abraham Lincoln Participates in Joint Exercise with U.S. Air Force

June 3, 2019 – Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, attached to the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG), and A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, part of a Bomber Task Force assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, conducted joint operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, June 1. The operations emphasize Joint Force integration and interoperability within the U.S. Department of Defense. “It’s a pretty awesome feeling to look up and see our jets flying alongside the Air Force bomber,” said Capt. William “Spig” Reed, commander, CVW-…

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Joint task force introduces new shallow-water mine capability during Valiant Shield

September 19, 2018 – Valiant Shield kicked off its seventh field training exercise, Sept. 17, and returned with the third demonstration of a joint-force series, coined “Quickstrike,” but this time with updated capability postured to improve precision and warfighter welfare across branches. The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force teamed up to pilot the new capability at the launch of Valiant Shield 2018 in the Northern Marianas region. Following an Air Force and Marine Corps pairing from Valiant Shield 2016, this year’s demonstration grouped the Air Force’s B-52 bombers of…

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Joint U.S. forces team for exercise Valiant Shield 2018

September 15, 2018 – U.S. military forces from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are scheduled to participate in exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2018, Sept. 16-23, around the Marianas Island Range Complex as well as on Guam. Participants include the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), 15 surface ships, more than 160 aircraft and approximately 15,000 personnel from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps. “We are excited to be here for exercise Valiant Shield as Guam gives us a world-class joint-training opportunity,” said exercise director Rear Adm. Daniel…

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