Growler Launches From USS Abraham Lincoln
February 6, 2022
February 4, 2022 - A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler, assigned to the "Wizards" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the Philippine Sea.
The flight operations is associated with Noble Fusion 2022 that demonstrates Navy and Marine Corps forward deployed stand-in naval expeditionary forces can rapidly aggregate Marine Expeditionary Unit/Amphibious Ready Group teams at sea, along with a carrier strike group, as well as other joint force elements and allies, in order to conduct lethal sea-denial operations, seize key maritime terrain, guarantee freedom of movement, and create advantage for US, partner and allied forces.
Naval Expeditionary forces conduct training throughout the year, in the Indo-Pacific, to maintain readiness.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Singley.