PACIFIC OCEAN (December 16, 2011) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is underway on deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. Following deployment, Lincoln will change its homeport from Everett, Washington to Norfolk, Virginia for a periodic refueling complex overhaul. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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