On 19 May the US Navy News Service reported that the Abraham Lincoln
Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG), with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU),
conducted joint operations on 17 / 18 May in the Arabian Sea, part of the US 5th Fleet’s area of responsibility.
According to Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Catie Coyle of the
Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs, after the ABECSG
deployed to the region in response to credible threat indicators, these operations highlight the ability of the US Navy to quickly mobilize assets and aggregate different platforms with a variety of operational capabilities.