The USS Abraham Lincoln is to leave the West Coast in mid-October to conduct naval operations in support of national and theater security in the western Pacific Ocean.

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is the flagship for the Lincoln Carrier Strike Group commanded by Rear Adm. Doug Crowder.

Carrier Air Wing 2 will be on the carrier during the scheduled deployment, stated a Thursday afternoon Navy news release.

Additional ships in the strike group with the Lincoln will be announced later, the release stated; no port calls in East Asia were announced.

“Because of our capabilities under the new Fleet Response Plan, our deployment will actually result in having spent fewer days at sea overall,” Crowder stated.

“We will continue to train for this mission, becoming progressively more ready as we depart the West Coast and head across the Pacific.”

Hospital seeks nurses

CAMP LESTER, Okinawa — The U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa is seeking registered nurses to fill numerous positions.

Nursing vacancies exist in every clinical discipline, hospital officials said, including family medicine, inpatient care, community health, pediatrics, labor and delivery, and emergency care. Part-time, full- time and intermittent positions are available. For more information:

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