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Navy identifies missing sailor after Arabian Sea overboard incident

Navy identifies missing sailor after Arabian Sea overboard incident

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July 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy identified Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana as missing on Monday after a reported overboard incident in the Arabian Sea. Saldana, assigned to a helicopter squadron aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, is listed as "Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown" by the U.S. 5th Fleet. His ship is the leader of a strike group of ships patrolling the Arabian Sea in support of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. Saldana is believed to have gone overboard in the early hours, local time, on July 17. Attempts to find him on board failed, and a sea search, involving the USS Abraham Lincoln, the guided-missile cruiser Leyte Gulf, Patrol Squadrons 10 and 40 and the Spanish guided-missile frigate Méndez Nunez failed to locate him. The search was
Aircraft from Lincoln CSG, B-52H conduct joint exercises in Arabian Sea

Aircraft from Lincoln CSG, B-52H conduct joint exercises in Arabian Sea

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June 3 (UPI) -- F/A-18E Super Hornets and E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes from the U.S. Navy's Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and the Air Force's B-52H Stratofortress conducted joint exercises in the Arabian Sea amid rising tensions with Iran. The Stratofortress, a long-range bomber assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and part of the U.S. Central Command Bomber Task Force, participated in the drills with Lincoln's Carrier Air Wing 7 on Saturday, U.S. Central Command said Monday. MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters also embarked from the the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. "It's a pretty awesome feeling to look up and see our jets flying alongside the Air Force bomber," Capt. William Reed, commander of CVW-7, said in a news release. "The training the air wing conducted with the B-52's to...