USS Abraham Lincoln strike group takes part in live fire exercise

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96)_1543260113108.JPG.jpg

181118-N-YP246-0495 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 18, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) launches a Standard Missile (SM) 2 Block IIIA. Bainbridge is underway with Norfolk-based cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) units from Carrier Strike Group 12 conducting a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. LFWAP is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase […]

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Warships from the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group participated in live fire exercises last week.

U.S. Navy officials said the strike group conducted a proficient Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) exercise in the Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 19. The exercise is designed to increase the fleet’s tactical proficiency.

Ships taking part in the exercise included the USS Leyte Gulf, USS Bainbridge, USS Mason and USS Nitze. 

Officials said these exercises enable crews to enhance their tactics, techniques, and procedures.

“The benefits will serve this crew well during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and deployment,” said Cmdr. Patrick Murphy, commanding officer of USS Bainbridge.

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