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Andaman Sea (Jan. 12, 2005) -- An E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the "Sun Kings" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Six (VAW-116), launches off the flight deck aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Flight operations are being conducted to keep the pilots and aircrew assigned to Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) qualified as Abraham Lincoln is conducting humanitarian aid missions on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Helicopters assigned to CVW-2 and Sailors from Abraham Lincoln are supporting Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Seth C. Peterson (RELEASED)

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