Cocoa’s Aubrey Houze is Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Serving Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln

Houze assigned to the 'Vigilantes' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151

Cocoa native and U.S. Navy Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Aubrey Houze is assigned to the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151. Above, Houze removes a horoscope plug from a F/A-18E Super Hornet engine in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kassandra Alanis)

EAST CHINA SEA – Cocoa native and U.S. Navy Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Aubrey Houze is assigned to the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

Among Houze’s duties is maintaining the F/A-18E Super Hornet, a twin-engine, carrier-capable, multirole fighter aircraft variants based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.

The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in U.S. 7th Fleet to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

The ship’s company includes 3,200, with an Air wing of 2,480.

With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. She is the second Navy ship to have been named after President Abraham Lincoln. (U.S. Navy image)

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. She is the second Navy ship to have been named after the former President Abraham Lincoln.

Her home port is NAS North Island, San Diego, California; she is a member of the United States Pacific Fleet. She is administratively responsible to Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific, and operationally serves as the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 3 and host to Carrier Air Wing Nine

A U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143) “Pukin’ Dogs” launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in the Atlantic Ocean. VFA-143 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7) aboard the Abraham Lincoln during a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12. (U.S. Navy image)
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