Turner serves on USS Abraham Lincoln

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Joseph Turner from Upper Marlboro inspects the ejection seat of an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 103 in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12, Destroyer Squadron 2, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7.