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080518-N-7981E-190 ARABIAN GULF (May 18, 2008)- Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Crystal Crawford, assigned to "Blue Blasters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 waits with an F/A-18C Hornet as it is prepared for a mission on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support Maritime Security Operations (MSO).  MSO help develop security in the maritime environment, which promotes stability and global prosperity.  These operations complement the counterterrorism and security efforts of regional nations and seek to disrupt violent extremists' use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material.  U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (RELEASED)