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080516-N-7981E-172 ARABIAN GULF (MAY 16, 2008)- Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class (AW) Corey Cooper of Air Department's V-1 division relays the status of firefighting efforts to a messenger, who will report that status to flight deck control, during flight deck drills aboard 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)