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Lyndsey Layton in the hangar bay of the USS Abraham Lincoln. (The Washington Post)
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Lyndsey Layton, a metro reporter for The Post, was embedded with Naval forces in the Persian Gulf.
More Reports From the Field
IN THE FIELD: USS Abraham Lincoln
Causing Death and Destruction, but Never Seeing It
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, April 2 -- In he swaggered, helmet in hand, his dark brown hair matted with sweat. Fellow pilots looked up expectantly from their burgundy recliners.

IN THE FIELD: Scouts in the Sky
One Pilot Finds Targets, Another One Hits Them
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, March 31 -- Jet pilots are increasingly acting as airborne target spotters in the campaign against Iraq, circling for hours in the skies to track Iraqi troops and equipment that are on the move and direct bombers to them.

IN THE FIELD: The USS Abraham Lincoln
Serving the War Effort In Theater's Mundane Jobs
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, March 28 -- Carl Horn, a Navy sailor for six years, is fighting the war against Iraq one can of Dr Pepper at a time.

IN THE FIELD: With the USS Abraham Lincoln
Modified Fighter Jets Lend More Fuel to the Fight
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, March 24 -- To feed warplanes that have been guzzling gas in enormous quantities over Iraq, the Navy has converted four of its high-performance jets into airborne gas stations.

IN THE FIELD: USS Abraham Lincoln
Target Practice Of a Different Sort
ABOARD THE U.S.S. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, March 22 -- The order burst over Navy Capt. Scott Swift's headset at around midday , waving him off the targets he was speeding toward in his F/A-18E Super Hornet jet: two buildings in a central Iraqi city.




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