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On Monday, January 3rd, the USS Abraham Lincoln made history as the first-ever US aircraft carrier captained by a woman. According to a Monday news release from US 3rd Fleet, the vessel departed San Diego with its strike group for a regularly scheduled global maritime security operations deployment.

At the beginning of August, Captain Amy Bauernschmidt assumed command of the Abraham Lincoln.

“These Sailors are incredible professionals who have trained exceptionally hard to ensure they are ready for any operational obligations required of us on deployment,” Bauernschmidt said in the news release.

“They are absolutely prepared for today’s deployment, and I have no doubt they will represent our nation proudly as we defend our national interests.”

About The First Woman To Captain US Aircraft Carrier

According to the Navy, Bauernschmidt graduated with a bachelor’s in ocean engineering from the Naval Academy in 1994, the first graduating class for women to serve aboard combatant ships and aircraft.

She earned a master’s at the Naval War College and was assigned a naval aviator in 1996. According to her Navy biography, she has 3,000 flight hours and multiple commendations.

Adding to her accomplishments, she was the first female executive officer aboard a carrier when she stepped aboard the Abraham Lincoln in August 2016. Where she later becomes the first woman to captain a US aircraft carrier.

 

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2021) Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), and Command Master Chief Brian Happli, senior enlisted leader of Abraham Lincoln, bow their heads in prayer during a burial-at-sea ceremony. Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Julia Brockman)

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First Woman To Captain US Aircraft Carrier

On Monday, January 3rd, the USS Abraham Lincoln made history as the first-ever US aircraft carrier captained by a woman. According to a Monday news release from US 3rd Fleet, the vessel departed San Diego with its strike group for a regularly scheduled global maritime security operations deployment.

At the beginning of August, Captain Amy Bauernschmidt assumed command of the Abraham Lincoln.

“These Sailors are incredible professionals who have trained exceptionally hard to ensure they are ready for any operational obligations required of us on deployment,” Bauernschmidt said in the news release.

“They are absolutely prepared for today’s deployment, and I have no doubt they will represent our nation proudly as we defend our national interests.”

About The First Woman To Captain US Aircraft Carrier

According to the Navy, Bauernschmidt graduated with a bachelor’s in ocean engineering from the Naval Academy in 1994, the first graduating class for women to serve aboard combatant ships and aircraft.

She earned a master’s at the Naval War College and was assigned a naval aviator in 1996. According to her Navy biography, she has 3,000 flight hours and multiple commendations.

Adding to her accomplishments, she was the first female executive officer aboard a carrier when she stepped aboard the Abraham Lincoln in August 2016. Where she later becomes the first woman to captain a US aircraft carrier.

 

Amy Bauernschmidt First Woman To Captain US Aircraft Carrier
PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2021) Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), and Command Master Chief Brian Happli, senior enlisted leader of Abraham Lincoln, bow their heads in prayer during a burial-at-sea ceremony. Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Julia Brockman)

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If you or anyone you know served in the military, you may need help obtaining a fair disability rating and compensation. Contact Veteran Ratings. Veteran Ratings has a 95% chance of success in acquiring the rating and benefits you deserve.

Have a question? On the fence? Then contact us for more information. We are here for you — we proudly serve those who served. Veterans are our only priority because they made this the land of the free through their bravery and sacrifice.

Get The Benefits You Deserve

contact one of our consultants today for a free evaluation of your VA claim

learn more
James Cooper
James Cooper
James Cooper comes from a long line of Veterans and decided to enlist for the Marine Corps at the ripe age of 18-years-old following in his father's footsteps. Shortly after being medically discharged from the service, James decided to pursue a career in journalism. Having battled with the VA for years himself, he began to study the system and commit his career to help fellow disabled veterans.

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