Navy training schedules indicate carrier-based jet fighters and other types of aircraft will be conducting training out of NAS Jacksonville (NAS Jax) through Feb. 28.
Aircraft participating in the training exercises are currently operating from NAS Jax.
Residents in neighborhoods surrounding NAS Jax may notice an increase in aircraft activity and noise during this training period.
This training operation is in support of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 staff, participating in a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX).
COMPTUEX is a training evolution designed to integrate all the assets of the strike group, test their ability to carry out maritime operations, and assess deployability.
The strike group is evaluated on their performance during simulated surface and sub-surface threats, and ship movements they may encounter during a strait transit or in the vicinity of hostile waters.
USS Abraham Lincoln is the fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, named after the 16th President of the United States.
USS Abraham Lincoln staffs CSG 12, Carrier Air Wing 7 and its squadrons; Destroyer Squadron 2 staff and guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55); and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers, USS Mitcher (DDG 57), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), USS Mason (DDG 87), and USS Nitze (DDG 94). The Álvaro de Bazán-class Spanish navy frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F 104) will also participate in the exercises to improve the warfighting capabilities and partnership between the two NATO countries.
Spain and the United States are united by history and common values that underpin the partnership and work closely together on a range of global challenges, including promoting international cooperation, peace and security, and economic prosperity.
The email address for noise complaints is: NASJAX_NOISE_COMPLAINTS@NAVY.MIL.