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USS Abraham Lincoln

The legal team aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is underway after successfully completing its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul and will spend several days conducting sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship's key systems and technologies.

Education Fair

Legalman 1st Class Caneisha Fortner, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group One, speaks with advisors from the Defense Language Institute during an education fair hosted by the Center for SEAL and SWCC on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado April 19. More than a dozen college representatives spoke with Sailors from various regional commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy M. Black)

Elizabeth B. Fitzwater Memorial Award

Navy Lt. Alyssa Nichol - a judge advocate serving as Victims' Legal Counsel was honored by the Department of Justice during the 2017 Law Enforcement Public Service Awards - hosted by the Norfolk Division of the U.S. Attorney's Eastern District - Nichol was presented the Elizabeth B. Fitzwater Memorial Award. From left, Lt. Cmdr. John Butler, Nichol, Capt. Kevin Comstock, Ms. Karen Sommers, Lt. David Layne.

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The Convention on the Law of the Sea

Aircraft carriers sail the open water.

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) supports implementation of the National Security Strategy, provides legal certainty in the world's largest maneuver space, and preserves essential navigation and overflight rights. Over one hundred and sixty nations and the European Union are Party to the Convention – but not the United States, the world's leading maritime nation.

UNCLOS supports implementation of the National Security Strategy, provides legal certainty in the world's largest maneuver space, and preserves essential navigation and overflight rights. Over one hundred and sixty nations and the European Union are Party to the Convention – but not the United States, the world's leading maritime nation.

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