Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), USN Hospital Corpsman Third Class (HM3) Matt Petersen, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2), injects an anesthetic into the toe of USN Store Keeper Third Class (SK3) Benjamin Alpers, as he prepares to remove part of his toenail inside the ships Medical Department. The LINCOLN and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW-2) are currently underway in the South China Sea