Participated in L.A. Navy Week, underway in the Eastern Pacific and Passed a first-of-its-kind afloat U.S. Fleet Cyber Command cyber readiness inspection (CCRI), while the ship was conducting training at sea and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 pilots flew aboard for Carrier Qualifications (CQ) and Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California.

25 March to 6 December 2011

Chapter XXVII

 

 

Lincoln Sailor Named C3F Sailor of the Year

 

“A Carrier Strike Group 9 Sailor embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), was named as Commander, U.S. Third Fleet's (C3F) Sailor of the Year on 15 April 2011.

As part of being recognized, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Lewis Garza was presented with a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal by Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt, C3F, in a ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier.

"This award is a great honor," said Garza. "I have tried to involve myself in as much as possible and stay dedicated along the way while achieving my goals."

During the ceremony, Garza was recognized for his active involvement as the President of the 1st Class Petty Officers Association and for spearheading the "Generation Abe" program, a program promoting sound decision-making for junior sailors at work, home and while deployed.

Garza, who has been in the Navy for nearly 12 years, competed against nine other 1st class petty officers during a week-long review board staffed by 14 command master chiefs. Garza hopes to become a recruit division commander at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., where he can impact entry-level Sailors and develop them into tomorrow's Navy leaders.

"I want to help produce better quality Sailors and to improve the future of the Navy by being involved with new recruits as they enter the fleet," said Garza.

The Sailor of the Year program was initiated in 1972 as a way to recognize the efforts of outstanding Atlantic and Pacific Fleet Sailors at sea by Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, former Chief of Naval Operations” (Ref. Story Number:
NNS110418-21 - Release Date: 4/18/2011 9:07:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lauren Howes, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, EVERETT, Wash. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=59846

 

Individual Augmentees Honored in Everett

 

“Dozens gathered at Naval Station Everett in the Grand Vista Ballroom on 2 May 2011, for a ceremony to welcome home Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. It was a day of reflection and appreciation as Sailors, spouses and senior leadership came together to share stories, mutual respect and a solemn pride in America. "We are a nation bonded by a common ideal," said Capt. John D. Alexander, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) commanding officer. "We live for freedom, but we have to protect that freedom. There will always be someone out there trying to take that away from us. You have protected our freedom. I thank you from the bottom of my heart." Following Alexander's speech, Master-at-Arms 1st Class Michael Daniel, who recently returned from Afghanistan, reminded Sailors that the difficulties of an IA tour are balanced out by resources. "The Army deploys as a unit, but we deploy as individuals," Daniel said. "Just because you deploy as an individual does not mean that you are alone. The Navy will be here to support you, and you can always fall back on your fellow Sailors who have also returned from a deployment. They can understand what you may have been through." After a moment of silence in remembrance of fallen Sailors, command leadership from Lincoln, USS Ford (FFG-54), USS Shoup (DDG-86) and Naval Station Everett, Wash., joined leaders from the University of Washington to present the returning Sailors with certificates of appreciation and to express their thanks for the sacrifices they've made for their country.

 

Additionally, representatives from the Quilt of Valor Foundation presented each Sailor with a hand-stitched quilt to thank them for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The returning Sailors were not the only ones being honored at the ceremony. Family members and spouses were also presented with certificates of appreciation for their efforts at home while their Sailors were overseas. During the presentation of the certificates to the Sailors' spouses, a survivor's wife read a poem about the struggles faced by loved ones waiting for the return of their deployed Sailors. Daniel said that, in some respects, the time away can be harder to bear for the family members waiting at home. "When you're deployed, you're constantly moving and always have some kind of work you can do, so at least that helps the time pass," he said. "Out there, luckily, we know that behind every deployed Sailor is a family that stands with them." After the ceremony, the returning IA Sailors met with Sailors who will soon depart for their own IA tours. "It was a nice ceremony," said Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Williams, who returned from Afghanistan in April 2010, where he participated in detainee operations at Camp Bucca and Camp Cropper. "It's good to feel like you're surrounded by people who have been through or seen the same kind of things you have” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110505-21- Release Date: 5/5/2011 9:27:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kirk Putnam, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, EVERETT, Wash. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=60196

 

Lincoln Strike Group Changes Command

 

“Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 held a change of command ceremony aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on 13 May 2011. Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker relieved Rear Adm. Mark D. Guadagnini as Carrier Strike Group 9 commander. Guadagnini served as commander of CSG 9 since Oct. 29, 2010. He was instrumental in orchestrating and leading sustained operations during the strike group's successful six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

 

Under Guadagnini's leadership, Lincoln earned distinction as the Naval Air Forces Pacific Battle Effectiveness Award winner, receiving 13 of 14 departmental awards for sustained superior performance in an operational environment, prevailing in an extremely close competition among the six aircraft carriers in the Pacific Fleet.

 

The Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77, the guided-missile cruiser USS Sterett (DDG-104) and the fast frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60) also earned Battle "E" awards while serving under Guadagnini as part of CSG 9. In his farewell remarks, Guadagnini praised the hard work of the Sailors in the strike group and said their commitment to excellence was the key to such a successful deployment.

 

Guadagnini is headed to Norfolk, Va., where he is scheduled to begin an assignment as the deputy commander and chief of staff at U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Shoemaker comes to CSG 9 from Millington, Tenn., where he served as assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command for career management, PERS 4, Navy Personnel Command. He said that while he has big shoes to fill in his new post, he is acutely aware that he is responsible to his new command to maintain the standards of excellence set by his predecessor.

 

The bar has been set awfully high by Admiral Guadagnini," Shoemaker said. "The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is the class of the fleet, and I intend to hold us to that same high standard." Shoemaker, a native of St. Petersburg, Fla., graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering and was designated a naval aviator in 1984. He has more than 4,000 flight hours and more than 1,000 carrier arrested landings. Shoemaker has previously commanded Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17. Abraham Lincoln is the flagship for CSG 9, which is homeported in Everett, Wash. The Lincoln Strike Group consists of Carrier Air Wing 2, Destroyer Squadron 9 and its associated ships USS Cape St. George (CG-71), USS Shoup (DDG-86), USS Momsem (DDG-92), USS Halsey (DDG-97), USS Sterett (DDG-104), USS Ford (FFG-54), USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60) and USS Ingraham (FFG-61)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110513-28 - Release Date: 5/13/2011 4:08:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, EVERETT, Wash. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=60365

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Station, Everett, Washington on 27 June 2011, with Captain John D. Alexander as Commanding Officer, for training operations that will the ship’s first-of-its-kind afloat U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 will conduct pilot qulifications in the Eastern Pacific and will participate in L.A. Navy Week” (Ref. 76).

 

Abraham Lincoln Passes First Underway Cyber Inspection

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) passed a first-of-its-kind afloat U.S. Fleet Cyber Command command cyber readiness inspection (CCRI) on 14 July 2011, while the ship was conducting training at sea. A CCRI is an in-depth inspection and analysis of a ship or shore command's network security posture to ensure that vital information is protected from cyber attacks. The inspection of the Lincoln networks, which began July 8th, was the first time a cyber inspection of a Navy network was conducted underway, and the first Navy-led CCRI conducted aboard an aircraft carrier.

 

Cmdr. Michael Thibodeau, the ship's combat systems officer, said the inspection was part of a three-year training cycle, the goal is to determine which Department of Defense computer networks have low vulnerability to outside attacks from threats such as hackers, and to strengthen the defense of these networks as necessary. "Any networks out of compliance can actually be forced to shut down and pulled from the Global Information Grid (GIG)," he said. "This success is indicative of Lincoln's high state of operational readiness."

Lincoln's inspection results set the Navy standard for afloat units by achieving a score 11 percent higher than had previously been achieved in shore-based inspections. Thibodeau added the ship's score was also 20 percent higher than the average afloat command score from the Navy's own internal cyber security inspections. "I attribute our success on this inspection to the pride and dedication that the Information Systems team takes in maintaining the highest levels of cyber readiness," he said. Lincoln's next CCRI is not scheduled to occur until after Lincoln's upcoming Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH), as the ship will be temporarily taken off the training cycle.

Though the inspection is complete, Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Toni Robinson said personnel should continue to follow the practices that played a key role in passing the inspection. "In order to keep prepared, all hands should remain vigilant on network security and following command security procedures for personal electronic devices," she said.
Lincoln is currently working with other afloat units to help prepare them for success with their upcoming CCRI inspections” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110722-06 - Release Date: 7/22/2011 8:31:00 AM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61633

 

Lincoln Maintains Combat Readiness with Carrier Qualifications

 

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 pilots flew aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, underway in the Pacific Ocean, for Carrier Qualifications (CQ) on 18 July 2011.

Since returning from deployment in March,
Lincoln has maintained a mission-ready status. The ship recently completed a port maintenance period and has been underway since July 13th.

CVW-2 squadrons tested their pilots by completing field carrier landing practice (FCLP) using the Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (IFLOLS) at their home station flight lines prior to flying on board Lincoln.

Conducting FCLP using a stationary IFLOLS prepares pilots for
CQ. Pilots must engage in out-to-sea flight operations within 170 days of their most recent at-sea landing, known as a trap, to re-qualify on a deployed carrier. For CQ flights, the pilots' performances are graded by their landing signal officers (LSOs).

Pilots hone their skills during
CQ by trapping arresting gear wire and performing the necessary number of "touch-and-go's" on a pitching flight deck, said Lt. Eric Vanlandingham, a VAW-116 pilot from Silver Spring, Md. The required number is dictated by the LSO Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS).

 

Lincoln's Air Department and CVW-2 squadron personnel will have worked day and night for seven days completing their CQs to meet the mission.

"We have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world," said Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Jerry Pitts,
V-1 Division's assistant leading petty officer. "Through this training process, we develop a team spirit. We're able to rely on each other 100 percent."

The
CVW 2 squadrons are the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, the Vigilantes of VFA-151, the Kestrels of VFA-137, the Blue Blasters of VFA-34, the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, the Lancers of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 131, the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 and the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110723-01 - Release Date: 7/23/2011 5:14:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61756

 

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

 

110720-N-HO130-063 - PACIFIC OCEAN (July 20, 2011) - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 are conducting pilot qualifications and will be taking part in Los Angeles Navy Week 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brian Brannon/Released) http://www.navy.mil/list_single.asp?id=104532

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted training operations that will the shhip’s first-of-its-kind afloat U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 pilot qualifications in the Eastern Pacific from 27 June to 24 July 2011” (Ref. 76).

 

Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as the ship pulls into Los Angeles Harbor.

 

110725-N-JN612-194 - LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2011) - Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as the ship pulls into Los Angeles Harbor. Lincoln is participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011, one of 21 Navy Weeks scheduled in 2011. Navy Weeks are intended to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy as a Global Force for Good and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Randolph/Released) http://www.navy.mil/list_single.asp?id=104653

 

Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker addresses the media aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) upon the ship's arrival in Los Angeles Harbor.

 

110725-N-LA828-082 - LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2011) - Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, commander of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, addresses the media on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) upon the ship's arrival in Los Angeles Harbor. Abraham Lincoln is participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011, one of 20 Navy Weeks scheduled in 2011. Navy Weeks are intended to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary A. Hunt/Released)

http://www.navy.mil/list_single.asp?id=104708

 

Abraham Lincoln Arrives in Los Angeles for Navy Week

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and several other ships arrived in Los Angeles, California on 25 July 2011, bringing several thousand Sailors to visit the city and surrounding areas as part of L.A. Navy Week 2011. Navy Week is an opportunity for the officers and crew of the visiting ships to help the Navy showcase the quality of its personnel to local citizens. Lincoln's participation in L.A. Navy Week will demonstrate to area leaders and the general public that the Navy remains an effective and vital tool of national defense and a viable career opportunity for young men and women. The Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to showcase the investments Americans have made toward their national defense. Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9, said the visiting ships and personnel are eager to interact with the people of Southern California. "We're excited to be here in Los Angeles to participate in Navy Week," Shoemaker said.

 

"We're looking forward to showing the people here how much pride we have in our Navy and what we do in defense of our country." Shoemaker said the visit to L.A. would highlight two complementary aspects that make the United States great. "The L.A.-Long Beach port is one of the biggest in the world. It's an incredibly important part of America's economy, and the Navy ensures sea lanes remain secure, open and free for trade and travel." While in Los Angeles, Sailors will contribute to the local economy by taking part in a variety of Southern California activities, from attending L.A. Dodgers baseball games to visiting Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Lincoln Sailors are also scheduled to participate in community relations projects building houses for local residents in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity. Capt. John D. Alexander, Lincoln's commanding officer, said he expects Lincoln Sailors to make a favorable impression on the people of L.A. "We have some incredibly talented and hard-working personnel serving aboard this ship," Alexander said.

 

"Every day, our Sailors positively contribute to the American way of life by serving in this great organization. No matter how remarkable the people of Southern California find our ships, they'll be even more impressed by the pride and professionalism of our people." Participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011 are Lincoln, guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59), guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM-4), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and personnel from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 31, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit 1. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Los Angeles between at-sea training and certification periods and prior to a deployment scheduled for the end of the year” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110725-09 - Release Date: 7/25/2011 2:39:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LOS ANGELES (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61774

 

Rear Adm. Troy Shoemaker, left, commander of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, looks on as Mass Communication Specialist

 

110726-N-QN972-001 - LOS ANGELES (July 26, 2011) - Rear Adm. Troy Shoemaker, left, commander of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, looks on as Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ahron Arendes, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) presents a Navy ball cap to a patient at the Children's Hospital of Orange County while Sailors visit the hospital in support of the Navy's Caps For Kids program. Abraham Lincoln is participating in Los Angeles Navy Week 2011. Navy Weeks are intended to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kirk Putnam/Released)

http://www.navy.mil/list_single.asp?id=104842

 

CCSG-9, Lincoln Sailors Give Caps for Kids During LA Navy Week

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 personnel gave Navy ball caps and memorabilia to children as part of a Caps for Kids event at the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), on 26 July 2011, during Los Angeles Navy Week. The Navy's Caps for Kids program aims to provide children, nationwide, who are diagnosed and undergoing treatment for cancer, or receiving chemotherapy to treat other life threatening illnesses, a Navy squadron or command ball cap in hopes of lifting the child's spirits while they are required to stay in the hospital for extended periods of time.

"You could see it in [the children's] faces. Having new visitors come by really brightens up their day. Usually we get some visits every day from other organizations, but this is the first visit from the Navy, and it's always great to have new faces," said the CHOC Special Programs Coordinator, Amber Ayala. "We got a good response from the kids and their parents. It was great to see their reactions when the Sailors walked in." Caps for Kids became a national outreach effort in 2000. The Navy now has more than 500 commands, including ships, submarines and squadrons, and Navy personnel participating in the program.

"Going to the hospital gave us a bigger perspective of life outside the Navy's day-to-day operation. I loved being able to put smiles on their faces, remembering the fun of coloring with the kids, or playing shuffleboard with them. It was a great time," said
Lincoln's Command Master Chief Susan Whitman. "I just wish they could come see us on the ship. Hopefully we still brought a little bit of the Navy to them." "It's been a great opportunity for Sailors to get out to visit and share our time with these wonderful kids," said Rear Adm. Troy "Mike" Shoemaker, Commander, CSG 9. "We are blessed in our lives for this unique opportunity while we are here."

 

Navy Week is an opportunity for the officers and crew of the visiting ships to help the Navy showcase the quality of its personnel to local citizens. Lincoln's participation in L.A. Navy Week will demonstrate to area leaders and the general public that the Navy remains an effective and vital tool of national defense and a viable career opportunity for young men and women. The Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to showcase for Americans the investments they have made toward their national defense.

Participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011 are
Lincoln, guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59), guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM-4), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and personnel from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 31, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit 1.

 

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Los Angeles between at-sea training and certification periods ahead of a deployment scheduled for the end of the year” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110727-02 - Release Date: 7/27/2011 4:45:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kirk Putnam, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs , LOS ANGELES (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61809

 

To Live and Fry in L.A.: Lincoln Sailors Compete in Cooking Contest

 

“Culinary Specialists assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), competed against students from the Los Angeles Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in a cooking contest, on 26 July 2011, as part of the Los Angeles Navy Week."I couldn't have picked a better team for this event," said Culinary Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jonathan Yates, the Lincoln team leader and a native of Greenville, N.C. "They're all great chefs, and that's important because in our world there's a big difference between cooks and chefs." Each team was instructed to plan and prepare a breakfast menu to be judged by three randomly selected Sailors. Yates, as well as Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Jimmy Nguyen, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class (SW) William Felix, Culinary Specialist Seaman Adrian Flanery and Culinary Specialist Seaman Jeremy Pierre were voted the winners of the cook-off by a panel of their shipmates.

 

"Cooking has always been a tradition in my family," said Pierre, a native of New Orleans. "We're here today in our house; we couldn't let ourselves lose." "It's a real pleasure to be here," said Le Cordon Bleu Chef Instructor Michael Shane, himself a prior enlisted Mess Management Specialist 2nd Class, which is what Culinary Specialist were called prior to the name change. "Our guys cook the same way as these [Navy] guys. There is definitely a chain of command in the kitchen; it's really the same job." The challenge was broadcast live from the ship's galley as part of the daily "Good Day L.A." news program. "This is the biggest cooking challenge I've ever been in," said Yates. "We're cooking against an actual culinary school, and a great school at that. Bring on Bobby Flay. I'm ready for a throw down!"

The winning menu consisted of spinach and feta cheese omelet, cheese and bacon breakfast potatoes, steak, a peach tart and orange/pineapple juice. Navy Week is an opportunity for the officers and crew of the visiting ships to help the Navy showcase the quality of its personnel to local citizens.
Lincoln's participation in L.A. Navy Week will demonstrate to area leaders and the general public that the Navy remains an effective and vital tool of national defense and a viable career opportunity for young men and women. The Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to showcase for Americans the investments they have made toward their national defense.


Participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011 are
Lincoln, guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59), guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM-4), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and personnel from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 31, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit 1. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Los Angeles between at-sea training and certification periods ahead of a deployment scheduled for the end of the year” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110727-04 - Release Date: 7/27/2011 4:46:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Luciano Marano, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LOS ANGELES (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61811

 

Gayle Anderson, a reporter with KTLA Channel 5 News, interviews Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Rockie Johnson,

 

110726-N-LA828-161 - LAWNDALE, Calif. (July 26, 2011) - Gayle Anderson, a reporter with KTLA Channel 5 News, interviews Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Rockie Johnson, right, Chief Yeoman Corey Mincey and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Mercedes Drexler about the involvement of Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with a Habitat for Humanity project in Lawndale, Calif. during Los Angeles Navy Week 2011. Navy Weeks are intended to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary A. Hunt/Released) http://www.navy.mil/list_single.asp?id=104857

 

Lincoln Sailors Build New Homes during Navy Week LA

 

“Wielding hammers, saws, trowels, and drills, 25 Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), and the mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM-4) volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to make two families' dreams of living in safe, affordable housing come true, on 26 July 2011. Erin Hale, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A., thanked the Sailors for their skill and professionalism in working alongside her team. "We're very excited that the Navy's out here because we know that not only have these Sailors given tremendous service to our nation, they've also done a lot of service and humanitarian aid while they're out at sea. The fact that while they're here in Los Angeles at the port, that they're spending time with Habitat for Humanity means so, so much to us," she said.

Candy Royce is scheduled to move into one of the homes around Thanksgiving, along with her mother and three adopted children. She was honored to have Navy volunteers help build her new home and encouraged Sailors to leave messages on the unfinished walls. Although the notes will eventually be covered with drywall, Royce is collecting photographs of the faces and writings of everyone who has worked on her home. "Almost everyone writes messages on the walls," she said. "They have some funny things that they say and some very sincere things. And I can say this house was built with love." With instruction from regular Habitat for Humanity volunteers called "Rusty Nails," Sailors framed porches, built stairs, added trusses, put stucco on walls, and performed electrical work.

Lincoln Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Rockie Johnson enjoyed the chance to make a difference in the community. "We're helping good people out here; a good family," he said. "I wasn't too fortunate before coming in, and to give to someone else that's not, it's just [satisfying]." Navy Week is an opportunity for the officers and crew of the visiting ships to help the Navy showcase the quality of its personnel to local citizens. Lincoln's participation in L.A. Navy Week will demonstrate to area leaders and the general public that the Navy remains an effective and vital tool of national defense and a viable career opportunity for young men and women.

 

The Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to showcase for Americans the investments they have made toward their national defense. Participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011 are Lincoln, Champion, guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59), guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and personnel from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 31, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit 1.

 

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Los Angeles between at-sea training and certification periods ahead of a deployment scheduled for the end of the year. For more information and a schedule of L.A. navy Week 2011 events, visit“ (Ref. Story Number: NNS110727-05 - Release Date: 7/27/2011 4:47:00 AM - By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brian Brannon, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LAWNDALE, Calif. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61812

 

Lincoln Sailors Visit Downtown Disneyland

 

“The happiest place in the world just got happier as Sailors of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), visit Downtown Disney to enjoy the Navy band's performance, the attractions and the support from locals and tourists in celebration of the 2006 L.A. Navy Week, on 27 July 2006. Visiting Downtown Disney gave Lincoln Sailors an opportunity to express their gratitude for the patriotism from all civilians. Sailors had the opportunity to shop for souvenirs, eat at hot-spots such as the 'House of Blues' and listen to local bands. "I think it's great that the Sailors are out here and having some well-deserved relaxation and fun," said Walter Prescott, a fellow Los Angeles native visiting the sites of Downtown Disney.

 

"I am so thankful for their service and hope they enjoy their time in the city." The Navy Region Southwest Show-band performed songs in support of L.A. Navy Week and to boost morale for the audience. "I love performing during Navy Weeks because it gives us an opportunity to bring something to civilians, and those who have friends and family in the service," said Musician 2nd Class Heather Downing, a baritone saxophone player, piccolo player and singer for the Navy Region Southwest Show-band. "It's even better when we boost morale for other Sailors. Performing is our way of saying thank you."

 

The band was great and I had a really great time," said Cryptologic Specialist (Technical) 1st Class Darryl Hitchcock. "We are in a great place with great people, celebrating together." Navy Week is an opportunity for the officers and crew of the visiting ships to help the Navy showcase the quality of its personnel to local citizens. Lincoln's participation in L.A. Navy Week will demonstrate to area leaders and the general public that the Navy remains an effective and vital tool of national defense and a viable career opportunity for young men and women. The Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to showcase for Americans the investments they have made toward their national defense.

 

Participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011 are USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59), guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM-4), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and personnel from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 31, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit 1.

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Los Angeles between at-sea training and certification periods ahead of a deployment scheduled for the end of the year” (Ref. Story Number:
NNS110729-40 - Release Date: 7/29/2011 5:03:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Jerine Lee, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affair, ANAHEIM, Calf. (NNS)).

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Command Master Chief Susan Whitman speaks with the Girls Scout Troop 1111 about the ship's aircrafts during a tour aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

 

110728-N-DO220-017 - SAN PEDRO, Calif. (July 28, 2011) - Command Master Chief Susan Whitman, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) speaks with the Girls Scout Troop 1111 about the ship's aircrafts during a tour. Abraham Lincoln is participating in Los Angeles Navy Week 2011. Navy Weeks are intended to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Zumy A. Hoyt/Released) http://www.navy.mil/list_single.asp?id=104990

 

Girl Scouts Visit USS Abraham Lincoln During LA Navy Week

 

Troops of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles learned the value of leadership and guidance while visiting USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), in celebration of L.A. Navy Week 2011, July 28th. Girl Scout Troops 6705, 6882, 1111, 1672 and 9185 toured the hangar bay, flight deck and bridge, spoke with pilots, purchased souvenirs and met with Lincoln's Command Master Chief Susan Whitman and U.S. Third Fleet Command Master Chief JoAnn Ortloff.

"This visit is a good way for us to make future leaders understand the great things we do for our country and show the extent of what we can do," said Whitman. "Also, I was never a girl scout growing up so the girls educated me in what life is like as a girl scout." "Being a girl scout and a Sailor are both very similar," added Ortloff. "We even have ribbons and pins representing our experiences like the girl scouts have their patches."

Girl scouts were given a more in-depth opportunity to meet women of leadership in the service to have a better outlook in what women can achieve and understand what future opportunities they can attain. "I loved visiting the ship. My favorite parts were riding on the aircraft elevators from the hangar bay to the flight deck and meeting with the master chiefs," said eight-year-old Maribella Munoz-Jimenez from Troop 1111. "It was fun seeing everything and it makes me want to join the Navy when I grow up."

Navy Week is an opportunity for the officers and crew of the visiting ships to help the Navy showcase the quality of its personnel to local citizens.
Lincoln's participation in L.A. Navy Week will demonstrate to area leaders and the general public that the Navy remains an effective and vital tool of national defense and a viable career opportunity for young men and women. The Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to showcase for Americans the investments they have made toward their national defense.

Participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011 are
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59), guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM-4), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and personnel from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 31, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit 1.

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Los Angeles between at-sea training and certification periods ahead of a deployment scheduled for the end of the year” (Ref. Story Number:
NNS110729-01 - Release Date: 7/29/2011 3:11:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Hunt, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LOS ANGELES (NNS)).

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Lincoln Sailors Volunteer at St. Francis Center during LA Navy Week

 

As reported on 29 July 2011, “Sailors from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), volunteered their time and effort during a community relations project at the St. Francis Center in Los Angeles as a part of L.A. Navy Week 2011. Sailors helped stock, sort and distribute groceries. They also helped accomplish administrative tasks, including sealing and stamping envelopes for St. Francis packets.

The St. Francis Center is a community service center that provides a number of services for homeless, near homeless and low-income families and individuals, including free meals, and free medical and dental clinics once a month. The center also offers free groceries to eligible families, after school tutoring for children in need and hygienic facilities for the homeless.

 

"We serve 3,600 meals a month to the homeless," said retired Navy Capt. Bill Griggs, a member of the board of directors for the St. Francis Center. "We also provide 50 pounds of groceries to 1,200 families every month." Despite these impressive numbers, St. Francis Center executive director Jill Remelski said that providing these services is becoming more and more challenging. "With the economy on a down-turn, we're receiving less and less resources," said Remelski.

Griggs said he believes this experience will prove as beneficial to the Sailors as it did for the needy civilians. "It's important for the Sailors to experience different things," said Griggs. "They need to know that there's a whole other side to the world, even here at home." Electronics Technician 3rd Class Michele Diazmoss also believes that it is important for Sailors to recognize this "other side to the world." "Coming out here makes me remember that we don't really have it that bad," said Diazmoss. "Some people have it a lot worse." Remelski, said it was pleasure to have the Navy lend a helping hand.

"It's so nice to know that the people who serve our country can take the time to help us here at home," said Remelski. Navy Week is an opportunity for officers and crew of visiting ships to help the Navy showcase the quality of its personnel to local citizens
. Lincoln's participation in L.A. Navy Week 2011 will demonstrate to area leaders and the general public that the Navy remains an effective and vital tool of national defense, and a viable career opportunity for young men and women. The Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to showcase for Americans the investments they have made toward their national defense.

 

Participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011 are USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59), guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90), Carrier Air Wing 2, and personnel from Carrier Strike Group 9, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 31, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 3 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 1. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Los Angeles between at-sea training and certification periods ahead of a deployment scheduled for the end of the year“ (Ref. Story Number: NNS110729-01 - Release Date: 7/29/2011 3:11:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Hunt, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LOS ANGELES (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61861

 

Lincoln Sailors Visit Downtown Disneyland

 

As reported on 29 July 2011, the happiest place in the world just got happier as Sailors of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) visit Downtown Disney to enjoy the Navy band's performance, the attractions and the support from locals and tourists in celebration of the 2011 L.A. Navy Week, July 27th.

Visiting Downtown Disney gave
Lincoln Sailors an opportunity to express their gratitude for the patriotism from all civilians. Sailors had the opportunity to shop for souvenirs, eat at hot-spots such as the 'House of Blues' and listen to local bands. "I think it's great that the Sailors are out here and having some well-deserved relaxation and fun," said Walter Prescott, a fellow Los Angeles native visiting the sites of Downtown Disney. "I am so thankful for their service and hope they enjoy their time in the city."

The Navy Region Southwest Show-band performed songs in support of L.A. Navy Week and to boost morale for the audience. "I love performing during Navy Weeks because it gives us an opportunity to bring something to civilians, and those who have friends and family in the service," said Musician 2nd Class Heather Downing, a baritone saxophone player, piccolo player and singer for the Navy Region Southwest Show-band. "It's even better when we boost morale for other Sailors. Performing is our way of saying thank you."

The band was great and I had a really great time," said Cryptologic Specialist (Technical) 1st Class Darryl Hitchcock. "We are in a great place with great people, celebrating together." Navy Week is an opportunity for the officers and crew of the visiting ships to help the Navy showcase the quality of its personnel to local citizens.
Lincoln's participation in L.A. Navy Week will demonstrate to area leaders and the general public that the Navy remains an effective and vital tool of national defense and a viable career opportunity for young men and women.

 

The Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to showcase for Americans the investments they have made toward their national defense. Participating in L.A. Navy Week 2011 are USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59), guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM-4), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and personnel from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 31, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit 1.

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Los Angeles between at-sea training and certification periods ahead of a deployment scheduled for the end of the year. For more information and a schedule of L.A. Navy Week 2011 events, visit
www.navyweek.org/losangeles2011” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110729-40 - Release Date: 7/29/2011 5:03:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Jerine Lee, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, ANAHEIM, Calf. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61866

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and several other ships visited Los Angeles, California from 25 to 31 July 2011, bringing several thousand Sailors to visit the city and surrounding areas as part of L.A. Navy Week 2011” (Ref. 76 & Story Number: NNS110725-09 - Release Date: 7/25/2011 2:39:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LOS ANGELES (NNS)).

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulled into port at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 6 August 2011, to disembark CVW-2, underway in the Eastern Pacific from 1 to 5 August 2011” (Ref. 76).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 9 August 2011, in port from 6 to 8 August 2011, disembarking CVW-2 and set course for home” (Ref. 76).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Station, Everett, Washington on 12 August 2011, with Captain John D. Alexander as Commanding Officer, disembarking CVW-2 at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California, concluding training operations that included the ship’s first-of-its-kind afloat U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 conducted Carrier Qualifications (CQs) for pilot qualifications in the Eastern Pacific and participated in L.A. Navy Week, underway in the Eastern Pacific from 9 to 11 August 2011. Abraham Lincoln departed on 27 June 2011, underway in the Eastern Pacific from 27 June to 24 July 2011. Abraham Lincoln passed a first-of-its-kind afloat U.S. Fleet Cyber Command command cyber readiness inspection (CCRI) on 14 July 2011, while the ship was conducting training at sea. A CCRI is an in-depth inspection and analysis of a ship or shore command's network security posture to ensure that vital information is protected from cyber attacks. The inspection of the Lincoln networks, which began July 8th, was the first time a cyber inspection of a Navy network was conducted underway, and the first Navy-led CCRI conducted aboard an aircraft carrier. Cmdr. Michael Thibodeau, the ship's combat systems officer, said the inspection was part of a three-year training cycle, the goal is to determine which Department of Defense computer networks have low vulnerability to outside attacks from threats such as hackers, and to strengthen the defense of these networks as necessary. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 pilots flew aboard Abraham Lincoln underway in the Pacific Ocean, for CQs on 18 July 2011. Since returning from deployment in March, Lincoln has maintained a mission-ready status. The ship recently completed a port maintenance period and has been underway since July 13th. CVW 2 squadrons tested their pilots by completing field carrier landing practice (FCLP) using the Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (IFLOLS) at their home station flight lines prior to flying on board Lincoln. Conducting FCLP using a stationary IFLOLS prepares pilots for CQ. Pilots must engage in out-to-sea flight operations within 170 days of their most recent at-sea landing, known as a trap, to re-qualify on a deployed carrier. For CQ flights, the pilots' performances are graded by their landing signal officers (LSOs). Pilots hone their skills during CQ by trapping arresting gear wire and performing the necessary number of "touch-and-go's" on a pitching flight deck, said Lt. Eric Vanlandingham, a VAW-116 pilot from Silver Spring, Md. The required number is dictated by the LSO Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS). Abraham Lincoln conducted training operations that will the ship’s first-of-its-kind afloat U.S. Fleet CCRI and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 pilot qualifications in the Eastern Pacific from 27 June to 24 July 2011. Abraham Lincoln and several other ships arrived in Los Angeles, California on 25 July 2011, bringing several thousand Sailors to visit the city and surrounding areas as part of L.A. Navy Week 2011. Navy Week is an opportunity for the officers and crew of the visiting ships to help the Navy showcase the quality of its personnel to local citizens. Lincoln's participation in L.A. Navy Week will demonstrated to area leaders and the general public that the Navy remains an effective and vital tool of national defense and a viable career opportunity for young men and women. The Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to showcase the investments Americans have made toward their national defense. Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9, said the visiting ships and personnel are eager to interact with the people of Southern California. Abraham Lincoln and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 personnel gave Navy ball caps and memorabilia to children as part of a Caps for Kids event at the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), on 26 July 2011, during Los Angeles Navy Week. The Navy's Caps for Kids program aims to provide children, nationwide, who are diagnosed and undergoing treatment for cancer, or receiving chemotherapy to treat other life threatening illnesses, a Navy squadron or command ball cap in hopes of lifting the child's spirits while they are required to stay in the hospital for extended periods of time. Culinary Specialists assigned to the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, competed against students from the Los Angeles Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in a cooking contest, on 26 July 2011, as part of the Los Angeles Navy Week. "I couldn't have picked a better team for this event," said Culinary Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jonathan Yates, the Lincoln team leader and a native of Greenville, N.C. "They're all great chefs, and that's important because in our world there's a big difference between cooks and chefs." Wielding hammers, saws, trowels, and drills, 25 Sailors from the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, and the mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM-4) volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to make two families' dreams of living in safe, affordable housing come true, on 26 July 2011. Erin Hale, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A., thanked the Sailors for their skill and professionalism in working alongside her team. "We're very excited that the Navy's out here because we know that not only have these Sailors given tremendous service to our nation, they've also done a lot of service and humanitarian aid while they're out at sea. The fact that while they're here in Los Angeles at the port, that they're spending time with Habitat for Humanity means so, so much to us," she said. The happiest place in the world just got happier as Sailors of Abraham Lincoln, visit Downtown Disney to enjoy the Navy band's performance, the attractions and the support from locals and tourists in celebration of the 2006 L.A. Navy Week, on 27 July 2006. Visiting Downtown Disney gave Lincoln Sailors an opportunity to express their gratitude for the patriotism from all civilians. Sailors had the opportunity to shop for souvenirs, eat at hot-spots such as the 'House of Blues' and listen to local bands. "I think it's great that the Sailors are out here and having some well-deserved relaxation and fun," said Walter Prescott, a fellow Los Angeles native visiting the sites of Downtown Disney. "I am so thankful for their service and hope they enjoy their time in the city." The Navy Region Southwest Show-band performed songs in support of L.A. Navy Week and to boost morale for the audience. Troops of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles learned the value of leadership and guidance while visiting Abraham Lincoln, in celebration of L.A. Navy Week 2011, July 28th.  Girl Scout Troops 6705, 6882, 1111, 1672 and 9185 toured the hangar bay, flight deck and bridge, spoke with pilots, purchased souvenirs and met with Lincoln's Command Master Chief Susan Whitman and U.S. Third Fleet Command Master Chief JoAnn Ortloff. As reported on 29 July 2011, “Sailors from Abraham Lincoln, volunteered their time and effort during a community relations project at the St. Francis Center in Los Angeles as a part of L.A. Navy Week 2011. Sailors helped stock, sort and distribute groceries. They also helped accomplish administrative tasks, including sealing and stamping envelopes for St. Francis packets. As reported on 29 July 2011, “the happiest place in the world just got happier as Sailors of Abraham Lincoln visit Downtown Disney to enjoy the Navy band's performance, the attractions and the support from locals and tourists in celebration of the 2011 L.A. Navy Week, July 27th. Visiting Downtown Disney gave Lincoln Sailors an opportunity to express their gratitude for the patriotism from all civilians. Sailors had the opportunity to shop for souvenirs, eat at hot-spots such as the 'House of Blues' and listen to local bands. "I think it's great that the Sailors are out here and having some well-deserved relaxation and fun," said Walter Prescott, a fellow Los Angeles native visiting the sites of Downtown Disney. "I am so thankful for their service and hope they enjoy their time in the city." Abraham Lincoln and several other ships visited Los Angeles, California from 25 to 31 July 2011, bringing several thousand Sailors to visit the city and surrounding areas as part of L.A. Navy Week 2011. Abraham Lincoln pulled into port at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 6 August 2010, disembarking CVW-2, underway in the Eastern Pacific from 1 to 5 August 2010. Abraham Lincoln departed NASNI on 9 August 2010, in port from 6 to 8 August 2010 (27 June to 12 August 2011)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110722-06 - Release Date: 7/22/2011 8:31:00 AM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS), Story Number: NNS110723-01 - Release Date: 7/23/2011 5:14:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS), Story Number: NNS110725-09 - Release Date: 7/25/2011 2:39:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LOS ANGELES (NNS), Story Number: NNS110727-02 - Release Date: 7/27/2011 4:45:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kirk Putnam, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs , LOS ANGELES (NNS), Story Number: NNS110727-04 - Release Date: 7/27/2011 4:46:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Luciano Marano, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LOS ANGELES (NNS), Story Number: NNS110727-05 - Release Date: 7/27/2011 4:47:00 AM - By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brian Brannon, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LAWNDALE, Calif. (NNS), Story Number: NNS110729-01 - Release Date: 7/29/2011 3:11:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Hunt, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LOS ANGELES (NNS), Story Number: NNS110729-01 - Release Date: 7/29/2011 3:11:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Hunt, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, LOS ANGELES (NNS) & Story Number: NNS060621-07 - Release Date: 6/21/2006 10:46:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Cook, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61633

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Australian Naval Attaché Visits USS Halsey

 

The senior Royal Australian Navy (RAN) officer stationed in the U.S. visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG-97) in San Diego, Ca. on 25 August 2011. Royal Australian Navy Commodore Stephen Woodall serves as the naval attaché in Washington, D.C., and visited RAN Lt. Cmdr. David Murphy, Halsey's Australian Navy exchange officer.

Murphy is a principal warfare officer studying the Aegis Weapons System, which will be included in the RAN's new Hobart-class destroyer.
Halsey is one of only a handful of ships to have an Australian officer. "As the Combat Systems officer, I am gaining invaluable experience and knowledge in the Aegis Weapons System in preparation for commissioning the Royal Australian Navy's air warfare destroyer in 2014," said Murphy.

Aegis is the sophisticated air defense weapons system
Halsey and other U.S. cruisers and destroyers employ. Aegis uses a powerful phased array radar to track and identify multiple types of airborne threats to engage them.

"Commodore Woodall was able to gain insight into the progress of the foreign military exchange program during his visit to
Halsey and other installations in Southern California with RAN personnel," said Murphy.

Commodore Woodall indicated he appreciated the opportunity to visit a ship again, and the experience Australian Navy members obtain aboard U.S. ships is important to the success of their procurement programs.
Halsey is homeported in San Diego and is currently preparing for deployment with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group consists of flagship
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), embarked Carrier Air Wing 2, embarked Destroyer Squadron 9 and the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS100830-05 - Release Date: 8/30/2010 12:23:00 PM - By Ens. Andrew Long, USS Halsey Public Affairs, SAN DIEGO (NNS)).

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Station, Everett, Washington on 15 September 2011, with Captain John D. Alexander as Commanding Officer, for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)” (Ref. 76).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulled into port at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 18 September 2011,to embark CVW-2, underway in the Eastern Pacific from 15 to 17 September 2011” (Ref. 76).

 

Lincoln Embarks for COMPTUEX to Prepare for Deployment

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 20 September 2011, for a three-week Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of California scheduled to be begin on the 21st in port from 18 to 19 September 2010. Lincoln and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, and guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71) will use COMPTUEX to evaluate the strike group's operational readiness. To certify the strike group ready for operations at sea, training personnel will assess the integration of all CSG 9 units, including air, strike, information, surface and anti-submarine warfare assets.

"
COMPTUEX will mark the first and only time during the strike group's current Fleet Response Training Plan cycle that all elements of the strike group will operate together," said Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9, Rear Adm. Mike Shoemaker. "The key to a successful exercise will be working together as a team, as well as our disciplined execution of the very busy schedule of events over the next three weeks," Shoemaker said. "The men and women of this strike group have worked extremely well together during all of our pre-exercise training, and I look forward to building upon those important relationships during this at-sea period," Shoemaker said.

 

"I'm confident the crews will excel in every phase of this readiness training." The units in CSG 9 will be tested in all aspects of warfare training, including flight operations and air and surface defense of the strike group. Each part of CSG 9 will be evaluated on specific missions that they will be expected to execute on deployment. COMPTUEX is the final phase of training for Lincoln prior to the ship's scheduled change of homeport deployment later this year. The exercises are designed to ensure the various strike group elements are fully operational and ready to work as a coordinated unit for the deployment and the transition to Virginia.

 

Lincoln Commanding Officer Capt. John Alexander said the exercise will help prepare the crew for deployment before the ship leaves her current homeport of Everett, Wash., for a scheduled Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in-port maintenance period in Newport News, Va. "This is the finest warship in the fleet, and our Sailors are true professionals in every sense. They execute their jobs with dedication and commitment every day," Alexander said. "COMPTUEX just gives us a chance to sharpen our skills before the big deployment"” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110923-09 - Release Date: 9/23/2011 12:14:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Benjamin Liston, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)).

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110922-N-TU221-477 - PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 22, 2011) - Aircraft directors guide an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise to train Sailors assigned to the ship, embarked air wing and other units to function as an effective fighting force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis K. Mendoza/Released) http://www.navy.mil/list_single.asp?id=107671

 

 

111011-N-YB753-035 - PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 11, 2011) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 launches from the Nimitz-class carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales/Released)

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Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Wraps up COMPTUEX in Preparation for Deployment

 

“Sailors assigned to Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group wrapped up a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) on 12 October 2011, off the coast of Southern California. During the three-week exercise, Strike Force Training Pacific (CSFTP) evaluated the strike group's operational readiness by assessing the integration of all units of the strike group, including air, strike, information, surface and anti-submarine warfare. Following the evaluation, CSFTP certified the strike group ready for operations at sea. Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is preparing for a change-of-homeport deployment to Norfolk, Va. later this year.

"We work very closely to train, mentor and assess the different warfare commanders and their staff and take a look at the strike group as a whole and evaluate how they work together as one team to accomplish the myriad of missions they are given," said CSFTP Commander Rear Adm. Thomas A. Cropper. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 is the strike group's primary offensive weapon. During
COMPTUEX, air wings from Lincoln and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) conducted numerous large-force strike drills for a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), an integrated battle force exercise designed to test the capabilities of strike groups operating with multinational forces in a join environment.

Each large-force strike involved EA-6B
Prowlers assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131, E-2C Hawkeyes assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, F/A-18 Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 2, 34, 137 and 151 conducting simulations of targeting and destroying critical targets while suppressing enemy radars and anti-aircraft fire. Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92) and USS Sterett (DDG-104) completed war-at-sea and surface-action group exercises. These drills included tracking simulated enemy subs; maritime interdiction operations; visit, board, search and seizure drills and transiting through narrow straits with potential enemies nearby. Guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71) coordinated the air defense for the strike group.

 

While leading a combined effort for air defense of Lincoln and Vinson, Cape St. George incorporated all strike group units into a tactical data and communications link. The COMPTUEX consisted of two final battle problems to verify the strike group's competency for open-ocean operations. Cropper praised the strike group personnel for their successful completion of the exercise. "It was very clear that there are some good veterans on the team that taught the less-experienced Sailors," said Cropper. "All in all, they adjusted quickly by learning from mistakes and adjusting efficiently to the scenarios."
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Cropper said the exercise participants demonstrated expertise in maritime security operations, ship and air wing coordination, deck-plate leadership, operational risk management, crisis planning, rules of engagement execution, information warfare exercises, accuracy in strike warfare, agility in using alternate communication paths, response to network threats, combat operational effectiveness and overall performance and professionalism.

 

"It was a real pleasure to be aboard Lincoln, and it's obvious that the spirit of excellence is on board," he said. Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group consists of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), CVW-2, DESRON 9 and Cape St. George” (Ref. Story Number: NNS111013-18 - Release Date: 10/13/2011 3:17:00 PM - By Mass Communication 3rd Class Jerine Lee, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At sea (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63234

 

Lincoln Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

 

USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN-72) Diversity Council hosted music and dancing performances for the crew in the ship's hangar bay on 16 October 2011, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The ceremony, themed "Many Backgrounds, Many Stories and One American Spirit," included several authentic songs and dances along with storytelling and photo slide shows of Hispanic cultures and traditions.

 

Master Chief Logistics Specialist Joselito Tolentino started the celebration by performing the national anthem on a Spanish guitar. "Hispanic-influenced music is great music," said Tolentino. "The music from my culture is a very distinct style of music, and it's what I grew up with." The celebration was topped off with a dance performance accompanying the song "Black Magic Woman," by Santana. "Dancing and music are the heart and soul of who we are; they're in our blood," said Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Marisol Rodriguez.

 

First established in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week by President Lyndon Johnson, the celebration was later expanded to cover an annual month-long observation from 15 September to 15 October 2011 also serves as the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The Hispanic culture has played an integral part in shaping the United States' national character and in creating a diverse environment within our nation's armed forces.

According to the U.S. Census and Bureau Labor of Statistics, Hispanics make up 15.1 percent of the estimated total U.S. population of 301.6 million. In September 2011, the Chief of Naval Operations reported that there were close to 60,000 Hispanic enlisted and officers serving in the Navy, including three flag officers and 158 master chiefs. They have served in the U.S. Navy since the American Revolution and have participated in every subsequent engagement throughout American history. Hispanic Americans have fought and died alongside fellow Sailors, Marines and Soldiers in the constant struggle to support and defend the Constitution, and they have earned prestigious honors, achieved prominent positions and secured their place in United States naval history and heritage.

Since
Lincoln's crew is comprised of Sailors from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures, Rodriguez said they are proud to celebrate their diversity by bringing everyone together to share in the crew's rich and varied collective history. "We are made up of many different personalities, cultures and beliefs," she said. "Our different customs and traditions bring the Lincoln crew together and make us a stronger team, especially when we can celebrate and share that diversity through these performances"” (Ref. Story Number: NNS111017-18 - Release Date: 10/17/2011 8:07:00 PM - By Seaman Gregory Harden, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63315

 

Abraham Lincoln Returns Home to Everett for the Last Time

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulled into her homeport of Naval Station, Everett, Wash., for the last time on 18 October 2011, with Captain John D. Alexander as Commanding Officer, conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of California, pulling into port at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 18 September 2011, underway in the Eastern Pacific from 15 to 17 September 2011.Abraham Lincoln departed San Diego, California on 20 September 2011, for a three-week COMPTUEX off the coast of California. Lincoln and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, and guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71) will use COMPTUEX to evaluate the strike group's operational readiness. To certify the strike group ready for operations at sea, training personnel will assess the integration of all CSG 9 units, including air, strike, information, surface and anti-submarine warfare assets. "COMPTUEX will mark the first and only time during the strike group's current Fleet Response Training Plan cycle that all elements of the strike group will operate together," said Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9, Rear Adm. Mike Shoemaker. "The key to a successful exercise will be working together as a team, as well as our disciplined execution of the very busy schedule of events over the next three weeks," Shoemaker said. "The men and women of this strike group have worked extremely well together during all of our pre-exercise training, and I look forward to building upon those important relationships during this at-sea period," Shoemaker said. "I'm confident the crews will excel in every phase of this readiness training." The units in CSG 9 will be tested in all aspects of warfare training, including flight operations and air and surface defense of the strike group. Each part of CSG 9 will be evaluated on specific missions that they will be expected to execute on deployment. COMPTUEX is the final phase of training for Lincoln prior to the ship's scheduled change of homeport deployment later this year. The exercises are designed to ensure the various strike group elements are fully operational and ready to work as a coordinated unit for the deployment and the transition to Virginia. Lincoln Commanding Officer Capt. John Alexander said the exercise will help prepare the crew for deployment before the ship leaves her current homeport of Everett, Wash., for a scheduled Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in-port maintenance period in Newport News, Va. "This is the finest warship in the fleet, and our Sailors are true professionals in every sense. They execute their jobs with dedication and commitment every day," Alexander said. "COMPTUEX just gives us a chance to sharpen our skills before the big deployment. Sailors assigned to Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group wrapped up a COMPTUEX on 12 October 2011, off the coast of Southern California. During the three-week exercise, Strike Force Training Pacific (CSFTP) evaluated the strike group's operational readiness by assessing the integration of all units of the strike group, including air, strike, information, surface and anti-submarine warfare. Following the evaluation, CSFTP certified the strike group ready for operations at sea. Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is preparing for a change-of-homeport deployment to Norfolk, Va. later this year. "We work very closely to train, mentor and assess the different warfare commanders and their staff and take a look at the strike group as a whole and evaluate how they work together as one team to accomplish the myriad of missions they are given," said CSFTP Commander Rear Adm. Thomas A. Cropper. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 is the strike group's primary offensive weapon. During COMPTUEX, air wings from Lincoln and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) conducted numerous large-force strike drills for a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), an integrated battle force exercise designed to test the capabilities of strike groups operating with multinational forces in a join environment. Each large-force strike involved EA-6B Prowlers assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131, E-2C Hawkeyes assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, F/A-18 Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 2, 34, 137 and 151 conducting simulations of targeting and destroying critical targets while suppressing enemy radars and anti-aircraft fire. Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92) and USS Sterett (DDG-104) completed war-at-sea and surface-action group exercises. These drills included tracking simulated enemy subs; maritime interdiction operations; visit, board, search and seizure drills and transiting through narrow straits with potential enemies nearby. Guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71) coordinated the air defense for the strike group. While leading a combined effort for air defense of Lincoln and Vinson, Cape St. George incorporated all strike group units into a tactical data and communications link. The COMPTUEX consisted of two final battle problems to verify the strike group's competency for open-ocean operations. Cropper praised the strike group personnel for their successful completion of the exercise. "It was very clear that there are some good veterans on the team that taught the less-experienced Sailors," said Cropper. "All in all, they adjusted quickly by learning from mistakes and adjusting efficiently to the scenarios." Cropper said the exercise participants demonstrated expertise in maritime security operations, ship and air wing coordination, deck-plate leadership, operational risk management, crisis planning, rules of engagement execution, information warfare exercises, accuracy in strike warfare, agility in using alternate communication paths, response to network threats, combat operational effectiveness and overall performance and professionalism. "It was a real pleasure to be aboard Lincoln, and it's obvious that the spirit of excellence is on board," he said. Abraham Lincoln's Diversity Council hosted music and dancing performances for the crew in the ship's hangar bay on 16 October 2011, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The ceremony, themed "Many Backgrounds, Many Stories and One American Spirit," included several authentic songs and dances along with storytelling and photo slide shows of Hispanic cultures and traditions. Master Chief Logistics Specialist Joselito Tolentino started the celebration by performing the national anthem on a Spanish guitar. "Hispanic-influenced music is great music," said Tolentino. "The music from my culture is a very distinct style of music, and it's what I grew up with." The celebration was topped off with a dance performance accompanying the song "Black Magic Woman," by Santana. "Dancing and music are the heart and soul of who we are; they're in our blood," said Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Marisol Rodriguez. First established in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week by President Lyndon Johnson, the celebration was later expanded to cover an annual month-long observation from 15 September to 15 October 2011 also serves as the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The Hispanic culture has played an integral part in shaping the United States' national character and in creating a diverse environment within our nation's armed forces. Lincoln will depart Everett in December for a change-of-homeport deployment that will take the ship to its new homeport in Norfolk, Va. Lincoln is relocating to conduct a scheduled four-year Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in-port maintenance period, which will refurbish the ship for another 25 years of service. Lincoln Commanding Officer Capt. John D. Alexander said the ship's crew and their families will be sad to leave so many friends and Navy supporters behind when Lincoln departs Washington later this year. "Abraham Lincoln will forever be tied to Everett and the Pacific Northwest," Alexander said. "The city has been home for the ship and our families for some 15 years. We cannot begin to express our appreciation for the support this community has provided." The Navy announced in December 2010 that USS Nimitz (CVN-68) will replace Lincoln in Everett upon completion of a Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) maintenance at Bremerton, Wash., in December. Lincoln has been based out of Naval Station Everett since January 1997. "I wish to thank all the people of Washington and the Everett area for their enormous efforts on our behalf throughout the years," Alexander said. "They are all great Americans and are to be congratulated on their undying contributions to the Navy." Lincoln departed Everett, Sept. 15, for several weeks of training in preparation for the upcoming deployment, including a three-week composite training unit exercise off the coast of California. Lincoln and Carrier Strike Group 9, Carrier Air Wing 2, Destroyer Squadron 9 and guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) participated in the exercise (15 September to 18 October 2011)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS111019-05 - Release Date: 10/19/2011 12:35:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, EVERETT, Wash. (NNS), Story Number: NNS110923-09 - Release Date: 9/23/2011 12:14:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Benjamin Liston, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS), Story Number: NNS111013-18 - Release Date: 10/13/2011 3:17:00 PM - By Mass Communication 3rd Class Jerine Lee, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At sea (NNS), Story Number: NNS111017-18 - Release Date: 10/17/2011 8:07:00 PM - By Seaman Gregory Harden, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS) & Story Number: NNS111019-05 - Release Date: 10/19/2011 12:35:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, EVERETT, Wash. (NNS)).

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111103-N-KQ416-012 - NAVAL STATION EVERETT (Nov. 3, 2011) - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West speaks during an all-hands call aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/ Released) http://www.navy.mil/list_single.asp?id=109845

 

MCPON Visits Everett

 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West visited Naval Station Everett to speak with Sailors of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, Naval Station Everett Sailors and civilians during an all hands call in the ship's hangar bay on 3 November 2011.

West spoke to Sailors about changes in the Navy such as budgeting, warfare pins, retirements and manpower in the Navy. Afterwards, he answered questions from the audience.

"We are a Navy on the go," said West. "Overall, we are doing well but the Navy is constantly changing and we need to stay focused, communicate with each other and keep moving."

In his remarks, he also recognized the dedication of the Sailors and support from their families by thanking them for their service and appreciation for their sacrifices.

"Nothing would get done if it wasn't for the hard work of the Sailors on this great warship," said West. "All those ships out there are just hunks of metal and technology floating in the sea. The engine that truly runs the Navy is you, our Sailors."

Personnel Specialist 1st Class Kathryn Benjamin met and spoke with West and said he brought inspiration to the ship.

"It was really nice to have a senior enlisted leader speak to us so we can relate," said Benjamin. "He is a good person and an even better role model that brought motivation to the crew before the upcoming deployment"” (Ref. Story Number:
NNS111103-09 - Release Date: 11/3/2011 5:10:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jerine Lee, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, EVERETT, Wash. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63624

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter XXVII (25 March to 6 December 2011)

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

A Sailors Tale of His Tour of Duty in the U. S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983) Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw

(24 April 1980)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to 2016)

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-19945-3

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA  Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I

(10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54596-0

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to

25 August 1981) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54790-2

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-55111-4

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. I (27 December 1982 to 6 May 2003)

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. I  (27 December 1982 to

6 May 2003)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-73794-7

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. II (7 May 2003 to 13 January 2010)

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History Vol. II

(7 May 2003 to 13 January 2010)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-74027-5

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. III (14 January 2010 to 31 December 2012)

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History Vol. III

(14 January 2010 to

31 December 2012)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-74145-6

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History of Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH)  (1 January 2013 to 2017)

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History of

Refueling and Complex

Overhaul (RCOH)

(1 January 2013 to 2017

Sea Trials) Volume IV

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-74587-4

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0465-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25019-4

Library of Congress

Control Number: 

2008901616

(Book Version)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED AND OR RECLASSIFIED (1953 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

BOOK - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0452-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25041-5

Library of Congress

(Book Version)

2008901619

 

ENERGY QUEST AND U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEPLOYMENT HISTORY INVESTMENT CAPITAL REQUIRED TO PUBLISH 55 EIGHTH HUNNDRED PAGE BOOKS AND EBOOKS (48 Navy Books)

 

ENERGY QUEST AND U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEPLOY. HISTORY INVESTMENT CAPITAL REQUIRED TO PUBLISH 55 EIGHTH HUNNDRED PAGE BOOKS, EBOOKS & CD’s (48 Navy Books)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-26038-4