Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington; Sea Trials and Christmas Stand Down.

1 January to 31 December 1996

Chapter IX and

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1996 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter IX

Appendix I

 

 

 

Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington; Sea Trials and Christmas Stand Down.

1 January to 31 December 1996

Chapter IX

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) JANUARY, 1 1996 REPORT

 

Mission. To support and operate naval aircraft at sea, maintain open sea lanes for maritime traffic, project naval power at sea and ashore and provide a formidable strike option in response to national tasking. Abraham Lincoln also serves as a flagship command and control platform, able to direct and support full battle group and joint operations. Wherever it goes, the ship serves as a symbol of U.S. resolve, acting as both an ambassador and as a seabased deterrent to threats to our national interest” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) held Safety Stand Down with ship's force and shipyard displays in Hangar Bay, addressing PPE, HAZMAT and recycling in preparation for overhaul on 4 January 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

“Crewmembers of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) served in many ways during the availability, and four sailors from the ship saved a local civilian from drowning in a nearby lake on 19 February 1996. Two of the men received Navy Marine Corps Medals, and the other pair received Navy Achievement Medals” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) crew held a Birthday Ball for the ship on 12 February 1996. In February, Air Department received COMNAVAIRPAC Yellow Battle "E" for efficiency and began installation of Plastics Waste Processor” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Air Department had AIRPAC Assist Visit on 15 April 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Air Department had AIRPAC Assist Visit from 15 to 18 April 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Safety Stand Down with MADD and Washington State Patrol as guest speakers on 16 April 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

“From March to April 1996, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (IM-3) directed depot-level on-site calibration and repair of 133 panel meters for Engineering and Reactor Departments aboard USS California (BB-44), saving over $13,000.00 and readying the ship for deployment. Also provided calibration services to USS Rainier (AOE-7), USS Arkansas (BB-33), USS Sacramento (AOE-l), SIMA Everett and SIMA PSNS” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

“The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) held fairs to celebrate their change of homeports from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. to Naval Air Station, Alameda, California beginning on 6 May 1996” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

“The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) held fairs to celebrate their change of homeports from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington to Naval Air Station, Alameda, California from 6 and 11 May 1996” (Ref378A & 378B-1996).

 

“CAPT David Lucas assumed command of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Marine Detachment on 24 May 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Command Picnic on 27 July 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Safety Stand down with CAPT Almond, NAVSAFECEN, as guest speaker on 31 July 1996. In July, 45,000 square feet of non-skid installed on flight deck and 536,010 gallons of JP-5 on-loaded while in drydock” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) floated out of drydock to Pier Bravo at the shipyard, eight days ahead of schedule and Semi-Annual PRT completed on 8 August 1996, during the ship’s first Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) AFFF stations are overhauled and reinstalled on 22 August 1996. In August, Maintenance Department was established bringing the 3M Division, Quality Assurance Division, Maintenance Support Center and the Maintenance Management Office under one department head. The integration of these workcenters streamlined operations and allowed for improved communication and exchange of ideas” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).  

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) crew began to move back on board shortly thereafter on 4 September 1996, during the ship’s first Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Wardroom Dining Out held on 27 September 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) completed Crew Certification I on 17 October 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) hosted Bremerton Navy League and Gig Harbor, Hi. Navy League in Wardroom for Navy Birthday on 24 October 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

“The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) held fairs to celebrate their change of homeports from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. to Naval Air Station, Alameda, California (6 and 11 May to 26 October 1996)” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

“The deployment of 3,500 American soldiers to Kuwait in October 1996 following the expansion of the no-fly zone in Iraq provided a deterrent to further hostile Iraqi acts. Navy and Marine Corps combat forces and active and reserve Military Sealift Command forces responded to Iraqi threats against Jordan and Kuwait. Maritime Pre-positioning Ship Squadron Two sortied from Diego Garcia with equipment for a 17,300-Marine combat force and remained on-station to provide rapid response capability” (Ref. 518).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) completed Post Overhaul Reactor Safety Exam with a score of satisfactory/average from 29 October to 1 November 1996. From January to October 1996, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department converted 245 items of support equipment from leaded yellow paint to lead-fiee white paint” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Oil spill of 100 gallons oi/water mixture at Puget Sound Naval Shipywd occurred on 10 November 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Crew Certification III/CART IIA (Carrier Assessment Readiness Test) from 12 to 15 November 1996” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) held dock trials from 18 to 20 November 1996, during the ship’s first Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) held Safety Stand down emphasizing 'Going to Sea' after 11 months of shipyard work on the 21st and the 22nd November 1996, COMCARGRU Three Change of Command was held, Color Guard provided by Abraham Lincoln Marine Detachment” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

“The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington experienced an accident during USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) first Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) however, oil spill of one gallon lube oil spilled on 26 November 1996, though sailors and workers eventually cleaned-up the mess” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Fast Cruise from 23 to 27  November 1996, to prepare for returning to sea, during the ship’s first Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington. From January to November 1996 Medical services moved off-ship to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Clinic. From January to November 1996, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department used Defense Regional Material Officer to obtain more than 300 items needed to repair over 200 compartment discrepancies. The department achieved a combined total savings of more than $458,000.00 in repairable and consumable materials. From October to November 1996, installed, tested and began operation of the Nicolet Gas Chromatograph to provide faster, more accurate gas analysis and improve Aviator's Breathing Oxygen product. In November 1996, completed off-loading all shipyard and contractor equipment from flight deck; on-loaded 25 1,781 gallons of JP-5 while moored at Pier Bravo, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard;  on-load of Marine Locator Markers and Signal Flares; began functional tests for catapults and installed the dual suite TAC-3 UNIX-based computerized communications suite ANISYQ 7A. This message processing system provided customers with traffic via a variety of mediums. The system is capable of up to 100 drops and 2,000 users” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

“Following completion of Fast Cruise from 23 to 27 November 1996 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, Safety Standdown focusing on return to at-sea operations, cold weather hazards, and a change of homeport was conducted from 28 to 30 November 1996. Abraham Lincoln underwent the ship’s first Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, from 17 November 1995 to 30 November 1996. Abraham Lincoln departed Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 14 November 1995, for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, arriving 17 November 1995, for the ship’s first DSRA, in what her historian called a “Noah’s Ark Cruise” brought approximately 80 family members and Air Department's V-3 Division loaded, transported and off-loaded more than 600 personal vehicles of crew members to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard during the three-day transit. Abraham Lincoln held Safety Stand Down with ship's force and shipyard displays in Hangar Bay, addressing PPE, HAZMAT and recycling in preparation for overhaul on 4 January 1996. Birthday Ball for the ship on 12 February 1996. In February, Air Department received COMNAVAIRPAC Yellow Battle "E" for efficiency and began installation of Plastics Waste Processor. Crewmembers oserved in many ways during the availability, and four sailors from the ship saved a local civilian from drowning in a nearby lake (19 February 1996). Two of the men received Navy Marine Corps Medals, and the other pair received Navy Achievement Medals. Twenty-seven sailors were also detached for weapons assembly and flight line issue of ordnance during CVW-14’s training at NAS Fallon, Nevada. Air Department had AIRPAC Assist Visit from 15 to 18 April 1996. Abraham Lincoln conducted Safety Stand Down with MADD and Washington State Patrol as guest speakers on 16 April 1996. From March to April 1996, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) (IM-3) directed depot-level on-site calibration and repair of 133 panel meters for Engineering and Reactor Departments aboard USS California (BB-44), saving over $13,000.00 and readying the ship for deployment. Also provided calibration services to USS Rainier (AOE-7), USS Arkansas (BB-33), USS Sacramento (AOE-l), SIMA Everett and SIMA PSNS. The crew held fairs to celebrate their change of homeports (6 and 11 May and 26 October 1996). CAPT David Lucas assumed command of Marine Detachment on 24 May 1996. Abraham Lincoln conducted Command Picnic on 27 July 1996 and held Safety Stand down with CAPT Almond, NAVSAFECEN, as guest speaker on 31 July 1996. In July, 45,000 square feet of non-skid installed on flight deck and 536,010 gallons of JP-5 on-loaded while in drydock. Abraham Lincoln floated out of drydock to Pier Bravo at the shipyard, eight days ahead of schedule and Semi-Annual PRT was completed on 8 August 1996, during the ship’s first DSRA at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. In August of 1996, the Maintenance Department was established bringing the 3M Division, Quality Assurance Division, Maintenance Support Center and the Maintenance Management Office under one department head. The integration of these workcenters streamlined operations and allowed for improved communication and exchange of ideas. Abraham Lincoln spent the majority of 1996 undergoing an intense industrial availability, which included six-months in drydock. The drydock period gave Lincoln’s Deck Department an opportunity to supervise the complete repainting of the hull, anchors and anchor chains. AFFF stations are overhauled and reinstalled on 22 August 1996. The crew began to move back on board shortly thereafter on 4 September 1996. Wardroom Dining Out was held on 27 September 1996. Abraham Lincoln completed Crew Certification I on 17 October 1996 and hosted Bremerton Navy League and Gig Harbor, Hi. Navy League in Wardroom for Navy Birthday on 24 October 1996. Abraham Lincoln completed Post Overhaul Reactor Safety Exam with a score of satisfactory/average from 29 October to 1 November 1996. From January to October 1996, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department converted 245 items of support equipment from leaded yellow paint to lead-free white paint. Oil spill of 100 gallons oi/water mixture at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard occurred on 10 November 1996 and conducted Crew Certification III/CART IIA (Carrier Assessment Readiness Test) from 12 to 15 November 1996, during the ship’s first DSRA at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, holding dock trials from 18 to 20 November 1996. Abraham Lincoln held Safety Stand down emphasizing 'Going to Sea' after 11 months of shipyard work on the 21st and the 22nd November 1996, COMCARGRU Three Change of Command was held, Color Guard provided by Abraham Lincoln Marine Detachment. Fast Cruise was conducted from 23 to 27 November 1996, to prepare for returning to sea. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard experienced an accident during Abraham Lincoln first DSRA however, oil spill of one gallon lube oil spilled on 26 November 1996, though sailors and workers eventually cleaned-up the mess. In addition to preserving and painting more than 120 spaces within the ship, Deck also certified and reinstalled all 252 of Abraham Lincoln lifeboats, refurbished nine underway replenishment stations and the ship's small boats, and improved and upgraded the Foc'sle and Quarterdecks. Reactor Department also excelled in 1996, completing one of the most successful EDSRA periods ever for a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Reactor Department consistently accomplished major production and testing milestones ahead of schedule, resulting in the early completion of EDSRA. The Carrier Intelligence Center established a crossdecking program with soldiers of the Army’s I Corps at Fort Lewis, Wash., that enabled sailors to maintain proficiency in intelligence operations. Meanwhile, some intelligence specialists deployed with the Kitty Hawk and Nimitz carrier battle groups. DSRA established the ship’s first major home web page on the Internet, utilizing HTML/JAVA formats–the ship’s radiomen noted that this permitted them to enter “the information superhighway with full force” (sailors recorded over 75,000 hits on the site during the first six months of operation). Limited operational missions in 1996 allowed the Operations Department to spend the year upgrading their equipment and personnel. Air traffic controllers received an average score of 91.9 on the new CV NATOPS exam and 95.6 on the graded recovery evolution during team training at NATTC Pensacola. Anti-Surface Tactical Air Controllers were able to maintain their proficiency by attending Big Taco in order to gain controlling time. The Carrier Intelligence Center established a crossdecking program with the U.S. Army's I Corps at Fort Lewis, WA. This training significantly contributed to maintaining crew proficiency in intelligence operations during Abraham Lincoln’s EDSRA. In the area of equipment, the WLR-1 Electronic Surveillance System was upgraded from V3 to V5. Along with the refurbishment of the SLQ-32 antenna system, Abraham Lincoln established a state-of-the-art electronic surveillance and protection system that will enhance its role in the Battle Group environment as well as improve its own survivability. With no flight operations being conducted, Air Department worked toward three objectives: Complete all work packages on time and above the ship's standards, train the crew throughout EDSRA, and assist the ship and yard workers in completing all EDSRA requirements. All work packages were extremely demanding. Crew spaces, offices and work centers required complete chipping, priming, repainting and retiling of every bulkhead, overhead and deck. V-1 Division restrung safety nets, overhauled catwalks and worked on the island structure. V-2 Division overhauled all aircraft launch and recovery equipment, including four catapults and five arresting gear engines. V-3 Division rehabilitated the largest spaces within the ship - Hangar Bays One, Two and Three – while they remained largely open to yard workers and the crew. V-4 Division overhauled the fuel system and installed several updates and modifications. Much of Air Department's work was done by a depleted work force as a third of every division was assigned to tiling teams, pipe teams and other specific job teams. Weapons Department rehabilitated more than 100 departmental spaces, lockers, heads, passageways, offices and berthing compartments. In addition to offices and living spaces, Weapons rehabilitated 9 elevators and machinery rooms, 33 magazine sprinkler systems and installed 100 street "T"s in magazine pneumatic control systems, enhancing the system's reliability and safety. Engineering was hard at work in 1996 refurbishing the ship's cooling system by installing two new air conditioning units, each weighing approximately 363 tons. Engineering also improved the ship's communications system by installing the AT&T 75 Ship Telephone System. The new system is smaller, faster and more reliable than the previous system. Environmental upgrades were also on the agenda for Engineering Department and Supply Department as both a new plastic waste processor and two new EPA-approved dry cleaning plants were installed on board Abraham Lincoln. This was a year of change and transition for the Lincoln Dental Department. Dental underwent a renovation of their clinic spaces, received new equipment and turned over the department head and numerous personnel. The Medical Department experienced the same upheaval by being forced to relocate sick call, laboratory, radiology, physical exams and radiation health services to off-ship locations for several months due to yard work precluding a sanitary environment. Medical Department also received a new Senior Medical Officer. January 1996 found the Marine Detachment (MARDET) involved in the most intensive phase of its EDSRA period, rehabilitating the MARDET spaces, which included painting, and deck and furniture repair. MARDET personnel also worked throughout 1996 maintaining proficiency in physical fitness and serving Abraham Lincoln as a public relations tool. Many days found the Marine Corps marching at Mission Creek, maintaining MARDET readiness, or providing its Color Guard detail to high visibility events, such as Seattle Thunderbird hockey games and Seattle Mariner baseball games. These performances were enjoyed by thousands of local residents. The Chaplain's Department continued business as usual in 1996, conducting 12 religious services per week, while completely renovating the Chapel, Crew's Lounge, Library and departmental office spaces. A $50,000.00 upgrade of the library was approved in 1996, providing for the installation of a Learning Multimedia Resource Center in 1997. This upgrade will move the Library into the 21" century, making it a state-of-the-art leisure and informational electronic media library. As usual, the Chaplain's office continued to offer various counseling classes throughout 1996, including stress management seminars and Prevention Relationship Enhancement classes. The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society shipboard office was re-established, distributing more than $21,000.00 to assist service members. EDSRA afforded Communications Department the opportunity to upgrade many of their systems. Navy Order Wire computers were installed to replace Navy Standard Teletypes. This upgrade provided the capability to save information to 3.5-inch computer disks and eliminated the need to maintain Magnetic Tape Media. The Super High Frequency Satcom Antenna was also replaced with an updated version, increasing the total data throughput capability and reducing blockage areas associated with radar or mast obstructions. Additional equipment installations included the SSQ-33A TAC-3. Computerized System, an ANIURC-13 1 HFRG system and the dual suite TAC-3 UNIX based computerized communications suite ANISYQ 7A. The Supply Department actively supported the ship's EDSRA process by establishing and then subsequently, vacating the ship's warehousing facility at Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard. Additionally, Supply completed an extensive EQOL work package. This included complete renovation of the entire Mess Decks area, Wardroom #3 Serving Area and Lounge, CPO Mess, Wardroom #1 and #2, both barbershops and the CO's galley. The entire Dry Cleaning plant was replaced with an upgraded unit, as well as having all existing steam driven dryers replaced. Both crew sculleries were renovated with the aft scullery being upgraded to include three scullery units (up fiom the previous two units) and the forward scullery upgraded to include two units (up fiom the previous one unit). Ship's Force Overhaul Maintenance accomplished the renovation of 846 separate spaces, including the total renovation of 78 staterooms. The Material Division totally inventoried 22 storerooms with Integrated Logistics Overhaul review of eight major storerooms. Additionally, Q-COSAL support was totally reviewed, updated and back loaded to 100 percent on hand. Supply actively participated in the crew move-off of personnel and services to the USS Proteus (AS-19), as well as the subsequent crew move-on that occurred in the September/October timeframe. Inspections/assessments that were executed during the year included the highly successful on-site audit of Disbursing by DFAS, the Postal Assist by CNAP representatives, and the DOD IG Audit of Material Support. All audit/assists were highly successful, with the Postal Assist registering a third straight assessment with zero outstanding discrepancies. The Safety Department faced a challenging year educating the crew on the unfamiliar hazards of a shipyard environment. To reach this goal, the Safety Department was part of the first-ever cooperative Safety and Environmental Team comprised of ship's force and shipyard, contractor and SUPSHIP safety and environmental professionals. This cooperative effort led to a 30-percent reduction in lost man-hours for the shipyard and no reportable Class 'A' or 'B' mishaps for the crew. Over 1.2 million pounds of scrap metal were recycled and alternative uses were found for non-skid debris and 36,000 pounds of HAZMAT totaling a savings of over $748,000.00. The Administration Department rendered crew services from off the ship for a majority of EDSRA, while the new Personnel Complex was being constructed. The new complex combines XO Admin, Personnel, Educational Services and the Command Career Counselor in one area providing better customers’ service to the crew. Upgrades included the WLR-1 Electronic Surveillance system from V3 to V5; installed SPS-48E Air Search Radar; Installed SYS-2 Integrated Automatic Direction System; removed the AN/USM-467 Radar Communication Test Station and the 128SEAV14175-21 Maintenance Adapter Test Console, both in support of A-6E Intruders, to make room for the AN/APM-376(V) Radar Test Bench set; removed three AN/USM-274(V) Versatile Avionics Shop Test stations, one AN/USM-470(V)2 Tailored Mini Vast station and one AN/ASA-82 Dynamic Alignment Test Set station; Installed three AN/USM-636A(V)1 and two AN/USM-636(V)3 Consolidated Automated Support System stations; removed all AN/UGC-143’s and installed the computer based Navy Orderwire system, which completely automated teletype functions; Installed the Naval Modular Automated Communication System II; installed the Ship Automated Communications Control System; Converted refrigeration systems from R-12 to the environmentally friendly R-134a refrigerant” (Ref. 72, 377, 378A & 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington on 30 November 1996, for Sea Trials. Following completion of Fast Cruise from 23 to 27 November 1996 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Safety Standdown focusing on return to at-sea operations, cold weather hazards, and a change of homeport was conducted from 28 to 30 November 1996” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

“A Hornet from VMFA-314, however, crashed in a ramp strike during night flight deck certifications on 4 December 1996. The USMC pilot ejected safely onto the flight deck, but the Hornet suffered “Class A” damage and the Navy struck it from inventory” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Sea Trials from 30 November to 6 December 1996, returning to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington on 6 December 1996, during which Air Department completed 196 landings encompassing 128 arrested (126 day, 2 night) and 68 touch and go landings. Twenty-two helo sorties were conducted, including one at night. Fuels system and PALS certification attained. A Hornet from VMFA-314, however, crashed in a ramp strike during night flight deck certifications on 4 December 1995. The USMC pilot ejected safely onto the flight deck, but the Hornet suffered “Class A” damage and the Navy struck it from inventory. During Sea Trials, Deck Department completed two underway refueling and one underway reprovisioning. Their work did not go unnoticed as Deck Department received its third consecutive departmental Battle "E” Award. Reactor Department also excelled in 1996, completing one of the most successful EDSRA periods ever for a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Reactor Department consistently accomplished major production and testing milestones ahead of schedule, resulting in the early completion of EDSRA. During Sea Trials, Reactor Department provided reliable propulsion and electrical power, while meeting all testing and operational requirements to accomplish the command's mission. Following completion of Fast Cruise from 23 to 27 November 1996 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Safety Standdown focusing on return to at-sea operations, cold weather hazards, and a change of homeport was conducted from 28 to 30 November 1996” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) held a Command Children's Christmas Party on 14 December 1996, commencing Holiday Stand Down the same day” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) held Holiday Stand Down from 14 to 31 December 1996. During 1996, the Chaplain's Department delivered 420 Red Cross Messages” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1996 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter IX

Appendix I

 

 

The ship operated under the following chain of command as of 31 December 1996:

 

Command Composition and Organization of Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 1996 (Ref. 378B-1996):

 

The ship's chain of command as of 31 December 1996 was:

 

Commander in Chief

President William Jefferson Clinton, 1993-2001 - 42nd

Secretary of Defense

The Honorable William J. Perry - 19th
3 Feb 1994 - 23 Jan 1997

Secretary of the Navy

The Honorable John H. Dalton - 67th

22 Jul 1993 - 16 Nov 1998

Chief of Naval Operations

1 Jan 1995 - 16 May 1996

Jay L. Johnson (1996 - 2000) - 26th

CINCPACFLT

ADM Ronald J. Zlatoper - 53rd

6 Aug 1994 - 7 Nov 1996

ADM Archie Clemins - 54th

7 Nov 1996 - 8 Oct 1999

COMNAVAIRPAC

VADM Robert J. Spane - 25th

Oct 1993 - Jan 1996

VADM Michael L. Bowman

Jan 1996 - Jan 1998 - 26th

COMCARGRU 3

RADM Donald Weiss

 

Organizational Structure. During calendar year 1996, Abraham Lincoln’s Commanding Officer was Captain Robert F. Willard. Commander Bruce W. Clingan served as the command's Executive Officer. EMCM (SW) Gary Weir was Command Master Chief.

 

Department Heads serving aboard Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 1996 were:

 

Commanding Officer - CO

Captain Robert F. Willard

Executive Officer - XO

CDR Bruce W. Clingan

Administrative Officer

LCDR William Pappas

Air Officer

CDR Brett Bernier

AIMD Officer

CDR Kenneth Reynolds

Combat Systems Officer

LCDR David Melges

Religious Ministries Officer - RMD - Command Chaplain

CAPT John Pope

Dental Officer

CDR Mark Hetzer

Engineering Officer

CDR Ronald Lubatti

Deck - First Lieutenant

LCDR Craig Creighton

Communications Officer

LT Craig Bacon

Legal Officer - Command Judge Advocate

LCDR Margaret Carlson

Maintenance Officer

LCDR Tim Polsin

3-M Officer

 

Navigator

CDR Dennis Dubard

Senior Medical Officer

CAPT Natalie Willenberg

Operations Officer

CDR Rivers Cleveland

Reactor Officer

CDR Conway Halsall

Safety Officer

CDR Rebecca Beener

Supply Officer

CDR David Newberry

Training Officer

LCDR Melissa Andrews

Weapons Officer

CDR Russell Lanker

Marine Security Detachment

Capt (USMC) Dave Lucas

 

 

 

“The following major accomplishments highlight Abraham Lincoln’s performance in CY 1996:

 

underwent the ship’s first Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, from 17 November 1995 to 30 November 1996.

 

The high percentage of crew turnover in 1996 kept the Training Department busy running 17 Basic Indoctrination Classes and 9 Advanced Indoctrination Classes covering subjects such as general ship's familiarization, 3M, Basic Damage Control, CPR and Navy Rights and Responsibilities. As the shipyard period was also used as a time to send personnel to professional schools, Training Department initiated and processed 924 sets of cost orders and 2,850 sets of no-cost orders. Approximately 1,800 personnel were given school quotas ranging from shipboard firefighting to nuclear propulsion.

 

The Maintenance Department, working in conjunction with Training, also developed a 3M indoctrination course for new personnel, which qualified crew members prior to reporting to their workcenter.

 

The Abraham Lincoln Legal Department was busy in 1996, providing legal services to the Commanding Officer, staff, and members of the crew. Specifically, Legal completed 675 NJP investigations. Additionally, Legal processed 197 misconduct related administrative separations, including 25 administrative discharge boards. Legal exercised judicial power in 47 summary courts-martial, with 15 Lincoln Sailors going to Special Courts-Martial and seven going to General Courts-Martial. Finally, legal assistance was given to over 1,200 Sailors and Marines stationed aboard, including 820 wills and powers of attorney” (Ref. 378B-1996).

 

Abraham Lincoln held Holiday Stand Down from 14 to 31 December 1996. During 1996, the Chaplain's Department delivered 420 Red Cross Messages, holding a Command Children's Christmas Party on 14 December 1996, commencing Holiday Stand Down the same day” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1996).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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

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978-1-365-25019-4

Library of Congress

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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

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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)

 

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978-1-365-26038-4