Naval Station Norfolk Va. activities included Fleet Festival on 20 October 2012; evading Hurricane Sandy-related storm conditions in the Western Atlantic from 26 to 31 October 2012, arriving Norfolk, Va. on 1 November 2012; celebrated the 23rd anniversary of her commissioning on 11 November 2012 and helped residents of New York recover from Hurricane Sandy-related damage during a community relations project on 15 December 2012.

8 August 2012 to 31 December 2012

Chapter XXIX

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2012 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XXIX, Appendix I

 

Chapter XXIX & Appendix I

 

 

Capt. John D. Alexander, the departing commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), passes through ceremonial sideboys after being officially relieved by Capt. Karl O. Thomas.

 

120921-N-KQ416-060 - NORFOLK (Sept. 21, 2012) - Capt. John D. Alexander, the departing commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), passes through ceremonial sideboys after being officially relieved by Capt. Karl O. Thomas during a change of command ceremony in the ship's hangar bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch/Released) http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=134493

 

New Commanding Officer Takes Helm of Abraham Lincoln

 

“The leadership of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) held a change of command ceremony in the ship's hangar bay on 21 September 2012. At the ceremony, Capt. Karl O. Thomas relieved Capt. John D. Alexander as Lincoln's commanding officer in front of the ship's crew, family members and friends. Participants included Rear Adm. Ted Branch, commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic, and Rear Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Carrier Strike Group 9. Alexander assumed command of Lincoln in January 2010, when he relieved Capt. Patrick D. Hall at a ceremony in Everett, Wash. His next assignment will be as Assistant Commander for Career Management at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn.

Alexander said he will always remember the
Lincoln crew and their unmatched professionalism and dedication. "This has been the most physically and mentally demanding job I have ever had and, without a doubt, the most rewarding," he said. "This crew and this strike group team have been enormously successful. It has been that way for one reason and one reason alone: a collective selfless commitment to excellence." Thomas said he is honored to follow in Alexander's footsteps. "Captain Alexander has built a winning culture and an extremely cohesive team on board Abe," Thomas said. "This crew has answered the call twice, in short succession, and they have answered it with professionalism and zeal. That winning culture and enthusiasm will be extremely important as we enter the next phase of Abe's life.

 

"We have the opportunity to get Abe back into the fight, right and on time or ahead of schedule, with more warfighting capability, ready for another 25 years of service to this country. We have the opportunity to show that we are up for the challenge." Thomas' most recent assignment was at the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Lincoln marks his first assignment commanding an aircraft carrier. Thomas received his commission in 1986 after graduating from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in management systems.

 

Prior to commanding Lincoln, Thomas served as the commanding officer of the U.S. 6th Fleet command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-17) and the executive officer aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and USS George Washington (CVN-73). During the past two years, Lincoln has completed two deployments, including an eight-month change of homeport deployment that brought her to Naval Station Norfolk from Naval Station Everett, Wash., her home since January 1997. Over the next four years, Lincoln will undergo a Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in Newport News, Va.” (Ref. Story Number: NNS120921-10 - Release Date: 9/21/2012 2:18:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)).
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=69733

 

Lincoln's First CO Leads Virginia Science Students on Tour of Ship

 

“The first commanding officer of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) visited the ship with dozens of children from Virginia on 24 September 2012, to tour Lincoln and launch model rockets from a Norfolk Naval Station softball field.

Now the head of a local nonprofit organization, retired Rear Adm. Bill Hayden, led the students on a tour of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, which included stops in various spaces aboard the carrier, including the flight deck, bridge, forecastle and fantail.

"It was an amazing experience for the children because they were exposed to real-life applications of math and science," said Hayden. "The visit not only sparked more curiosity, but also gave the children pride and respect for those who serve in the military."

After seeing the ship, they traveled to the nearby field to launch rockets built using the skills they developed at Starbase Victory, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pathway program for fourth through sixth graders from Portsmouth, Va. public schools.

Following the rocket launch, the group returned to the ship to enjoy lunch in the ship's forecastle. "Seeing all of the neat equipment in the ship made me want to understand how all of it works," said participant Taihuannia Woodard, though she admitted the tour took a backseat to the highlight of the afternoon, the rocket launch. "Building the rocket was my favorite part of the program," she said.

 

"I got to understand how all of the parts fit together to create something that works." Capt. Karl O. Thomas, Lincoln's commanding officer, accompanied the group throughout the tour and rocket launch. He said the tour was an important opportunity to expose local youth to some military technology. "It gives them a chance to see what is possible with math and science, and a chance to inspire them to create new technology," Thomas said.

Abraham Lincoln arrived in Norfolk, Aug. 7, following an eight-month change of homeport deployment that brought her to Virginia from Naval Station Everett, Wash., her home since January 1997. Over the next four years, Lincoln will undergo a Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in Newport News, Va.” (Ref. Story Number: NNS120926-01 - Release Date: 9/26/2012 12:09:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kathleen Church, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)).
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=69803

 

Lincoln Sailors Represent Ship at Norfolk Base Festival

 

“Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) participated in the second annual Naval Station Norfolk Fleet Festival on 20 October 2012.

Three
Lincoln Sailors competed for cash prizes against teams from other Hampton Roads-area commands in a chowder cook-off at the festival.

Culinary Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Chad Smith and Yeoman Seaman Darrel Dorsey started setting up their booth in the base softball field parking lot at 7 a.m. to try to get a leg up on the competition.

"When I saw the checklist that the judges would be using for the competition, I thought we had a good chance at winning first place," said Williams. "They are judging things like smell, taste, originality, showmanship and decoration of the booths. We had great chowder to present to the judges, and we had the energy to back it up."

Despite their best efforts, the
Lincoln team did not finish among the winners of the cook-off. Nevertheless, their spirits remained high.

"Even though we didn't win, we had a great time today," said Dorsey. "It was a beautiful day, and now we all can go home to enjoy this chowder with our families. On top of it all, we were able to come out and show pride for our ship."

Also participating in the day's festivities,
Lincoln's Mustang Association set up a booth to raise money for their own organization. Manning the booth were Lt. Cmdr. Clem Gattano, Lt. Cmdr. Ramil Salvador and Lt. Jeff McCrady.

McCrady said it was important to the mustangs to raise money for the community events that the organization will be involved with in the future. "Plus, it's always fun coming and hanging out on a beautiful day like today," McCrady said.

Abraham Lincoln arrived Aug. 7 in Norfolk following an eight-month change of homeport deployment that brought her to Virginia from Naval Station Everett, Wash., her home since January 1997. Over the next four years, Lincoln will undergo a Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in Newport News, Va.” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121023-12 - Release Date: 10/23/2012 8:37:00 PM - By Seaman Phylicia A. Sorenson, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70309

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Norfolk, Va. on 26 October 2012 as a precaution against Hurricane Sandy-related storm conditions” (Ref. 76).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Norfolk, Va. on 1 November 2012, evading Hurricane Sandy-related storm conditions in the Western Atlantic from 26 to 31 October 2012” (Ref. 76).

 

Abraham Lincoln Marks 23 Years of Service to Nation

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) celebrated the 23rd anniversary of her commissioning on 11 November 2012.

Since its commissioning in 1989,
Lincoln has completed seven deployments.

Most recently, the ship concluded an eight-month deployment to the 5
th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility when she arrived at her new homeport in Norfolk, Aug. 7. Prior to the deployment, Lincoln was homeported in Everett, Wash.

Lincoln's keel was laid Nov. 3, 1984, at Newport News Shipbuilding Company in Newport News, Va. Lincoln was eventually christened on February 13, 1988. The second ship named for President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln entered the fleet as the fifth Nimitz-class supercarrier.

The ship embarked on her maiden deployment beginning May 1991 in response to
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. In May 2003, then-President George W. Bush became the first sitting president to participate in an arrested landing of a fixed-wing aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier when he arrived on Lincoln as a passenger in an S-3 Viking.

Lincoln is currently in Norfolk preparing for an upcoming four-year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at the Newport News, Va.” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121116-14 - Release Date: 11/16/2012 1:04:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affaire, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70676

 

Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Marco Mirador, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), talks with a group of elementary school children.

 

121115-N-HB951-010 - WASHINGTON (Nov. 15, 2012) - Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Marco Mirador, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), talks with a group of elementary school children at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Abraham Lincoln's religious ministries department personnel visited the nation's capital as part of a reenlistment ceremony for Chief Religious Programs Specialist Elliot Warley. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Phylicia Sorenson/Released)

http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=140222

 

Lincoln Chief Reenlists at Lincoln Memorial

 

“A Sailor assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) reenlisted at the Lincoln Memorial on 15 November 2012.

Several of
Lincoln's Religious Ministries Department personnel visited the nation's capital with Chief Religious Programs Specialist Elliot Warley to participate in his reenlistment ceremony.

The reenlistment, Warley's fourth, will get him over the 20-year mark toward retirement. Warley has served 19 years at eight different commands, including a year and a half spent as an individual augmentee attached to a Marine unit.

"I spent a year and a half in Iraq working with Marines in the field," said Warley. "That experience helped me understand my job more and why it is so important to have this rate in the Armed Forces."

Warley joined the Navy as an undesignated Seaman, spent his first year working for Deck department aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS
Kearsarge (LHD-3) before striking into the religious program specialist (RP) rate.

"I chose to become an RP because it is a rate where you can help change someone's life," he said. "This is a job I was meant to do."

Warley's passion for taking care of others comes from his family life. He said being the father of five children has taught him the patience required not only to care for his family but also to care for his fellow shipmates.

"My family has been a huge support to me in my career, and I have learned so much from them," he said. "I never would have been able to make it through the dark times in my career without them"” (Ref. Story Number:
NNS121116-24 - Release Date: 11/16/2012 2:35:00 PM - By Seaman Phylicia Sorenson, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, WASHINGTON (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70682

 

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Papa explains the dangers of workout supplements to Culinary Specialist 1st Class Shelly Mathis during a health fair.

 

121116-N-NB694-026 - NORFOLK (Nov. 16, 2012) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Papa explains the dangers of workout supplements to Culinary Specialist 1st Class Shelly Mathis during a health fair aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN-72) floating accommodation facility. Abraham Lincoln's medical department hosted the fair to share important health information with the ship's crew. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=140227

 

Abraham Lincoln Hosts Health Fair

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) hosted a health promotion fair for Lincoln Sailors aboard the ship's floating accommodation facility (FAF) on 16 November 2012.

Lincoln's Medical Department held the fair to educate and promote women's and men's health, tobacco cessation, back health, supplement awareness, stress and anger management, and to explain Sailors' Tricare health coverage benefits.

Lt. Thomas Slocum, the ship's physical therapist and health promotion coordinator, said the fair provided Sailors with a good opportunity to learn about the ship's various health care programs.

"Pulling into the yards can be more hard and stressful for the entire crew than being out to sea," Slocum said. "We are trying to push out all the promotable material so that everybody knows what resources they have to stay happy and healthy."

The
Medical Department representatives spent a few hours in a training classroom aboard the FAF displaying their products, sharing information and answering questions.

"We're here to support
Lincoln Sailors who just don't know what resources they have available," said Slocum.

Though there were many good reasons to host the fair, Slocum said the biggest benefit was the opportunity to promote men's and women's health.

Abraham Lincoln arrived in Norfolk, Aug. 7, following an eight-month change of homeport deployment that brought her to Virginia from Naval Station Everett, Wash., her home since January 1997. Over the next four years, Lincoln will undergo a Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in Newport News, Va.” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121116-20 - Release Date: 11/16/2012 2:31:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua Walters, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)).
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70683

 

Lincoln Sailors Meet President Lincoln

 

“More than 50 Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) visited the Virginia Beach Town Center to view a theatrical history of President Lincoln's life on 28 November 2012.

Prior to the performance of "Lincoln: the Man, the Movie, the Magic," a Civil War-style band played in the foyer of the theater while several actors portraying Lincoln talked with and posed for pictures with Sailors and other attendees.

The program included a presentation by John Quarstein, a Lincoln historian, and appearances by local actors and production professionals who had roles in the filming of the major motion picture, "Lincoln," much of which took place in Richmond, Va.

Captain Karl O. Thomas,
Lincoln's commanding officer, said he enjoyed the opportunity to take a break from work to focus on the proud history of the man whose likeness graces his ship.

"It's good to be back on the east coast after our eight-month deployment," Thomas said. "It's our pleasure to be a part of this event, representing our ship's namesake and becoming an integral part of the Hampton Roads community."

Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary A. Anderson said that President Lincoln is such an iconic figure, he found himself practically star-struck before the show.

"I enjoyed the event very much," Anderson said. "I got to take a photo with the president, Abe Lincoln himself!"

Lincoln is currently in Norfolk preparing for an upcoming four-year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in Newport News, Va.” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121129-16 - Release Date: 11/29/2012 11:08:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, VIRGINIA BEACH (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70863

 

Lincoln Sailors, Families Come Together to Celebrate Holiday Season

 

“Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and family members attended the ship's annual children's holiday party aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on 1 December 2012.

Event attendees enjoyed food and entertainment, including a variety of crafts, a moon bounce and a visit from Santa.

"It was a great chance for my family to meet others I work with," said Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Chad Smith. "Also, I got to show off my new son."

Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Johnny Cullum,
Lincoln's First Class Petty Officer Association (FCPOA) president, said the first class mess decided to sponsor the event to give back to Sailors and their families.

"Without family support, none of us would be able to do what we do on a daily basis," Cullum said.

The Lincoln FCPOA and the
Abraham Lincoln Family Association (ALFA) spent a combined $4,000 to host the event.

"The party was a great way to bring Sailors and their families together for the holiday," said Cullum. "The majority of us have not been able to spend the holidays with our family members these past two years, so this event meant a lot to us."

Lincoln is in Norfolk preparing for an upcoming four-year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in Newport News, Va.” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121204-17 - Release Date: 12/4/2012 8:38:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kathleen L. Church, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70931

 

Lincoln Frocks Hundreds of Petty Officers

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted a frocking ceremony aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on 7 December 2012

A total of 352
Lincoln Sailors-36 percent of all the ship's test takers-were promoted to the ranks of third, second and first class petty officer during the ceremony.

Capt. Karl O. Thomas,
Lincoln's commanding officer, congratulated the newly frocked Sailors for their achievements as they walked across the stage of the C-9 auditorium on base. Thomas praised Lincoln's frockees for their milestone achievements.

"Another advancement cycle is here, and once again,
Abe Sailors are leading the way," Thomas said. "Our young men and women continue to impress me with their enthusiasm, professionalism and commitment to doing things right--whether on the ship or when representing the Navy out in town. You all make me incredibly proud to be your commanding officer."

Frocked Sailors are authorized to wear the rank of the pay grades to which they are being advanced, but they do not receive pay for those ranks until their official dates of promotion later in the fiscal year.

Sailors are advanced based on bi-annual advancement exam results, and prior Navy performance and achievements. Dating back to the early 1800s, frocking was used as a temporary means to fill an empty leadership position, but is now a common method of appointing Sailors to higher ranks after they've been selected for promotion by the Navy.

"Wearing a new rank comes with greater responsibilities and higher expectations," said Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Tyler Parenteau. "Keep studying, don't sell yourself short, and find a mentor who will push you."

Lincoln is currently in Norfolk preparing for an upcoming four-year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in Newport News, Va.” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121207-20 - Release Date: 12/7/2012 8:55:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70986

 

Lincoln Sailors Lend Support to Hurricane Sandy Relief

 

“Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) helped residents of New York recover from Hurricane Sandy-related damage during a community relations project on 15 December 2012.

Lincoln Sailors teamed up with the New York-based nonprofit organization Friends of Firefighters to clean and restore several Brooklyn residences that sustained extensive flood damage in the aftermath of the hurricane.

In the morning, the Sailors went to the organization's distribution office to help sort and set up relief items for firefighters in need. In the afternoon, they helped clean out houses that were flooded by removing damaged items and removing floorboards.

"These guys worked very hard by helping out these families," said Lt. David Duprey, a
Lincoln chaplain. "Friends of Firefighters greatly appreciates all the hard work we put in at their office and cleaning out those flooded homes."

After the hurricane hit the area, Friends of Firefighters started organizing to help firefighters whose property had been damaged in the storm. Volunteers from around the country pitched in to distribute clothing, food and other relief items to firefighters in need.

Meghan Zichelli, operations manager for Friends of Firefighters, said one of the more critical ongoing aspects of the relief efforts is restoring flood-damaged houses that were ravaged by the hurricane.

"We are sending out labor crews daily to help clean out houses," Zichelli said. "Also, we have a distribution center for families who need clothing, cleaning supplies or anything else we can provide."

Friends of Firefighters was established following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to provide assistance to active and retired firefighters and their families living in the New York area.

Abraham Lincoln arrived in Norfolk, Aug. 7, following an eight-month change of homeport deployment that brought her to Virginia from Naval Station Everett, Wash., her home since January 1997. Over the next four years, Lincoln will undergo a Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in Newport News, Va.” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121220-10 - Release Date: 12/20/2012 2:18:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Walters, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEW YORK (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=71204

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2012 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XXIX

Appendix I

 

 

Command Composition and Organization of Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 2012:

 

The ship's chain of command as of 31 December 2012 was:

 

Commander in Chief

President Barack H. Obama

2009 - 44th

Secretary of Defense

The Honorable Robert M. Gates 
18 Dec 2006 - 1 Jul 2011 - 22
nd

The Honorable Leon Panetta -

Incumbent - 23rd
1 Jul 2011 -

Secretary of the Navy

The Honorable Raymond Edwin "Ray" Mabus / Ray Mabus - Incumbent - 75th

19 May 2009  -

Chief of Naval Operations

ADM Gary R. Roughead - 29th

29 Sep 2007 - 23 Sep 2011

ADM Jonathan W. Greenert – 30th

23 Sep 2011 -

http://www.navy.mil/cno

COMPACFLT, former *CINCPACFLT

ADM Robert F. Willard - 58th

8 May 2007 - 25 Sep 2009

ADM Patrick M. Walsh - 59th

25 Sep 2009 - 20 Jan 2012

ADM Cecil D. Haney
20 Jan 2012 -

COMNAVAIRPAC

VADM James M. Zortman - 29th

Aug 2002 - Aug 2004

Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9

RADM Troy M. Shoemaker - 13 May 2011

Chief of Staff, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9

CAPT Kevin G. Meenaghan

 

Organizational Structure. During calendar year 2011, Captain John D. Alexander served as Commanding Officer, assuming command on 28 January 2010, reliving Captain Patrick D. Hall on 18 June 2007. Captain Timothy C. Kuehhas served as Executive Officer. CMDCM  Whitman and CMDCM Greg Weber served as Command Master Chief.

 

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. 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) World Cruise Book 2011-12

 

Department Heads serving aboard Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 2012 Were (2011 to 2012):

 

Commanding Officer - CO

CAPT John D. Alexander - 28 Jan. 2010 - 21 Sep. 2012 / Karl O. Thomas

Executive Officer - XO

CAPT Timothy C. Kuehhas

Administrative Officer

CDR Sheldon Geringer /

LT Ramil Salvador

Air Officer

CDR Hunter Ware

AIMD Officer

CDR Wesley Joshway

Combat Systems Officer

CDR Michael Thibodeau

Religious Department - RMD - Command Chaplain

CDR Denis Cox

Legal Department - Command Judge Advocate

LCDR Jason Ayeroff

Dental Officer

CDR Sam Westock

Engineering Officer

CDR John Lobuono

Deck - First Lieutenant

LCDR Ken Williams

Communications Officer

 

Maintenance Officer

 

Senior Medical Officer

CDR Michael Jacobs

Navigator

CDR Mark Day

Operations Officer

CDR David Bryson

Intel Department

CDR Eric Lahti

Media - Public Affairs - PAO

LCDR Steven Curry

Reactor Officer

CAPT Mark Oberley

Safety Officer

CDR Chris Sledge

Supply Officer

CDR John Soracco

Training Officer

LCDR Thomas McKeon

Weapons Officer

CDR Daniel Walford

Commander, Carrier Air Wing 2

CDR Matt Conliffe

Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing 2

LCDR Matthew Driskall

 

The following accomplishments highlight Abraham Lincoln’s performance in CY 2012:

 

Abraham Lincoln Wins 2012 Ney Award for Supply Excellence

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) received the 2012 Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for outstanding food service for the category of aircraft carriers on 3 February 2012. Last October, Ney officials visited various Food Services locations aboard Lincoln in order to evaluate the division's efficiency, safety, accuracy, management and budgeting skills. A short time after the inspection, the Navy announced the ship had been selected as a finalist in the carrier class award category.

The
Ney Memorial Awards Program is co-sponsored by the Secretary of the Navy and the Internal Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA) to recognize quality food and customer service in both shore and afloat commands. The goal of the award is to improve the quality of life for Navy personnel. First place winners and runners up are scheduled to be recognized during an IFSEA conference, March 31, in San Diego. Awards will be presented during the joint military and IFSEA excellence in food service awards ceremony that evening. This year marks the fifth time that Lincoln has won the Ney award, also winning in 1998, 2001 (author of this article notes the award date as 2002), 2003 and 2009. Lincoln was runner up in 1999 and 2006” (Ref. Story Number: NNS120205-11 - Release Date: 2/5/2012 8:47:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sean R. Hillier, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=65177

EQNEEDF Note: “In February 2002, the
Food Service Division was announced as the winner of the 2001 Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award, a prestigious Food Services award for the best aircraft carrier galley in the Pacific in the Large Afloat class for Food Service Excellence” (Ref. & 378B-2002).

 

Background History of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) nine months 2009 PIA prior to her last deployment before Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) from March 8, 2010 to December 3, 2012.

 

 

“Even as USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was preparing for her last deployment, Northrop Grumman’s engineers and Navy personnel make preparations to ensure a smooth start to her RCOH once CVN-71 is done in 2013. Abraham Lincoln was still undergoing testing from her 2009 PIA maintenance, and successfully completes a PACFIRE test firing of her 20mm Phalanx Close In Weapons System (CIWS), while exercising the boat’s combat systems on 9 March 2010. Upgrades to the close-in self-defense weapon system included transition from block 1 baseline 0, to block 1 baseline 2. The main improvement uses compressed high pressure air instead of hydraulics to release the rounds faster, allowing the gun to fire 4,500 rounds per minute instead of 3,000. Abraham Lincoln was pier side at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for 9 months in 2009, undergoing a Complex Overhaul during a Planned Incremental Availability.

 

An $80.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort contract for FY 2010 advance planning to prepare and make ready for the RCOH of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and its reactor plants was allocated on 17 March 2010. This effort will cover advanced planning, ship checks, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, fabrication, and preliminary shipyard or support facility work. If all options are exercised, the full potential value of the contract could reach $678.6 million. As we have seen with other ships, however, that is only about 20% of the RCOH procedure’s total cost. Work will be performed in Newport News, VA, and is expected to be complete by February 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured, since Newport News is the USA’s only aircraft carrier shipyard (N00024-10-C-2110).

 

A Newport Daily Press article dated 25 February 2011 pegs the next-generation carrier and the USS Abraham Lincoln’s RCOH as key projects at risk, thanks to the 11th Congress’ failure to pass a FY 2011 budget. Both are “long fuse, big bang” projects, where the ability to order materials and ramp up staffing in a timely manner are critical.

 

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc. in Newport News, VA receives a $206.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee option to continue advance planning efforts for the USS Abraham Lincoln’s RCOH on 28 February 2011. This effort continued to provide for shipchecks, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, fabrication and preliminary shipyard or support facility work. Work was performed in Newport News, VA, and ran until February 2012. This is the only supercarrier shipyard in the USA, and this contract was not competitively procured (N00024-10-C-2110). Tim Colton of Maritime Memos has an interesting take on this:

 

“When you look at NNS’ base workload – build a new CVN every four or five years, do the RCOH on one of the existing CVNs every four or five years, and now, also, deactivate one of the existing CVNs every four or five years – you get the feeling that they can pretty much go on forever, very profitably, with or without any other work. I know that that is a very simplistic view, but it serves to emphasize the importance to the success of HII (Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.) of fixing the problems in the Gulf Coast yards.”

 

On 31 March 2011, an $8.1 million contract modification for AN/USG-2B systems delivery and test aboard USS Abraham Lincoln and the first-of-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford was awarded to HII. The USG-2B is a key component of the Navy’s Cooperative Engagement Capability, which allows equipped ships to share a common picture of threats around them, even if those threats are out of their own sensor range. Work will be performed in Largo, FL (47%); St. Petersburg, FL (20%); Dallas, TX (18%); and McKinney, TX (15%), and is expected to be completed by May 2013 (N00024-08-C-5203).

 

During USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) last deployment, The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group launched its first combat sorties on 16 February 2012, in support of operations in Afghanistan. The group deployed on Pearl Harbor Day – Dec 7/11. After this deployment, Lincoln changed homeports from Everett, WA, to Norfolk, VA, in order to undergo its RCOH.

 

On 24 February 2012, Huntington Ingalls, Inc. (HII) in Newport News, VA receives a $391.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee FY 2012 contract option, with performance incentives, to continue advance planning efforts for USS Abraham Lincoln’s RCOH. HII’s release reminds us that if all contract options are exercised, its full value could reach $678 million – but when added to announced awards under this contract in 2010 and 2011, the total is now at $679.4 million. Since some monies are typically left over every year, it’s reasonable to assume that spending the full 2012 allotment will push the total near the previously-announced $678 million limit. That should cover the RCOH’s planning phase.

 

The next set of contracts began covering the RCOH’s execution, which is slated to begin in 2013. Work will be performed in Newport News, VA, and is expected to be complete by February 2013. Monies will provide advanced planning, ship checks, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, fabrication and preliminary shipyard or support facility work. US Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC manages these contracts (N00024-10-C-2110)” (Ref. Mar 31, 2013 20:16 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff). http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Shall-Not-Perish-RCOH-for-CVN-72-USS-Abraham-Lincoln-06255

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) embarked CVW-2 at San Diego, California, for a scheduled routine deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet Areas of Responsibility 7 December 2011 to 7 August 2012, on her transfer to the East Coast operating with the Fleet Forces Command upon departure from the Mediterranean Sea, operating with the 6th Fleet, for Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), an American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company formed on March 31, 2011 as a spin-off of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN), on her 11th “WestPac” deployment and her fourth North Arabian Sea deployment in support of her 3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect off shore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her 4th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, on her ninth Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment” (Ref. 72, 76, 84A & 377).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln arrives at Naval Station Norfolk.

 

120807-N-QY430-021 - NORFOLK (Aug. 7, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk. Abraham Lincoln deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th , 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rafael Martie/Released) http://www.navy.mil/view_imagex.asp?id=131181&t=1

 

8 August to 31 December 2012

 

“On 24 August 2012, a $22.6 million contract modification for additional USS Abraham Lincoln’s RCOH advance planning, ship checks, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, fabrication and preliminary shipyard or support facility work was awarded to HII. This brings announced RCOH planning totals to $702 million. Work was performed in Newport News, VA, and is contracted to complete by February 2013. This contract was not competitively procured (N00024-10-C-2110). (Ref. Mar 31, 2013 20:16 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff).

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Shall-Not-Perish-RCOH-for-CVN-72-USS-Abraham-Lincoln-06255

 

“Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) participated in the second annual Naval Station Norfolk Fleet Festival on 20 October 2012” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121023-12 - Release Date: 10/23/2012 8:37:00 PM - By Seaman Phylicia A. Sorenson, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70309

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Norfolk, Va. on 1 November 2012, evading Hurricane Sandy-related storm conditions in the Western Atlantic from 26 to 31 October 2012” (Ref. 76).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) celebrated the 23rd anniversary of her commissioning on 11 November 2012” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121116-14 - Release Date: 11/16/2012 1:04:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affaire, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70676

 

Weapons: “On 3 December 2012, Raytheon Technical Services LLC in Norfolk, VA received a $7.2 million firm-fixed-price basic ordering agreement for engineering services, overhaul, repair and upgrade in support of the MK57 Mod 13, NATO Seasparrow surface missile system units on USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), including associated test, ancillary and support equipment. MK57 has two meanings in the USN. In this case, it means the NATO designation for the entire Seasparrow Fire Control System: the 8-box MK29 Launcher, the MK9 radar Tracker/Iluminator (TIS), and the MK73 Solid State Transmitter.

 

The ship had used AIM-7P Sea Sparrow air defense missiles from its 2 mounted MK57 MOD 3s, but the completely redesigned RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile can be fired from the MK57 MOD 12+ systems after upgrades and replacements. ESSM is far more effective, and is the standard for Nimitz Class carriers going forward. Work will be performed in Norfolk, VA (90%), and Chula Vista, CA (10%), and is expected to be complete by September 2014. All contract funds are committed at the time of award, which was not competitively procured since Raytheon is the only source for this equipment.

 

The Port Hueneme Division of the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in Port Hueneme, CA manages the contract (N00024-09-G-5422)” (Ref. Mar 31, 2013 20:16 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff). http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Shall-Not-Perish-RCOH-for-CVN-72-USS-Abraham-Lincoln-06255

 

“Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) helped residents of New York recover from Hurricane Sandy-related damage during a community relations project on 15 December 2012” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121220-10 - Release Date: 12/20/2012 2:18:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Walters, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEW YORK (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=71204

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) JANUARY, 1 2013 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 both as an ambassador and as a sea-based deterrent to threats to our national interest” (Ref. 378B-2003).

 

“The Navy announced that it would reassign Abraham Lincoln Security Division from the Weapons Department to the Operations Department prior to October 2005. The ship proactively accomplished this move by August 2005, which thrust the division into a new environment. Abraham Lincoln rendesignated her Ship Self Defense Force the Naval Security Force, and utilized ship’s company to augment the force. She thus established the Integrated Security Force; each department on board supported a team of 102 sailors who melded into the Security Division to protect the ship while she visited ports. This involved extensive training regimens for crewmembers that included tactical team movements and basic law enforcement procedures” (Ref. 378A).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter XXIX (8 August 2012 to 31 December 2012) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2012 YEAR END REPORT, Chapter XXIX, Appendix I

 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.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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