USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Carrier Air Wing (CVW)-11/14/2 AWARDS Chapter XXXI

 

 

11/11/89 to Present

Unit Awards, Campaign and Service Medals and Ribbons

AWARD OR CITATION

AIR WING

TAIL

CODE

DEPLOYMENT

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Joint Meritorious Unit Award (JU)

10–28 Jun 1991

CVW-11

NH

1st WestPac

28-05/91 to 25/11/91

 

Southeast Asia Service Medal

Southwest Asia Service Medal (SA)

4–13 Jul 1991

CVW-11

NH

same

National Defense Service Medal

National Defense Service Medal

CVW-11

NH

 

Abraham Lincoln proudly hosted VADM Spane, COMNAVAIRPAC, on 26 May 1994 to receive the coveted Battle ''E" award, setting the standard again throughout the fleet. This set the pace for preparation for the next underway deployment, and the Abraham Lincoln team met the opportunities head on” (Ref. 378B-1994).

In the years since the creation of the National Defense Service Medal, it is authorized only for the following time periods:[1]

· June 27, 1950 to July 27, 1954 for service during the Korean War

· January 1, 1961 to August 14, 1974 for service during the Vietnam War

· August 2, 1990 to November 30, 1995 for service during the Gulf War

· September 11, 2001 to a date to be announced for service during the War on Terrorism

· http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Service_Medal

Kuwait Liberation Medal

Kuwait Liberation (Kuwait)

16 March 1995

CVW-11

NH

3rd WestPac

The Kuwait Liberation Medal was approved by the Kuwait Council of Ministers for award in five classes, generally according to the rank of the recipient. The medal was offered by the Chief of Staff of the Kuwait Armed Forces on July 16, 1994. The medal was accepted by Secretary of Defense William J. Perry per memorandum dated 16 March 1995.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait_Liberation_Medal_%28Government_of_Kuwait%29

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Awards/kuwait_liberation.aspx

Abraham Lincoln was awarded second consecutive Golden Anchor Award on 23 December 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AE)

24 Jul–14 Oct 1998

CVW-14

NK

4th WestPac

11/06/98 to 11/12/98

meritorious Unit Commendation

Meritorious Unit Commendation (MU)

11 Jun–11 Dec 1998

CVW-14

NK

same

Navy Unit Commendation

Navy Unit Commendation (NU)

1 Aug 1998

CVW-14

NK

same

Abraham Lincoln won the 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 for 1998” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1999).

Abraham Lincoln received the 1999 Department of Defense Award for Best Anti-Terrorism Program Afloat. Lincoln was runner up for 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 for 1998” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1999).

“An April Supply Management Assessment conducted by COMNAVAIRPAC resulted in eight grades of Excellent and six grades of Outstanding, and placed the command in control for the "Blue E" Award for Supply Excellence. Over 20,000 demands were processed for aviation consumable requirements, 800 off-ship Not Mission Capable Supply/Partially Mission Capable Supply requirements were expedited, and 550 aviation repairable items were crossdecked to other deployed and deploying carriers. Over 8,100 items were received, and 14,500 items were issued. Over 800,000 pounds of air cargo and mail were processed through Carrier Onboard- Delivery flights. The Food Service Division, S-2, was again nominated for the coveted Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for food service excellence. The D-3 Sales and Services Division received the prestigious Best Sales and Services Award on their first nomination. S-3 Division set command records for sales totals of over $2.6 million during the year. Ship Availability and holiday leave periods from 25 November to 31 December 1999. In October December 1999, Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) flight deck drills were graded above fleet average with a score of 97%; Supply Department was awarded runner up in the 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 and Abraham Lincoln received the 1999 Department of Defense Award for Best Anti-Terrorism Program Afloat” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1999).

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AE)

22 Sep 2000–2 Jan 2001

CVW-14

NK

5th WestPac

17/08/01 to 12/02/02

meritorious Unit Commendation

Meritorious Unit Commendation (MU)

1 Jan 1999–10 Sep 2001

CVW-14

NK

same

“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). Lincoln was runner up in 1999.

Glabal War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GE) 1 Oct 2002

CVW-14

NK

6th WestPac.

24/07/02 to 06/0503

 

Glabal War on Terrorism Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

1 Oct 2002

CVW-14

NK

same

Battle E

Navy Battle Efficiency Award (NE)

1 Jan–31 Dec 2002

CVW-14

NK

same

Navy Unit Commendation

Navy Unit Commendation (NU)

1 Sep 2001–30 Apr 2003

CVW-14

NK

same

Sea Service Ribbon

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

4 Mar–1 May 2003

CVW-14

NK

same

Supply Department had a record breaking year in 2003. In personnel quality of life programs, solid teamwork between the Supply and Engineering Departments ensured equipment operational status remained consistently above 95%. Their combined efforts resulted in Abraham Lincoln winning their third 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).

Humanitarian Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal (HS)

28 Dec 2004–12 Feb 2005

CVW-2

NE

7th WestPac

18/10/05 to 07/03/05

Abraham Lincoln was runner up in 1999 and 2006 for the 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.

Abe Photo Mate Takes Home Coveted Media Award

 

“A Abraham Lincoln Sailor was chosen as the 2005 Walter L. Richardson Pacific Fleet Photographer of the Year on 12 October 2005. A panel of seasoned civilian photographers chose Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Patrick Bonafede from among entrants stationed throughout the Pacific Fleet. “I really was in shock,” said Bonafede. “I couldn’t believe that he (Bonafede’s division officer) said my name.” The Walter L. Richardson Award is an annual photography competition named after one of the fathers of naval photography. Richardson worked at the Bureau of Navigation in Washington, D.C., after World War I. During the time he worked there, the field of naval photography was drawn down to a total of 12 enlisted Sailors. Richardson drafted a plan to increase the role of naval photography, and was a trendsetter in giving it new life. Bonafede, a 24-year-old Fairfax, Va., native, was recently promoted through the Command Advancement Program (CAP). He has been in the Navy for almost three years, and has been aboard Abe since July 2004. “I had a good time in ‘A’ School. Since I was never really into photography before I joined the Navy, I felt like I had to work harder to understand all the concepts,” Bonafede said. During his time aboard, Bonafede has amassed a collection of more than 1,000 original photographs. His portfolio for submission included five photos and one photo layout. “I’ve taken so many photos that it was pretty difficult trying to select which ones I wanted to send,” he said. “I spent a lot of time working on my submission for one of the categories, but I ended up winning the whole thing.” Bonafede attributes his success and the success of his of co-workers to the competitive atmosphere in Abe’s photo lab. “We’re always trying to get better photographs than the other guy,” said Bonafede. “But, when we get back to the shop and critique each other’s work, it’s not in a derogatory way. We sincerely are trying to help and challenge each other to become the best photographers that we can be” (Ref. Story Number: NNS051021-04 -Release Date: 10/21/2005 10:27:00 AM  - By Journalist 3rd Class Maxwell Olson, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=20698

Lincoln Sailor Wins National Leadership Award

 

“A Sailor aboard Abraham Lincoln won a national award recognizing outstanding leadership in the intelligence community on 5 May 2006. Intelligence Specialist 1st Class (SW) Jeremy Heyer, leading petty officer of Operations Department’s OZ Division, Carrier Intelligence Center, won the Edwin T. Layton Leadership Award. The Layton award was formed by the Director of Naval Intelligence, with the assistance of the Naval Intelligence Foundation, in 2001 to recognize outstanding leadership and mentorship in the naval intelligence community. Nominations for the Layton Award are reviewed semi-annually every September and March. “I was very excited and honored,” said Heyer. “I was the only blue shirt Navywide that won the award. I took pride in knowing that what I’m doing is the right thing in my leadership’s eyes.”

“He was already in place when I got here,” said Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist (SW/AW) James Moffatt, OZ Division’s leading chief petty officer. “I leaned on him greatly when I first got here. He’s a very good leader. Having him has made my job incredibly easier.” Those in Heyer’s chain of command are not the only people who recognize him as a leader; his subordinates think he’s a great boss, as well. “He is an exceptional example of a leader,” said Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Dickinson. “He leads by example. He comes in the office during his off time if he needs to, and he’s there to help out personally and professionally.” Heyer said he hopes that his people will look at him and decide how they should act if they ever come to the same position he occupies. “I hope that I can help them pick and choose the good things from me,” he said. “It will help them if they ever find themselves in a supervising position like work center supervisor, leading petty officer, division officer or chief.” Although Heyer won the award, he said his leadership style was based on numerous building blocks instilled in him throughout his life by others. “I had a couple of first class petty officers and chiefs that showed me what it is to be a true leader,” said Heyer. “But my father, John, who is a perfect example of a good Christian, showed me what was right and wrong.” Heyer said that the foundation his father instilled in him made it easy for leaders in his naval career to build his leadership skills upon. “There’s no better example of what a leader should be than my father,” he said. “My wife helps me out as well,” Heyer added. “She’s always there to keep me honest.” Thanks to the help of his father, wife and shipmates, Heyer has been recognized as a model leader inside the intelligence community. However, being an exemplary leader is not restricted to communities or divisions. “The biggest thing about being a leader - and they talk about this in every leadership class in the Navy - is your people are your best asset,” said Heyer. “I try and take people's skill sets and put them in a position where they can succeed. I try to make sure they have the right tools for their jobs.” By making sure that his people are in a positive position, he has put himself in a positive position, as well. “He is working at a level beyond that of an average first class petty officer,” said Moffatt. “He’s ready to advance now” (Ref. Story Number: NNS060511-05 - Release Date: 5/11/2006 8:45:00 AM - By Journalist 2nd Class Michael Hart, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=23599

Abraham Lincoln's AIMD Nominated For Phoenix Award

 

Abraham Lincoln was nominated for the Secretary of Defense Maintenance (Phoenix) Award on 20 February 2009 by the commander of Naval Air Forces for its maintenance accomplishments. Vice Adm. Tom Kilcline Jr., Commander, Naval Air Forces nominated Lincoln. Competing against aircraft carrier finalists USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in the category of large command, Lincoln will be judged in several criteria including effective use of maintenance resources, innovative management accomplishment, personal quality-of-life programs and mission accomplishment. "The award proves to the Navy and the rest of the Department of Defense that Lincoln consistently completes outstanding maintenance," said Lt. Cmdr. Dan Olvera, Lincoln's aviation maintenance officer. "It's a team effort across the board to win this award," added Olvera, a New Plymouth, Idaho, native. Lincoln has a history of prior maintenance excellence, having won this award in 2004. "The men and women of Abraham Lincoln maintained and operated one of the most complex integrated weapon systems ever designed with tremendous skill and success," said Kilcline. "Their demonstrated ability to excel in the most demanding operational circumstances makes them clearly deserving of this prestigious award." Award categories include small, medium and large commands with two commands in each category able to win the award. "I think we stand a very good chance of winning because of how well we have done from Dry-Dock Planned Incremental Activity (DPIA) to the end of cruise," said Olvera. Kilcline was highly impressed with Lincoln's maintenance efforts as well, giving his full recommendation as the commander in charge of fleet air forces. "Effective use of financial, maintenance and personal resources, combined with a total integrated team approach shaped Abraham Lincoln into a lethal and highly efficient weapon system," said Kilcline. "The overwhelming operational success achieved by this ship is testimony to the professionalism and skill of its crew." According to Olvera, the award winner is expected to be announced in July” (Ref. Story Number: NNS090313-26 - Release Date: 3/13/2009 7:26:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Gallagher, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs - EVERETT, Wash. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=43438

Lincoln Receives Ney Memorial Award

 

Abraham Lincoln received the 2009 Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for outstanding food service for the category of aircraft carriers on 20 February 2009. "It gives us a great deal of pride to say that we were the best and it gives us bragging rights," said Culinary Specialist 1st Class Clinton B. Berke, of Alberta, Canada. Lincoln underwent an inspection by Ney officials last November to become a finalist for the Carrier class award category. Officials visited various locations aboard Lincoln owned by the food services division to evaluate the efficiency, management and budgeting skills, safety and accuracy of Lincoln's food services. "We think we were noticed because of our teamwork and customer service," said Chief Warrant Officer Michael A. Hill of Johnson City, Tenn., the food service officer. "Our crew has great morale." Hill showcased the command atmosphere to the Ney inspectors and how well the command supports the food service goals. The inspection team commented on Lincoln's immaculate spaces. The team also noted had the highest inventory validity in the fleet. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the prestigious award. The program is named after Capt. Edward Francis Ney, a World War I enlisted member of the Navy who was later appointed as a supply officer. His work in resolving difficulties within the military's food service industry during World War II contributed to a higher standard of rationing in the Navy. That higher standard and increased morale is what the Ney Award program tries to signify on a yearly basis. "It gives the junior Sailors some accreditation and something to put on a resume for culinary schools if they choose to go that route," said Berke. Lincoln's culinary staff will be recognized during the Joint Military and International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA) conference April 4, in Atlanta. Rear Adm. Mike Lyden, commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, will present the award during the IFSEA Ceremony that evening. The last time Lincoln was awarded the Ney was April 13, 2003 when the ship won two consecutive years. Knowing the difficulty of winning the award, Lincoln's crew understands the privilege of being recognized. "Most definitely it was our teamwork," said Berke. "Not one person outshined anyone, it was all about our planning and preparation that was key to helping us get the recognition"” (Ref. Story Number: NNS090313-23 - Release Date: 3/13/2009 7:23:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Colby Neal - EVERETT, Wash. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=43435

Lincoln Receives Ney Memorial Award

 

Abraham Lincoln received the 2009 Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for outstanding food service for the category of aircraft carriers on 20 February 2009. "It gives us a great deal of pride to say that we were the best and it gives us bragging rights," said Culinary Specialist 1st Class Clinton B. Berke, of Alberta, Canada. Lincoln underwent an inspection by Ney officials last November to become a finalist for the Carrier class award category. Officials visited various locations aboard Lincoln owned by the food services division to evaluate the efficiency, management and budgeting skills, safety and accuracy of Lincoln's food services. "We think we were noticed because of our teamwork and customer service," said Chief Warrant Officer Michael A. Hill of Johnson City, Tenn., the food service officer. "Our crew has great morale." Hill showcased the command atmosphere to the Ney inspectors and how well the command supports the food service goals. The inspection team commented on Lincoln's immaculate spaces. The team also noted had the highest inventory validity in the fleet. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the prestigious award. The program is named after Capt. Edward Francis Ney, a World War I enlisted member of the Navy who was later appointed as a supply officer. His work in resolving difficulties within the military's food service industry during World War II contributed to a higher standard of rationing in the Navy. That higher standard and increased morale is what the Ney Award program tries to signify on a yearly basis. "It gives the junior Sailors some accreditation and something to put on a resume for culinary schools if they choose to go that route," said Berke. Lincoln's culinary staff will be recognized during the Joint Military and International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA) conference April 4, in Atlanta. Rear Adm. Mike Lyden, commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, will present the award during the IFSEA Ceremony that evening. The last time Lincoln was awarded the Ney was April 13, 2003 when the ship won two consecutive years. Knowing the difficulty of winning the award, Lincoln's crew understands the privilege of being recognized. "Most definitely it was our teamwork," said Berke. "Not one person outshined anyone, it was all about our planning and preparation that was key to helping us get the recognition"” (Ref. Story Number: NNS090313-23 - Release Date: 3/13/2009 7:23:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Colby Neal - EVERETT, Wash. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=43435

Lincoln Recognized for Performance Excellence with National Award

 

Abraham Lincoln received the 2009 Franklin Covey Leadership Greatness Award on 27 July 2009 at Naval Station Bremerton for improving operational excellence while maximizing quality of life and work for Sailors. The award was presented to Capt. Patrick D. Hall, Lincoln commanding officer, for significant and dramatic improvement in leadership, conduct and climate aboard Lincoln during a two year period. "Many of the nominees for the Covey Leadership Award include S&P 500 companies," said Cmdr. Dominic Gaudin, senior leadership program advisor for Covey. "Based on our success, I've heard other companies want to try the program to mimic our success," said Gaudin, a native of Houston. The Franklin Covey Leadership program provides tools aimed at building leadership and goal setting skills. Information Systems Technician Master Chief (SW/AW/PJ), Brian M. Polanski of Minneapolis, Minn., one of more than 50 consultants and facilitators trained aboard Lincoln, believes the program has benefited the entire crew. "The beauty of the program is that every Sailor, from the newly reported seaman recruit to the commanding officer has direct input into the process and helps Abraham Lincoln has achieved an impressive number of WIGS, since Hall took helm as commanding officer of Lincoln in 2007, the overall numbers continue to climb in a strong upward trend. "It really is an acknowledgement of the visionary leadership of Capt. Hall and the entire crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln," said Shawn D. Moon, general manager of Franklin Covey Government and Educational Services. "You're the model ship among Naval Air Forces," he said. Following the 2008 Western Pacific deployment, Lincoln had a 33 percent reduction in non-judicial punishments over the previous year, a 61 percent reduction in alcohol-related incidents and a four-fold increase in advanced education with a 98 percent completion rate.


More noticeably,
Lincoln also beat the Navywide Zone "A" Navy retention goal (48 percent) for two consecutive quarters (67 percent in 3rd quarter and 52 percent in 4th quarter), allowing Lincoln to fly the retention flag for the first time in five years. Other post deployment improvements include a reduction in attrition for three successive quarters from 9.3 percent to 6.0 percent to 2.0 percent, and a full category improvement in Physical Fitness Assessment scores from an average of "good medium" to "good high. "I think the award is proof that we are doing the right thing and that the Lincoln Leadership program is making every Sailor a better person both professionally and personally," said Polanski. "The trend I see is for operational excellence to continue in 2009"” (Ref. Story Number: NNS090728-01 - Release Date: 7/28/2009 4:55:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam Randolph, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - BREMERTON, Wash (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=47231

Lincoln Sailors win Northwest Clam Chowder Cook Off

 

As reported on 14 September 2009, “two Abraham Lincoln's Sailors took gold in the All-Military Northwest Clam Chowder Cook-Off contest on 7 August 2009 at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. They competed against Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Navy contestants and were judged on presentation, quality of taste, and overall skill. The panel of judges, comprised of two chiefs and two officers, awarded Seaman Apprentice Adrian Flannery and Seaman Apprentice Jay Nguyen the gold medal for the best chowder among 11 other teams. In addition to Lincoln grabbing gold at the contest, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Kenny Tello and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Adam Walko, placed third and took home the bronze. Lincoln's Food Services is the proven top department among Pacific Fleet aircraft carrier galleys at preparing consistently good meals to the crew. This contest offered the opportunity to showcase their efforts and talent. Earlier this year, Lincoln received the 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. Story Number: NNS090914-09 - Release Date: 9/14/2009 8:55:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Robert Robbins and Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jerine Lee, USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN-72) Public Affairs, BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=48238

Lincoln Hits Grand Slam in Supply Excellence

 

“Aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln won four awards for excellence in supply, food service and logistics management on 1 February 2011. Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced Lincoln's Retail Operations Division won the award for ship store excellence; disbursing division won for disbursing excellence; hotel services division won the Dorie P. Miller Award for Wardroom Excellence, and the chief's mess division won the Carl Scheufele Award for Chief Petty Officer Mess Excellence. "You and your teams should be justifiably proud of these significant accomplishments," said Capt. Dave Watt, head of the inspection team, when announcing winners via e-mail. CNAF supply officers conducted the inspections in October 2010. Supply Divisions were graded on various criteria, including inventory and accountability, cleanliness and overall service provided. The Dorie P. Miller and Carl Scheuefele Excellence awards recognize the most outstanding wardroom and chief petty officer food service operations within the aircraft carrier community. The Ship's Store Retail and Service Excellence Award recognize outstanding operation based on results of the Supply Management Inspection, conducted on board Lincoln in 2010. Nominees are then evaluated by a Navy Exchange Command representative to select the best retail operation within each Fleet. The Disbursing Excellence Award recognizes outstanding carrier disbursing operations based on results from the supply management inspection and an unscheduled disbursing audit. Lt. Cmdr. Keith Jeffries, Lincoln's assistant supply officer, said the awards were evidence of Supply Department's determination and perseverance. "These awards signify that the level of service that Lincoln Sailors receive is the best in the carrier fleet," said Jeffries. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts to establish conditions for regional stability” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110204-06 -Release Date: 2/4/2011 9:05:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lauren Howes, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=58350

Lincoln Receives Battle "E" Award During Deployment

 

Abraham Lincoln earned distinction as the Naval Air Forces Pacific Battle Efficiency Award winner on 2 February 2011, prevailing in an extremely close competition amongst the six aircraft carriers in the Pacific Fleet. "Winning the 'Battle E' identifies USS Abraham Lincoln as the epitome of leadership, tactical acumen, and combat preparedness within all of naval aviation," wrote Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) Pacific, Vice Adm. Allen G. Myers in his congratulatory award message. Earning distinction for sustained superior performance in an operational environment, the "Battle E" is the latest of several achievements earned by USS Abraham Lincoln, currently deployed in the Arabian Sea. In addition to winning the overall "Battle E" award, Lincoln won 13 of 14 departmental awards, more than any other carrier in the Navy. It's been a banner year for Lincoln, which began early January 2010 with its first underway in nine months after completing an extensive $350 million maintenance period, which was completed on time and on budget. The crew then completed a satisfactory Board of Inspection and Survey assessment a mere 43 days after sea trials. In preparation for a 5th and 7th Fleet combat deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn, Lincoln spent 216 days away from its homeport in 2010, yet still increased its overall advancement rate by 21 percent and Zone A retention by 10 percent. Lincoln wrapped up deployment preparations and scored a 95.1 percent during its Final Evaluation Period almost immediately before departing its homeport of Everett, Wash., Sept. 7, 2010. To date, during deployment, Lincoln has sailed across more than 36,000 nautical miles of open Ocean and conducted the safe and expeditious completion of 8,500 arrested landings. The ship and Carrier Air Wing 2 launched more than 7,000 sorties, with nearly 2,000 directly supporting troops on the ground in combat. Lincoln's Supply department recently earned a score of 96.8 percent for the 2010 Naval Air Forces Supply Management Inspection. This inspection was highlighted by hotel services, disbursing, and hazardous material (HAZMAT) divisions scoring 98 percent or above, including a 100 percent accurate HAZMAT inventory, a first for an aircraft carrier. Lincoln's Media Department won the Chief of Naval Information Thompson-Ravitz Award for best internal communication program, and overall "Best in Show" among all award winners. Additionally, the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department received "outstanding" results and comments on the CNAF Aviation Maintenance Management Team Aviation Maintenance Inspection, with 39 of 43 programs on-track, which was "five programs above the Fleet average." Capt. John D. Alexander, Lincoln's commanding officer, said earning the Battle "E" highlights the outstanding efforts of Lincoln's crew in 2010 and 2011. "We always strive for the best, but I never put any pressure on the crew to get the 'Battle E.'" It shows the crew wanted it, and we earned it," Alexander said. "I'm very proud of each and every Lincoln Sailor."” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110204-25 -Release Date: 2/4/2011 5:37:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=58375

Naval Air Forces Presents Abraham Lincoln with Battle 'E' Award

 

The commander of Naval Air Forces (CNAF) visited USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during the ship's port call in San Diego, California on 11 December 2011. CNAF Commander Vice Adm. Allen G. Myers met with Rear Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 and Capt. John D. Alexander, Lincoln's commanding officer, to present them with the 2010 CNAF Battle Efficiency Award (Battle "E") and addressed the ship's crew. During his address, he commended Lincoln Sailors for their high state of readiness heading into the ship's second deployment in the last year, and said the job they are doing is essential to the Navy's overall mission. "I commend the Sailors aboard this ship for their hard work and dedication," said Myers. "Facing yet another deployment really shows the tremendous character of each and every Sailor aboard." Myers also told the crew they possess a tremendous responsibility to represent their nation to the people of the world. "Being overseas, you act as a global deterrent to foreign nations. You're constantly protecting our sea lanes. I wish you luck on your deployment, and I have every confidence you will continue to set the bar for success," he said. Carrier Strike Group 9, comprised of Abraham Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing 2 and Destroyer Squadron 9, departed Everett, Wash., Dec. 7, on deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. Abraham Lincoln is changing homeports from Everett, Wash. to Norfolk, Va. following deployment for a periodic refueling complex overhaul” (Ref. Story Number: NNS111212-15 - Release Date: 12/12/2011 2:54:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, SAN DIEGO (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=64335

Abraham Lincoln Wins 2012 Ney Award for Supply Excellence

 

Abraham Lincoln 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. EQNEEDF Note: “In February 2002, the Food Service Division was announced as the winner of the 2001 Captain Edward F. Ney Award for the best Food Service Division in the Large Afloat class” (Ref. & 378B-2002).

 

Knowing the difficulty of winning the award, Lincoln's crew understands the privilege of being recognized. "It was an honor just to be nominated," said Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Philip Sannicolas. "And winning shows that our team really has the passion to do this on a daily basis." The award is named for Capt. Edward Francis Ney, an enlisted Sailor during World War I who later earned his commission as a supply officer. His work resolving difficulties within the military's food service industry during World War II contributed to a higher standard of rationing in the Navy. "The Ney Award is awarded to the best of the best, but it's not only a competition," said Chief Warrant Officer David Webb, a Ney inspector. "It's a guideline for everyday business about the mess decks." Sannicolas said the award was made possible by the support of the command and the hard work of the ship's Food Services personnel. "We were nominated for our dedication to food service for the ship's crew each day," said Sannicolas. "All of our hours of hard work in preparation for the assessment paid off." Lincoln is part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ALCSG), which also includes the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, including the guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92) and USS Sterett (DDG-104). ALCSG is currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom” (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 Captain Edward F. Ney Award for the best Food Service Division in the Large Afloat class” (Ref. & 378B-2002).

https://www.navsup.navy.mil/navsup/ourteam/nexcom/prod_serv/upmo/ribbons_medals

 

UNIT AWARDS FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN BATTLE GROUP
3 Unit Awards were found.

 

"Cited unit" is the overall organization submitted for a unit award. A cited unit can be a single ship or command, or it can be comprised of many "participating" units. For example, a battle group contains many ships, squadrons and other units. If an individual command shows as having received a unit award, with a different organization (such as a battle group) listed under "Cited Unit", it was part of that larger organization that received a unit award. If the recommended award column (Recmd Award) contains a dashed line, the award entry was likely made prior to March 2004, when the new awards database (NDAWS) was put on line. In these cases, we will not be able to identify the Recommended Award level. If approved award block (Appr Award) is blank, award is still in process and has not had the final adjudication entered into the database. Unit awards go through a rigorous approval process, and it is possible that the approved award level (Appr Award) may be different from the recommended award level (Recmd Award). The approved award level is the final adjudication of that award.

 

Cited Unit

Merit Start

Merit End

Merit
Mons/Days

Recmd
Award

Appr
Award

Campaign

ABRAHAM LINCOLN BATTLE GROUP

11-Jun-1998

11-Dec-1998

7/184

MU

MU

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN BATTLE GROUP

01-Aug-2000

01-Jan-2001

6/154

NU

MU

-

ABRAHAM LINCOLN BATTLE GROUP

01-Jan-1999

10-Sep-2001

33/984

MU

MU

NA

 

https://awards.navy.mil/awards/webapp01.nsf/%28frmQUnitAwards%29?OpenForm&Search=%3CUName%3EABRAHAM%20LINCOLN%20BATTLE%20GROUP%3C/UName%3E&Return=javascript:window.close%28%29

 

UNIT AWARDS FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN CARRIER STRIKE GROUP
1 Unit Award was found.

 

"Cited unit" is the overall organization submitted for a unit award. A cited unit can be a single ship or command, or it can be comprised of many "participating" units. For example, a battle group contains many ships, squadrons and other units. If an individual command shows as having received a unit award, with a different organization (such as a battle group) listed under "Cited Unit", it was part of that larger organization that received a unit award. If the recommended award column (Recmd Award) contains a dashed line, the award entry was likely made prior to March 2004, when the new awards database (NDAWS) was put on line. In these cases, we will not be able to identify the Recommended Award level. If approved award block (Appr Award) is blank, award is still in process and has not had the final adjudication entered into the database. Unit awards go through a rigorous approval process, and it is possible that the approved award level (Appr Award) may be different from the recommended award level (Recmd Award). The approved award level is the final adjudication of that award.

 

Cited Unit

Merit Start

Merit End

Merit
Mons/Days

Recmd
Award

Appr
Award

Campaign

ABRAHAM LINCOLN CARRIER STRIKE GROUP

01-Sep-2002

01-Apr-2003

8/213

NU

NU

-

 

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UNIT AWARDS FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN 72
16 Unit Awards were found.

 

"Cited unit" is the overall organization submitted for a unit award. A cited unit can be a single ship or command, or it can be comprised of many "participating" units. For example, a battle group contains many ships, squadrons and other units. If an individual command shows as having received a unit award, with a different organization (such as a battle group) listed under "Cited Unit", it was part of that larger organization that received a unit award. If the recommended award column (Recmd Award) contains a dashed line, the award entry was likely made prior to March 2004, when the new awards database (NDAWS) was put on line. In these cases, we will not be able to identify the Recommended Award level. If approved award block (Appr Award) is blank, award is still in process and has not had the final adjudication entered into the database. Unit awards go through a rigorous approval process, and it is possible that the approved award level (Appr Award) may be different from the recommended award level (Recmd Award). The approved award level is the final adjudication of that award.

 

Cited Unit

Merit Start

Merit End

Merit
Mons/Days

Recmd
Award

Appr
Award

Campaign

ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN 72

10-Jun-1991

28-Jun-1991

1/19

JU

JU

FIERY

ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN 72

04-Jul-1991

13-Jul-1991

1/10

SA

SA

-

ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN 72

12-Oct-1993

03-Nov-1993

2/23

AE

AE

-

COMFIFTHFLT & TF 50

01-Aug-1998

01-Aug-1998

1/1

NU

MU

-

ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN 72

24-Jul-1998

14-Oct-1998

4/83

AE

AE

-

ABRAHAM LINCOLN BATTLE GROUP

11-Jun-1998

11-Dec-1998

7/184

MU

MU

 

 

UNIT AWARDS FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN 72.
1 Unit Award was found.

 

"Cited unit" is the overall organization submitted for a unit award. A cited unit can be a single ship or command, or it can be comprised of many "participating" units. For example, a battle group contains many ships, squadrons and other units. If an individual command shows as having received a unit award, with a different organization (such as a battle group) listed under "Cited Unit", it was part of that larger organization that received a unit award. If the recommended award column (Recmd Award) contains a dashed line, the award entry was likely made prior to March 2004, when the new awards database (NDAWS) was put on line. In these cases, we will not be able to identify the Recommended Award level. If approved award block (Appr Award) is blank, award is still in process and has not had the final adjudication entered into the database. Unit awards go through a rigorous approval process, and it is possible that the approved award level (Appr Award) may be different from the recommended award level (Recmd Award). The approved award level is the final adjudication of that award.

 

Cited Unit

Merit Start

Merit End

Merit
Mons/Days

Recmd
Award

Appr
Award

Campaign

US FIFTH FLEET STRIKE FORCE

01-Jan-2003

01-May-2003

5/121

NU

NU

IFREE

 

https://awards.navy.mil/awards/webapp01.nsf/%28frmQUnitAwards%29?OpenForm&Search=%3CUName%3EABRAHAM%20LINCOLN%20CVN%2072.%3C/UName%3E&Return=javascript:window.close%28%29

 

UNIT AWARDS FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN STRIKE GROUP
1 Unit Award was found.

 

"Cited unit" is the overall organization submitted for a unit award. A cited unit can be a single ship or command, or it can be comprised of many "participating" units. For example, a battle group contains many ships, squadrons and other units. If an individual command shows as having received a unit award, with a different organization (such as a battle group) listed under "Cited Unit", it was part of that larger organization that received a unit award. If the recommended award column (Recmd Award) contains a dashed line, the award entry was likely made prior to March 2004, when the new awards database (NDAWS) was put on line. In these cases, we will not be able to identify the Recommended Award level. If approved award block (Appr Award) is blank, award is still in process and has not had the final adjudication entered into the database. Unit awards go through a rigorous approval process, and it is possible that the approved award level (Appr Award) may be different from the recommended award level (Recmd Award). The approved award level is the final adjudication of that award.

 

Cited Unit

Merit Start

Merit End

Merit
Mons/Days

Recmd
Award

Appr
Award

Campaign

ABRAHAM LINCOLN STRIKE GROUP

27-Apr-2008

03-Sep-2008

6/130

NU

ZZ

IFREE

 

https://awards.navy.mil/awards/webapp01.nsf/%28frmQUnitAwards%29?OpenForm&Search=%3CUName%3EABRAHAM%20LINCOLN%20STRIKE%20GROUP%3C/UName%3E&Return=javascript:window.close%28%2

 

 

AWARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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