Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. (11 April to 15 October 2001)

Chapter XIV, Appendix I

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2001 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XIV, Appendix II

 

 

Family Day Cruise to begin at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada at the end of CQ’s and liberty port of call; followed by a Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. (11 April to 15 October 2001) and

PIA behind her, the remainder of 2001 focused on training, qualifications, material readiness and preparations for combat certification and deployment "work-ups," ranging from ORSE have proceeded at a phenomenal rate. During a recent NPMTT visit; Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) Flight Deck Qualifications in the eastern Pacific, preceded by CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training), administered by ATG PacNorwest and ATG AirPac and INSURV in port moored to the pier at NASNI, San Diego, California, conducting TSTA I en route to Everett, Washington, preceded by INSURV at sea in the SOCAL OPAREA, while the Afloat Training Group Pacific came aboard to conduct the Command Assessment of Readiness Training, TSTA II/III/FEP in the SOCAL OPAREA; AIRPAC FRS CQ’s Det. in the eastern Pacific and enjoyed the holidays season for another well deserved stand down after an exceptionally busy year.

13 February to 31 December 2001

Chapter XIV

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Station, Everett, Washington on 20 March 2001, with Captain Douglas K. Dupouy as the Commanding Officer, for Carrier Qualifications (CQ’s) and port visit to Victoria, B.C., hosting nearly 1,800 family and friends with a continental breakfast and picnic lunch in the hangar bay, for a Family Day Cruise to begin at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada at the end of CQ’s, thus giving spouses, children and friends a chance to witness and gain an appreciation for how the ship operates at sea during a three day liberty port, and then boarded the aircraft carrier for a one-day sail back to Everett, Wa. The navigation and signal bridges were packed with mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, and children who were all duly impressed with the professionalism and skill of their Sailors during an air power demonstration, movies, games and other entertainment throughout the seven-hour transit to Everett” (Ref. 378A & 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

(20 to 27 March 2001)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Abraham Lincoln       (CVN-72) Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

20 Mar 2001

27 Mar 2001

Training

20-days

Carrier Qualifications (CQ’s) were conducted before making a ort call at Victoria, B.C., hosting nearly 1,800 family and friends with a continental breakfast and picnic lunch in the hangar bay, for a Family Day Cruise to begin at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada at the end of CQ’s and liberty port of call, her 2nd  visit, thus giving spouses, children and friends a chance to witness and gain an appreciation for how the ship operates at sea during a three day liberty port, and then boarded the aircraft carrier for a one-day sail back to Everett, Wa.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) made a port call at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada from 20 to 27 March 2001, with Captain Douglas K. Dupouy as the Commanding Officer, for Carrier Qualifications (CQ’s) and port visit to Victoria, B.C., hosted nearly 1,800 family and friends with a continental breakfast and picnic lunch in the hangar bay, for a Family Day Cruise to begin at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada at the end of CQ’s and liberty port of call, thus giving spouses, children and friends a chance to witness and gain an appreciation for how the ship operates at sea during a three day liberty port, and then boarded the aircraft carrier for a one-day sail back to Everett, Wa. The navigation and signal bridges were packed with mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, and children who were all duly impressed with the professionalism and skill of their Sailors during an air power demonstration, movies, games and other entertainment throughout the seven-hour transit to Everett” (Ref. 378A & 378B-2001).

 

“On 27 March 2001, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Station, Everett, Washington, with Captain Douglas K. Dupouy as the Commanding Officer, making a port call at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada from 20 to 27 March 2001, conducting Carrier Qualifications (CQ’s) before making a ort call at Victoria, B.C., hosting nearly 1,800 family and friends with a continental breakfast and picnic lunch in the hangar bay, for a Family Day Cruise to begin at Victoria at the end of CQ’s and liberty port of call, thus giving spouses, children and friends a chance to witness and gain an appreciation for how the ship operates at sea during a three day liberty port, and then boarded the aircraft carrier for a one-day sail back to Everett, Wa. The navigation and signal bridges were packed with mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, and children who were all duly impressed with the professionalism and skill of their Sailors during an air power demonstration, movies, games and other entertainment throughout the seven-hour transit to Everett (20 to 27 March 2001)” (Ref. 378A & 378B-2001).

 

“On 11 April 2001, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) moved to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., for a scheduled Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) period. After the attack on the USS Cole (DDG-67), Weapons Department G-2 division had qualified numerous personnel in the department on various weapons. These events laid the foundation that allowed Weapons to easily transition to guard against this terrorist threat at home while continuing to operate at a high level of intensity. Upon the arrival in Bremerton, LCDR Mike Shults took over as the new Ordnance Handling Officer (OHO), relieving LCDR Vic Leonard. Also, CW04 Steve Turner arrived as the new ship's gunner” (Ref. 72 & 377, 378A & 378B-2001).

 

Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. (11 April to 15 October 2001) full report located in Chapter XIV, Appendix I.

 

Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the United States (11 September). Saudi émigré terrorist Usama bin Lāden and others developed al-Qāidah (al Qaeda; The Base) in the early 1980s to support the war in Afghanistan against the Soviets. They refocused their hatred against the United States and its allies after the expulsion of the Marxist regime from that country. One of the primary goals of their extremist interpretations of Islam became driving American forces, which they perceived as representing America’s “infidel” policies–which the terrorists also deemed inconsistent with their Islamic extremism–out of Saudi Arabia and its neighbors. Altogether, the terrorist atrocities, which survivors dubbed ‘9/11,’ murdered upward of 2,750 people from as many as 86 nations. ETC Mark Lind on board Abraham Lincoln had neared the end of his enlistment when the terrorists struck. “When I returned home on 9/11,” Lind recalled, “I spoke to my wife and children. Everyone was upset – the kids were crying. My son, Daniel, 13, looked at me and said. ‘Dad, I guess you’re not retiring. I said, ‘I think you’re right son.” The next day the chief called the Navy Personnel Command and asked that they rescind his retirement papers. “When I looked at all the young people I was recruiting to serve their country, I realized that it would take them 20 years to learn what I know.” Lind deployed with the ship in 2002” (Ref. 72 & 377 & 378A).

 

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) is the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States ... assigned the name Operation Enduring Freedom, [it] was previously planned to have been called Operation Infinite Justice (this name is believed to have been changed following concerns that this might offend the Muslim community as Islam teaches that Allah is the only one who can provide Infinite Justice)” (Ref. [1] & 327).

 

The Operation is comprised of two operations:

 

The U.S.-lead invasion of Afghanistan

 

Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines (OEF-P) (formerly Operation Freedom Eagle)

 

"The initial military objectives of Operation Enduring Freedom, as articulated by President George W. Bush in his Sept. 20th Address to a Joint Session of Congress and his Oct. 7th address to country, include the destruction of terrorist training camps and infrastructure within Afghanistan, the capture of al Qaeda leaders, and the cessation of terrorist activities in Afghanistan” (Ref. [3] & 327).

 

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) commenced on 7 October 2001, with "early combat operations [including] a mix of air strikes from land-based B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers; carrier-based F-14 and F/A-18 fighters; and Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from both U.S. and British ships and submarines, launching air attacks against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and Taliban military installations in Afghanistan. The carefully-targeted actions were designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorist operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime” (Ref. 1-Enterprise).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Station, Everett, Washington on 18 October 2001, conducting Sea Trials from 15 to 18 October 2001, conducting a 6-month maintenance period by Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington from 11 April to 15 October 2001. This three-day evolution, which included the operation of every major system onboard, resulted in the discovery of numerous material discrepancies. The engineering and electrical teams responded quickly and confidently. All systems were tested satisfactory by the end of the period, and the ship was ready to begin the training cycle Upon completion of six month PIA, OW Division successfully operated all Electronic Warfare equipment at PMS standards” (Ref. 72 & 377, 378A & 378B-2001).

 

“With USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) PIA behind her, the remainder of 2001 focused on training, qualifications, material readiness and preparations for combat certification and deployment "work-ups." Preparations and training for the upcoming Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination have proceeded at a phenomenal rate. During a recent Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team (NPMTT) visit, Reactor Department was commented on as being "outstanding" considering the limited time since the completion of PIA 01” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Station, Everett, Washington on 24 October 2001, for Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) Flight Deck Qualifications in the eastern Pacific, preceded by CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training), administered by ATG PacNorwest and ATG AirPac and INSURV in port moored to the pier at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California and INSURV, at sea in the southern California Operating Area, conducting Tailored Ship’s Training Availabilities I (TSTA I) en route to Everett, Washington, preceded by INSURV, while the Afloat Training Group Pacific came aboard to conduct the Tailored Ship's Training Availability either at Everett or San Diego, Ca.” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted training operations en route to Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California from 24 to 26 October 2001, commencing Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) Flight Deck Qualifications in the southern California Operating Area on the 26th. Immediately after getting underway, the ship began rigorous preparations for INSURV and CART, the two major evolutions of the underway period. Deck Department overhauled the CO's Gig and the ship's only ready lifeboat during PIA 01” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulled into Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 30 October 2001, conducting Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) Flight Deck Qualifications in the southern California Operating Area from 26 to 30 October 2001, preceded by eastern Pacific training operations from 24 to 26 October 2001. Operations Department OC Division successfully completed IDTC flight deck, Precision Approach and Landing System (PALS), and Carrier Air Traffic Control Certification. NAWC-AD, CVW-14, and CVW-2 aircraft provided 90 sorties, 349 carrier landings, and 74 Mode I approaches in support of CVN-72 certification efforts from 26 to 30 October 2001” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 31 October 2001” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 4 November 2001, conducting AIRPAC Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Carrier Qualification and CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training), administered by ATG PacNorwest and ATG AirPac from 31 October to 4 November 2001. Successfully qualified 29 fleet replacement pilots” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 5 November 2001” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 6 November 2001, conducting INSURV, at sea in the southern California Operating Area from 5 to 6 November 2001” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 11 November 2001, with Captain Douglas K. Dupouy as the Commanding Officer, for Tailored Ship’s Training Availabilities I (TSTA I) en route to Everett, Washington, preceded by INSURV in port from 6 to 11 November 2001, while the Afloat Training Group Pacific came aboard to conduct the TSTA either at Everett or San Diego, Ca.” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Station, Everett, Washington on 16 November 2001, with Captain Douglas K. Dupouy as the Commanding Officer, conducting Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) Flight Deck Qualifications in the southern California Operating Area from 26 to 30 October 2001, preceded by eastern Pacific training operations from 24 to 26 October 2001. Operations Department OC Division successfully completed IDTC flight deck, Precision Approach and Landing System (PALS), and Carrier Air Traffic Control Certification. NAWC-AD, CVW-14, and CVW-2 aircraft provided 90 sorties, 349 carrier landings, and 74 Mode I approaches in support of CVN-72 certification efforts from 26 to 30 October 2001. Immediately after getting underway, the ship began rigorous preparations for Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and CART, the two major evolutions of the underway period. Abraham Lincoln pulled into NASNI on 30 October 2001. Operations Department OW Division EW3 Marcotte assumed Nixie maintenance after receiving specialized training, praised by FTSCPAC and INSURV inspectors. Abraham Lincoln departed Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 31 October 2001, for AIRPAC Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Carrier Qualification and CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training), administered by ATG PacNorwest and ATG AirPac, in port from 30 to 31 October 2001, returning to NASNI on 4 November 2001, conducting AIRPAC FRS CQs from and CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training), administered by ATG PacNorwest and ATG AirPac from 31 October to 4 November 2001. Fortunately, Electrical Division and the remainder of the ETT team were well ahead of the power curve, and the Electrical Safety Program, Tagout Program, and drill scores enabled ETT to complete all requirements for FEP during the CART phase of training. Upon completion of CART and a short FRS period, the ship began the INSURV inspection. Abraham Lincoln conducted INSURV from 4 to 5 November 2001 while at NASNI. Abraham Lincoln departed NASNI on 5 November 2001, for INSURV, at sea, conducting INSURV in port from 4 to 5 November 2001, returning to NASNI on 6 November 2001, conducting INSURV, at sea in the southern California Operating Area from 5 to 6 November 2001. Abraham Lincoln departed NASNI on 11 November 2001, for Tailored Ship’s Training Availabilities I (TSTA I) en route to Everett, Washington, preceded by INSURV in port from 6 to 11 November 2001, while the Afloat Training Group Pacific came aboard to conduct the TSTA either at Everett or San Diego, Ca. Operations Department OX Division rapidly qualified and maintained a 100 percent CART completion rate following an arduous PIA overhaul period. Overall Combat Systems material readiness was assessed during a INSURV inspection in November, showing consistently above average equipment condition, preservation, and cleanliness. Abraham Lincoln continued to be in the forefront of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) support to the war fighter. Through our 2001 Post-Deployment Lessons Learned, 6 month follow-on Planned Incremental Availability, and initial work-up phase of our IDTC, the Combat Systems Department excelled in all areas, delivering consistently superior telecommunications, Tactical and Tactical Support Automated Information Services (AIS). Excellence in surveillance, navigation, communications, and weapons systems maintenance greatly contributed to the ability to put "ordnance on target. Combat Systems developed a security team to monitor system storage and performance, which shortened the response time in heading off potential system problems and sustained outages. Engineering Department Electrical Division's performance during the INSURV inspection was truly remarkable. The scores obtained were the highest ever by any aircraft carrier, and the material condition of the electrical equipment was noted as exceptional. Material readiness was assessed during a INSURV in November and was noted as being markedly above the fleet average. Especially noted was the superior condition of the propulsion plants by both members of the INSURV Team and the NPMTT Team. The INSURV team also assessed the Electrical Safety program, and was perceived to be outstanding among west coast aircraft carriers. These distinctive results transpired a mere four weeks after completion of a yard period, which left numerous discrepancies uncorrected. The tireless dedication of Electrical Division's junior personnel was directly responsible for these superb results. During INSURV all damage control equipment was checked and tested. After PIA, the hard work and focus of the department began to pay dividends. It was now time to establish optimum air wing support and begin the work-up cycle. The Tailored Ships Training Assessment underway period provided an excellent opportunity for the department to evaluate our repair capabilities, the need for technical assistance and assess our manpower and maintenance training requirements. Highly trained technicians began to re-awaken test benches that had been in preservation since before the PIA timeframe, to begin the grooming process. Along with test bench verification the department performed the verification of R-pool assets on hand. This was accomplished well ahead of the established milestone schedule. AIMD played a key role in the ship's superb performance during a INSURV visit and during the first Type Commander 3M Assessment of a carrier since the reimplementation of the program. The department performed admirably, receiving a score of 93 percent, by maintaining attention to detail and providing close attention to the material condition of assigned spaces and PMS requirements. Engineering Department Maintenance Division supported the ship throughout INSURV inspection from 3-7 November. The ship's CSMP was superbly maintained. Numerous discrepancies were corrected on the spot due directly to the support of Maintenance Support Center and the Quality Assurance Office. The 3M/PMS programs received no discrepancies during INSURV. The intensity of Damage Control training was and has been maintained at a very high tempo. Since the end of deployment in February, Damage Control has continued to improve. With the addition of the balanced pressure proportioning system, the department has expanded the effectiveness of the AFFF system. The Damage Control Training Team planned, briefed, conducted and debriefed complex damage control scenarios weekly, ensuring the repair locker personnel qualifications were maintained at peak readiness and flexed the entire ship's ability to effectively respond to casualties affecting multiple mission areas. The Weapons Department hard work during PIA paid off during INSURV and the initial work up cycles. The Weapons Department successfully completed the following inspections with outstanding results: System Operability Test (SOT) 111 Elevator Assessment, Post Deployment Elevator Assessment, INSURV, 3M Assessment, and Magazine Sprinkler Certification. A Ship's Installation Alteration Team (SIAT) evaluation was also done at the completion of the FIA-18EF countermeasure modification. During INSURV and CART II all damage control equipment was checked and tested with superb results. Water tight integrity was assessed at 90 percent effective, Repair 4 and 5 comments included being the "Best they had ever seen," all P-100's were operational and able to be rigged for deep suction, and all COY Halon1 AFFF systems were checked and considered satisfactory. The Food Service Division was nominated as a finalist for the Captain Edward F. Ney Award for Food Service Excellence, but would have to wait until after the first of the year to find out if they had won. The ship's performance during a INSURV visit was superb, and Supply Department played a key role in the success of that visit by ensuring all departments had the resources and materials necessary for success. The department demonstrated exemplary performance during a 3M Assessment, the first one conducted on a carrier following re-implementation of the program. Receiving a score of 95 percent, the department's close attention to PMS performance and accomplishment paid off (24 October to 16 November 2001)” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Station, Everett, Washington on 26 November 2001, with Captain Douglas K. Dupouy as the Commanding Officer, for Tailored Ship’s Training Availabilities II and III and her final evaluation period (TSTA II/III/FEP) in the southern California Operating Area after a port visit too Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California. The Afloat Training Group Pacific came aboard for another underway period in November to conduct the Command Assessment of Readiness Training, Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Period inspections. Immediately following PIA, an intense workup phase was successfully completed, going from sea trials to FEP in approximately nine weeks. Overall Combat Systems material readiness was assessed during a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) in November, showing consistently above average equipment condition, preservation, and cleanliness. Abraham Lincoln continued to be in the forefront of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) support to the war fighter. Through our 2001 Post-Deployment Lessons Learned, 6 month follow-on Planned Incremental Availability, and initial work-up phase of our IDTC, the department excelled in all areas, delivering consistently superior telecommunications, Tactical and Tactical Support Automated Information Services (AIS). Excellence in surveillance, navigation, communications, and weapons systems maintenance greatly contributed to the ability to put "ordnance on target"” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulled into Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 28 November 2001, conducting training operations in the eastern Pacific from 26 to 28 November 2001” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 30 November 2001, for Tailored Ship’s Training Availabilities II and III and her final evaluation period (TSTA II/III/FEP) in the southern California Operating Area, in port from 28 to 30 November 2001” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulled into Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 13 December 2001, conducting Tailored Ship’s Training Availabilities II and III and her final evaluation period (TSTA II/III/FEP) in the southern California Operating Area from 30 November to 13 December 2001” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California on 15 December 2001, for AIRPAC Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualification (FRS CQ) Detachment in the eastern Pacific en route to Everett, Washington, in port from 13 to 15 December 2001. Engineering Maintenance Division’s largest challenge of the year was the ship's 3M Assessment by AIRPAC, commencing on 14 December 2001. They diligently prepared the command and themselves for the first formal TYCOM 3M Inspection in more than 4 years” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted AIRPAC Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualification (FRS CQ) Detachment, successfully qualifying 40 fleet replacement pilots from 15 to 18 December 2001 and then commenced transit to Everett, Washington from the southern California Operating Area on 19 December 2001. Engineering Maintenance Division’s largest challenge of the year was the ship's 3M Assessment by AIRPAC from 14 to 18 December 2001. They diligently prepared the command and themselves for the first formal TYCOM 3M Inspection in more than 4 years. The ship earned a RAR of 94.6 percent, an ACF of 92.6 percent and a PPR of 93.1 percent, setting a high standard for the fleet. The AIRPAC inspection team again evaluated our Equipment Configuration Database, Validation Program and AS1 procedures as the best they had seen and as setting the standard for the fleet. OC Division’s AC1 (AW) Wright was selected as Abraham Lincoln Sailor of the Quarter and Battle Group Sailor of the Quarter for third quarter. AC1 (AW) Wright selected as Abraham Lincoln Sailor of the Quarter and Battle Group Sailor of the Quarter for third quarter” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Station, Everett, Washington in time for the holidays season for another well deserved stand down after an exceptionally busy year on 23 December 2001, with Captain Douglas K. Dupouy as the Commanding Officer, conducting training operations in the Eastern Pacific from 26 to 28 November 2001. The Afloat Training Group Pacific came aboard for another underway period in November and December to conduct the Command Assessment of Readiness Training, Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Period (FEP) inspections.  During the November and December underway periods, the Weapons Department successfully completed the Command Assessment Readiness. Once again, the Navigation Department came through with flying colors-the Signals Division was singled out as having the best watch team the evaluator had ever seen. The quartermasters and signalmen of the Navigation Department can be proud of their accomplishments - particularly the advancement of 10 Petty Officers and earning the coveted award of the White Wheel for navigation excellence. The Navigation Department will continue it's training through the coming spring and summer in preparation of its next Western Pacific deployment. Immediately following PIA, an intense workup phase was successfully completed, going from sea trials to FEP in approximately nine weeks Repair Locker 7F khaki aggressively led 90 Sailors through TSTA/FEP and coordinated extensive training, resulting in PQS completion rates approaching 100 percent, and dramatically improved ship survivability. Locker consistently rated above tested levels. Abraham Lincoln made a port call at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California from 28 to 30 November 2001, conducting Tailored Ship’s Training Availabilities II and III and her final evaluation period (TSTA II/III/FEP) in the southern California Operating Area from 30 November to 13 December 2001, safely carrier qualified 107 CVW-14 pilots and conducted 720 day and 1550 night carrier arrested landings during 957 exercise sorties from 30 November to 13 December 2001. Abraham Lincoln made a port call at NASNI from 13 to 15 December 2001, conducting AIRPAC Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualification (FRS CQ) Detachment, successfully qualifying 40 fleet replacement pilots from 15 to 18 December 2001. AC1 (AW) Wright selected as Abraham Lincoln Sailor of the Quarter and Battle Group Sailor of the Quarter for third quarter 2001. Upon conclusion of CQ’s, Abraham Lincoln commenced her transit to Everett, Washington. Operations Department OC Division successfully completed IDTC flight deck, Precision Approach and Landing System (PALS), and Carrier Air Traffic Control Certification. NAWC-AD, CVW-14, and CVW-2 aircraft provided 90 sorties, 349 carrier landings, and 74 Mode I approaches in support of CVN-72 certification efforts from 26 to 30 October 2001. At the end of Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and CART II the ship conducted intense training during TSTA II, III and FEP; all of the basic phases were completed in less than one month vice the fleet standard of sixteen weeks. OX Division successfully evaded and deterred numerous opposition force submarines ICW FEP, COMPTUEX 02 and FBP. The Catapult Workcenter is actually subdivided into two parts: Catapults and Hotel Steam. Between the two, during PIA 2001 and after, they completed repairs and overhauls to 120 steam valves and 41 relief valves. They also conducted tagouts in support of the replacement of 13 water heaters and a service steam change out of all 3" and smaller service steam piping. They replaced 32 sight glass assemblies on the catapult accumulators, maintained catapults through three carrier qualification periods and COMPTUEX with no down time or cancelled launches and prepared catapult spaces and equipment for INSURV and two MTT inspections, which included the complete paint out of three catapult fill rooms. Replacement of five water heater recirculation pumps on the older water heaters was required, as was the replacement of approximately 20 service steam system orings, due to faulty installation by shipyard personnel. The At-Sea Fire Party has continued to remain active in conducting numerous drills, which include a JP-5 pump room fire, ruptured firemain and chill water system piping in main engineering spaces and a toxic gas casualty. Engineering Department Maintenance Division’s largest challenge of the year was the ship's 3M Assessment by AIRPAC from 14 to 18 December 2001. They diligently prepared the command and themselves for the first formal TYCOM 3M Inspection in more than 4 years. The ship earned a RAR of 94.6 percent, an ACF of 92.6 percent and a PPR of 93.1 percent, setting a high standard for the fleet. The AIRPAC inspection team again evaluated our Equipment Configuration Database, Validation Program and AS1 procedures as the best they had seen and as setting the standard for the fleet. Operations Department 01 Division received an evaluation of "outstanding" from the Afloat Training Group (ATG) Staff during CART II/TSTA/FEP. Abraham Lincoln’s total ships survivability scenario (TSSE) was adapted as the standard for Pacific Fleet Aircraft Carriers. OW Division received a TSTA/FEP EW assessment of 92 percent. One year of preparations culminated in December with the Afloat Supply Management Assistance Team visit (ASMAT), where the Type Commander found the Supply Department to be the best in the Pacific Fleet. Never before had a carrier conducted so many inventories with 100 percent accuracy. From services to readiness, across the board, material condition, inventory management and services provided to the crew were graded as nothing less than outstanding. One year of preparations culminated in December with the Afloat Supply Management Assistance Team visit (ASMAT), where the Type Commander found the Supply Department to be the best in the Pacific Fleet. Never before had a carrier conducted so many inventories with 100 percent accuracy. From services to readiness, across the board, material condition, inventory management and services provided to the crew were graded as nothing less than outstanding. One year of preparations culminated in December with the Afloat Supply Management Assistance Team visit (ASMAT), where the Type Commander found the Supply Department to be the best in the Pacific Fleet. Never before had a carrier conducted so many inventories with 100 percent accuracy. From services to readiness, across the board, material condition, inventory management and services provided to the crew were graded as nothing less than outstanding. AC2 (AW) Thompson selected for the Seaman to Admiral Program. Abraham Lincoln maintained a 100 percent retention rate (26 November to 23 December 2001)” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

 

Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. (11 April to 15 October 2001)

Chapter XIV

Appendix I

 

 

“On 11 April 2001, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) moved to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., for a scheduled Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) period. After the attack on the USS Cole (DDG-67), Weapons Department G-2 Division had qualified numerous personnel in the department on various weapons. These events laid the foundation that allowed Weapons to easily transition to guard against this terrorist threat at home while continuing to operate at a high level of intensity. Upon the arrival in Bremerton, LCDR Mike Shults took over as the new Ordnance Handling Officer (OHO), relieving LCDR Vic Leonard. Also, CW04 Steve Turner arrived as the new ship's gunner” (Ref. 72 & 377, 378A & 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) completed a 6-month maintenance and upgrade period by Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash on 15 October 2001; commencing PIA on 11 April 2001. After the attack on the USS Cole (DDG-67), Weapons Department G-2 Division had qualified numerous personnel in the department on various weapons. These events laid the foundation that allowed Weapons to easily transition to guard against this terrorist threat at home while continuing to operate at a high level of intensity. Upon the arrival in Bremerton, LCDR Mike Shults took over as the new Ordnance Handling Officer (OHO), relieving LCDR Vic Leonard. Also, CW04 Steve Turner arrived as the new ship's gunner. Barracks craft APL-62 spent much of the availability berthed nearby to provide sailors accommodations during the work, though crewmembers jokingly referred to her as “the barge.” The Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department established a support equipment rework detachment ashore at Everett to overhaul gear. The events of September 11" launched the Weapons Department to provide extensive force protection for the ship. The rotation was extremely arduous and spread each division very thin” (Ref. 378A & 378B-2001).

 

AIRCRAFT INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

 

Abraham Lincoln began a six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wa. in April 2001. AIMD established a Support Equipment Rework detachment in Everett where more than 1,150 items of support equipment were inducted and overhauled. 35 personnel, significantly enhancing the material readiness of support equipment for the Inter-Deployment Turnaround Cycle and deployment, accomplished this.

 

AIMD also played a major role in ship's habitability upgrades by establishing and acting as overall coordinator for the Abraham Lincoln Tile Team. The team completed the re-tiling of 120 spaces encompassing more than 25,000 square feet in an impressive 78 days and saved the Navy more than $40,000.00 by utilizing excess HAZMAT from PSNS.

 

In addition to the rework and preservation of support equipment and habitability upgrades, the department took on the challenging task of standing up the first afloat intermediate level maintenance support for FIA-18 EIF aircraft.

 

AIMD personnel worked closely with Boeing and NAVAIR personnel in the development of a comprehensive site activation plan, essential to the first deployment and subsequent carrier deployments of the FIA-18 E/F.

 

Power Plants Branch worked in conjunction with civilian representatives from RACAL, Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command, Eagle Systems and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst on the removal of the existing engine test cell and the installation of the new state of the art Jet Engine Test Instrumentation (JETI) test cell. The new cell is designed to expand the engine test capabilities to the FIA-18 E/F as well as maintain all previous TypeModeVSeries engine testing capability. Airframes' Hydraulic Branch received the Hydraulic Component Test Set (HCTS) and worked with civilian contractors on its installation. The HCTS provides hydraulic component diagnostic test and verification capability for the FIA-18 E/F hydraulic components.

 

In July, AIMD changed department heads. Commander Ellen Coyne relieved Commander Avgi Ioannidis as Maintenance Officer.

 

COMBAT SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT

 

Upon returning from deployment, the ship entered Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for a six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), during which more than 12 major Combat Systems upgrades were completed. A Combat Systems Team accomplished a complete refurbishment of the main mast and SPS-49 tower. Of major note was accomplishment of Combat Systems Post Availability Testing (CSPAT) while still in the yards. Refurbished 50 communications voice and data antenna systems during PIA 01. Resulted in an extremely successful sea trial evolution and uninterrupted communications connectivity through the IDTC.

 

Completed CNAP NSSMS System Certification, while pier side, in a two-week period vice normal CVN certification over 16 weeks IDTC. INSURV evaluated, in green, seven of eight warfare areas only a few weeks after leaving the industrial environment.

 

Successfully activated the AN/WSC-6 (V) 5 Dual Channel SHF, the FIRST CNAP Carrier to achieve this. Through intense hands-on leadership and training of Information Systems Technicians (IT), personnel were graded at FEP at the T-III level and continued to provide "top notch" seamless support for all communications media.

 

EHF MDR installed OCT 01 Pending SOVT.

 

TD-1271/DAMA Field Change 5 installed.

 

DUAL NECC installed OCT 01.

 

MD-132415KHZ Software was upgraded to VT-300 VERS 2.0.

 

BF Email installed and operational.

 

Joint Tactical Terminal (JTI') installed.

 

Completed Timeplex pier connectivity upgrade.

 

Upgraded the Integrated Shipboard Network System (ISNS) UNCLAS LAN by adding 84 drops in support of embarked staffs, squadrons, and ship's force. This saved approximately $1,500.00 per drop.

 

Processed more than 1,090 trouble calls and 2,269,839 Emails.

 

Worked with SPAWAR to optimize the Automated Digital Network System (ADNS) by instituting and providing hourly logs of off-ship connectivity totals as well as hourly on ship and off-ship backlog totals. This initiative reduced and subsequently eliminated UNCLAS backlog problems while operating at sea.

 

Researched, installed, configured and provided sustained network services in APL-62 (the barge) onboard PSNS for numerous workstations, which greatly enhanced the daily efficiency of numerous offices that due to shipyard work had to move offices to the barge.

 

Conducted small computer repair and installed software loads, landing and cloning HP Vectors VL 400, saving $40,000.00 in outside technical assistance. Ships force technicians also completed the installation of GOTS Delta saving $17,000.00.

 

Upgraded the ISNS CLASSIFIED LAN with a GIG-E backbone.

 

Installing dual GIG-E NICs in all servers.

 

Removing the MSS from backbone switches. Installing GSM-155 modules.

 

Replaced 35 ATM NICs with GIG-E NICs in PC workstations.

 

Upgraded the ISNS CLASSIFIED LAN with six new 18GB hard drives on all servers, effectively doubling the classified storage.

 

With the permission of SPARWAR, re-created the array design by installing three old 9GB hard drives in the upper array position, allowing the operating system to be stored on the upper array while the programs and data were kept on the lower 18GB arrays.

 

Software Upgrade to the ISNS Classified LAN to GOTS-D 4.1.0.3P9 on all servers and 175 PC workstations.

 

Software Upgrade of TBMCS to VER 1.1.0.3

 

Hardware/software upgrade on JSIPS-N and APPS.

 

Hardware upgrade to GENSER JOTS 1,2,4,12,14,19, with new HP 3600s, moving two replaced TAC31210s and re-installing them in JOTS 8 & 9, as well as hardware upgrading SCI JOTS 1,2, 14,19 with new HP3600s, leaving JOTS 5 & 7 operational but utilized as ready spares.

 

Software upgrade to GENSER and SCI JOTS, with version 3.1.2.1.

 

Upgraded SCI LAN with a new switch, PDC, BDC five new CPUs and five new drops.

 

Connected the SCI LAN route through SCI ACDS and powering off the existing CISCO router, but leaving connected as backup.

 

Naval Fires Network (NFN) Hardware and Software installed in CVIC as a stand-alone system.

 

Scheduled to be connected to SIPRNET Feb 02.

 

Developed a security team to monitor system storage and performance, which shortened the response time in heading off potential system problems and sustained outages.

 

DECK DEPARTMENT

 

Deck Department overhauled the CO's Gig and the ship's only ready lifeboat during PIA 01. During transit to San Diego, without helicopter support, the MWB and crew were called upon to recover a crewmember that had fallen over the side. Due to superb upkeep and maintenance of the boat, as well as personnel adhering to strict training requirements, an actual man overboard was subsequently recovered and returned to safety using the ship's ready lifeboat and crew.

 

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

Engineering - Electrical Division

 

During the year 2001, the Electricians and Interior Communications Electricians of Electrical Division continued the tradition of excellence established by their predecessors, and raised the bar through their outstanding performance in the final month of “WestPac2000, the Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), and the first phases of work ups for the “WestPac2000.

 

Badly needed maintenance and repair of systems worn down during the deployment were also a priority, and discrepancies to such widely varied systems as steering, Ckt K (the RPM remote indication circuit) for shaft #I, steering and the Aircraft Electrical Servicing System Stations were attended to February 12, 2001, was a landmark day for the ship and the entire crew with homecoming and the beginning of a well deserved post/deployment stand down. Even during the stand down, however, the work of Electrical Division continued, as shipyard workers arrived to begin preparations for the PIA, which began in early April. E-Division assumed the coordination of hundreds of tagouts and work packages required for the yard period. Additionally, significant maintenance took place during the period. Hundreds of 1MC speakers damaged during years of abuse were rehabilitated, repair work on several fue pumps was conducted, and a Vertical Package Conveyor assist visit was completed.

 

After a port visit to Victoria, British Columbia, on 20 March 2001, the ship then transited to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for the six month Planned Incremental Availability. Throughout PIA, Electrical Division was kept enormously busy, both in support of shipyard work and through the ship's force work package. Additionally, several members of Electrical division attended important schools, acquiring expertise in laundry, galley maintenance, ventilation maintenance, and 400 Hz system maintenance. By the end of the six-month period, Electrical Division had completed more than 2000 tagouts in support of shipyard work, all without a single major tagout violation or safety incident.

 

Each work center completed significant work during PIA. General Services assisted in several new installations in the galleys, including new deep fat fryers and griddles in the galleys, and assisted in numerous ventilation and system tagouts for other division's projects. Upon restoration of full ventilation to the ship at the end of the yard period, several ventilation fans were found to be defective, requiring removal and reconditioning. While this was being accomplished by General Services, the Rewind Shop reconditioned and rewound all the motors, part of the significant work performed in support of the ship's quality of life during the shipyard period.

 

While the GS and Rewind Shops put many hard hours into the galleys and ventilation, Power Shop spent PIA conducting repairs to the many major system components for which they are responsible. Work involving various systems, including the air conditioning and fire main, were completed. In addition, Power Shop provided assistance for Combat Systems Department in the repair of their HF whip antennae and rectified numerous discrepancies and casualties to the ship's Compress Melt Units, greatly increasing the ship's ability to process plastic waste. The Distribution Shop also completed major work to almost all its systems during PIA.

 

Following the discovery of major material discrepancies on the aircraft elevators, Distribution assisted in the replacement of the control station circuitry and replaced many of the logic circuit cards for the elevators. Maintenance was also completed on the ship's aging Aircraft Electrical Servicing System (AESS) stations, which significantly improved the capability to support air wing operations. The Sound Powered and Alarm and Warning Shops spent innumerable hours during PIA replacing 1MC system speakers, 230 of which were found to have damage or were inoperable during a survey conducted prior to the yard period. All these discrepancies were corrected.

 

Additionally, the ICs completed several other important jobs, including the repair and replacement of several 5MC speakers on the flight deck, the replacement of the 6MC amplifiers, the troubleshooting and repair of several sound powered and announcing systems, and work on the ecall systems for the aircraft elevators. Another workcenter kept busy during PIA was Lighting. In addition to the myriad tagouts run in support of various other work center's ongoing projects, lighting conducted a complete replacement of the fixtures in several supply storerooms and the repair of the bridge, flag bridge and pri-fly windshield wipers. They were also significant contributors to the completion of the RCYISNS power installation, which had been halted during the previous year.

 

As the other workcenters dedicated long hours to reconditioning the ship throughout the PIA, the Electrical Safety and DCPO Shops, together with EMC Canlas' INSURV inspection preparation team, E-divisions Engineering Training Team (EIT), and Damage Control Training Team (DCTT) members, spent many long hours preparing for the upcoming training cycle. Their dedication during endless hours of administrative review and equipment inspection resulted in a significant improvement in the material condition of the Abraham Lincoln’s electrical distribution system, the improvement of shipwide electrical safety awareness safety awareness, and the improvement of DC material condition and training in Electrical Division's areas of responsibility. As PIA came to a close and the training cycle loomed, the INSURV team and these work centers took the lead in ensuring all preparations were completed in an outstanding manner and on schedule.

 

Engineering - Damage Control Division

 

The intensity of Damage Control training has been maintained at a very high tempo. Since the end of deployment in February, Damage Control has continued to improve. With the addition of the balanced pressure proportioning system, the department has expanded the effectiveness of the AFFF system. The Damage Control Training Team planned, briefed, conducted and debriefed complex damage control scenarios weekly, ensuring the repair locker personnel qualifications were maintained at peak readiness and flexed the entire ship's ability to effectively respond to casualties affecting multiple mission areas.

 

Upon the conclusion of PIA, the Damage Control organization has excelled with every challenge presented to it. Training has been ongoing for all Repair Lockers; during PIA all aspects of Damage Control were trained three days a week, which enabled the ship to maintain the high state of readiness needed for departing PIA 01.

 

Engineering - Auxiliaries Division

 

Hydraulic Workcenter EAOI:

 

The Hydraulics shop conducted extensive gauge calibration prior to, during, and after the Planned Incremental Availability. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Ship's Force replaced the cables on #2 and #3 aircraft elevators and removed, overhauled and reinstalled all accumulators from those elevators. This dynamic team also rebuilt the aircraft elevator lock assemblies. The workcenter replaced the packing assemblies in more than 60 hydraulic valves of varying sizes and replaced high-pressure switches on 3C, 3D, and 4D main hydraulic pumps. The starboard anchor windlass was completely overhauled by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Ship's Force.

 

Galley and Laundry Maintenance EA02:

 

The workcenter troubleshot and repaired four washer extractors, two dry cleaning plants, and numerous steam dryers. They also replaced all 10 electric dryers. Along with making all those repairs to the laundry equipment, the work center also made extensive repairs to eight scullery machines, four garbage grinders, and four galley food-mixing machines. Repairs and overhauls were also made to six reach-in refrigerators and one walk-in refrigerator. Replacements were made to 25 ice machines and five steam jacketed copper cooking kettles. As part of the Battle Force Intermediate Maintenance Activity (BFIMA) they pop-tested 70 relief valves, and onboard USS Shiloh (CG-67), overhauls and repairs were made to an LP air compressor, Type 1 air dehydrator, and make-up and excess feed valves.

 

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Workcenter EA03:

 

The workcenter completed repairs to #3 A/C chiller header to clear a departure from specification (DFS) and replaced the #2 salt-water check valve. Overhauled the #5 refrigerant compressor and five condenser-water regulating valves. Assisted the shipyard in isolation and draining various sections of the chill water loop for chiller upgrades, piping and valve installations. Replaced the condenser inspection covers on #I & #2 A/C units, and replaced the auxiliary lube oil pump on #9 A/C unit. The workcenter assisted PSNS and TODD Shipyard personnel in Machinery Alterations (MACALT) of the 3-way valve and Hellan strainer installations on four of the 10 A/C units, and the overhaul of #I refrigerant compressor. This directly contributed to the vast improvement of material condition of the AIC and refrigerant machinery spaces.

 

02N2 Generating Plants EA06:

 

Workcenter personnel assisted shipyard repair shops in the replacement of #I and #2 CAP16 duplex strainers with new Hellan strainers. The following repairs were completed on the Cosmo dyne GB2AS oxygen/nitrogen producer: weld repaired a crack on the #1 regenerator, replaced all thermocouples, and rewired the control panels; replaced the turbo expander inlet valve and various solenoid valves; repacked unit cavities with insulating rock wool; replaced #I CAP16 compressor motor; material condition upgrades to fan room and ventilation plenum intakes, involving chipping, priming and painting.

 

Outside Repair Workcenter EA08:

 

The Outside Repair Workcenter complied with the Environmental Disposal at Sea program in processing more than 1 million pounds of solid waste. In doing so, it was the major contributor in winning the CNO's Environmental Quality Large Ship Award. They also overhauled 10 Compress Melt Units and 4 Motor Driven Fire Pumps.

 

The workcenter assisted Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in the repair of four fire pump discharge elbows and the overhaul/rebricking of the ship's incinerator during PIA 01. Weight tested two conveyors and the dumbwaiter with Elevator Support Unit Technicians and corrected numerous Vertical Package Conveyor discrepancies with Elevator Unit Technicians during PIA 01. Assumed the responsibility and supervision for 18 TAD billets used in conjunction with operating of ship's four waste processing rooms and incinerator.

 

Steam Catapult Workcenter EA10:

 

The Catapult Workcenter is actually subdivided into two parts: Catapults and Hotel Steam.

 

Between the two, they completed repairs and overhauls to 120 steam valves and 41 relief valves. They also conducted tagouts in support of the replacement of 13 water heaters and a service steam change out of all 3" and smaller service steam piping. They replaced 32 sight glass assemblies on the catapult accumulators and two MTT inspections, which included the complete paint out of three catapults, fill rooms. Replacement of five water heater recirculation pumps on the older water heaters was required, as was the replacement of approximately 20 service steam system orings, due to faulty installation by shipyard personnel.

 

Engineering - Maintenance Division

 

Through 2001 Maintenance Division continued to fulfill the mission of unequaled support of the Abraham Lincoln’s mission readiness. The department provided technical and logistics assistance to more than 4,000 customers throughout the year. Specifically they:

 

Led the way through PIA by spearheading the ship's Work Test and Controls Team. Set the standard for work integration, scheduling and planning by surpassing the previously set standards for CVN Planned Incremental Availabilities at every milestone.

 

Maintenance Division's successes during PIA were highlighted by validating more than 8000 individual equipment records, the highly successful Integrated Logistics Support and the comments by AIR PACs On-site Logistics representative to the ship's Equipment Validation Team stating the department had the most proactive and effective equipment validation program he had seen.

 

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

 

The Legal Department experienced considerable personnel changes in 2001. LCDR Leonard Schalk reported aboard as the new Command Judge Advocate in July, LN1 Michele Marano reported aboard as the new Leading Petty Officer in August, and the department gained LTJG Steve Henderson for special projects. Upon return from Western Pacific Deployment and entry into Planned Incremental Availability, more than 100 positive urinalysis results were obtained from command unit sweep and random tests.

 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT

 

Though the ship was in Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) from April to October, the Medical Department managed to stay very busy. The ship finished its six-month “WestPac” in February, had a one-month POM period, then a quick trip to Victoria, B.C., prior to PIA. Medical was moved to the berthing and messing barge due to work within the medical spaces on the ship.

 

Ancillary services were affected to a remarkable degree while in PIA. X-Ray was completely down for replacement and the department now has a brand new Siemans digital X-Ray unit so disks can be forwarded to NMC San Diego for reading. X-Ray, nonetheless, performed 632 visits.

 

Despite not having advanced lab capabilities on the barge during PIA, Laboratory still performed 15,951 tests. Pharmacy filled 17,939 prescriptions. Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Department consulted 636 patients. Psychology was extremely busy; they evaluated and treated 888 patients.

 

The new optician made a considerable impact. Optical fabrication went up more than 113 to 888 with a reduction in waiting time from 1-2 weeks, to 1-2 days. Also completed were 44 PKP screenings, 483 eye exams, and 32 foreign body removals.

 

Birth Month Recall was extremely busy this year. 1,884 members of the ship's company were seen for immunization updates and scheduled periodic examinations. The ship's Walking Blood Bank went to an all-time high enrollment of 386.

 

More than 1,364 physical exams were completed. The PMTs were terribly busy with inspections for the barge, the ship and food stores, and were still able to see 5,665 patients for various programs.

 

NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT

 

Abraham Lincoln got underway again in early April when it transited to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wa. to begin a six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). During this period the quartermasters and signalmen became part of the ship's work force that focused on preservation and upkeep of the ship to prepare it for response to the nation's needs for the next forty years.

 

The Navigation Department was responsible for all interior and exterior work on four of the superstructure levels - a daunting task for one of the ship's smallest departments.

 

OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

 

OC Division:

 

September 2001 - Installation of the Aviation Data Management and Control System Integrated Shipboard Information System (ADMACS ISIS) was completed. Conducted operator training and completed integration of ISIS system into shipboard operations.

 

September 2001 - Installation of the Ship's Air Traffic Control Communications (SATCC) system was completed.

 

OX Division:

 

During Planned Incremental Availability (PIA 01), provided project management and direct supervision in renovation of 23 crew berthing spaces, including the replacement more than 1000 racks md lockers, in conjunction with the ship's berthing rehabilitation upgrade program.

 

01 Division:

 

Rehabilitated 45 divisional spaces in preparation for INSURV in which the ship received an overall "outstanding." OS2 (SW) Fix was selected as the Operations Department Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY).

 

OS Division:

 

Coordinated transportation for 350 Sailors via the Victoria Clipper from Naval Station Everett to Puget Sound Naval Ship Yards from April through October 2001.

 

Provided two Sailors for the berthing rehabilitation team for Planned Incremental Availability from April through October 2001.

 

De-installed Tactical Intelligence SCI communications system and installed SCI Automated Digital Network System (ANDS).

 

Assisted in the upgrade of ship's SCI LAN allowing intercommunication between SCI ADNS, BGPHES and SCI LAN.

 

Performed extensive rehabilitation on two High Frequency Antenna Tilt Groups.

 

Four personnel completed initial qualifications for 3M 301 and three personnel completed advanced qualifications for 3M 303.

 

Completed upgrade of the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System (BGPHES) integrating BGPHES with SCI LAN and SCI ADNS.

 

OZ Division:

 

Managed the transportation of more then 3,500; ship's company personnel to and from homeport Everett and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard during PIA 2001, scheduling of 13 passenger busses and a 500-person ferry.

 

Successfully managed the installation of seven NFN equipment racks and 10 workstations throughout CVIC.

 

Completely refurbished 32 division spaces and more than 200 work packages were completed during PIA 2001.

 

Upgraded of all SUPPLOT watch station hardware, including the installation of a new plasma screen display, energy saving flat screen displays and installation of Joint Tactical Terminal (JTT).

 

Streamlined the classified publications library, enabling the removal of 12 safes from CVIC. 10 ISs received new NECs, and six more attended team trainers or other intelligence courses.

 

REACTOR DEPARTMENT

 

In February, Reactor Department completed a very successful Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE). This was especially noteworthy due to the limited drill time, as a result of remaining on station for so long in the Arabian Sea.

 

Following deployment and a quick trip to Victoria, B.C., the ship entered Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for a six month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). Several upgrades to propulsion plant equipment and communication systems were installed, and long-term preventive maintenance requirements were accomplished. After a grueling testing program, the department passed all certifications and completed sea trials in stellar fashion.

 

SAFETY DEPARTMENT

 

The Abraham Lincoln started 2001 by completing a safe and successful Western Pacific and Arabian/Persian Gulf Deployment. During the transit from San Diego to Washington, the Safety Department coordinated the embarkation of two Washington State Troopers to conduct a face-to-face driver's safety training refresher for more than 3,000 Sailors. It was also during this time that the department prepared for the ship's upcoming Planned Incremental Availability (PIA).

 

Beginning in April, the Abraham Lincoln found itself in the Controlled Industrialized Area of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS). Before entering PIA, the Safety Department worked closely with PSNS Safety to conduct a safety standdown, including Operational Risk Management (ORM), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Energy Control (lockout/tag out), Scaffold Safety, Manlift Safety and Confined Space Safety.

 

The department also fit-tested and trained more than 2,500 personnel in the use of respirators.

 

The positive safety awareness projected by the department and PSNS Safety resulted in an overall reduction of accidents by 33 percent compared to the last yard period. During the hectic schedule, the department managed to surpass the NAVOSH requirement for Petty Officer Qualifications by organizing a special Safety Programs Afloat Course, which resulted in 100 percent Safety Petty Officer Qualification.

 

Abraham Lincoln continued to be proactive in enhancing environmental protection and awareness. In September, eight volunteers participated in a salmon stream restoration project to restore the natural habitat of the small stream that runs along the western and southern boundaries of the Navy's Family Support Center in Marysville, WA. Newly planted vegetation surrounding the stream was suffering from damage by voles and mice that chew on the bark of young samplings, killing them. The crew installed perching poles that will attract hawks and other predators to hunt mice and voles thus creating a more natural ecosystem for the surrounding environment.

 

After the poles were in place, stumps were lowered into a dammed portion of the stream to provide small fish and aquatic animals with hiding places and shade. Due to the high enthusiasm and continued interest of the crew, coupled with highly favorable community support, Abraham Lincoln will continue to sponsor further community maintenance efforts. The Safety Department conducted four safety standdowns geared towards the ship's task at hand. The safety stand-downs included RADCON, HAZMAT, Driving Safety, Hazard Recognition, Off-duty Recreational Safety and Environmental Awareness Protection.

 

SUPPLY DEPARTMENT

 

Abraham Lincoln began a six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in April. Availabilities are always challenging, but the department maintained focus on its core business in preparation for what promised to be a short and arduous work-up cycle in preparation for deployment. The Food Service Divisions worked tirelessly to significantly improve the material condition of service spaces while simultaneously providing outstanding levels of support to the crew from temporary facilities on the barge. An Enhanced Quality of Life (EQOL) project installed new galley equipment; the crew rehabilitated all provisions storerooms and supervised $300,000.00 in upgrades to two crew messing areas. The Sales and Services Division completed a $250,000.00 renovation to ship's store number 1 (Lincoln Mall).

 

Aviation Stores Division conducted a reconciliation of all repairable assets, resolving more than $32 million in discrepancies and ensuring 100 percent accountability of assets.

 

Over a period of six-months, Material Division offloaded 5,200 line items and onloaded more than 20,000 line items. All Readiness Divisions were heavily involved in the implementation of a new Aviation Consolidated Allowance List (AVCAL) in preparation for the first deployment of the FIA-18E aircraft. PIA finished in October, and the department considered itself to be well prepared for the challenges it faced.

 

The hard work and focus of the department began to pay dividends immediately following PIA.

 

TRAINING DEPARTMENT

 

A major renovation of the ship's largest classroom was completed. This upgrade included new furniture, all new electronics, a major Power Point upgrade, new paint, new design and all new d6cor. This environment for training will make it a pleasant place for new arrivals to attend indoctrination training as well as all the command briefs.

 

WEAPONS DEPARTMENT

 

During the year 2001, the Weapons Department of the Abraham Lincoln accomplished much during PIA and work up cycles.

 

Weapons Department successfully completed the following inspections with outstanding results:

 

System Operability Test (SOT) 111 Elevator Assessment, Post Deployment Elevator Assessment, INSURV, 3M Assessment, and Magazine Sprinkler Certification. A Ship's Installation Alteration Team (SIAT) evaluation was also done at the completion of the FIA-18EF countermeasure modification.

 

In October, the ship left the shipyard for sea trials, and carrier qualifications. This involved combining Air Department and Weapons Department personnel and equipment in flight deck operations and fire fighting skills.

 

Upon the arrival in Bremerton, LCDR Mike Shults took over as the new Ordnance Handling Officer (OHO), relieving LCDR Vic Leonard. Also, CW04 Steve Turner arrived as the new ship's gunner.

 

Highlights of the work accomplished during PIA/2001 are as follows:

 

Provided management and oversight during the completion of the FIA-18EJF Air Expendable Electronic Countermeasure ship alteration 8862, valued over $6 million dollars.

 

Modification of 03 level spaces from frame 59-74, developing four additional spaces to accommodate countermeasures stowage, ready service, breakout and preparation. Abraham Lincoln is the first CVN to have this alteration accomplished.

 

Rehabbed 15 1 spaces, 36 ready service ammunition lockers, 10 ordnance jettison ramps and 1,100 individual items of Armament Weapons Support Equipment (AWSE) during the Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) 2001.

 

Refurbished 10.50 caliber machine gun mounts and two 40MM saluting batteries.

 

Provided oversight during the accomplishment of .50 caliber cease-fire circuit ship alteration 8715.

 

Conducted preliminary inspection and repair of four new sprinkler systems installed in conjunction with ship alteration 8862. Department magazine sprinkler inspectors provided PSNS contractors with expertise during the installation and performed the final QA upon completion.

 

Also, accomplished the installation, repair and testing of more than 6000 heat sensing test fittings that significantly decreased the amount of time required to conduct system tests.

 

Training accomplishments included the qualification of more than 400 personnel in the safe operation of 9MM, M14, 12ga, M60 and .50 caliber machine gun in support of Force Protection.

 

Qualified 121 personnel in weapons assembly classes and Air Launched Weapons courses at NAS Whidbey Island.

 

Provided management and oversight during ship alteration 8580, conversion of the ship's armory valued in excess of $700,000.00.

 

Ship's Lagging Team, consisting entirely of G-3 personnel, completed more than 156 ships force lagging work packages in support of PIA 01 six weeks ahead of schedule.

 

Overhauled 26 elevator doorlhatch operating cylinders.

 

Saved the Navy over $40,000.00 in new material procurement costs by replacing the rodslseals instead of the complete cylinder assembly.

 

Repaired 340 material discrepancies throughout all magazines.

 

G-4 Division rehabbed nine weapons elevator trunks, nine machinery rooms and completed and signed off 1,572 jobs in the CSMP. Also rehabbed 20 type EE electric fork trucks and 10 bomb hoists at CNAP Hoist Maintenance Facility, San Diego, CA.

 

Saved the department and the command in excess of $100,000.00 in new material acquisition costs through the skillful use of DRMO. Condition code alpha items, such as boots, flight deck clothing, elevator electrical circuit cards/contacts, SSDF gear, and magazine sprinkler test-t fittings were located and procured, at no cost to the command. Provided management oversight during the accomplishment of four major ship alterations: 7830D Weapons Elevator (DART) upgrade, 8 168D EE battery charger replacement, 8 154D Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) recirculation system upgrade, and 8580 conversion of the ship's armory, with a value of over $3 million dollars.

 

All four alterations significantly enhanced the war- fighting capabilities of Abraham Lincoln. During the accomplishment of ship alteration 8168, the department identified internal electrical problems with 12 Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) type EE battery chargers and resulted in removal and replacement of the defective components. This ultimately led to the fleet being made aware of the problem and corrective measures will be taken on subsequent carrier PIAs.

 

Security Division provided force protection and internal physical security of the ship. This included brow and military working dog (MWD) inspections and security for more than 170 special evolutions and command functions. Upon the deactivation of the embarked Marine Detachment, Security Division assumed all operational force protection functions, which included the training of the Ship's Self Defense Force (SSDF) and an armed response force of 289 personnel providing security to the ship and its crew.

 

Additionally, the Security Division is responsible for maintaining 100 percent anti-terrorism Level 1 training for all personnel attached to ship's company, embarked staff and air wing. Security administered the command urinalysis program with more than 8,580 samples drawn and packaged for testing with a 95.5 percent discrepancy free record; registered personal property belonging to crew members; welcomed and processed ship's visitors and contractors; administered the command Crime Intervention Program; provided departmental training, including the shipboard Police Academy developed to train rotating TAD security personnel.

 

Security Division processed 768 incident complaint reports, performed 696 lock cuts for crewmembers, and managed 385 restricted personnel. Also conducted were five Phase 1 and Phase 2 police academies, lasting 56 hours, each qualifying 47 patrol personnel. The Lincoln Afloat Brig Facility safely operated the ship's brig in accordance with current instructions. The staff also provided prisoner escorts to and from courts-martial and prisoner appointments, coordinated confinement processing of 10 courts-martial prisoners, and 22 bread and water prisoners.

 

The Weapons Department faced many challenges during the past year. The professionalism and dedication displayed up and down the chain of command made possible the successes of the past year” (Ref. 378B-2001).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Station, Everett, Washington on 18 October 2001, conducting Sea Trials from 15 to 18 October 2001, conducting a 6-month maintenance period by Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington from 11 April to 15 October 2001. This three-day evolution, which included the operation of every major system onboard, resulted in the discovery of numerous material discrepancies. The engineering and electrical teams responded quickly and confidently. All systems were tested satisfactory by the end of the period, and the ship was ready to begin the training cycle Upon completion of six month PIA, OW Division successfully operated all Electronic Warfare equipment at PMS standards” (Ref. 72 & 377, 378A & 378B-2001).

 

 

 

 

Chapter XIV and Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. (11 April to 15 October 2001), Chapter XIV, Appendix I

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