USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2013 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter II

Appendix I

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Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) activities at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), an American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company formed on March 31, 2011 as a spin-off of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN)

(1 January to 31 December 2013).

Chapter II

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2013 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter II, Appendix I         

 

2013 Articles not related to Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH)

Chapter II, Appendix II

Part I of III - 1 January to  20 August 2013 

Part II of III - 21 August to 24 October 2013

Part III of III - 25 October to 31 December 2013

 

 

Command Composition and Organization of Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 2013:

 

The ship's chain of command as of 31 December 2013 was:

 

Commander in Chief

President Barack H. Obama Barack Hussein Obama, 2009- 2017 - 44th

Secretary of Defense

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

The Honorable Leon Panetta - 23rd

Incumbent
July 1, 2011 - Feb. 27, 2013

The Honorable Chuck Hagel - 24th

Feb. 27, 2013 - Feb. 17, 2015

Secretary of the Navy

B. J. Penn (acting) 13 March 2009 to 19 May 2009

The Honorable Raymond Edwin "Ray" Mabus - 75th

Incumbent

19 May 2009 to 20 January 2017

Chief of Naval Operations

ADM Gary R. Roughead - 29th

29 Sep 2007 - 23 Sep 2011

ADM Jonathan W. Greenert - 30th

23 Sep 2011 to 18 September 2015

http://www.navy.mil/cno

COMPACFLT, former *CINCPACFLT

ADM Robert F. Willard - 58th

8 May 2007 - 25 Sep 2009

ADM Patrick M. Walsh - 59th

25 Sep 2009 - 20 Jan 2012

ADM Cecil D. Haney - 60th  
January 20, 2012 - October 16, 2013

ADM Harry B. Harris Jr. 61st

October 16, 2013 - May 27, 2015

COMNAVAIRLANT

RADM Richard J. O'Hanlon 2010-2013 RADM Ted N. Branch 2013-2015

 

*Between 1907 and December 6, 1922, and between February 1, 1941 and October 24, 2002.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CINCPACFLT

 

Department Heads serving aboard Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 2013

Were:

 

Commanding Officer - CO

CAPT Karl O. Thomas - 21 Sep. 2012

Executive Officer - XO

 

Administrative Officer

 

Air Officer

 

AIMD Officer

 

Combat Systems Officer

 

Religious Department - RMD - Command Chaplain

 

Legal Department - Command Judge Advocate

 

Dental Officer

 

Engineering Officer

 

Deck - First Lieutenant

 

Communications Officer

 

Maintenance Officer

 

Senior Medical Officer

 

Navigator

 

Operations Officer

 

Intel Department

 

Media - Public Affairs - PAO

 

Reactor Officer

 

Safety Officer

 

Supply Officer

 

Training Officer

 

Weapons Officer

 

 

Background History of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) nine months 2009 PIA prior to her last deployment before Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) from March 8, 2010 to December 31, 2012.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

USS Abraham Lincoln arrives at Naval Station Norfolk.

 

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

 

8 August to 31 December 2012

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) celebrated the 23rd anniversary of her commissioning on 11 November 2012” (Ref. Story Number: NNS121116-14 - Release Date: 11/16/2012 1:04:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affaire, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)).

 

Weapons: “On 3 December 2012, Raytheon Technical Services LLC in Norfolk, VA received a $7.2 million firm-fixed-price basic ordering agreement for engineering services, overhaul, repair and upgrade in support of the MK57 Mod 13, NATO Seasparrow surface missile system units on USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), including associated test, ancillary and support equipment. MK57 has two meanings in the USN. In this case, it means the NATO designation for the entire Seasparrow Fire Control System: the 8-box MK29 Launcher, the MK9 radar Tracker/Iluminator (TIS), and the MK73 Solid State Transmitter. The ship had used AIM-7P Sea Sparrow air defense missiles from its 2 mounted MK57 MOD 3s, but the completely redesigned RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile can be fired from the MK57 MOD 12+ systems after upgrades and replacements. ESSM is far more effective, and is the standard for Nimitz Class carriers going forward. Work will be performed in Norfolk, VA (90%), and Chula Vista, CA (10%), and is expected to be complete by September 2014. All contract funds are committed at the time of award, which was not competitively procured since Raytheon is the only source for this equipment. The Port Hueneme Division of the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in Port Hueneme, CA manages the contract (N00024-09-G-5422)” (Ref. Mar 31, 2013 20:16 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff).

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

 

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

 

The following accomplishments highlight Abraham Lincoln’s performance in CY 2013:

 

“Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) completed a major step in its overhaul and saved the Navy nearly $500,000 when all four catapults of the Lincoln's flight deck were removed, along with their bottom sheathing on 18 January 2013, due to the effort of 30 V-2 Division Sailors. "Not only is the catapult removal process unprecedented for ship's forces during an Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH)  period, but we also did it quickly," said V-2 Division officer Lt. j.g. Matt McCauley. V-2's Sailors also removed the catapult's sheathing bands and panels. "That is almost 18 tons of steel in total, as well as the insulation or 'lava-rock' from the catapult's trough," said Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Frank Bartanowitz, V-2 Division. V-2 Division's teamwork with Huntington Ingalls Industries - News News Shipbuilding shipyard workers allowed them to begin their inspection for structural corrosion beneath the catapult troughs sooner. In all, Lincoln's V-2 Division saved 4,800 man-hours of labor from shipyard workers, saving the Navy $480,000. “On 8 February 2013, the US Navy announced that it is not issuing the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) RCOH contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries because of fiscal constraints resulting from the use of a continuing resolution (CR), instead of a proper appropriations bill. This delay of unspecified length will also affect USS George Washington’s RCOH. The Navy’s press release can be summarized as a memo to Congress saying: “not funding us as we asked is bad. “There is a bit of gamesmanship involved as the continuing resolution was a known quantity months ago”” (Ref. Mar 31, 2013 20:16 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff). Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch, commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, visited Abraham Lincoln on 25 March 2013, to present and congratulate the crew on receiving the Naval Air Force Pacific Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") award. "This is the result of all the Sailors' hard work from last deployment; 30,000 flight hours, 881 arrested landings and a great performance during deployment," said Branch. The Battle "E" is an evaluation of the ship's abilities in logistics, material, engineering, damage control, navigation and command and control, as well as air, surface and subsurface warfare. After its deployment, Lincoln changed homeports from Everett, Wash., to Norfolk Aug. 7, to begin its four-year RCOH. Huntington Ingalls Industries welcomed the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division March 28, 2013, following a six-week delay in its arrival. Lincoln was originally scheduled to arrive Feb. 14 for its Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH), but it was among the Navy projects delayed due to uncertainties surrounding the defense budget and funding of the work. The ship's transit to NNS is being funded under a planning contract. "We are pleased Congress passed, and the president signed, this important legislation, which enabled the Navy and Newport News Shipbuilding to move the Lincoln to our shipyard today and begin the RCOH," NNS President Matt Mulherin said. "Most importantly, this provides continued job security and stability for our workforce and provides continuity of our RCOH programs, which contribute so significantly to the defense of our great nation." NNS' overhaul team began working on the ship at the Navy base in Norfolk and made progress prior to Lincoln's arrival at NNS. "The ship-shipyard team has worked hard to prepare the ship for a successful start to refueling complex overhaul," said Capt. Karl Thomas, the ship's commanding officer. "Since our Norfolk arrival in August, I've been very pleased with the energy of the entire Newport News shipyard, Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Lincoln crew. We're committed to getting this project off on the right foot, completing it on time, and getting the ship modernized and back into the fleet ready to serve." The RCOH represents 35 percent of all maintenance and modernization in an aircraft carrier's 50-year service life. Lincoln's RCOH will include the refueling of the ship's reactors, as well as extensive modernization work to more than 2,300 compartments, 600 tanks and hundreds of systems. In addition, major upgrades will be made to the flight deck, catapults, combat systems and the island. As reported on 15 April 2013, “a thousand dollars here, a thousand dollars there. In the middle of a multi-billion dollar-RCOH, who cares, right? The USS Abraham Lincoln crew working at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipyard's Light Industrial Facility (LIFAC) does. Abraham Lincoln Sailors assigned to Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipyard's LIFAC continue to save the Navy money by learning new jobs that are not traditionally a part of their ratings. LIFAC is where Lincoln Sailors create and restore materials for the ship, including watertight doors, non-watertight doors and ready room chairs. They also create new items, such as funnels and deck drain covers. "We had an order come in to make all new deck drain covers for the entire ship," said Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Nathanael Goodwin. "Over a period of two weeks, we cut and hand punched the holes for 2,000 deck drain covers." The Lincoln Sailors at LIFAC come from different rates and departments aboard ship. But LIFAC Sailors are working outside of their rate, meaning that they are also working outside of their comfort zone and usual skill setting. The Office of Naval Research together with the Uniformed Services University's department of preventive medicine and biometrics began using the Abraham Lincoln on 15 July 2013 as a test platform to study the effects of 24 hour noise exposure on Sailors. The study will span two years and will measure the noise exposure of Sailors attached to aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships while on deployment and in the shipyards. Sailors aboard Abraham Lincoln conduct damage control response and rescue training during in-port emergency team drill (IET) daily for duty Sailors on 24 July 2013. "It's important to know how to respond to an in-port emergency," said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Vincenti Mendes IET drill corpsman. IET drills include first aid responses such as stretcher bearing, wound repairs and rescue breathing. Damage control instructors also train Sailors on how to investigate, report and respond to fires and flooding. These simulated emergencies require instructors and trainees to act efficiently and quickly. The first commanding officer of Abraham Lincoln visited Newport News to speak to Lincoln Sailors attending ballast training on 25 July 2013. Ballast training is designed for at risk junior Sailors to help push them back in the right direction during their Navy career. Retired Rear Adm. Bill Hayden visited the training to reflect and share his wisdom about Lincoln's current RCOH at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Hayden was there for a monumental moment in Lincoln's history called "acceptance," the moment when the Navy takes responsibility for the ship. Abraham Lincoln Sailor discussed the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier's general hearing conservation at a Newport News Shipbuilding Safety Expo on 2 August 2013. Lt. John Engel, assistant safety officer was invited to speak with shipyard employees and contractors about noise levels of common industrial tasks in the shipyard. "The Expo provided attendees an opportunity to learn about safety awareness initiatives implanted around the ship yard," said Engel who added that attendees also had opportunities to share ideas and collaborate on future safety initiatives. "It does nothing for a team to develop a best practice if that practice is not shared." The expo was attended by Newport News Shipbuilding employees, specifically those involved in Safety Task Teams throughout the shipyard. Julie Lane, USS Abraham Lincoln construction supervisor, Newport News Shipbuilding, helped coordinate the expo and reflected on the quality of teamwork exchanged between the shipyard and military while the carrier undergoes a RCOH. Abraham Lincoln Supply Department received the 2012 Supply Blue "E" Award for Supply Excellence on 13 August 2013. Capt. Michael Ropiak, Commander Naval Force Atlantic force supply officer, visited Lincoln to present the award to Lincoln Supply personnel and congratulate them for their outstanding effort. "I'm familiar with the yards and I know it's difficult for some," said Ropiak. "You've all shown you can handle this with proficiency and enthusiasm and I'm proud to award this honor to the Lincoln." The Blue "E" is awarded annually to supply departments that demonstrate excellent quality and efficiency, as judged by a comprehensive multiple-day supply management inspection. Additionally, the command had to continually meet standards of excellence with monthly improvements during the year. "This is Lincoln's ninth consecutive Blue 'E'," said Cmdr. Eric Oettl, Lincoln's Supply officer who thanked all of the Sailors past and present who contributed to earning the Blue "E" Award. "Thanks for the outstanding work." As reported on 27 September 2013, “a four-man deck drain team on board Abraham Lincoln is hard at work inspecting and maintaining the carriers' 6,000 deck drains during its RCOH. Chief Hull Technician Gloria Velsko, Repair Division, and PM 36 team leader emphasizes the importance of the team's contribution to RCOH. "This team is vital to the carrier's sanitization purposes by ensuring the drains are clear and free of debris to prevent any flooding," said Velsko who added her team is responsible for completing nearly 5,000 tasks during the overhaul. "Their job also ties ensuring the health and comfort and stability of the ship by ensuring these deck drains are draining properly." Velsko added that her personnel are responsible for quarterly inspections throughout the ship to verify that deck drain covers are installed and remain installed to prevent debris from clogging or collecting in the waste drain system, as the ship is exposed to excessive dirt and grime during RCOH. PM36 Sailors will inspect the 6,000 drains once during a calendar year added Velsko. "We want to ensure these drains have a secure seal and drain properly," said Velsko. "PM36 refurbishes existing strainers and valves. In the instances where they cannot be refurbished, they replace them." Sailors assigned to Abraham Lincoln have completed 41,270 fire watch man hours while the ship undergoes its 42.5-month RCOH in Newport News on 30 September 2013. Abraham Lincoln is one of several carriers at Newport News Shipbuilding to take on fire watch hours while undergoing RCOH. Sailors will complete an estimated 200,000 hours of fire watch, which serves as a cost avoidance measure during the carrier's overhaul. Capt. Karl Thomas, commanding officer, USS Abraham Lincoln emphasized the crucial role Sailors are performing during their fire watches. "These Sailors are significantly contributing to the overall mission," said Thomas, who added the latest fire watch hours completed represents a significant cost avoidance measure of millions of dollars since the carrier arrived at Newport News Shipbuilding in March. Eight Sailors assigned to Abraham Lincoln PM 29 Head Repair Team are tackling some of the "dirtiest jobs" on board during its 42.5-month RCOH in Newport News on 9 October 2013. USS Abraham Lincoln's Commanding Officer Capt. Karl Thomas and Command Master Chief Gregg Weber met with the team for the weekly CO's Podcast to learn how they are supporting the carrier's RCOH effort. "This team is a great example of leadership opportunities our Sailors are harnessing to guide and mentor other Sailors while tackling an assortment of crucial repairs during RCOH," said Weber. PM 29's Head Repair Team works on 135 of Lincoln's heads, but also maintains mirrors, sinks and showers. Their goal is to refurbish these heads to an almost "new" state by the end of RCOH. Chief Hull Technician Gloria Velsko, Repair Division, PM 29 team leader emphasized the importance of this team's role during RCOH. "During RCOH the team will remove damaged equipment and repair, replace or test to ensure proper operation," said Velsko. Sailors with the decking team aboard Abraham Lincoln reached a milestone achievement on 9 October 2013 by removing more than 50 percent of Lincoln's tiled floors. The decking team started the project November 2012 when the first half of the Ship Coordinated Offload/Onload Plan (SCOOP) was complete. Instead of paying for contractors to remove Lincoln's tiling, Sailors with the decking team completed an estimated 32,000 man hours saving an estimated $3.5 million on the RCOH contract. At the halfway point, the decking team has removed enough tiling to cover Lincoln's 4.5-acre flight deck. Sailors assigned to Abraham Lincoln PM 11's berthing team are beginning the rebuilding process by overhauling spaces and bringing in replacement racks on 20 November 2013. The PM 11 team, consisting of 31 Sailors, successfully removed more than 1,500 racks from Lincoln spaces prior to the carrier's arrival at Newport News Shipbuilding. During the last year, Lincoln Sailors have modernized the berthing spaces by sanding, painting and installing new decks and racks to eventually get the carrier ready to move the crew aboard. As reported on 21 November 2013, “as Abraham Lincoln undergoes its 42.5-month RCOH in Newport News, Va., Lincoln's knowledge-management officer is gathering lessons for future carriers' use. Lt. Michael Misch, assigned to Lincoln's Operations Department and known to the crew as the "kingpin of lessons learned", estimates he has compiled more than 100 lessons learned in the past year and looks forward to gathering more lessons to streamline processes aboard the carrier. "Most of the lessons learned are for follow-on carriers that will undergo their RCOH upon arrival at Newport News Shipyard," said Misch. "However, some of the lessons learned will directly assist ship's force by correcting a deficiency immediately." Misch added that the lessons learned he captures can assist the ship's force in turning around plans to implement a cost-saving procedure or steps to stream line a process. Three junior enlisted Sailors serving aboard Abraham Lincoln were recognized by Capt. Karl Thomas, commanding officer, for their involvement in reenergizing the port-side firefighting main water supply eight weeks ahead of schedule, on 27 November 2013. The port and starboard fire mains contribute to a host of critical functions on the ship, providing water for firefighting, toilets, sinks and showers. The restoration of a ship's fire main will also ensure the its safety when Newport News Shipbuilding floods Lincoln's dry dock area” (Ref. Story Number: NNS130131-11 - Release Date: 1/31/2013 2:46:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Mills, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS130213-15 - Release Date: 2/13/2013 3:41:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NORFOLK (NNS); Mar 31, 2013 20:16 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff; Story Number: NNS130327-03 - Release Date: 3/27/2013 8:08:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Walters, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NORFOLK (NNS); MarineLink.com - March 28, 2013; Story Number: NNS130415-07 - Release Date: 4/15/2013 2:21:00 PM - By Seaman Phylicia Hanson, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS130725-06 - Release Date: 7/25/2013 8:05:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary A. Anderson, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS130802-02 - Release Date: 8/2/2013 8:15:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist Jeremiah Mills, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS130729-41 - Release Date: 7/29/2013 2:30:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kathleen L. Church, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS130819-22 - Release Date: 8/19/2013 2:52:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS130814-14 - Release Date: 8/14/2013 2:38:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Henley, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS130927-01 - Release Date: 9/27/2013 7:24:00 AM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS131003-13 - Release Date: 10/3/2013 10:20:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS131010-14 - Release Date: 10/10/2013 12:04:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS131015-10 - Release Date: 10/15/2013 9:28:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Christopher Huot, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS131120-16 - Release Date: 11/20/2013 8:15:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathon L. Lockwood, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS131121-26 - Release Date: 11/21/2013 7:59:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS131202-13 - Release Date: 12/2/2013 1:56:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=71758 

Mar 31, 2013 20:16 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=72943

MarineLink.com - March 28, 2013

http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/news/delayed-weeks-aircraft-carrier-476074

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=73384

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=75560

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=75730

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=75637

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=76007

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=75950

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=76797

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=76948

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=77040

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=77087

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=77756

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=77826

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=78013

 

Activities saving the U.S. Navy money during RCOH

 

1 January to 31 December 2013 ($4,000,000)

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION/SAILOR(S)

HOURS

SAVINGS

30 V-2 Division Sailors removed all four catapults from the flight deck.

Man Hours

$500,000

Deck team removed more than 50 percent of Lincoln's tiled floors. The decking team started the project November 2012 when the first half of the Ship Coordinated Offload/Onload Plan (SCOOP) was complete

Man Hours

$3,500,000

Sailors perform fire watch - 10/3/2013

41,270

 

TOTAL

 

$4,000,000

 “All four catapults of the Lincoln's flight deck were removed, along with their bottom sheathing on 18 January 2013, due to the effort of 30 V-2 Division Sailors” (Ref. Story Number: NNS130131-11 - Release Date: 1/31/2013 2:46:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Mills, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=71758

“Sailors with the decking team aboard Abe reached a milestone achievement on 9 October 2013 by removing more than 50 percent of Lincoln's tiled floors. The decking team started the project November 2012 when the first half of the Ship Coordinated Offload/Onload Plan (SCOOP) was complete. Instead of paying for contractors to remove Lincoln's tiling, Sailors with the decking team completed an estimated 32,000 man hours saving an estimated $3.5 million on the Refueling and Complex Ooverhaul (RCOH) contract. At the halfway point, the decking team has removed enough tiling to cover Lincoln's 4.5-acre flight deck” (Ref. Story Number: NNS131015-10 - Release Date: 10/15/2013 9:28:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Christopher Huot, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=77087

“Sailors will complete an estimated 200,000 hours of fire watch, which serves as a cost avoidance measure during the carrier's overhaul” (Ref. Story Number: NNS131003-13 - Release Date: 10/3/2013 10:20:00 PM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=76948

 

 

 

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

 

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

(24 April 1980)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

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

 

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

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-19945-3

 

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

 

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

(10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54596-0

 

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

 

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

25 August 1981) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54790-2

 

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

 

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

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-55111-4

 

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

 

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

6 May 2003)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-73794-7

 

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

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History Vol. II

(7 May 2003 to 13 January 2010)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-74027-5

 

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

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History Vol. III

(14 January 2010 to

31 December 2012)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-74145-6

 

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

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History of

Refueling and Complex

Overhaul (RCOH)

(1 January 2013 to 2017

Sea Trials) Volume IV

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

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978-1-365-74587-4

 

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

 

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

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0465-1

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978-1-365-25019-4

Library of Congress

Control Number: 

2008901616

(Book Version)

 

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

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

BOOK - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0452-1

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978-1-365-25041-5

Library of Congress

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2008901619

 

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

 

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