USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2015 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter IV

Appendix I

 

 

Command Composition and Organization of Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 2015:

 

The ship's chain of command as of 31 December 2015 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

The Honorable Ashton Carter - 25th

Feb. 17, 2015 - Jan 21, 2017 

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

ADM John M. Richardson - 31st

18 September 2015 to Incumbent

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

ADM Scott H. Swift - 62nd

Incumbent

May 27, 2015 - Incumbent

COMNAVAIRLANT

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

RADM Troy M. Shoemaker 2015-2016 RADM John R. Haley 2015-2016

RADM Bruce H. Lindsey 2016 to 2017

 

*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 2015

Were:

 

Commanding Officer - CO

 

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

 

 

The following accomplishments highlight Abraham Lincoln’s performance in CY 2015:

 

“Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) began moving tanks of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) on board the ship on 14 January 2015, achieving another key milestone in moving the ship out of Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH). AFFF is an extinguishing agent used for fire suppression. AFFF provides a layer of foam which prevents the escape of fuel vapors and excludes oxygen from fuel source while providing limiting cooling effect. AFFF is the primary firefighting agent used in combating petroleum fires, also known as Class B fires. Moving AFFF on board is an important step to increasing the ship's readiness, and the Sailors assigned to Abraham Lincoln's Engineering Department set aside time before the evolution to ensure that the on load went as planned. Capt. Ron Ravelo, commanding officer of Abraham Lincoln, held a two-day all hands call for Lincoln Sailors at Naval Station Norfolk, V a. from 21 to 22 January 2015. Ravelo addressed the collective 2,300 Sailors about the positive progress that Lincoln is making, as well as the evolution of every Sailor's respective roles as they move into the final stages of RCOH. This March, Abraham Lincoln will mark its second year of its overhaul at Newport News Shipyard with a planned completion date in October 2016. During the all-hands call, Ravelo highlighted the pride he has for his crew who are dedicated to returning Lincoln to sea. Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln participated in an integrated fire drill alongside the Newport News Shipbuilding Fire Department (NNSFD) on 22 January 2015 to test the two team's response time and cooperation. "This training is extremely important while the ship is docked in Newport News Shipbuilding. It allowed the two teams to coordinate the response times and a procedure in the event a fire occurs," said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin Davis. Abraham Lincoln's In Port Emergency Team responded first by setting boundaries and combating the simulated class alpha fire. Sailors aboard Abraham Lincoln have a new item to go along with the uniform of the day. Lincoln's Safety Department began issuing personal ear plugs that will permanently replace old disposable ear plugs on 26 January 2015. As reported on 3 March 2015, six decks below the hangar bay, three Sailors from Auxiliary division have spent countless hours completing the task of restoring air conditioning to the aft end of the ship. This is the most recent RCOH milestone, known as Air Conditioning Aft (ACA), and is a major step in getting USS Abraham Lincoln back in the fight and fully mission capable. The goal of ACA was to restore ship's air conditioning and supporting systems back up on the aft part of the ship. This four-month evolution is important to support follow-on milestones. AC's will provide electronic cooling to eventually support combat systems testing in addition to ensuring crew comfort in work spaces. ACA is a milestone for RCOH that will support Shore Steaming and Crew Move-Aboard (CMA). As reported on 23 March 2015, Sailors assigned to Abraham Lincoln Air Department have performed a variety of tasks during the ship's RCOH in Newport News to return the Abraham Lincoln to sea under budget and on time. Having already removed old lagging material from the ceiling of hangar bays 1, 2 and 3, Air Department is in the process of installing new materials which has a direct savings of more than $4.6 million in man hour costs. This installation process began just prior to Lincoln's upcoming two-year anniversary of its arrival into Newport News Shipbuilding. Sailors assigned to Abraham Lincoln attended an Integrated Project Team Development Step V meeting at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton on 27 March 2015, alongside their counterparts at Newport News Shipbuilding and Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair. The team-building meeting, held at Bayview Commonwealth Center, was the fifth event of its kind held to discuss the major milestones to be obtained throughout the remaining complete RCOH period. USS Abraham Lincoln first arrived into Newport News Shipbuilding on March 28, 2013 for its mid-life availability and just marked its second official year in the shipyard. Another step towards the completion of the RCOH was achieved on 18 May 2015 when the covers for catapult one were installed on the flight deck of Abraham Lincoln. The installation of the covers lasted three days and was performed by Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). Getting the four catapults back to an operational state is the current focus of Lincoln's Air Department. Sailors assigned to Abraham Lincoln and Newport News Shipbuilding's shipyard workers reached another milestone during the current RCOH on 5 May 2015, successfully reinstalling the ship's AN/SPS-48 primary air search radar antenna on Lincoln's island. Sailors and shipyard workers teamed up together to complete the two-day installation, assembling the components the first day and lifting the radar to the island the following day. The SPS-48 antenna is now the second antenna to be installed on the Lincoln's island, which was enlarged during the overhaul. Over the next few months the Combat Systems Department along with Newport News Shipbuilding will continue to install additional antennas for navigational, communications and aircraft landing functions. Sailors aboard Abraham Lincoln and shipbuilders with Newport News Shipbuilding successfully reinstalled the SPQ-9 and AN/SPS-10 surface search Radio Detection and Ranging on the ship's mast on 13 May 2015, reaching another key milestone during the current RCOH. This evolution is a part of the continuing effort to reinstall combat systems equipment and get Lincoln ready to return to the fleet. The AN/SPS-10 is a three-dimensional surface search RADAR that allows for 360 degrees of coverage and is used for the detection, ranging and tracking of surface targets. In addition to surface search, the SPQ-9 also provides fire control data to the combat system for anti-ship cruise missile defense. As reported on 30 July 2015, Abraham Lincoln Engineering Department, completed the certification process to enable a portion of the ship's collection, holding, and transfer (CHT) system operational this July at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has reintroduced steam to the Abraham Lincoln to begin final testing of the ship’s steam-powered systems, the company announced in an August 27, 2015 2:41 PM release. Moored at Outfitting Berth 1 at Newport News, Lincoln is in the final stages of its mid-life RCOH. Shipbuilders and Sailors are beginning to test steam-powered systems on board, including the main engine complex and the electrical generators. Sailors assigned to Abraham Lincoln V-2 Division teamed with shipbuilders from Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) to lower power cylinders into catapult one on Lincoln's flight deck in Newport News on 7 October 2015. This is just the most recent milestone Lincoln has reached during its RCOH. As reported on 28 October 2015, “As simple as it may sound, noise is one of the most common health hazards to Sailors in the Navy. Whether serving aboard an aircraft carrier during its RCOH or conducting operations in the middle of the Gulf, Sailors are exposed to noise every day. As reported on 31 October 2015, Sailors and shipyard workers aboard Abraham Lincoln moved a flight deck elevator that hasn't seen use in two years during an operational test of the equipment. Throughout this equipment testing, Lincoln's Engineering and Air Departments ensured that the pumps work properly, electrical and mechanical systems are operating normally, and checked computers for full diagnostic efficiency to maintain safe and fully functioning operations. As reported on 6 November 2015, “Several boatswain's mates assigned to Abraham Lincoln Deck Department recently completed a two-week coxswain training course at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, to familiarize themselves with rigid-hull inflated boat (RHIB) operations. The course was required for them to earn their small boat operations qualification. Adm. James Caldwell, Jr., director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, visited the Newport News Shipyard (NNS), on 16 November 2015, to speak to Sailors assigned to ships and submarines in construction or maintenance periods at NNS. This was the first time Caldwell visited NNS since being appointed director of the program. As reported on 7 March 2016, “Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) use the Navy's 2M (Micro/Miniature) Repair and Gold Disk program to save the Navy a significant amount of money. The Navy developed the Gold Disk Program to save money and time by reducing costs and turnaround time for repairs. "Using the Gold Disk program instead of sending circuit cards out to be replaced, this past fiscal year we have saved roughly $241,000," said Electronics Technician 3rd Class Anton Vasylyuk, assigned to Lincoln's 2M Electronics Division” (Ref. Story Number: NNS160307-19 - Release Date: 3/7/2016 4:26:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Ferrone, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS150126-04 - Release Date: 1/26/2015 8:08:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brandon Davis, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS);  Story Number: NNS150126-12 - Release Date: 1/26/2015 12:01:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brandon Davis, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NORFOLK (NNS); Story Number: NNS150202-17 - Release Date: 2/2/2015 1:11:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Paul Manukin, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS150203-11 - Release Date: 2/3/2015 4:34:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Evan Parker, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) ); Story Number: NNS150303-29 - Release Date: 3/3/2015 3:55:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brandon Davis, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS150323-12 - Release Date: 3/23/2015 4:09:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brenton Poyser, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS150330-15 - Release Date: 3/30/2015 1:39:00 PM - By Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, HAMPTON, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS150526-07 - Release Date: 5/26/2015 11:22:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brenton Poyser, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS150513-01 - Release Date: 5/13/2015 8:50:00 AM - By Mass Communication 3rd Class Ryan L. Wampler, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS150526-26 - Release Date: 5/26/2015 3:23:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brandon Davis, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS150730-07 - Release Date: 7/30/2015 11:50:00 AM - From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE); Story Number: NNS151015-10 - Release Date: 10/15/2015 8:31:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rob Ferrone, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS151028-08 - Release Date: 10/28/2015 3:43:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Blake, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS151021-14 - Release Date: 10/21/2015 2:05:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Kiser, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS151106-17 - Release Date: 11/6/2015 2:43:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Blake, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS); Story Number: NNS151119-13 - Release Date: 11/19/2015 2:14:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron T. Kiser, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85324

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85326

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85387

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85444

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85867

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=86197

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=86307

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87323

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87053

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87340

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=90388

http://www.seapowermagazine.org

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=91530

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=91755

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=91653

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=91902

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=92088

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=93488

 

Activities saving the U.S. Navy money during RCOH

 

1 January to 31 December 2015 ($4,600,000)

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION/SAILOR(S)

HOURS

SAVINGS

Air Department removed old lagging material from the ceiling of hangar bays 1, 2 and 3, and is in the process of installing new materials.

Man Hours

$4,600,000

Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) use the Navy's 2M (Micro/Miniature) Repair and Gold Disk program to save the Navy a significant amount of money. The Navy developed the Gold Disk Program to save money and time by reducing costs and turnaround time for repairs. "Using the Gold Disk program instead of sending circuit cards out to be replaced, this past fiscal year we have saved roughly $241,000," said Electronics Technician 3rd Class Anton Vasylyuk, assigned to Lincoln's 2M Electronics Division.

Reported

7 Mar 2017

$241,000

TOTAL

 

$4,241,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2015 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter IV, Appendix I

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

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

 

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

(24 April 1980)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

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

 

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

 

Book ISBN NO.

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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.

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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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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

 

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

 

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

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

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