Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington (25 June 2003 to 7 May 2004).

6 May 2003 to 7 May 2004

Chapter XVI

 

\USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2003 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XVI, Appendix I, Section 1 of 2

 

 

Command Composition and Organization of Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 2003Ē (Ref. 378B-2003):

 

The ship's chain of command as of 31 December 2003 was:

 

Commander in Chief

President George Walker Bush, 2001-2009 - 43rd

Secretary of Defense

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld
20 Jan 2001 - 18 Dec 2006 -
13th & 21st

Secretary of the Navy

The Honorable Gordon R. England - 70th

24 May 2001- 24 Jan 2003

The Honorable Susan M. Livington (acting) - 71st

24 Jan 2003 - 7 Feb 2003
The Honorable Hanford T. Johnson (acting) - 72nd

7 Feb 2003 - 1 Oct 2003

Chief of Naval Operations

ADM Admiral Vernon E. Clark - 27th

21 July 2000 - 22 July 2005

COMPACFLT, former *CINCPACFLT

ADM Walter F. Doran - 56th

4 May 2002 - 8 July 2005

COMNAVAIRPAC

VADM Michael D. Malone - 28th

Aug 2000 - Aug 2002

VADM James M. Zortman - 29th

Aug 2002 - Aug 2004

COMCRUDESGRU THREE

Carrier Strike Group and Cruiser Destroyer Group (CCDG)

RDML J. L. Shuford - 7 Sep 2005

†††††

 

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

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

 

Organizational Structure. During calendar year 2003, Captain Kendall Card served as Commanding Officer. Captain (Sel) Ron Horton served as Executive Officer. CMDCM (SW/AW) John OíBanion served as Command Master Chief.

 

Department Heads serving aboard Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 2003 were:

 

Commanding Officer - CO

CAPT K. Dupouy /

CAPT Kendall L. Card

Executive Officer - XO

CAPT Kevin E. O'Flaherty /

CAPT (Sel) Ron Horton

Administrative Officer - XO

LCDR James Felty

Air Officer

CAPT(Se1) Brian Toon

AIMD Officer

CDR Ellen Coyne

Combat Systems Officer

CDR Russ Wyckoff

Religious Ministries Officer - RMD -Command Chaplain

CDR Robert Marshall

Legal Officer - Command Judge Advocate

LCDR Leonard J. Schalk

Dental Officer

CDR Mark Colaianni

Engineering Officer

CDR Frank A. Simei Jr.

Deck - First Lieutenant

LCDR Ricky Holt

Communications Officer

 

Maintenance Officer

 

Navigator

CAPT(Se1) Kirk Noce

Senior Medical Officer

CDR Gerry Goyins

Operations Officer

CDR William Griffins

Public Affairs - PAO

CDR(Se1) Jeff Bender

Reactor Officer

CDR Lang Reese

Safety Officer

CDR Diego Corral

Supply Officer

CDR Michael K. Fabish

Training Officer

LCDR Tom Baker

Weapons Officer

CDR John P. Geisen

 

 

Public Affairs was moved from the Administrative Department and established the office as a separate department on 12 April 1998.

 

The following accomplishments highlight Abraham Lincolnís performance in CY 2003:

 

DEPLOYMENT STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

 

Pure Numbers

 

*12,675 takeoffs and traps

*16,500 sorties

*Boarding rate 91 percent

*OEF/OSW used 265,118 pounds of ordnance

*OIF used 1.6 million pounds of ordnance

*21 million gallons of JP-5

*Steamed over 102,816 nautical miles by Hawaii return

*Produced 80 million gallons of water

 

Personnel

 

*352 reenlistments for $4.5 million in tax-free reenlistment bonuses

*150 births (new fathers)

*425 American Red Cross messages (announcing births, deaths, family emergencies, etc.)

*1,200 PREVENT graduates (substance abuse prevention class)

 

Weather (Ship's Meteorology Division)

 

*10,600 station observations

*32 OSW strike briefs

*179 OIF strike briefs

 

Warfare Specialist Qualifications (ship's company)

 

*735 ESWS Qualified

*415 EAWS Qualified

 

Supplies and Food

 

*28 UNREPS taking on 8,274 pallets of supplies

*42,107 gallons of milk at $158,950.00

*161,839 lbs of coffee at $67,500.00

*19,100 lbs of bacon at $151,535.00

*50,600 lbs of chicken at $56,800.00

*27,275 lbs of steak at $193,111.00

*16,000 lbs of shrimp at $167,170.00

*28,808 lbs of hot dogs at $83,640.00

*29,000 lbs of hamburgers at $70,500.00

*50,500 lbs of freedom fries at $29,200.00

*2,403 gallons of ice cream at $31,380.00

*Number of haircuts this deployment: 35,000.00

*Number of cans of soda sold: 1,412,574 for approximately $706,287.00 in sales

*$4,285,698 in sales for the entire Ship Store operations

*Total amount of mail handled: 1,126,226 lbs

*48,445 off-ship supply requisitions/orders

 

Engineering/Damage Control Training and Preparation

 

*Command Damage Control Qualifications attained: 3,893 a 578 locksmith repairs

*2,781 engraving jobs completed

*CBR - 6,000 gas mask canisters at $81,000.00

*Liquid oxygen/nitrogen produced: 39,747 gals

*Plastic Waste processed: 457,800 lbs

 

Ship's Fire Department responded to:

 

*3 Class "A" fires

*1 Class "B" fire

*2 Flooding incidents

*7 Toxic gas responses

*20 electrical fires

 

Department Statistics

 

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD)

 

*Repaired and made Ready-For-Issue 33,982 repairable items, achieving a 71 percent repair rate during the deployment, two percent above the CNAP average repair rate and the highest of any CNAP CV deployers and saving over $205 million in stock replenishment costs.

 

*Accomplished depot level repairs valued at $8 million in avoided depot level repair costs.

 

*Processed over 38,900 items between July 2002 and April 2003 in support of Carrier Air Wing Fourteen and the Battle Force Intermediate Maintenance Activity (BFIMA) program for Abraham Lincoln Battle Group assets.

 

*Supported 29,837 Carrier Air Wing flight hours.

 

*RFI1ed (18) F404, (17) F414. Issued 85 engines for nine different type model series aircraft.

 

*Qualified 110 EAWS, 35 ESWS.

 

*55 re-enlistments for 274 years of total service and $912,000 worth of SRB.

 

*Received COMPACFLT honor roll for retention, with a rate of 87.5 percent.

 

*Scheduled 62 schools.

 

*Awarded the Black ďEĒ for AIMD Excellence.

 

Combat Systems Department

 

540,000 record messages received

27,000 record messages transmitted

over 3,000,000 e-mails processed

over 200 video teleconferences conducted

 

Deck Department

 

*Conducted nine precision anchorages.

 

*Conducted crane operations 13 days of a 14-day working port visit in Perth, Australia.

 

*Loaded over 200 Conex boxes with supplies and parts for the flight deck nonskid and catapult repair along with stores and mail.

 

Dental Department

 

*Patients: 16,676

*General Gleanings: 4,316

*Fillings: 2,315

*Root Canals: 227

*Extractions : 1,618

*Crowns: 272

*X-rays: 2,932

 

Legal Department

 

*1,274 Powers of Attorney

*1,415 tax returns for $1,542,590 in refunds

 

Safety Department

 

*Major personnel injuries 0

*Loss of life 0

*Loss of aircraft 0

*VERTREP/CONREP Mishaps 0

 

Training Department

 

*Temporary Duty (schools, TAD, etc.) Orders written: 651 (before Hawaii)

*Temporary Duty Money Spent: $1,195,668

*Junior Indoctrination Graduates (New Sailors): 720

*Senior Indoctrination Graduates (New Sailors): 205

*Total Indoctrination Graduates: 92 5

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHMEEITS/BRIEF SUMMARY

 

During CY 03, Abraham Lincoln performed the longest and most successful nuclear powered carrier deployment in Navy history.

 

The Abraham Lincoln/CarrierAir Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) team provided superior support to Commander, Fifth Fleet during around-the-clock combat operations. Their support was crucial to the success our nation enjoyed during Operations Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. These successes, achievements, and contributions were the result of a highly trained and motivated crew firmly committed to combat readiness.

 

The leadership and innovation of Abraham Lincoln Sailors led to more than ten million dollars in cost savings and countless improvements in operational capability, material condition, and quality of life. The crew is dedicated to continued success and

to the ideals exemplified in her motto "SHALL NOT PERISH".

 

Abraham Lincoln completed a ten-month deployment to the Arabian Sea and Arabian Gulf in direct support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom.

 

Persistent, well-managed maintenance and focused repair efforts, teamed with a dedicated crew, ensured Abraham Lincoln and Cruiser-Destroyer Group Three met and exceeded all operational commitments while projecting American sea and air power whenever and wherever called upon. Specific accomplishments include:

 

*Deployed days: 290 (218 in FY03, longest CVN deployment ever)

*Total sorties flown: 16,500

*Total ordnance dropped on target: 1.865 million pounds

*Nautical miles steamed: 102,816 NM

*Total flight hours flown: 29,837

*Total Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) aircraft components repaired: 33,982

*Total Battle Force Intermediate Maintenance jobs performed: 1,479

 

EXTENDED DEPLOMENT FIRSTS

 

Not only did the men and women of the Abraham Lincoln set the pace during the war with Iraq, they achieved many carrier aviation "Firsts" including:

 

*First deployment of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets.

 

*First carrier deployment of Man Overboard Indicating system (MOBI).

 

*First carrier deployment of the new Jet Engine Test Instrumentation (JETI) system.

 

*First large unit to complete smallpox vaccinations while deployed.

 

*The largest "Media Embed" on record; 31 External Media personnel embarked.

 

*First carrier to accomplish functional tele-radiography link with CONUS referral hospital via satellite.

 

Following the Abraham Lincolnís return to Everett, the crew went into action preparing and upgrading weapons systems and spaces as part of the Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS). 68 major ship alterations were planned and executed by Ship's Force personnel teaming with the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and numerous private industry contractors. At a total cost of $250 million, Abraham Lincoln will complete its overhaul and take on the challenges of this new millennium. Major Shipalts include:

 

*Smart Carrier upgrade. Allows monitoring of critical systems while reducing overall manpower requirements with increased efficiency and data accuracy.

 

*CASS RF/High Power/Electo-optical. Gives AIMD capability to repair F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets Avionics repairable assemblies.

 

*CVIC upgrade. Allows faster information flow of intelligence information and real-time current operations picture for the Strike Group Commander.

 

*JP-5 fuel delivery/management system upgrade. Replaces old analog technologies with digital and automated fuel management capabilities.

 

During the 2003 DPIA Abraham Lincoln Sailors performed an extremely large amount of work packages to ensure all required maintenance was completed. Some of the most noteworthy jobs performed by the crew include:

 

*Initiated and performed 326 ship's force jobs in support of overhauling nine weapons elevators.

 

*Replaced 44 Chemical Holding Tank (CHT) soil and waste diverters and scupper valves and 123 remote operating gear assemblies.

 

*Chemical cleaning of over 40,000 linear feet of CHT waste and soil piping in 18 CHT zones.

 

*Replacement of 23 salt-water reducing stations to include 23 2" gate valves, 23 2" relief valves, and 23 reducing valves.

 

*Complete refurbishment of forward and aft CHT tanks and 200 feet of aerator, sprinkler, suction and discharge piping.

 

*Conversion of Eddy Pumps and controllers. In order to integrate with the Smart Carrier system and allow monitoring through Machinery Control Stations and Integrated Condition Assessment System, ships crew replaced all float switches with RADAR Tank Level Indicators.

 

*Replacement of over 500 feet of soil and waste piping throughout the ship.

 

Once the ship entered the drydock of PSNS, a number of Self-Help programs were instituted. The ship organized a number of "Tiger Teams" to attack the major self-help projects onboard. These teams were responsible for long matting, tile, paint, lagging,

non-skid, ventilation, and ready room chair overhaul. By utilizing these teams, Abraham Lincoln has saved over one million dollars and has ensured the spaces are kept in the best possible material condition.

 

The following work was accomplished in FY03:

 

*Long Matting: 60,730 sq. ft.

*Tile Team: 24,175f sq. ft.

*Paint Team: 112,255 sq. ft.

*Ready Room Chairs: 287

 

Repair Division's Weld Shop supervisor trained six personnel in the complex brazing technique required to repair 325 of the ships watertight doors during DPIA. This effort saved the Navy $250,000.00 in contractor cost for the replacement of the nonferrous wedges and striker plates. Weapons G-2 Division performed around-the-clock maintenance on the magazine sprinkler system, rebuilding 16 of 32 main control valves and 156 of 240 assorted valves. The effort alone saved the Navy $50,000.00 and ensured the integrity and safety of the magazines.

 

Community Relations (COMREL) Projects Abraham Lincoln Sailors were very involved in all sorts of community programs including children sports programs, "Adopt a School," volunteer tutoring for the local high schools, Boy Scouts of America, and church groups. In addition to the many volunteer activities, Abe Sailors supported charities including: food drives, telethons, Toys for Tots, Meals on Wheels, UNICEF, Navy Relief, and CFC.

 

The Abraham Lincoln "Mustang Association is a leader onboard for many of the community projects. During the holidays they raised funds and solicited donations to provide holiday meals for needy military and civilian families.

 

The Sailors of the Abraham Lincoln were not only heavily involved with both the local community in Everett, but also the various countries while on deployment. A total 12 COMREL projects were planned and conducted during the deployment. Many of these projects focused on underprivileged children from orphanages and the elderly. Over 300 Sailors selflessly volunteered free time during these port visits. Their selfless contributions will have a lasting impact on the lives they've touched and serve to promote the goodwill of the United States. COMREL projects during this last year included:

 

*Hong Kong. Crossroads International, Pine Hill Village, Salvation Army, St. Barnabas Society and Home.

 

*Singapore. Gracehaven Children's Home, Yio Chu Kang MINDS Development Center.

 

*Sasebo Japan. Hario Park-Kodomo House for children, Ten Shin Rho Home for children.

 

*Australia. Freemantle Hospital, Princess Margaret, Children's Hospital, Cottesloe Beach, Port Beach.

 

There are many factors that go into making a great warship but the most important of these is the people. The Officers, Chiefs and Sailors onboard Abraham Lincoln are among the best in the fleet. When faced with a seemingly insurmountable challenge, they adapted and overcame every obstacle in their path. Their leadership, dedication, and ingenuity have guaranteed mission success.

 

Abraham Lincoln Departments provided many notable accomplishments for CY 2003:

 

Administrative Department

 

During CY03, Abraham Lincoln has been very proactive in ensuring the dedicated and hard working Sailors received proper recognition for a job "well done". The command takes great pride in rewarding the right people. Over 500 personal recognition awards were processed including: one Bronze Star, 18 Meritorious Service Medals, 97 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 213 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, 80 Flag Letters of Commendation, and 95 Letters of Commendation.

 

In CY 2003, Abraham Lincoln conducted over 500 reenlistments and issued over $6,000,000.00 in Selective Reenlistment Bonuses (SRB).

 

The career counseling division submitted over 1,500 personnel action requests supporting Sailors career options.

 

Under the Command Advancement Program (CAP) the CO meritoriously advanced 32 Sailors to the next rank, including: two E-6's, six E-5's and 24 E-4's.

 

Abraham Lincoln teaming with Naval Stations Bremerton and Everett hosted the '2003 Center for Career Development Career Decision Fair". The entire crew and more than 200 spouses attended various career information briefs including enlisted detailing, advancements, selection board process, AM school screening, and seminars on savings and investments.

 

Additionally, the ship hosted the enlisted detailers that included the PERS-4010 "A" school detailer. This opportunity allowed Sailors, in the window for reenlistment, every possible tool to help them in the decision process.

 

Additionally, the ship hosted the enlisted detailers that included the PERS-4010 "A" school detailer. This opportunity allowed Sailors, in the window for reenlistment, every possible tool to help them in the decision process.

 

In CY03, The Educational Services Office administered 2,622 rating exams and achieved an overall advancement rate of 28 percent, 7 percent above the Navy average. 723 Abraham Lincoln Sailors were advanced to the next pay grade.

 

Cycle 176 (September '02)

 

E-6 ELIGIBLE: 115 SELECTED: 35 30.4% (Navy average: 20.7%)

E-5 ELIGIBLE: 656 SELECTED: 124 18.9% (Navy average: 19.6%)

E-4 ELIGIBLE: 395 SELECTED: 171 43.3% (Navy average: 43.8%)

 

Cycle 177 (November '02)

 

E8 ELIGIBLE: 67 SELECTED: 19 28.4% (Navy average: 11.9%)

E9 ELIGIBLE: 19 SELECTED: 6 31.6% (Navy average: 14.9%)

 

Cycle 178 (January '03)

 

E7 ELIGIBLE: 213 MADE BOARD: 134 62.9% (Navy average: 60.6%)

 

Cycle 179 (March '03)

 

E-6 ELIGIBLE: 150 SELECTED: 47 31.3% (Navy average: 20.5%)

E-5 ELIGIBLE: 687 SELECTED: 128 18.6% (Navy average: 18.2%)

E-4 ELIGIBLE: 406 SELECTED: 163 40.1% (Navy average: 42.4%)

 

Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA)

 

Over 1,845 junior Sailors were provided PREVENT, over 1,190 junior Sailors were provided AWARE training, and over 110 senior enlisted Sailors were provided Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Managers and Supervisors (ADAMS) training during 2003.

 

Educational Services Office (ESO)

 

ESO oversaw the advancement and off-duty educational needs for the crew, embarked air wing and staffs. Specifically:

 

*Administered over 2,500 advancement exams.

 

*Submitted 50 United States Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) packages to Commander, Naval Education and Training (CNET) which resulted in these Sailors being able to transfer their skills into civilian occupation specialties.

 

*Provided DANTES sponsored tests for CLEP, ACT, SAT, and pre-GED to hundreds of students.

 

*Handled materials for dozens of courses and proctored hundreds of exams for Sailors engaged in distance-learning courses.

 

*Actively sought and was granted special permission from OPNAV to carry the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test to serve the needs of the entire Abraham Lincoln Battle Group while on deployment.

 

*Organized an education fair, at which ten local colleges and universities were represented.

 

*Processed 28 STA-21 candidate packages and 19 LDO/CWO candidate packages for their submission to the respective selection boards.

 

Personnel

 

Issued over 2,500 Common Access Cards (CAC) via Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) mobile site.

 

XO1 s Admin Personnel Recognition Programs implemented during 2003, and ensured Sailors received proper recognition for a job "well donen. Over 500 personal recognition awards were processed including one Bronze Star, 18 Meritorious Service Medals, 97 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 213 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, 80 Flag Letters of Commendation, and 95 Commanding Officer Letters of Commendation.

 

Command Career Counselor

 

Abraham Lincoln teamed with Naval Stations Bremerton and Everett to host the Center for Career Development 2003 Career Decision Fair. The entire crew and more than 200 spouses attended various career information briefs which included enlisted detailing, advancements, selection board process, 'A" school screening, and seminars on savings and investments. Abraham Lincoln hosted enlisted detailers that included the PERS-4010, "AM school detailer and provided an enlisted placement coordinator from EPMAC. During CY 2003 Abraham Lincoln conducted over 500 reenlistments and issued over 6 million dollars in SRB monies. The career counselors office submitted over 1,500 personnel action requests in support of Sailors career options.

 

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD)

 

During the first night of Operation Iraq Freedom, ordnance personnel discovered broken linkages in seven BRU-32 Bomb Racks.

 

AIMD initiated an investigation and discovered the broken linkages were caused by the release of 2,000-pound bombs.

 

Applying Operational Risk Management (ORM), AIMDís Quality Assurance division quickly launched a Hazardous Material Support Engineering Investigation notifying NAVAIR, AIRPAC, and all of the in-theatre carriers. Abraham Lincolnís actions were critical in minimizing impact on combat operations and could have possibly saved lives and aircraft.

 

Deployed for 134 days during CY03, maintenance and upkeep of the weapon systems was crucial to the success Abraham Lincoln experienced during combat operations. AIMD maintained all 289 complex avionics benches at an availability rate of 98.3 percent. AIMD performed over 61,000 maintenance actions and achieved an impressive 71.3 percent repair rate, the highest rate of any CNAP CV deployed.

 

Utilizing the new Jet Engine Test Instrumentation (JETI) system, AIMD Power Plants was able to repair and successfully test 37 F414 / F404 valued at $112.5 million. AIMD also issued 90 engines which was instrumental in CVW-14's ability to maintain

high fully mission capable rates.

 

Concerning Production Control Innovations and Improvements, leading the way was AIMDís Production Control that developed dependable lines of communication with their Persian Gulf AOR counterparts on USS Constellation (CV-64) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV-67). These efforts proved invaluable and allowed three Strike Groups to provide mutual repair and support capabilities. If one ship experienced a loss of capability, then both of the others were able to provide necessary in-theatre support.

 

In addition, AIMD provided over 40 critical repairs for CVW-2 and CVW-5 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. These repairs prevented the loss of valuable air assets during the intense air campaign.

 

Repair Division and AIMD established one of the most capable BFIMA on record.

Performing 1,479 maintenance actions in support of the Strike Group, Abraham Lincolnís BFIMA team ensured total mission success of all units within the Strike Group. Some noteworthy accomplishments include:

 

*Assisted USS Reuben James (FFG-57) in repairing and aligning her AN/SPS-49 Air Search Radar just two days before Operation Iraqi Freedom began. This repair reestablished full air defense support for Abraham Lincoln Strike Group and saved the Navy over $70,000.00 in repair costs.

 

*Our BFIMA team performed 29 Fly Away Team repair assist actions and averted 13 CASREPs, thus ensuring the integrity of the Strike Group during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

*CVW-14's Helicopter Squadron HS-4 was experienced difficulty keeping rotor blade stabilizers from fracturing and causing severe damage under heavy wind conditions.

 

*Repair Division provided a BFIMA supported endeavor to design and manufacture 20 intricate ball joints for the helicopter rotor stations. This 324 man-hour endeavor saved approximately $8,000 in replacement costs per incident.

 

*Assisted USS Constellation (CV-64) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV-67) by repairing FLIR, ALQ-126, ALR-67, and ALQ-99 components during combat operations in the North Arabian Sea.

 

For the deployment, AIMDís Quality Assurance (Q/A) Division kept AIMD and CVW-14 up-to-date on all critical safety and maintenance issues by issuing over 1,400 technical directives.

 

AIMD Q/A researched and submitted an Engineering Investigation for the Automatic Carrier Landing System (ACLS) control box, (AN/ASW-25). Shipboard technicians were unable to adjust or repair the control box according to procedures outlined in the manufacturer's manual. Initial response from the manufacturer indicated there was no problem with the manual or the control box. Further research by ship's Q/A personnel showed initial manufacturer's response was incorrect. AIMDís Q/A Division efforts resulted in a fleet-wide interim fix that was distributed by the manufacturer and NAVAIR.

 

Q/A performs a critical function in the performance of quality maintenance. In FY03, AIMDís Q/A Division performed the following:

 

*Audit's performed

 

- Program Audits: 29

Work Center Audits: 49

DTPL Audits: 47

CDI Monitors: 92

Total: 217

 

*NAMDRP reports submitted

 

TPDR: 102

EI: 18

QDR: 10

CODR: 2

HMR: 1

Total: 131

 

*Cost avoidance of Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR1s): $190,000.00

*Technical Directives issued: 1408

*Publication changes issued: 5040

 

Four weeks prior to combat operations in Iraq, AIMD assisted VF- 31 with a short-timeline incorporation of three JDAM technical directives (AVC 4997, AVC 5123, and AVC 5124) on 12 F-14D aircraft. AIMD completed the modification of all 12 APG-71 Digital Display Indicators, Data Processor, and AYK-14 Mission Computers in record time. AIMD's effort provided the Strike Group Commander with long-range F-14 bombing assets that became crucial during critical corrbat missions over Northern Iraq.

 

At the light industrial facility in Everett, WA, AIMD Support Equipment (SE) Division has undertaken the monumental task of re-working all 1,121 pieces of aircraft SE. All SE has been completely disassembled and rebuilt using new consumable parts.

 

Using a CNAP budget of $130,000, this rehabilitation project will save the Navy over $550,000.00 and restore the material condition of all SE assets to a like new condition.

In addition to the BFIMA team efforts, AIMD performed over 61,000 maintenance actions and achieved an amazing 71.3 percent repair rate, the highest rate of any CNAP CV deployed. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, maintained a 71 percent RFI rate.

Averaged only six ExReps during that period. Production Control set priorities and managed superbly to attain the above superior numbers while supporting Constellation and Kitty Hawk with 40 critical repair and return RFIs during the war.

 

*QA issued over 500 Technical Directives.

 

*Maintenance Admin processed over 8,000 items of correspondence.

 

*Power Plants repaired 37 F414/F404 engines valued at $112.5 million and issued 90 engines of all type model series. Oil Lab performed over 400 BFIMA actions.

 

*Airframes and Hydraulics repaired over 1,950 items saving over $200,000.00 in depot level composite repairs.

 

*Paraloft performed over 450 BFIMA repairs and provided superior support to CVW-14 and all DV1s throughout the deployment.

 

*Avionics provided the following:

 

- SHOP 1 Generators: Impressive 750 RFIs while maintaining a volatile MA-2 bench.

 

- SHOP 3 ECM: Assisted Kitty Hawk in the repair of 18 ALQ-126 RTs and ALR-67 computers.

 

- SHOP 4 FLIR: Groomed all F/A-18 FLIR systems prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Repaired six Optic Stabilizers for USS Constellation (CV-64).

 

- SHOP 4A MICRO MIN: Over 6,000 2M repairs supporting all shops, repaired 40 SINS cables for Combat Systems.

 

- SHOP 5 ATE: Maintained the best E2C radar readiness of all time. 2,150 RFIs.

 

- SHOP 6: Provided Awesome TARPS availability.

 

- SHOP 7 RADAR: Maintained a 90 percent RFI rate during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

- SHOP 8 CASS: Number one production shop in AIMD! Repaired over 2,300 items.

 

- SHOP 9 COM/NAV: Had over 1,676 RFI's with an 87 percent RFI rate. Maintained the Captain's ARC-182.

 

- SHOP10 ELECTRICAL: Outstanding NVG repair rate. Performed 62 BFIMA repairs.

 

- SHOP 11 CALIBRATION: Monitored 9,300 shipboard and air wing calibration items. Completed over 4,000 cal actions.

 

- SHOP 12 CORROSION: Superior corrosion work as well as maintained 100 departmental spaces.

 

- SHOP 15 ORDIES: Monitored 2,400 AAE items and had a 97 percent repair rate.

 

- SHOP 18: VAQ-139 says they provide the best support. Repaired four ALQ-99 transmitters for Kitty Hawk. Support Equipment provided a 98 percent availability rate. Not one sortie missed due to unavailability. Painted the NASCAR #21 tractor and the Christmas tractor.

 

- SEA OP DET provided the necessary skills to support CVW-14 from Whidbey, Lemoore, Oceana, Point Mugu and North Island AIMDs. A total of 145 Sailors joined the AIMD team and were key in building the Navy's finest AIMD.

 

The following work was accomplished in FY03:

 

*Long Matting: 60,730 sq. ft.

*Tile Team: 24,175f sq. ft.

*Paint Team: 112,255 sq. ft.

*Ready Room Chairs: 287

 

Repair Division's Weld Shop supervisor trained six personnel in the complex brazing technique required to repair 325 of the ships watertight doors during DPIA. This effort saved the Navy $250,000.00 in contractor cost for the replacement of the nonferrous wedges and striker plates.

 

Weapons G-2 Division performed around-the-clock maintenance on the magazine sprinkler system, rebuilding 16 of 32 main control valves and 156 of 240 assorted valves. The effort alone saved the Navy $50,000.00 and ensured the integrity and safety of the magazines.

 

Community Relations (COMREL) Projects Abraham Lincoln Sailors were very involved in all sorts of community programs including children sports programs, "Adopt a School," volunteer tutoring for the local high schools, Boy Scouts of America, and church groups.

 

In addition to the many volunteer activities, Abe Sailors supported charities including: food drives, telethons, Toys for Tots, Meals on Wheels, UNICEF, Navy Relief, and CFC.

 

The Abraham Lincoln "Mustang Association is a leader onboard for many of the community projects. During the holidays they raised funds and solicited donations to provide holiday meals for needy military and civilian families.

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD)

 

At the light industrial facility in Everett, WA, AIMD Support Equipment (SE) Division has undertaken the monumental task of re-working all 1,121 pieces of aircraft SE. All SE has been completely disassembled and rebuilt using new consumable parts.

Using a CNAP budget of $130,000, this rehabilitation project will save the Navy over $550,000.00 and restore the material condition of all SE assets to a like new condition.

 

Air Department

 

Air Department technicians worked tirelessly keeping the flight deck fully mission capable throughout deployment. During combat operations in the Gulf, inspections of the arresting gear cables revealed a premature deterioration of the #4 cable. The #4 cable was disabled to prevent any aircraft from using it in this unsafe condition. After 18 hours of sustained flight operations ended at 02:30 AM, Air Department's V-2 Division performed an emergency re-reeve of arresting gear number four. Working through the night, the V-2 Sailors accomplished the daunting task just prior to the next day's first strike.

 

The Air Department continues to be the finest in the fleet, with the hardworking Aviation Boatswain's Mates leading the charge to support DPIA. Air Department's Aviation Fuels Division completed an at sea combat repair to #4 service filter crossconnect valve and repaired damage caused by a fire in #5 service pump motor controller during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both depot level repairs were performed at the peak of combat operations.

 

V-1 has performed the quality assurance monitoring of non-skid application to 97 percent of the flight deck encompassing 152,745 square feet. Additionally, the division has completed the complete refurbishment of 22 light locker tops, 75 percent of all flight deck coaming, six crash and salvage hose baskets, two division spaces and partial refurbishments of 330 square feet of island structure.

 

V-2 Division successfully completed 66 maintenance actions. Critical maintenance was performed on catapult and arresting gear systems, including removal and peening of steam piston cylinders on three catapults and restacking of sheave assemblies on three arresting gear engines.

 

The V-3 Division began DPIA period with 29 percent of the division attending various schools or training evolutions. Further, they have commenced the refurbishment of 14 assigned spaces, 11 lagging jobs, and are currently overseeing the repair of 18 hangar-bay flood drains.

 

V-4 Division safely and efficiently off-loaded 725,000 gallons of JP-5 during three high-visibility pier-side evolutions. They removed the forward and aft JP-5 fuel control consoles to facilitate the Smart Carrier upgrade installation. V-4 personnel commenced the refurbishment of 18 flight deck and hangar deck aircraft refueling stations, and removed 12 JP-5 flood and drain manifolds from the two JP-5 pump rooms. Additionally, they opened, cleaned and inspected 68 JP-5 fuel tanks all in support of DPIA workload.

 

Barge Department

 

With the ship being declared "uninhabitable for the DPIA, the barge/berthing Department had:

 

*Coordinated the crew offload and supervision of overhauls in 32 berthing areas and 14 heads.

 

*Redistributed berthing areas on board to support a Reactor duty section and In port Emergency Team.

 

*Redesignated head facilities on board to support ship and shipyard access.

 

*Facilitated the offload of all 5,000+ mattresses to replace them with new inter-spring, fire-retardant ones mattresses.

 

*Transferred 880 personnel to the CBQ.

 

*Housed 500 duty section personnel on the APL-62 berthing barge.

 

*Transferred most administrative and service functions to the barge to support crew needs, including Medical, Dental, Supply (to include dining, disbursing, ship store, barber shop, post office, MWR and workout facility), Admin, Legal, Security, Chapel, Training (six classrooms), and lockers for over 200 personnel.

 

Combat Systems Department

 

During preparations for Operation Iraqi Freedom, CS-5 Division was tasked to provide communication support to the Royal British Navy. This tasking required that the Royal Navy's secure ďBrentĒ telephone interface with Abraham Lincolnís communications suite to allow compatible transmissions compatible with other Royal Navy secure telephones and units.

 

Other Strike Groups had never successfully accomplished this type of joint operation despite several attempts. The Royal Navy submariners embarked Abraham Lincoln, established communications via the "Brent phone circuit and were able to successfully execute Tomahawk tasking to British submarines. Shortly after establishing connectivity, a shore-based casualty occurred disabling Abraham Lincolnís ability to transmit U.S. Tomahawk tasking to ships in the Strike Group. The entire mission was then transmitted and executed through the British secure circuit and further relayed to U.S. ships in the Strike Group.

 

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Abraham Lincoln was designated Force Over-the-horizon Track Coordinator (FOTC). Abraham Lincolnís main responsibility was to maintain the "big picture with respect to all surface, subsurface, and air platforms being reported by all coalition ships in the operating area.

 

While conducting combat operations, a problem with the FOTC database caused the computer to randomly crash. After weeks of troubleshooting, it was discovered that a software fault limited the number of units that could report tracks to the database.

Abraham Lincoln Sailors identified the problem, aggressively pursued a work around, and thus enabled the Strike Group Commander uninterrupted surface, subsurface, and air intelligence data.

 

During deployment, Abraham Lincoln worked to ensure all critical maintenance functions supporting the air wing and strike group were carried out with the highest levels of quality and success. Prior to the start of hostilities in Iraq, the AN/USC-38 Extremely High Frequency (EHF) antenna system slip ring assembly failed. Sailors re-routed the EHF circuit channel to an unused slip ring (normally a depot level job) restoring EHF satellite connectivity to the Battle Group Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) circuit. This repair was crucial to the success of Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups initial strikes in the "shock & awe campaign" of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Combat Systems Department corrected over 50 casualties to various fire control systems while maintaining a 98 percent total equipment operational readiness posture. Performing over 1,200 PMS checks, they ensured Abraham Lincolnís defensive weapon systems were ready for any possible threat.

 

Sailors from Combat Systems Department provided flawless telephone service for the Secret Service, White House staff, and White House media during President Bush's visit. Installing over 5,000 feet of temporary phone lines to the flight deck, flight deck island, and hangar bay, they assisted with technical set-up for the first presidential address from an underway ship ensuring the address went on time and on queue.

 

Leading the way in morale enhancement, Combat Systems Department created a Video Tele-Training (VTT) program that allowed the crew the opportunity to communicate with loved ones by video teleconference. This program greatly improved crew morale throughout the extended deployment. Over 2,000 Sailors and family members from Abraham Lincoln and CVW-14 took part in the program. Combat Systems' CS-5 Division administered the program and maintained all VTT equipment.

 

Deck Department

 

Maintaining ship's readiness during deployment was a key factor to Abraham Lincolnís success. Deck and Supply Department conducted over 40 underway replenishment (UNREP) evolutions transferring over 6,000 pallets of stores and ammunition and 30 million gallons of JP-5 fuel. Their combined efforts ensured autonomous sustainability of the ship and air wing, while maintaining fully stocked magazines in support of combat operations. All UNREP operations were completed without a single mishap.

 

Simulating small boat attacks in preparation for operations in the Arabian Sea, the ready lifeboat crew conducted two small boat exercises during the FY03 deployment. Due to superb upkeep, maintenance, and training, Abraham Lincoln boat crew subsequently aided USS Shiloh (CG-67) Boat Officer during one exercise when their boat became disabled while under simulated attack.

 

As the test platform for the new MOBI system, Abraham Lincolnís boat crews provided invaluable feedback to the OPNAV staff regarding the MOBI system.

 

During an UNREP with USS Paul Hailton (DDG-60), Abraham Lincolnís Re-fueling Station 21 experienced a casualty on the high-line tensioning winch. This casualty prevented the ship from supplying needed fuel to smaller Strike Group ships. In minimal time, Deck Department Sailors conducted a rigorous overhaul of the unit. The following day their efforts culminated with the successful refuel of Paul Hailton.

 

Deck Department consists of three divisions with 112 personnel that are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the ship's sides and over 100 spaces. The department maintains and operates eight underway replenishment stations, ship's boats, the boat and airplane crane, and two anchor systems.

 

Deck Department engineers repaired casualties to the boat and airplane crane and Station 9 Sliding Padeye while deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom.

 

Deck Department Crane Crew safely conducted all deployment and recovery of all stores and small boats. The crane currently remains in lay up for DPIA 03 and will be load tested at the conclusion of FY03 Maintenance Period.

 

During UNREP operations Station 9 sliding padeye ball nut retainer capscrews sheared from the carriage assembly. In coordination with Port Hueneme technical representatives, Deck Department Engineers undertook depot level troubleshooting and repair while Deck Riggers removed the ball screw and nut from the overhead. Deck engineers repaired Station 9 carriage assembly and electric motor unit initiating a departure from specifications. Subsequently, the sliding padeye operated flawlessly and aided transferring of over 2,000 pallets of ammunition and stores.

 

In addition to rigging Station 9 Sliding Padeye Deck Riggers transferred into place a two-ton fire pump and numerous compressor fans for two of the ships air conditioning units.

 

Their expertise ensured the ship's firemain and air conditioning systems were fully operational.

 

Deck Department's ready lifeboat crew conducted two small boat exercises during deployment simulating small boat attacks in preparation for operations in the Arabian Sea. Due to superb upkeep, maintenance, and training, Abraham Lincolnís Boat Crew subsequently aided Shilohís Boat Officer during one exercise as their boat became disabled during the simulated attack.

 

Additionally, as the test platform for the new Man Overboard Indicator System, Abraham Lincolnís boat crew was able to provide invaluable input to the CNO during his visit while on deployment.

 

Deck Department conducted over 40 replenishment-at-sea evolutions transferring over 6,000 pallets of stores and ammunition and 30 million gallons of fuel to ensure sustainability of the ship and air wing as well as maintain fully stocked magazines in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. All operations were completed without personal injury or serious damage to equipment and resulted in maintaining the highest state of readiness. Once again, UNREP operations, Station 9's sliding padeye ball nut retainer cap screws sheared off from the carriage assembly.

 

In coordination with NAVSEA Tech Reps, Deck Department Sailors undertook depot level troubleshooting and repair procedures to avert a major CASREP. Personnel worked around-the-clock repairing the carriage assembly and electric motor unit, and initiated an approved departure from specifications. The repairs ensured critical UNREP equipment was fully operational for the remainder of the extended deployment. Maintaining the boat and airplane crane was vital to the ship's successful mid cruise maintenance period and extended deployment. While anchored in Perth, Australia during heavy operation, an unusual noise and erratic movement was heard coming from the crane.

 

Deck Department Sailors quickly troubleshot and correctly identified the problem as a severed rotational cable-connecting pin. The Sailors were able to expedite repair, ensuring continued operation of the crane to support the flight deck nonskid refurbishment project.

 

Assisting Reactor Department with installing a 2,500 lb Fire and Flushing Pump, Deck Department riggers transported the equipment from the main deck to the seventh deck Aft Main Machinery Room. Additionally, Deck riggers removed, replaced, and re-installed an 1,800 lb Main Air Conditioning Compressor. This job required moving the compressor 150 frames and five decks to A/C Machinery Room #3.

 

Habitability work by Deck Department's paint team was top-notch, as they completed the preservation of 124 spaces totaling over 84,000 square feet. Deck Department also completed the refurbishment of both boat booms, the B&A Crane Deck, fueling at-sea sponsons, line handling stations, and numerous other departmental spaces.

 

Dental Department

 

During Abraham Lincoln DPIA, Dental Department refurbished the entire clinic from the operatories to the supply rooms. Each of the seven operatories is receiving new Painted Resin Composite (PRC) decking and new ADEC dental chairs and units. Dental Department's main Supply/LCPO office is being renovated with new cabinets, tile flooring, and new desks.

 

Dental Department provided service out of a four-room/four-chair clinic onboard a barge while also utilizing the Naval Station Bremerton Dental Clinic. The Oral Surgeon worked temporarily at the Bremerton Naval Hospital and Branch Dental Clinic at SUBASE Bangor.

 

The year ended with 88.74 percent Operational Dental Readiness (ODR) for the combined 3,100 ship's company and 1,990 embarked air wing personnel. An aircraft carrier record Dental Health Index (DHI) of 56.41 percent was achieved in May and Abraham Lincoln was at 37.61 percent for the year.

 

Throughout the year, Dental Department treated 9,438 patients. These treatment visits encompassed the full spectrum of dental services provided on board. Throughout the year the clinic provided 1,951 dental cleanings, 1,163 fillings, 108 root canals, and extracted 653 teeth and fabricated and delivered 66 crowns. These particular services totaled in excess of $1,000,000 and were essential to maintaining the operational readiness the ship and air wing.

 

Dental Department augmented with Medical Department's Watch, Quarter, and Station Bill during all General Quarters and Mass Casualty drills and provided support to the Ship's Surgeon during medical emergencies and supplied a certified Basic Life Support instructor to teach and certify Abraham Lincoln Sailors in CPR. Additionally, the department provided personnel for the Medical Training Team and conducted training in CBR Defense, First Aid, and safe transportation of patients.

 

During deployment, the Dental Department made three deployments to USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Fletcher (DD-992). These three deployments allowed 157 patients to receive otherwise unavailable dental services in theater while underway in the Arabian Gulf.

 

Dental Department received numerous personnel awards and recognition for outstanding achievements that included three immediate promotions under the command advancement program, one SSOY, one SSOQ, and one BJOQ selection, and four warfare qualifications.

 

Engineering Department

 

During the in port upkeep maintenance availability in Perth, Australia, the Weld Shop performed CASREP repairs to Catapult #1 accumulator drain piping; normally a depot level repair. With the help of stateside engineers, the Weld Shop was able to install a three-inch long radius elbow using permanent backing rings (within 12 hours of receiving the part) and thus avoided a catapult CASREP.

 

The reliability of the Aircraft Electrical Starting Stations (AESS) was an absolutely vital and irreplaceable link in the ships ability to perform its mission. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, ships force electricians maintained 39 Flight Deck AESS. Access to the flight deck was very limited, not only due to the flight operations schedule, but also due to adverse weather conditions. Despite the narrow windows of opportunity, E-Division electricians were able to perform 553 repairs with only 850 total hours of flight deck access time.

 

During the maintenance availability in Perth, Australia, the Machine Shop assisted PSNS engineers in the rebuild and replacement of the #4 Main Engine Attached Lube Oil Pump. Sailors worked tirelessly replacing three shafts, two worm drive gear sets, and six bearing assemblies, all in under 36 hours.

 

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Jet Blast Deflector (JBD) #1 failed due to improper manufacture of an actuator base that opens and closes the deflector. Approximately 15 feet of 2.5 inch and 3 inch cooling piping and 16 braze fittings were destroyed in the casualty. Working around-the-clock, departmental personnel were able to repair the JBD and begin Catapult #1 flight operations within 12 hours of the casualty.

 

Auxiliary Division's Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (AC&R) Division performed unprecedented maintenance for a deployed carrier. Through perseverance and technical skill, the division overhauled two 7-ton refrigeration compressors that had failed during the deployment, normally a depot level project.

 

Auxiliary Division personnel routinely corrected equipment malfunctions on air conditioning, refrigeration, freezer, and chiller box units by troubleshooting and replacing strainer cartridges, thermal expansion valves, and power valve assemblies.

 

During FY03, Auxiliary Division successfully answered 450 air conditioning related trouble calls, maintaining perfect reliability throughout deployment.

 

While in port Singapore, Abraham Lincoln experienced a failure he #3 Ship's Service Turbine Generator (SSTG) Auxiliary Lube Pump. NAVSEA technical experts recommended a depot level .ir and estimated replacing the drive shaft and bevel gears on the pump would take at least 150 man-hours to complete.

 

Scheduled to get underway within 24 hours, four Reactor Machinery Division personnel completed necessary repairs in just 63 man-hours, with zero rework required. Repacked over 150-catapult steam valves while underway, improving catapult system integrity and allowing over 13,000 successful catapult launches during the extended deployment. Additionally, they performed depot level repairs on six hot water heaters, saving $25,000.00 in repair costs. Other significant events include:

 

*Two 363-ton Centrifugal A/C plant reduction gear overhauls, utilizing 500 man-hours and saving the Navy over $300,000.00 in outsourcing.

 

*Two 7-ton refrigeration plant compressor internal inspections and repair, utilizing 250 man-hours and saving the Navy $20,000.00 in repair costs.

 

*Performed underway repairs to the following Air Department equipment: 12 aircraft elevator stanchion banks, eight sets of elevator platform locks, four deck-edge doors and two hangar bay divisional doors.

 

*Conducted complete overhauls of #2, #3 and #4 High Pressure Air Compressors after multiple failures due to manufacturing and installation defects. The overhauls expended nearly 100 man-hours and saved the Navy over $50,000.00 in repair costs.

 

*By installing rubber sheathing on aircraft elevators wire rope cable hitch points, they made a required maintenance check obsolete saving hundreds of man-hours.

 

Engineering personnel researched and performed complex depot level maintenance on the ship's anchor windlass and steering machinery. Their efforts ensured the equipment was 100 percent operational at all times during the deployment. In addition, technicians responded 24 hours a day to operational casualties in aircraft elevators, ship electrical systems, and countless other vital ship auxiliary systems.

 

Abraham Lincolnís BFIMA coordinators worked closely with Repair Division in the stand-up and implementation of the following industrial equipment improvements to the Sheet Metal Shop, Pipe Shop, and Machine Shop:

 

*Hossfield Bender: a tool that bends radii and angles on a wide variety of shapes ranging from small rods to pipes and tubing to flat stock and angle iron.

 

*Electro Arc Disintegrator: equipment electrically removes taps, drill bits, and other hardened materials.

 

*Rockwell Hardness Tester: measures the specific molecular density properties of a particular metal and gives the ship's workforce the ability to certify the hardness of metals in specialized repairs.

 

*Hermes Laser-Cutting System: allows a wide range of comprehensive fabrications and precision machining on a wide variety of materials including fabrication of three dimensional parts and components. This laser technology will also operate as an independent engraving machine and made in the manufacture of instruction and safety placards throughout the ship.

 

*Motor Re-Wind Machine: enables the overhaul and testing of A/C and DC motors. This new machine will save hundreds of man-hours in speed of operation and increase BFIMA capabilities allowing larger three phase motor overhauls.

 

Some of the additional capabilities that proved to be invaluable for support of Abraham Lincoln Strike Group and Air Wing were spearheaded by Engineering Department:

 

Repair Division designed, manufactured, and installed a permanent fitting for a list control tank that took four hours to fill due to original design problems. These fittings cut the fill time down to one hour.

 

Currently under review and planned for fleet-wide installation, a recommendation was made by Abraham Lincoln to NAVSEA and York Corp., for the relocation of the cooling water source for three installed A/C plants from the third deck to a local supply. This relocation will prevent inadvertent isolation of the cooling source.

 

Sailors from the Pipe Shop designed and installed a new C02 distribution system for the crew mess-deck soda fountain machines allowing repairs on one machine while the other remained operational.

 

Deck Department designed a new sling assembly for the Super Hornet's F414 engine container (first deployment of this engine). NAVSEA engineers later approved this sling for fleetwide use. Natural decay of food stored inside the Frame-44 reefer trunk would cause high levels of C02 to build up on the fourth through sixth decks. These reefer boxes only had a re-circulating A/C unit installed with no supply or exhaust ventilation. Personnel loading and unloading stores complained of headaches after spending even small amounts of time in the space. Gas free checks of the space revealed C02 levels of 16% or greater. Upon researching the ventilation system design, it was determined that this reefer should have been designed with a supply and exhaust ventilation system which was overlooked during construction.

 

Engineering Department designed and installed a vent pipe upstream of the A/C unit, allowing the reefer to continuously exhaust with no impact on reefer box temperatures. This single action eliminated the high C02 levels and saved an average 50 man-hours per incident. This change has been submitted to NAVSEA for approval and installation on all Nimitz class carriers.

 

Utilizing the Navy's premier 'Waste not, Want not" program, Ready Resource Material Management (RRM), Abraham Lincoln coordinated with CNAP and located all required resources, at no cost to the command. This initiative saved the Navy more than $235,000.00 in Hull Maintenance and Electrical (HM&E) Repairables.

 

Items ranged from simple braze fittings to a $40,000.00 package A/C and heating unit, to $48,000.00 in parts to rehabilitate the heads onboard the ship.

 

Saving the Navy an estimated $100,000.00 and several weeks of delivery time, Engineering Sailors repaired 25 Output Alignment Box cables. These cables were required to allow strike aircraft to update navigation data prior to mission launch in support of

 

Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Showing great innovation, Repair Division established a Departmental Ships Force Availability System. This system has allowed departments to prioritize and schedule work within their assigned availability. The following statistics apply:

 

*Sheet-metal/weld Shop - 960 maintenance actions, 11,520 man-hours.

 

*Carpenter Shop - 240 maintenance actions, 1,920 man-hours.

 

*Pipe Shop - 2,400 maintenance actions, 14,400 man-hours.

 

*Machine Shop - 288 maintenance actions, 3,456 man-hours.

 

*Engraving - 3,360 maintenance actions, 2,016 man-hours.

 

*Locksmith - 960 maintenance actions, 1,152 man-hours.

 

The ship's 2M-repair facility received 115 Circuit Card Assemblies for repair. Utilizing the Huntron Tracker, Gold Disk, and expert technicians, successfullyr repaired 57 circuit cards, averting seven CASREPS and saved the Navy more than $170,000.00.

 

Upon return from deployment, Engineering Department eagerly attacked the task of removing and replacing 20 reach-in refrigeration units with ozone friendly reach-in units. They removed and replaced 25 washers and 32 dryers from the onboard self-serve laundry spaces and overhauled seven washer extractors, six steam dryers, eight electric dryers, three dry cleaning presses, eight steam presses, and eleven scullery units. These efforts have saved the Navy $10,000.00 in installation costs.

 

During DPIA, Sailors performed a total overhaul of the aircraft elevator stanchion banks and locks, overhauled more than 100 catapult system steam valves, and replaced three hydraulic pump mechanical main seals. This effort alone took 18,720 man-hours and saved over $1.1 million in shipyard repair costs.

 

Utilizing specialized equipment and material provided by CNAPís Carrier Engineering Maintenance Assist Team (CEMAT), Engineering Department cleaned eight of the AC&R plant condenser units using Rydlyme. This effort reduced down time by 50 percent, saved 500 man-hours, and saved $40,000.00 in rework funds while achieving a five degree improvement in heat transfer capability.

 

Repair Division planned, supervised, and coordinated the construction and painting of a 1,000 sq ft presidential stage; 2,200 sq ft media platform, 1,800 sq ft tiered platform, two 1,2001b camera platforms, and three 150 sq ft speaker tables in preparation for the historic Presidential Address to the nation from the flight deck. White House representatives procured 14,538ft2 of building materials and estimated at least 1200 man hours to complete the project. Repair Division completed all platforms in less than 864 man-hours, utilizing only 5,639 sq ft of materials, saving 8,889 sq ft of building materials for future use.

 

Habitability upgrades were a constant focus for the Damage Control Division that developed a proactive program for the inspection and notification of Damage Control Petty Officers (DCPO) regarding fan coil discrepancies and filter problems. Their efforts reduced trouble calls and trouble shooting man hours by 30 percent.

 

Sailors from Repair Division removed and replaced 25 washers and 32 dryers for three self-serve laundries and assisted with the design and installation of 15 washers and 20 dryers for a new fourth self-serve laundry space. In addition, Repair Division performed complete refurbishment of 133 onboard heads including replacement of 435 sinks, 181 urinals, 373 water closets, and 307 showers.

 

Auxiliary Division

 

While in port Freemantle, Australia, the Hydraulics workshop, EA01, completed maintenance on aircraft elevators that included greasing cables, hitch points, girders, stanchions, platform locks and other associated machinery. They also used this in port period to groom the anchor windlass units, deck edge divisional doors, calibrate the port and starboard steering rudder position indicators at all control stations, and reset the speed of travel to normal specifications on all aircraft elevators. After this short but much needed maintenance period, EA01 ended the three and a half months of continuous days at sea with all equipment one hundred percent operational.

 

The arduous work did not stop once the ship returned to her homeport of Everett, WA. EA01 continued to overhaul and preserve all four aircraft elevator stanchion banks and platform locks and associated joints and linkages, replace all aircraft elevator heat exchanger sea water cut-out valves and complete over three hundred repair jobs in the ship's force work list during DPIA.

 

Additionally, several upgrades were completed by depot level activities including: installation of rubber sheathing on aircraft elevator wire rope hitch points, refurbishment of steering rudders and rudder posts and bearings, sand blasting and powder coating of the anchors and chains. heir expertise and technical knowledge in hydraulic systems ensured Abraham Lincoln was able to continue and complete her assigned mission.

 

Auxiliary Division's Galley and Laundry Maintenance shop, EA02, developed and installed a new soda fountain drink supply system. The refrigeration compressor unit for the aft walk-in reefer was replaced along with six ice machine evaporators. As a result of the outstanding condition of the galley and laundry equipment, Abraham Lincoln once again won the coveted Ney Award in 2003 for food excellence. This award only magnified the solid teamwork and cooperation between the Supply and Engineering Department.

 

Once returned from deployment and housed in the shipyard, EA02 eagerly attacked the task of removing 20 reach-in refrigeration units with ozone friendly reach-in units, removing and replacing 25 washers and 32 dryers from the self-serve laundry mats and overhauling seven washer extractors, six steam dryers, eight electric dryers, three dry cleaning presses, eight steam presses, and 11 scullery units.

 

Auxiliary Division's AC & R, EA03, made their mark on Abraham Lincolnís readiness by performing maintenance that was unheard of for a deployed carrier. Prior to entering an extreme environment of the Arabian Gulf, EA03 technicians chemically cleaned and de-scaled the five refrigeration condensers to provide optimal cooling for critical combat systems, aviation operations planning equipment, and crew living spaces.

 

Additionally, EA03 overhauled two 363-ton A/C compressor and two 7-ton refrigeration compressors while deployed, a job normally executed at the depot level. They routinely corrected equipment problems on air conditioning, refrigeration, freezer, and chiller box units by troubleshooting, and replacing strainer cartridges, thermal expansion valves, and power valve assemblies.

 

Overall, they successfully answered 450 A/C trouble calls throughout the deployment. A direct result of their pride ownership led to maximum equipment readiness and a high level of crew morale, comfort, and combat readiness.

 

Auxiliary Division's Cryogenics Oxygen and Nitrogen (02N2) shop, EA06, continued to produce ample amounts of oxygen for pilots and nitrogen for their aircraft tires throughout the remainder of the deployment. EA06 technicians have written 25 controlled work packages in support of 02 cleanliness and 180 work authorization forms (WAF) with 90% requiring tagouts to upgrade and repair essential equipment. They also overhauled four cryogenic pumps, cleaned and inspected both lube oil coolers, repaired fifteen 02N2 plant valves and removed twelve relief valves and two pressure switches for testing and calibration.

 

Their perseverance and attention to detail guaranteed 100 percent turnaround rate for two operational 02N2 plants. EA06 personnel continued to take on the responsibility of providing filter-cleaning services for the entire ship resulting in improved ventilation. Due to their unique skills, EA06 positively impacted Abraham Lincolnís operations throughout the course of the year.

 

Technicians in Auxiliary Division's Outside Repair Shop, EA08, positively impacted crew morale by replacing over 200 faucets, scuttlebutts, showerheads, and other ship amenities. Additionally, they renovated all waste processor rooms and all compress melt units (CMUs) in order to increase the amount of trash, garbage, and plastic processed by the ship supporting the Navy's regulations regarding environmental protection. EA08 technicians also assisted NAVSEA installation teams in the conversion of all eleven conveyors to the Navy's Smart Carrier System. This conversion will improve the safe operation of Abraham Lincolnís vertical package conveyors.

 

Auxiliary Division's Catapult Steam workshop, EA10, never ceases to amaze the division. Due to their drive and perseverance, EA10 ensured continued flight operations by meticulously overhauling 30 steam valves and completing repairs on 60 other steam valves to maintain catapult steam pressure. These efforts supported 2,122 launch cycles on CAT #I, 13,135 launch cycles on CAT #2, 24,907 launch cycles on CAT #3, and 34,023 launch cycles on CAT #4. Not only did they assist in flight operations, but they also ensured hot water heaters were operational to provide hot water for the crew. During the ship's availability, EA10 assisted in the removal and replacement of 15 water heaters and 45 gauges. In addition, they prepared their spaces to successfully pass the Material Condition Assessment allowing the ship's reactor to be started.

 

In addition to top quality preventive and corrective maintenance efforts, Auxiliary Division leaders endeavored to improve the professional knowledge and capabilities of their Sailors by mentoring and counseling them on career development. By the end of 2003, over 80% of Auxiliary Division personnel were warfare qualified.

 

Four Auxiliary Division sailors went beyond the minimum by also becoming qualified as Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialists. As a result of the added professional knowledge gained from warfare qualification six Auxiliary Division Sailors were advanced to their next pay grade. Additionally, eight Auxiliary Division Sailors reenlisted for further service in the United States Navy. The year 2003 was significant for Abraham Lincolnís Auxiliary Division. Strong improvements in material condition, increased levels individual professional training, and marked enhancement of the professional knowledge.

 

Electrical Division

 

During CY03, the Electricians and Interior Communications Electricians of Electrical Division worked hard at maintaining the tradition of excellence established by their predecessors.

 

E Division has had as many as 96 Sailors and as few as 67 assigned throughout the year. The year brought numerous challenges, most significant being an extended drydock availability in which repairs were made to AESS stations, deck edge doors, elevator stanchions, galley equipment, air conditioning units, K circuit, motor controllers, steering gear, vertical package conveyors, and degaussing coils. Also, numerous class 'C" fires were extinguished and damage repaired. The following is a summary of major events for the year:

 

*Troubleshot and repaired problems with 1MC amplifier.

*Replaced motor bearings #10 A/C Compressor Motor.

*Repaired Degaussing 'M and FI-QI" Coil.

*Various galley and ventilation repair.

*Multiple galley equipment faults and repairs: reefer, deep fat fryer, oven, and grill.

*Assisted repairs on #5 reefer for AC & R shop.

*Multiple corrective maintenance to CMU1s, pulpers, conveyors, and A/C units.

*AESS Station faults corrected.

*Aircraft elevator, divisional doors, and deck edge doors multiple limit switch grounds corrected.

*Re-connected AN/PDR 65. Replaced Port IPDS filters.

*Class 'C' Fire in IC storeroom, replaced and number of receptacles on circuit reduced.

*Installed Cots new washer.

*CHT Limit Switch coordinated with R-Div to replace float switch.

*Faulty relay in telltale control panel for navigation lights-replaced the relay.

*Unrigged Vent motor 1-7-2 for rewinding.

*Detroit switches calibration. 400MG meters calibration.

*CHT float switch replaced.

*Placed all AESS station in Lay-up

*Degaussing run was SAT on both SOUTH and NORTH bound.

*Wrote CASCOR for degaussing M-Coil.

*Fabrication of equipment and support of POTUS.

*Rigged and installed the POTUS power supply; assisted White House Staff in A/V hook up.

*Airflow indicator sensor for Flammable Liquid Storeroom replaced.

*Received circuit card for balancing machine.

*All Flight Deck hog-noses are severely corroded and degraded. This job is accepted by Puget Sound via Ship Alt 9002.

*Aft divisional door has a ground, found ground and corrected.

*Tagged out Rudder Position and Order Indicator for rudderpost removal.

*5MC power supply installed.

*Vent motor installed but the impeller is hitting the side of the housing. Foundation motor will be shimmed to compensate for the misalignment. ETR 14 Jul 2002.

*Replaced the power supply module. FTSCPAC technical representative provided a signal generator that simulated the actual shaft revolution input.

*Power Shop 5" lagging for CAT 1 removed by Coastal Marine. Completed.

*Replaced cracked windshield located in Flag Bridge.

*Incinerator supply and recirculation vent motors overhauled by PCE.

*Repaired degaussing 'M" Coil. CASCOR completed.

*Performed optest in preparation for anchor chain removals.

*AFFF Mix Station 12. Replaced switch in mimic panel on the Bridge.

*Disconnected self-serve laundry units electrically in preparation for removal.

*Preparing for chemical flush of 2A and 2B 400 Hz machines.

*Supported Command Safety Stand-down.

*Replaced SW Isolation Valves for lSFGA & 1SFGB.

*Smart Carrier Conference.

*Supported retirement ceremony and Career Fair.

*New Safety instruction drafted by ELO.

*Ventilation removed rudder bearing replacement.

*Ventilation Modifications in Progress by TODD Shipyard.

*20/20 Doors powder-coated.

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2003 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XVI

Appendix I - Section 1

 

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

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

 

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

(24 April 1980)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

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

 

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

 

Book ISBN NO.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx

EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-19945-3

 

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

 

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

(10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54596-0

 

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

 

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

25 August 1981) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54790-2

 

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

 

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

 

Book ISBN NO.

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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

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-74587-4

 

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

 

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

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0465-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25019-4

Library of Congress

Control Number: 

2008901616

(Book Version)

 

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

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

BOOK - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0452-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25041-5

Library of Congress

(Book Version)

2008901619

 

ENERGY QUEST AND U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEPLOYMENT HISTORY INVESTMENT CAPITAL REQUIRED TO PUBLISH 55 EIGHTH HUNNDRED PAGE BOOKS AND EBOOKS (48 Navy Books)

 

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

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-26038-4