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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History

Introduction

 

 

The way in which an author may present history of a particular subject, depends on the perspective of an historian’s point of view, in capturing the essence of the message the author wishes to get across to the reader.

 

Outlines of Chapters are located in the Table of Contents.

 

Honoring those who served aboard U.S. Aircraft Carriers is possible when Aircraft Carriers activities are reported accurately within a particular story of a Sailor’s or Airmen’s tour of duty.

 

This report as in all aircraft carrier history reports on the internet reference there source as the U. S. Navy, former Naval Historical Center, now a navy history command, Modern Military Branch, Associations, web sites, books, and navy articles, reports or publications.

 

Facts or naval activities dates relating to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) are as accurate as the sources aforementioned and were always cross referenced by navy sources referring to Command History Reports, Ship Logs, Articles, magazines (All Hands or Tail Hook), ship publications during active service and CNO Letters, News Agencies or Government sources.

 

Sentience’s and paragraphs were not indented within the Chapters and Appendixes of this work of authorship, as the time involved to indent would not be time well spent by the author nor is indenting a critical issue, as the history presented is as a Narrative Summary Time Line with great detail.

 

Bolding of Exercises, Operations, Divisions, Departments and U. S. Aircraft Carriers were done on purpose, with the exception of when one or more aircraft carriers name follow Task or Strike Group.

 

Names of Naval Ships and Submarines are italicized.

 

In 1977 Ship Haul Nos. had a dash after the designation. The Hull No. dash is no longer used by the U. S. Navy, yet all Ship Haul Nos. within U. S. Carrier Deployment History have a dash before the No.

 

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History, mostly finished in 2013, but was never published, making a presentation on this web site of Abe’s CVN-72 History, I know my end goal is to compile a million sentences and paragraphs, but until that is completed, I will be publishing rather detailed, mostly confidential and secret material that has been declassified, with a Narrative, Summary and Time Line of U. S. Aircraft Carrier activities.

All four Abe CVN-72 Volumes consist of around 3,200 legal size papers of history. Author has all Aircraft Carriers History and will begin publishing books, yet commissioned aircraft carriers will average 2,300 or so legal size pages of history, requiring several Volumes each carrier.

Who knows, author might build a web site for each commissioned aircraft carrier, but I’m going to publish a few Books first.

No where in the WORLD can you find Command History Reports, rewritten and gracefully presented, with historically accurate information. CVW Air Wing Reports and Ship Articles were also referenced.

For those few that, enjoy memory lane and reading of the activities you once was involved in, then Abe CVN-72 History Reports and other U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History Aircraft Carrier Ship History Reports and the final 55 Volumes to come, having redesigned the way in which history is presented, having compiled together 48,000 pages of history, is the for you.

Were about to find out if Ship History has any value to U. S. Sailors, Airmen, visitors and the American People.

I can tell you folks in other countries care to read about U. S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Exercises, Operations, Overhaul and maintenance period reports. Author’s knowledge of the U. S. Navy includes ship movement, logistics, exercises, operations, overhauls and maintenance periods, CVW air wing and aircraft.

All books and ebooks have been discounted and dropped in price, plus the information is presented free, so I’m hoping you might buy an ebook or two, or maybe a book or two, so I can buy more Command History Reports.

But at least sound out about the history of Abe CVN-72, because you never know when, some clown out there, comes along, and creates a report about a Navy Ship that is false.

When I served in the U. S. Navy, I held a Top Secret Clearance, so for those that for got, disclosure to the public or anyone else, of classified and sensitive material is against the law, so how do you know I didn’t disclose anything I shouldn’t of, unless you read what was written?

I found out though, that if you want to get away with disclosing sensitive material and information, just run for President, move to Russia and live in an Airport or have a sex change, so the cost of medical care and treatment is to much for the Army and Prison system, as well as, not having the specialized doctors to treat the prisoner, so early release is the only option left.

These incidents of national secrets being disclosed are rare examples, while Hillary Clinton was merely acting reckless, but never rely on the other guy to always be 100% correct, so investigate, research and be alert.

Because Abe CVN-72 is the most advanced nuclear aircraft carrier commissioned, next to the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the first of the newest CVN-21 series of aircraft carriers, its necessary to safe guard her secrets, therefore history of the ship, crew, airmen and visitors, places of call, operations and exercises, change of command ceremonies and lots more is never disclosed to the public until sensitive material is declassified.

Hillary Clinton seems to be a rare example as many emails were declared secret after they were viewed by intelligence agencies. The important take from this reckless example of secret breach, is that, as service members, we took an oath to uphold the constitution and if you have a Top Secret Clearance like I had, you don’t accidentally or reckless handle sensitive material and digital information, etc,

I could visit a nuclear submarine in dry dock as an administrative visitor or enter any building at Bremerton, Washington Naval Ship Yard for any reason while assigned to the Operations Department, as my CO, Ops Boss was in charge of the overhaul or at least had to report to the CO the progress, acquisitions, etc., while I was in the mix of it all. I especially enjoyed the time I spent in the metal cutting shop, huge over head cranes and modern automated 1978 to 1979 technology was really cool, but the work was physically challenging because I still had to do my three months mess cooking but not in the mess haul, no way, I took the needle grinding bulkhead direction.

Then there was my deployment during the Iranian Crisis where I worked more then I rested. So listen up you all, I’m laying down for Volumes of Abe CVN-72 History on this web site, ebooks and books.

I’m releasing a proud history of those that have served aboard Abe February 15, 2017.

But that’s only a portion of what's required when you re introduce history of U.S. Aircraft Carriers to the extent I have posted close to 2400 legal size pages of history on this web site and books close to 800 pages less 56 pages or so of pages related to other then Abe's CVN-72 history, like the table on contents, introduction, dedication, copyright, etc. pages.

Now you can do the math and all my reports for commissioned aircraft carriers, all CVN’s are close to 2,200 pages, so more web sites and books to come, then the grand prize of a my 55 Volume set of history of all aircraft carriers with stories submitted to me as part of this huge under taking beginning in 2003 in earnest, mostly 12 hour working days for me, plus six hours therapy, exercise and personal care administered to my spinal cord injury body by care attendants less a number of months at different intervals of each I didn’t work would add up to around two years in a period of 14 years..

So, I know what its like to work, just as you my fellow service members know what work is, nearly concluding a RCOH conducted for many years.

Those that have and our serving aboard naval vessels, know only to well, the suffering and hardships, yet most proudly serve and when we get older, we go back in time to see if our effort made a difference.

Our service I assure you. made a difference and my work of authorship illustrates just that, mission orientated, and the job you do, whether it be cleaning heads or swabbing the deck, your effort is not only essential to the safety of the crew and ship, but the success of the ships mission which will change to state side Sea Trials, Independent Steaming Exercises, Board of Inspections (INSERV), etc:

Commissioned U. S. Aircraft Carriers Status illustrates U. S. commissioned and active aircraft carriers as a result of overhauls nearing a year or longer, limiting carrier’s deployments from 2004 to 2015.

 

U.S. commissioned and active aircraft carriers from 2004 to 2012, further illustrates that to rely on an eleven aircraft carrier fleet reduces deployments due to upkeep periods, upgrade, major overhaul, PSA, SRA, ESRA, DSRA, EDSRA, PIA, DPIA, COH, RCOH, shipyard sea trials, Inspection and Survey (INSURV), combat systems ship's qualification trial (CSSQT), Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA), underway training exercises, Carrier Qualifications (CQ), Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications, Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) and sustainment exercise (SUSTAINEX).

 

“Once an aircraft carrier completes its JTFEX and or SUSTAINEX, it’s ready for deployment while in several instances carriers conducted there JATEX at the beginning of a deployment, while USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in support of Summer Pulse ’04, as one of seven carriers worldwide to participate in the exercise, which demonstrated the Navy’s Fleet Response Plan and took part in Exercise Majestic Eagle, the culmination of Summer Pulse '04 which is the Navy's first deployment under its new FRP, underway in the Western Atlantic from 2 to 20 June 2004 conducted COMPTUEX (Composite Unit Training Exercises) (2 June to 25 July 2004) but did not conduct JTFEX as well as USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)” (Ref. 76).

 

This presentation speaks for it self and for the History of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), historically accurate, organized by date, from many sources that include U. S. Navy Ship and Air Wing Command History Reports and Articles of Abe CVN-72.

 

I’m proud of all you who have served your country and being an old salt, I’m particularly fond of sailors, marines and airman, so I began honoring those who have served aboard naval vessels, and in particular, U. S. Aircraft Carriers.

 

When we loose site of our shared history together, we loose a valuable tool, that goes a long way for recruitment, but most importantly, by reporting a ships history in the magnitude that I’m in the process of doing, illustrates it can be done by safe guarding secrets while delivering a Time Line of U. S. Aircraft Carrier activities for which boldly goes where no one has gone before.

 

I hope in sight itself isn’t a breach of my oath, because my work is rather detailed but fashioned in a manner that flows.

 

I’m hoping those who have served and are serving, really, truly give a flying hoot about the history of their sea floating commands.

 

I read recently a fake tweeter account regarding Lt. General Michael Flynn surfaced and a couple of congress persons fell for the snoop type fake account of the former National Security Advisor supposedly tweeting deplorable remarks.

 

Be alert for those that would disturb you're command or damage you’re ship and always represent your country as an ambassador when visiting foreign ports.

 

These days are UN charted waters in regards to maybe being snagged while a shore by enemies of America.

 

To persevere is all we can do, so I’ll deliver the history of aircraft carriers before I die in the next several years, anticipating another dozen or more books this year, which like Abe CVN-72 will have web sites.

 

So you don’t even have to purchase a product from me to read about Old Abe's Namesake in the form of the greatest achievements man has ever accomplished in my view, less possible the Hoover Dam, but in an entirely different direction of using your brain creating, designing and constructing a sure force of strength un equaled to any other aircraft carrier of any other country.

 

I wish President Trump would order the Judge Advocate General of the U. S. Navy to release all declassed Command History Reports.

 

I’ve shown you what you can do with them, and the only way I can collect enough cash together to buy the Command History Reports from the U. S. Navy is to hope you’ll at lest purchase ebooks.

But whether you do or not, this web site as in others that I’ve created, will never be equaled, sharing history for free in hopes to snag some true believers that if you honor those who serve, by sharing the activities of their command, you reinforce the strength of the service and those who join the navy will have an opportunity to really understand the importance of the suffering and sacrifices their thinking about enduring.

 

When we post comments on government and military facebook or twitter accounts, its known by all, that the official never responds to a post, and uses both social media out reach on line forums to make comments in order to receive comments to their posts, yet in directly, if an official has staff up to the task, an official is notified of particular posts of interest, thereby being more informed.

 

I posted most of the above letter on the CNO’s facebook page, but I posted to fast, trying to break this huge letter into smaller post. None the less, the CNO’s facebook page got most of the letter and what follows:

 

Your facebook won't accept my entire letter so you'll have to read it in full on my Abe CVN-72 home page. To bad I couldn’t post the entire letter. The message is sincere, the warning about sensitive material handling a very important issue as our country moves forward. My belief that history matters, that some how we have a sense of belonging (as been my motivation, but more then that, honoring those who have served and are serving has been my reasoning behind all my work of authorship—added after note was posted).

 

At any rate, the buck so to speak stops with you. You can embrace the history of your CVN's and yes, CV's too, honoring those who have and are serving or not. The way in which the navy makes available articles on the internet, by not posting a date, or by not organizing the articles by state side training, overhauls/maintenance periods, deployment mission and non related mission articles etc., makes it difficult to search for a carriers activities by date.

 

I realize its not the business of the navy to write books about your ships, but when some one has and to the extinct I have, compiled and re written US Aircraft Carrier histories, some 48,000 pages of history, closing your eyes once its up loaded on the internet is not the advisable thing to do, so my advise is to ensure the public I haven’t broken my oath, originating false history of CVN's, etc. and or how to destroy a CVN statements, especially having had a top secret clearance, so as to always protect the secrets of the navy. Not that after 33 years I would have any secrets, nor ever post them if I did, yet my in sight is hugely focused on our carriers at present and you can't take the chance that I didn't share sensitive information about anything I shouldn't of.

 

Stand by the history of your sea going commands, embrace the history of the activities of our carriers, past and present and please, don't referee to a two page or 6 page report offered by the navy as significant enough to honor those who have served aboard an aircraft carrier. I'm possibly one of the best Yeoman’s the navy ever produced. I exclaim loudly my work as historically accurate and I'm offering the navy, through you CNO, the means to embrace the history of aircraft carriers, by delivering all reports like ABE CVN-72 now on the web,

 

I guess I was just going to fast posting my letter in pieces on the CNO's facebook page, so the complete letter is posted on the Abe-CVN-72. In my facebook post to the CNO, I'd offered those who have served aboard Abe a special offering, although the offering would also be available to the general public as well, as I have no interface with my publisher of on demand books, but the catch 22 is that rather then offer my ebooks for 10.00 as I am at present, having already discounted both ebooks and books, by either printing or digital down loads, I'm prepared, once the CNO or Abe CVN-72 PAO, exclaim my books are all that and much more or at least free of sensitive material or harmful declarations, I'm prepared to schedule one month at which time EBooks will sale for $5.00 each. This is in addition to all four books of history (of Abe CVN-72, now on the internet and as well, published books and ebooks - added after posted).

 

How do you know what a sweat apple tastes like unless you bite into it?

 

IN CLOSING, I'll post this statement on the Abe CVN-72 Web Site. CNO, I hope like CNO Admiral Tomas B. Hayward, who brought back the classic sailor uniform, you and the U. S. Navy will embrace the tradition of the services to always honor those who have served and our serving, by being historically accurate when communicating the history of an aircraft carriers history. Keep in mind, all CVN reports are coming soon, by a year I'd say in format as Abe CVN-72. I put the old CV's on hold, in order to honor our CVN's and their crews.

 

It’s extremely important however, that the navy, you CNO, set forth a plan to re educate folks on sensitive material handling in this digital world we live in. I've set the example with visible upload best seen in explorer at all my web sites. If you don't clamp down now, if you don't teach these young folks that handling sensitive information is like handling a rattle snake with no experience or gloves, then more Snowdens or kids that think its up to them to decide what secret information or secrets should be disclosed will continue to do so, with this notion the public deserves to know this or that.

 

The public is forbidden to know of some things and stuff simply because it would be impossible to defend a populous without safe guarding secrets. This mind set that crusaders must root out what the public needs to know is treason, nothing more.

Having said that, we have seen how vulnerable our digital interfacing is and how that danger affects national secrets. As I wrote U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History, I began counting how long it took a carrier to go to one ocean to another or ocean to a sea in days. I never did it, but you could map out in days the travel of aircraft carriers as far back as 2000 rather accurately by dates of movements. Not that it matters any more, but in WW II, it would had been valuable information.

My facebook post on the CNO’s facebook page and call to the Abe CVN-72 PAO took place the third week of February 2017.

Once I publish Volume IV, Abe’s ROCH, this web site will be up loaded every month, posting current history.

There are many stories I’ll be including from those who have served etc., so as to be a part of the huge compilation of all aircraft carrier history. Very bright days ahead for the U. S. Navy. President Trump will see to that. Folks like me, well, we’ve got his back and believe in the services.

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The Second John F. Kennedy (CVN-80) (67th CC) and Ninth Enterprise (CVN-79) (68th CC) were reversed in one advance copy and the mistake was found in time so as not to affect any further Books. Party will receive a new copy. I was in the VA Hospital at the time, after my TURP surgery, second major and one minor operations in a year, so I wasn’t as alert as I thought I was when I worked on the Aircraft Carrier Ship History Book. Changes to my main web site on http://www.uscarrierhistory.com that I’ve known about for a while, but no time to make changes since January when the mistake was noticed, were corrected on 22 February 2017, rather then January, as I was building Abe CVN-72, less links of url’s ahead inter connecting all the pages and home page table of contents of this web site and three chapters of Volume IV - RCOH.

 

Is Abe more advanced then CVN-78 or are they equal?

 

SHIP, HULL NO. & COMM. CARRIER

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Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) (66th CC)

 

N/A

1st Ship Ford class

 

The Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be 1,092 feet in length and have a beam of 134 feet. The flight deck will be 256 feet wide, and the ship will be able to operate at speeds in excess of 34 knots. Enterprise will be built by Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. “The Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding a $5.1 billion contract to begin construction of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) on 10 September 2008. The keel laying and authentication ceremony for Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) was held at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Newport News shipyard on 14 November 2009. USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) launched, holding a Christening ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News on 9 November 2013. Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) launched and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier 3 for final stages of construction and testing on 17 November 2016. On 12 May 2005, Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) completed 22 no-load tests of Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). The second quarter of FY2016, Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) commission date as not been reported as of 11 February 2017.

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Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is slated to complete Initial Operational Test & Evaluation before entering service in 2017..

Second John F. Kennedy

(CVN-80) (67th CC)

 

N/A

2nd Ship Ford class

 

On 15 Jan. 2009, Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard received a $374 million cost type contract award for construction preparation of the CVN-79. FY2012, the full scale construction contract is expected to begin FY2018, planned to join the fleet. Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard received a $374 million cost type contract award for construction preparation of the CVN-79 on 15 January 2009. “First Cut of Steel” ceremony at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard on 25 February 2017. Proposed budget being considered by Congress would change that date to September 2022 on 20 March 2012. $4 billion construction contract could be delayed a year. Instead, the Navy will pay an additional m$296 million to extend a 2010 advanced construction contract announced on 13 September 2013.

 

FY 2013: Full scale construction to begin / FY 2018: Launched / FY 2022: Commissioned

Ninth

Enterprise (CVN-79) (68th CC)

 

N/A

3rd Ship Ford class

 

FY2012, the full scale construction contract is expected to begin FY2018, planned to join the fleet. On 15 Jan. 2009, Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard received a $374 million cost type contract award for construction preparation of the CVN-79. The future USS Enterprise, designated CVN-80, will be the ninth ship to bear the name. USS Enterprise and subsequent Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers will provide improved warfighting capability, quality of life improvements for Sailors and reduced life cycle costs” (Ref. 11-SH).

 

FY 2018: Laid Down / FY 2023: Launched / FY 2025: Commissioned / FY 2027: replace USS Nimitz (CVN-68).

Commencing with the Antietam (CVS-36), former CVA-36 & CV-36, hull numbers

would no longer be in order of constructed carrier, and of the total carriers commissioned less those cancelled (12), hull number counting remained consistent, while the actual number of commissioned carries as of Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) total 64. George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) will be once commissioned the 65th commissioned carrier.

 

 

120421-N-KQ416-476 - ARABIAN SEA (April 21, 2012) - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary replenishment oiler RFA Fort Victoria (A387) transit the Arabian Sea. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

 

Editors Note:

 

The dash between CVN ship description and the hull no., like in the case of all ships, historically (referring to Command History Reports, old ship flyers, cruise books, ship letter head on command letters, correspondence from the navy to commands, battle reports and past naval historians that wrote reports for the public, included the dash, but the modern navy chooses not to include the dash. My use of the dash is to distinguish my work from active navy articles and as well, I’ve elected to use bold black for all aircraft carriers, while for ships, submarines and aircraft were italicized. When task group or task force follows an aircraft carrier, the aircraft carrier was not Bolden black. Photo Captions content was not altered, with the exception of the hull no. dash.

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History

Vol. I (27 December 1982 to 31 December 2001)

Vol. II (1 January 2002 to 12 March 2008)

Vol. III (13 March 2008 to 31 December 2012)

Contract to Commissioning

27 December 1982 to 11 November 1989

Chapter I

Named in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the U. S. Of America and is the second ship in the U.S. Navy to bear his name.

Chapter I, Appendix I

 

PCU Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1988 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter I, Appendix II

Chapter I, Appendix I & II

After Commissioning (11 November 1989) to Shakedown Cruise (Fight Deck Certification; CQ’s; Flight Operations; Training and Sea Trials)

(29 November to 15 December 1989)

12 November to 31 December 1989

Chapter II

 

PCU/USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1989 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter II, Appendix I

 

Chapter II & Appendix I

Atlantic deployment, extending operations in the Caribbean Sea, on her 2nd Shakedown Cruise, for CVW-13 Cyclic Operations (CO’s) and CQ’s (19 January to 23 February 1990); second Atlantic deployment, extending operations in the Caribbean Sea, on her 2nd Shakedown Cruise, for CO’s, CQ’s and established first logistics mobile beach detachment to support command's first REFTRA in the Caribbean Sea from NAS Jacksonville, Fla. to NAS Roosevelt Roads, P.R., and back to NAS Jacksonville (19 January to 23 February 1990); Stateside Operations ranging from ORSE (4 to 8 March 1990) and ISE off the Virginia capes (VACAPES) (28 February to 8 March 1990); conducted her final contract trials and Pre-INSURV (Board and Survey Inspection) in port Norfolk, Virginia on 8 March 1990; conducting a brief two-day Shakedown sail off the Virginia capes (VACAPES) (23 to 24 July 1990), to determine the success of the work accomplished during PSA, performed up the James River at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp., Newport News, Virginia (14 March to 22 July 1990); CVW-13 and SURFPAC NPMTT embarked and conducted ISE PALS certification off the Virginia capes (VACAPES); Dependent's Cruise; CVW-13 CQ’s off the Virginia capes (VACAPES); and made her first Southern Atlantic and Southern and Eastern Pacific deployment around Cape Horn, en route to its new Home Port and Transfer to the West Coast with CVW-11 embarked, conducting CVW-11 MISSILEX and CO’s in the Puerto Rican Operations Area and Blue Sky III in the Chilean waters, an exercise with the Chileans (25 September to 20 November 1990) and Holidays Season and Christmas Stand Down.

1 January to 31 December 1990

Chapter III

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1990 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter III, Appendix I

 

Chapter III & Appendix I

Stateside Operations ranging from two stints of FRS CQ’s and ISE; CQs, Refresher Training (REFTRA) and ATA to ReadiEx 91-2B, a battle group exercise in Californian waters, during which aircraft flew over 460 sorties; First “WestPac” 91 deployment Annualex and Annualex 03G, a joint U.S. and Japanese exercise with antisubmarine, anti-surface and anti-air warfare training MSDF Annualex 03G, a joint U.S. and Japanese exercise with antisubmarine ASW, anti-surface and anti-air warfare ASUW, and AAW training, Operation Fiery Vigil, the evacuation of USAF and USN dependents trapped within the Philippines when the volcano Mount Pinatubo erupted, relocating approximately 45,000 people from the Subic Bay Naval Station to the port of Cebu in the Visayas, transiting the Strait of Malacca, conducting Malaysian Passex Exercise, that involves low level training flights, air-to-air and air-to-ground training flights with Malaysian forces and participated in Malaysian/Thai Passex Exercise, including low level training and dissimilar air combat training flights with Malaysian units; conducted E-2 linkex exercise with Thai units, her 1st Operation Desert Storm, supporting allied and U.S. troops remaining in the region for Desert Storm/Desert Sabre, during which time CVW-11, provided combat air patrols, reconnaissance and support air operations over Kuwait and Iraq, the first Iraq War, commencing in the early morning hours of 17 January 1991 until 27 February 1992, when President George Bush declared Kuwait had been liberated and Operation Desert Storm would end at midnight) and Operation Desert Shield commencing 2 August 1990 (Iraqi occupation of Kuwait), on her first Gulf of Oman deployment in support of  Beacon Flash 4-91, which includes low level coordinated strikes, and air-to-air and surface exercises with Royal Omani air and naval forces and Al Hout 1/91, a Passex Exercise with the Omanis that included war-at-sea and antisubmarine scenarios, and or ASMDEX sorties (28 May to 25 November 1991) and Christmas Stand down.
1 January to 31 December 1991

Chapter IV

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1991 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter IV, Appendix I

 

Chapter IV & Appendix I

Stateside Operations ranging from CQs for FRS in the SOCAL OPAREA and offloaded ammunition with ammunition ship USS Mauna Kea (AE-22) and offloaded ordnance with ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-29); Training Exercises in the Northern California operating area (NOCAL OPAREA) and twice offloaded ordnance with ammunition ship USS Kiska (AE-35; Sea Trials in the NOCAL OPAREA, testing her new repairs as a result of SRA; Sea Trials in the NOCAL OPAREA; followed by Stateside Operations ranging from Refresher Training in the SOCAL OPAREA for Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN, achieving TACAN and PALS certifications, and as well, fired the NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System (NSSMS); Family Day Cruise; Lead the Fleet Week Parade of Ships under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay on 10 October 1992, arriving homeport of Naval Air Station, Alameda, California in the late afternoon of the same day, conducting Fleet Week Parade from 9 to 10 October 1992; two stints of FRS and CVW-11 CQ’s, as well as a major evaluation of the ship's damage control capabilities operating in the NOCAL and SOCAL OPAREA’s during the first stint, during which time the ship conducted TSTA lB/2/3/ FEP and firing of her Phalanx 20 millimeter Close In Weapons System (CIWS) took place.

1 January to 31 December 1992

Chapter V

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1992 Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) (26 March to 7 September 1992).

Chapter V, Appendix I

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1992 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter V, Appendix II

 

Chapter V, Appendix I & II

Stateside Operations ranging from CompTuEx 93-9A/ITA and CQ’s and RT with the ship's air wing, CVW-11 in the SOCAL OPAREA; followed by a second stint of CQ’s and RT with CVW-11; FleetEx 93-2A/B/C in the SOCAL OPAREA with CVW-11, followed by a third stint of CQ’s and RT with CVW-11, Second “WestPac” 93’ deployment operating with the Pacific Fleet and 7th Fleet, her second Indian Ocean deployment, on her second Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment in support of 1st Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the no-fly zone south of the 32nd parallel in Iraq, and in what would turn out to be Operation Restore Hope and Operation Continue Hope off the coast of Somalia to assist U.N. humanitarian operations flying patrols over the city of Mogadishu and surrounding areas, backing American ground troops, establishing a secure environment for humanitarian relief operations by providing personnel, logistical, communications, intelligence support, a quick reaction force, and other elements as required to support of the UN Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM II) (15 June to 15 December 1993) and Christmas Stand down.

1 January to 31 December 1993

Chapter VI

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1993 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter VI, Appendix I

 

Chapter VI & Appendix I

Post Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Naval Air Station, Alameda, California (1 January to 15 May 1994); Tailored Ship's Training Assessment (TSTA) I & II in the NOCAL OPAREA; Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV); Seattle Seafair; COMNAVAIRPAC NATO Seasparrow Surface Missile System (NSSMS) Certification; Combat Systems Department internal 3M inspection by ship's 3M Department and Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (AAE) Security Survey; TSTA III in the SOCAL OPAREA; followed by out at sea periods conducting FRS CQs; TSTA IV and PEPSI survey in the SOCAL OPAREA; (COMPTUEX 95 lA)/ Integrated Training Assessment (ITA), COMPTUEX/TSA (Ship's Training Assessment), FRS CQs, COMPTUEX 95-2A) in the SOCAL OPAREA and Christmas Stand down.

1 January to 31 December 1994

Chapter VII

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1994 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter VII, Appendix I

 

Chapter VII & Appendix I

Stateside Operations ranging from Fleet Exercise in SOCAL OPAREA; Joint Task Force Exercise 1995 in SOCAL OPAREA and Ordnance Onload prior to her Third “WestPac” deployment operating with the Pacific Fleet and 7th Fleet, conducting UNION 95-2, an anti-submarine warfare exercise, during the "WestPac" transit against a Tactical Air Launched Decoy, achieving perfect skin-to-skin kill from 17 to 20 April 1995, on her third Indian Ocean deployment, on her third Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment in support of her 2nd Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the no-fly zone south of the 32nd parallel in Iraq, Operation Vigilant Sentinel / Operation Vigilant Warrior in response to Hussein testing U.S. resolve by moving another significant military force close to his country's border with Kuwait, Marines from Abraham Lincoln practiced Visit, Board, Search and Seizure procedures with two HH-60Hs from HS-6 onto fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE-1) on 12 May 1995 and participated in exercise Beacon Flash and Inspired Alert, an exercise with the Pakistanis and exercise Nautical Artist with the Saudis (11 April to 9 October 1995); Ordnance Offload and Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington.

1 January to 31 December 1995

Chapter VIII

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1995 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter VIII, Appendix I

 

Chapter VIII & Appendix I

Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington; Sea Trials and Christmas Stand Down.

1 January to 31 December 1996

Chapter IX

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1996 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter IX, Appendix I

 

Chapter IX & Appendix I

Departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington on 8 January 1997, for Flight Deck Certification and moved to its current homeport of Everett, Washington; departed Everett, Washington on 27 January 1997, for Night Flight Deck Certification in the waters of the Pacific North West; participated in AGM-154A Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) testing and visited Esquimalt near Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; conducted CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training), administered by ATG PacNorwest and ATG AirPac in port; followed by out at sea periods conducting FRS CQ’s, CVW-14 FRS CQ’s; CQ’s and Tailored Ship's Training Assessment (TSTA) I; CVW-14 FRS CQ’s; Family Day Cruise; CQ’s for CVW-14 and TSTA II/III/FEP; CVW-14 FRS CQ’s, Fleet Week and ORSE; Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV); CQ’s for CVW-14; COMNAVAIRPAC’s Quality Assurance Audit and COMPTUEX 98-1 (CompTuEx 98-1) and ITA.

1 January to 31 December 1997

Chapter X

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1997 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter X, Appendix I

 

Chapter X & Appendix I

Began the year with a port call at Esquimalt near Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; followed by FLEETEX; JTFEX; Resurfacing Flight Deck and Combat Systems Module Renovation and Pre Overseas Movement Period; Fourth “WestPac” deployment operating with the Pacific Fleet and 7th Fleet, her fourth Indian Ocean deployment, on her fourth Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment, becoming the first carrier to avoid targeting by subsurface units during the transit Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise conducted in the Hawaiian operational area, assuming as air warfare commander in the Gulf to support the redeployment of battle group sailors and marines to accomplish the tasking for Arabian Gulf RADC/AADC in support of 3rd Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the no-fly zone south of the 32nd parallel in Iraq, Maritime Interception Operations (MIO) in support of the United Nations and coalition efforts to enforce United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolutions imposed against the Iraqis following their invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, followed by Beacon Flash 98-2, including the opening phases while still in port at Jebel Ali, UAE, followed by Tactical Evolution Exercise 98, Exercise Red Reef 98 and Operational Reactor Safe Guards Exam (11 June to 11 December 1998) and Christmas Stand Down.

1 January to 31 December 1998

Chapter XI

 

PCU Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1998 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XI, Appendix I

 

Chapter XI & Appendix I

Conducted two stints of FRS CQ’s; followed by a 6-month maintenance period Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington (1 April to 15 September 1999); Shakedown Cruise, conducting Sea Trials and Flight Deck Certification, followed by a third stint of FRS CQ’s with CVW-14, concluding the beginning of a scheduled six month Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC), before participating in RIMPAC 2000, a milti-national training exercise conducted off the Hawaiian Islands, participating in Fleet Week '99 in San Francisco, California and served as the flagship for the Parade of Ships; conducting CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training), administered by ATG PacNorwest and ATG AirPac, inport for fast cruise; followed by CQ’s; TSTA I/II/III & FEP flight deck drills and Ship Availability and holiday leave.

1 January to 31 December 1999

Chapter XII

 

Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington (1 April to 15 September 1999).

Chapter XII, Appendix I

 

Chapter XII & Appendix I

Stateside Operations ranged from her first stint of CVW-14 CQ’s; COMPTUEX (Composite Training Unit Exercise) CompTuEx 00-2A off the SOCAL OPREA; a second stint of CVW-14 CQ’s; Multinational Exercise RIMPAC 2000 and JTFEX (Joint Task Force Exercise) near Hawaii, prior to her Fifth “WestPac” deployment operating with the Pacific Fleet and 7th Fleet, her fifth Indian Ocean deployment, on her fourth Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment in support of her 4thOperation Southern Watch (OSW), enforcing the no-fly zone south of the 32nd parallel in Iraq and 2nd Maritime Interception Operations (MIO) in support of the United Nations and coalition efforts to enforce United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolutions imposed against the Iraqis following their invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 (17 August to 12 February 2001).

1 January 2000 to 12 February 2001

Chapter XIII

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2000 YEAR END REPORT

 Chapter XIII, Appendix I

 

Chapter XIII & Appendix I

Family Day Cruise to begin at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada at the end of CQ’s and liberty port of call; followed by a Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. (11 April to 15 October 2001) and PIA behind her, the remainder of 2001 focused on training, qualifications, material readiness and preparations for combat certification and deployment "work-ups," ranging from ORSE have proceeded at a phenomenal rate. During a recent NPMTT visit; Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) Flight Deck Qualifications in the eastern Pacific, preceded by CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training), administered by ATG PacNorwest and ATG AirPac and INSURV in port moored to the pier at NASNI, San Diego, California, conducting followed by out at sea periods conducting FRS CQ’s, CVW-14 FRS CQ’s; CQ’s and Tailored Ship's Training Assessment (TSTA) I en route to Everett, Washington, preceded by INSURV at sea in the SOCAL OPAREA, while the Afloat Training Group Pacific came aboard to conduct the Command Assessment of Readiness Training, TSTA II/III/FEP in the SOCAL OPAREA; AIRPAC FRS CQ’s Det. in the eastern Pacific and enjoyed the holidays season for another well deserved stand down after an exceptionally busy year.

13 February to 31 December 2001

Chapter XIV

 

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

Chapter XIV, Appendix I

 

Chapter XIV & Appendix I

 

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

Chapter XIV, Appendix II

 

Chapter XIV, Appendix II

Vol. II (1 January 2002 to 12 March 2008)

COMPTUEX (Composite Training Unit Exercise) CompTuEx and CQ’s Nuclear Power Mobile Training Team (NPMTT) Drills, assessments and the pre-deployment ORSE off SOCAL OPAREA conducted by the NPMTT Team; conducting the Exercise Northern Edge, with CVW-14 CQ’s, en route to Alaska to conduct Exercise Northern Edge 2002, a multi-threat scenario acted out in Alaskan waters in the Gulf of Alaska and JTFEX off the coast of California during FEP-2 and Sixth “WestPac” deployment operating with the Pacific Fleet and 7th Fleet, her fifth Indian Ocean deployment, on her 1st North Arabian Sea deployment in support of her 1st Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, on her fifth Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment (two cruises to the area during deployment) in support of her 5th Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the no-fly zone south of the 32nd parallel in Iraq (24 July 2002 to 6 May 2003).

1 January 2002 to 6 May 2003

Chapter XV

Part I of III - 1 January to 31 December 2002

Part II of III - 1 January to 5 May 2003

Part III of III - 6 May 2003 - Section 1, 2 & 3

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2002 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XV, Appendix I, Section I

 

Abe’s Sixth “WestPac” deployment articles not included in the Narrative, Summary and Time Line presented in Chapter XV, relating to Crew Personnel Stories and Awards, Department and Division, in port crew activities other then arrival or departure articles to ports of call.

Chapter XV, Appendix II

Chapter XV, Appendix I, Section 2 of 2 and Chapter XV, Appendix II

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

25% of CVW-11 air wing supporting Flight Deck Certification at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California and SOLCA OPAREA; Training Operations and Victoria, B.C., Canada, her 3rd visit, while conducting training; Tailored Ships Training Activity (TSTA) in the Eastern Pacific in waters off California’s coast and seventh “WestPac” deployment operating with the Pacific Fleet and 7th Fleet, on her seventh Indian Ocean deployment in support of PASSEX and what would turn out to be Operation Unified Assistance in support of Tsunami Relief Efforts due to the tsunami in Sumatra, Indonesia, extending operations in the the Java Sea via the South China Sea, Andaman Sea and Indian Ocean. Indonesia (15 October 2004 to 4 March 2005).

8 May 2004 to 4 March 2005

Chapter XVII

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2004 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XVII, Appendix I

Pierside maintenance availability at Naval Station, Everett, Washington;

5 March 2005; Readiness / Refresher Training in support of Fleet Response Plan (FRP) in the Eastern Pacific, Carrier Qualifications off California and in the northern Pacific waters for readiness training in support of FRP; in port activities;  conducting her quarterly integrated Strike Group Sustainment Training, which Abraham Lincoln referred to as “sustainment operations,” for quarterly surge sustainment Readiness Training in support of Fleet Response Plan (FRP) in the Eastern Pacific, Carrier Qualifications off California for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2; in port activities; quarterly sustainment training in support of the U.S. Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP) conducting Carrier Qualifications for west coast Fleet Replacement Squadrons and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 squadrons once embarked at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California, and JTFEX (Joint Task Force Exercise) JTFEx 05 off the coast of Southern California; Holidays Season and Christmas Stand Down.

5 March to 31 December 2005

Chapter XVIII

 

Naval Station, Everett, Washington from 26 June to 8 September 2005.

Chapter XVIII, Appendix I

 

Naval Station, Everett, Washington from 26 September to 18 October 2005.

Chapter XVIII, Appendix II

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2005 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XVIII, Appendix III

 

Chapter XVIII, Appendix I to III

Naval Station, Everett, Washington; quarterly sustainment training in support of the U.S. Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP), Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and Carrier Qualifications for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2. Under the FRP, deployable U.S. Navy forces must maintain a heightened state of readiness to be able to deploy in a short amount of time; Inspection and Survey (INSURV) at sea period; Naval Station, Everett, Washington and her Eighth “WestPac” deployment operating with the Pacific Fleet and 7th Fleet, extending operations into the Sea of Japan, Gulf of Thailand, East, South China Sea and Java Sea, joining Orions from Command Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2, VP-4, VP-9 and VP-47, for USWEX 08-3, an antisubmarine exercise in Hawaiian, exercises and operations will include Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration and Foal Eagle 2006 (RSOI/FE 06), designed to demonstrate U.S. resolve to support the Republic of Korea (ROK) while improving overall readiness, developing its partnerships with nations in the region to enhance security,” said Capt. C. A. McCawley, Abraham Lincoln’s Commanding Officer, followed by Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the Royal Thai Navy and hosted the U.S. ambassador to Thailand, as well as many Thai distinguished visitors aboard during the brief underway period between the Hong Kong and Thailand port visits, followed by PASSEX and training exercises with the Japanese Maritime Defense Force in the Sea of Japan and Western Pacific.  Exercise "Valiant Shield 2006," formerly known as JASEX followed and is one of the largest annual exercises in the Western Pacific, involving about 30 ships, 280 aircraft, and 22,000 airmen, sailors, soldiers and marines working together to enhance joint combat skills and interoperability, while the air component of the exercise was orchestrated from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, as TSgt Chris Vadnais reports and participated in several weeks of training and exercises as part of RIMPAC 2006 in the Hawaiian Operating Area, a multinational exercise including the navies of Chile, Peru, Great Britain, Australia, Japan and South Korea, a month-long exercise designed to continue the close relationships between U.S. forces and those of the participating nations (27 February to 8 August 2006).

1 January to 8 August 2006

Chapter XIX

Part I of IV - 1 January to 31 March 2006

Part II of IV - 1 April to 17 June 2006

Part III of IV - 18 June to 7 August 2006

Part IV of IV - 8 August 2006

 

Abe’s In port and Eighth “WestPac” deployment articles not included in the Narrative, Summary and Time Line presented in Chapter XIX, relating to Crew Personnel Stories and Awards, Department and Division, in port crew activities other then arrival or departure articles to ports of call.

Chapter XIX, Appendix I

Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Bremerton, Washington (29 August 2006 to 26 June 2007)

9 August 2006 to 30 June 2007

Chapter XX

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2006 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XX, Appendix I

 

Chapter XX & Appendix I

Abraham Lincoln pulled into homeport at Naval Station Everett, Washington on 30 June 2007, completing Drydocking Phased Incremental Availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Kitsap Bremerton, Washington; Flight Deck Certification, Carrier Qualifications for FRS, Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) and Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) off the coast of Southern California; Carrier Qualifications for FRS off the coast of Southern California and will visit Victoria, British Columbia; Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMTUEX) off the coast of Southern California; Holidays Season and Christmas Stand Down; Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) off the coast of Southern California.

1 July 2007 to 12 March 2008

Chapter XXI

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2007 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XXI, Appendix I

 

Chapter XXI & Appendix I

Vol. III (13 March 2008 to 31 December 2012)

Ninth “WestPac” deployment operating with the Pacific Fleet and 7th Fleet, on her ninth Indian Ocean deployment during which time ships and aircraft from Carrier Strike Group 9 and the Republic of Singapore Navy will conduct a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) while underway near Singapore, her 1st Gulf of Oman deployment in support of Exercise Khunjar Haad, consisting of air defense, surface, visit, board, search and seizure and joint gunnery exercises, which focused on joint interoperability training and proficiency, a four-day multinational exercise, on her seventh Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment (two cruises to the area during deployment), where she will relieved USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) operating in the Persian Gulf in support of her 2nd Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and her 1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect off shore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her second North Arabian Sea in support of her 2nd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 (13 March to 12 October 2008).

Chapter XXII (13 March to 12 October 2008)

Part I of III - 13 March to 27 May 2008

Part II of III - 28 May to 11 October 2008

Part III of III - 12 October 2008

 

Ninth “WestPac” deployment articles not included in the Narrative, Summary and Time Line presented in Chapter XXII, relating to Crew Personnel Stories and Awards, Department and Division, in port crew activities other then arrival or departure articles to ports of call.

Chapter XXII, Appendix I

Carrier Qualifications in the Eastern Pacific; workup off the coast of Southern California, underway in the Eastern Pacific; underway in the Eastern Pacific from 30 March to 1 April 2009 during which time USS Shoup (DDG-86) completed a Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) exercise while conducting operations off the coast of Southern California.

13 October 2008 to 15 April 2009

Chapter XXIII

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2008 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XXIII, Appendix I

Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Bremerton, Washington from 16 April 2009 to 13 January 2010.

Chapter XXIV

Part I of III - 16 April to 26 August 2009

Part II of III - 27 August 2009 to 12 January 2010

Part III of III - 13 January 2010 & Appendix I

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2009 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XXIV, Appendix I

Flight Deck Certification with Carrier Airwing (CVW) 2 off the coast of Southern California; the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and conducted Carrier Qualifications off the coast of Southern California for Carrier Airwing (CVW) 2; Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) and Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

14 January to 6 September 2010

Chapter XXV

Part I of II - 28 January to 14 May 2010

Part II of II - 15 May to 6 September 2010

Tenth “WestPac” deployment and  her third North Arabian Sea deployment in support of her 2nd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her 3rd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 and Operation New Dawn (OND), on her eighth Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment (7 September 2010 to 24 March 2011).

Chapter XXVI

Part I of III - 7 September to 5 December 2010

Part II of III - 6 December 2010 to 23 March 2011

Part III of III - 24 March 2011 and

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2010 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XXVI, Appendix I

 

Abe’s Tenth “WestPac” deployment articles not included in the Narrative, Summary and Time Line presented in Chapter XXVI, relating to Crew Personnel  Stories and Awards, Department and Division, in port crew activities other then arrival or departure articles to ports of call.

Chapter XXVI, Appendix II

 

Chapter XXVI, Appendix I & II

Participated in L.A. Navy Week, underway in the Eastern Pacific and Passed a first-of-its-kind afloat U.S. Fleet Cyber Command cyber readiness inspection (CCRI), while the ship was conducting training at sea and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 pilots flew aboard for Carrier Qualifications (CQ) and Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California.

25 March to 6 December 2011

Chapter XXVII

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

Chapter XXVIII

Part I of IV - 7 December 2011 to 20 March 2017

Part II of IV - 21 March to 11 June 2012

Part III of IV - 12 June 2012 to 6 August 2012

Part IV of IV - 7 August 2012 and

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2011 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XXVIII, Appendix I and

 

Abe’s 11th “WestPac” deployment articles not included in the Narrative, Summary and Time Line presented in Chapter XXVIII, relating to Crew Personnel Stories and Awards, Department and Division, in port crew activities other then arrival or departure articles to ports of call.

Chapter XXVIII, Appendix II

 

Chapter XXVIII, Appendix I - II

Section I of  II - 20 December 2011 to 1 June 2012

Section II of  II - 2 June to 3 August 2012

 Naval Station Norfolk Va. activities included Fleet Festival on 20 October 2012; evading Hurricane Sandy-related storm conditions in the Western Atlantic from 26 to 31 October 2012, arriving Norfolk, Va. on 1 November 2012; celebrated the 23rd anniversary of her commissioning on 11 November 2012 and helped residents of New York recover from Hurricane Sandy-related damage during a community relations project on 15 December 2012.

8 August 2012 to 31 December 2012

Chapter XXIX

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2012 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter XXIX, Appendix I

 

Chapter XXIX & Appendix I

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) CO’S, Home Port Assignments, Commander, Carrier Strike Group and Cruiser Destroyer Group (CCDG) and Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) Change of Command Ceremonies from 2004 to 2011.

Chapter XXX

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

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Ports of Call as of 2012

Chapter XXXII

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) at Sea Periods, Carrier Air Wing at Sea Periods and Deployments with Air Wing embarked

(28 August 1989 to 7 August 2012)

Chapter XXXIII

Volume I to III

Part I of III - 28 August 1989 to

Part II of III - 7 August 2012

Part III of III - 2017 to Present

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) at sea periods, Carrier Air Wing at sea periods and Deployments with Air Wing embarked

(25 September 1990 to 7 August 2012)

Chapter XXXIV

 Volume I to III

Part I of III - 28 August 1989 to 6 May 2003

Part II of III - 7 May 2003 to to Present

 Bibliography

Volume I to III and I to II Photos

 

Volume III Bibliography Photos, Acknowledgement and Warning and Disclaimer

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History of Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH)

 (1 January 2013 to 2017 Sea Trials)

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS participating in SLEP, COH/RCOH (1964 to 9 May 2017) at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), an American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company formed on March 31, 2011 as a spin-off of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Selected Restricted Availability (SRA); Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA); Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) and Docked-DPIA

(1998 to 2016)

Volume IV, Chapter I

Part I of IIUSS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) RCOH

and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), former CVA(N)-69, USS Carl Vinson

Part II of II(CVN-70) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) RCOH.

Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) activities at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), an American Fortune 500

shipbuilding company formed on March 31, 2011 as a spin-off of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN)

(1 January to 31 December 2013).

Chapter II

 

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

                                                    Chapter II, Appendix I                

 

2013 Articles not related to Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH)

Chapter II, Appendix II

Part I of III - 1 January to  20 August 2013

Part II of III - 21 August to 24 October 2013

Part III of III - 25 October to 31 December 2013

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

 (1 January to 31 December 2014)

Chapter III

Part I of II - 1 January to 19 November 2014

Part II of II - 20 November to 31 December 2014

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2014 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter III, Appendix I

 

2014 Articles not related to Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH)

Chapter III, Appendix II

Part I of II - 1 January to 8 April 2014

Part II of II - 9 April to 31 December 2014

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

Chapter IV

 

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

Chapter IV, Appendix I

 

2015 Articles not related to Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH)

Chapter IV

Appendix II

Part I of III - 1 January to 14 April 2015

Part II of III - 15 April to 12 June 2015

Part III of III - 13 June to 31 December 2015

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

(1 January to 31 December 2016).

Chapter V

 

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

Chapter V, Appendix I

 

2016 Articles not related to Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH)

Chapter V, Appendix II

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

(1 January to Sea Trials)

Chapter VI

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Summary of 2017 activities during RCOH

Chapter VI, Appendix I

1 January to 2017 Sea Trials Articles not related to Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH)

Chapter VI, Appendix II

Activities saving the U.S. Navy money during Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), an American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company formed on March 31, 2011 as a spin-off of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN)

 (1 January 2013 to 12 May 2017 - 2017 Sea Trials)

Volume IV, Chapter VII

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Crew, Division, Department and Command

Awards, Commendations and Prizes from 2013 to 2017 Sea Trials

 (To 2017 on Web Site).

Chapter VIII

Volume IV Bibliography

Stateside Operations After Sea Trials

2017 Sea Trials to Present

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 2017 YEAR END REPORT

Narrative, Summary and Time Line articles include foreign ship’s activities that operate with Abe; Ship and Air Wing activities; that include Stateside at sea Training, Exercises and Operations to deployment Exercises and operations while on deployment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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 & CD’s (48 Navy Books)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-26038-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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