Chapter X

(1 January to 31 December 1997) and

 

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

Chapter X

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) JANUARY, 1 1997 REPORT

 

Mission. To support and operate naval aircraft at sea, maintain open sea lanes for maritime traffic, project naval power at sea and ashore, and provide a formidable strike option in response to national tasking. Abraham Lincoln also serves as a flagship command and control platform, able to direct and support full battle group and joint operations. Wherever it goes, the ship serves as a symbol of U.S. resolve, acting both as an ambassador and as a sea-based deterrent to threats to our national interest” (Ref. 378B-1997).     

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington on 8 January 1997, for Flight Deck Certification and will move to its current homeport of Everett, Washington” (Ref. 72 & 377).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Everett, Washington on 27 January 1997, for night flight deck certification in the waters of the Pacific North West” (Ref. 72, 84A, 377 & 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) visited Esquimalt near Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada from 31 January to 3 February 1997” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Everett, Washington on 5 February 1997, conducting night flight deck certification in the waters of the Pacific North West from 27 to 31 January 1997, and performed 256 fixed-wing aircraft launches and recoveries. The ship participated in AGM-154A Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) testing and visited Esquimalt near Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada from 31 January to 3 February 1997, followed by independent steaming from 3 to 5 February 1997 (27 January to 5 February 1997)” (Ref. 72, 84A, 377, 378A & 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training), administered by ATG PacNorwest and ATG AirPac from 3 to 5 March 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).    

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Everett, Washington on 6 March 1997, for fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications” (Ref. 378A).

 

“Commander, Ainving 14 Change of Command was conducted on the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in San Diego, Ca. on 19 March 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

“Vice Adm. He, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) vice chief of naval operations, embarked Abraham Lincoln overnight on 21 March 1997” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Everett, Washington on 25 March 1997, conducting Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications from 6 to 25 March 1997, during which time aircraft completed 3,378 launches and recoveries. Commander, Airwing 14 Change of Command was conducted on the flight deck of Abraham Lincoln in San Diego, Ca. on 19 March 1997. Vice Adm. He, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) vice chief of naval operations, embarked Abraham Lincoln overnight on 21 March 1997” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Safety Standdown focusing on hearing conservation, heat stress, summer recreation, and individual risk assessment on 4 April 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Everett, Washington on 8 May 1997” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Everett, Washington on 20 May 1997, conducting Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications from 8 to 20 May 1997” (Ref. 378A). 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) received a grade of outstanding during a Career Information Management Program inspection from 2 to 4 June 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) achieved a performance rate of 95.6%, during COMNAVAIRPAC’s 3-M inspection from 2 to 6 June 1997, with official 3M Assessment conducted on 7 June 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).    

 

CVW-14 Home Page - On 11 June 1997, CVW-14 moved from NAS Miramar, San Diego, to NAS Lemoore, California and joined USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)” (Ref. 519).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-14 embarked departed Everett, Washington on 17 June 1997” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Everett, Washington on 27 June 1997, cconducting Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications from 17 to 27 June 1997. CVW-14 performed 1,924 fixed-wing aircraft launches and traps” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Safety Standdown focusing on electrical safety, gas-free engineering, Fourth of July safety, and hazardous material on 2 July 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-14 embarked departed Everett, Washington on 14 July 1997” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-14 embarked returned to Everett, Washington on 21 July 1997, conducting Carrier Qualifications from 14 to 21 July 1997. CVW-14 accomplished 1,508 fixed-wing aircraft launches and recoveries. The ship also participated in a series of training exercises, including Tailored Ship’s Training Availability I (TSTA I)” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-14 embarked departed Everett, Washington on 24 July 1997” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Everett, Washington on Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications. CVW-14 completed 1,436 fixed-wing aircraft launches and recoveries from 24 July to 4 August 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Everett, Washington on Family Day Cruise on 5 August 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed and returned to Everett, Washington on 6 August 1997, participating in Seattle Seafair, and performed a flight operations demonstration in Elliot Bay for over 1,500 Guests” (Ref. 378A).

 

 “The CNO-directed Safety Standdown with CVW-14 embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) featuring presentations on Operational Risk Management on 21 September 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-14 embarked departed Everett, Washington on 4 September 1997” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Everett, Washington on 28 September 1997, conducting Carrier Qualifications from 4 to 28 September 1997. CVW-14 accomplished 2,448 fixed-wing aircraft launches and recoveries. The ship also took part in a series of training exercises, including Tailored Ship’s Training Availabilities II and III and her final evaluation period (TSTA II/III/FEP)” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-14 embarked departed Everett, Washington on 1 October 1997, for Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE) from 7 to 10 October 1997, with a score of average/satisfactory” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) participated in San Francisco Fleet Week activities on 11 October 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Everett, Washington on 13 October 1997, conducting Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications from 1 to 13 October 1997. CVW-14 accomplished Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications, and recorded 1,546 fixed-wing aircraft launches and recoveries. Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE) from 7 to 10 October 1997, with a score of average/satisfactory. She also took part in San Francisco Fleet Week activities on 11 October 1997” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) received an overall grade of 96.2% during a Board of Inspection and Survey, conducting a 3-M in-service inspection from 2 to 7 November 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) a 3-M in-service inspection from 2 to 7 November 1997” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW 14 embarked departed Everett, Washington on 22 November 1997, with Captain Robert F. Willard as the Commanding Officer, for Carrier Qualifications for CVW-14, COMPTUEX 98-1 (CompTuEx 98-1) and Intermediate Training Assessment (ITA)” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-14 (NK)

(22 November to 20 December 1997)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Abraham Lincoln       (CVN-72) Pacific Fleet

EastPac

CVW-14

NK

22 Nov 1997

20 Dec 1997

Training Operations

31-days

Carrier Qualifications from 22 to 29 November 1997. CVW-14 accomplished 798 fixed-wing aircraft launches and traps. Abraham Lincoln conducted COMNAVAIRPAC’s Quality Assurance Audit and COMPTUEX 98-1 (CompTuEx 98-1) and Intermediate Training Assessment (ITA).

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-31

Tomcatters -

Fighter Squadron

Grumman - Tomcat -    Jet Fighter

100

F-14D

VFA-115

Eagles -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet -

Jet Strike Fighter

200

FA-18C (N)

VFA-113

Stingers -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet -

Jet Strike Fighter

300

FA-18C (N)

VFA-25

Fist of the Fleet -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -   Jet Attack Bomber

400

A-6E

VAW-113

Black Eagles -

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600

E-2C

HS-4

Black Knights - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Seahawk -Anti-submarine -       Search and Rescue

610

SH-60F / HH-60H

VAQ-139

Cougars -

Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler -     Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

620

EA-6B

VS-35

Blue Wolves - Sea

Control Squadron

Lockheed -Viking -

Anti-Submarine

700

S-3B

VQ-5 Det. B

Providers - Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron

Lockheed -Viking -  Special electronic installation

720

ES-3A

VRC-30 Det. 1

Providers - Fleet Logistics Support Squadron

 

Grumman - Greyhound

xx

C-2A

(*1) disestablished on Nov.18, 1995

F/A-18 Hornet, F-14 Tomcat, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Carrier Qualifications from 22 to 29 November 1997. CVW-14 accomplished 798 fixed-wing aircraft launches and traps” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) underwent COMNAVAIRPAC’s Quality Assurance Audit from 29 November to 2 December 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW 14 embarked commenced COMPTUEX 98-1 (CompTuEx 98-1) and Intermediate Training Assessment (ITA) on 29 November 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Holiday Safety Standdown focusing on winter and holiday safety on 18 December 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW 14 embarked returned to Everett, Washington on 20 December 1997, with Captain Robert F. Willard as the Commanding Officer, conducting Carrier Qualifications for CVW-14 from 22 to 29 November 1997. CVW-14 accomplished 798 fixed-wing aircraft launches and traps. Abraham Lincoln conducted COMNAVAIRPAC’s Quality Assurance Audit and COMPTUEX 98-1 (CompTuEx 98-1) and Intermediate Training Assessment (ITA) from 29 November to 20 December 1997, conducting Holiday Safety Standdown focusing on winter and holiday safety on 18 December 1997. Abraham Lincoln’s Battle Force Intermediate Maintenance Activity accomplished five actual aircraft repair and “fly-offs” for guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67), destroyer USS Merrill (DD-976) and Canadian multi-role patrol frigate HMCS Ottawa (FFH-341)” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was awarded second consecutive Golden Anchor Award on 23 December 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

 

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

Chapter X

Appendix I

 

 

“By 31 Dec 1997, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) damage control team developed, tested and implemented a complete restructuring of the Rescue and Assistance Detail and Inport Emergency Team. Vice Adm. Brent M. Bennitt, Commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific, approved the concept as a permanent change to the Fleet’s Repair Party Manual. And at one point during the year, a critcally ill sailor on board destroyer USS Fletcher (DD-992) required medical evacuation for immediate attention. Abraham Lincoln suspended night flight operations and steamed nearly 300 nautical miles at high speed to close to within helicopter range of the destroyer. A helo lifted the ailing sailor from Fletcher and flew her to the carrier, where the medical team stabilized her for follow-on transport to Balboa Medical Center in San Diego” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) safely completed 9,325 aircraft launches, 9,326 recoveries and 1,000 touch and go landings in support of seven FRS/CVW CQ periods, CART II, Tailored Ship’s Training Availabilities I, II, III and her final evaluation period (TSTA II.III/FEP), COMPTUEX, and ITA by 31 December 1997” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

1. Command Composition and Organization of Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 1997 (Ref. 378B-1997):

 

The ship's chain of command as of 31 December 1997 was:

 

Commander in Chief

President William Jefferson Clinton, 1993-2001 - 42nd

Secretary of Defense

The Honorable William J. Perry - 19th
3 Feb 1994 - 23 Jan 1997

The Honorable William S. Cohen - 20th
24 Jan 1997 - 20 Jan 2001

Secretary of the Navy

The Honorable John H. Dalton - 67th

22 Jul 1993 - 16 Nov 1998

Chief of Naval Operations

ADM Jay L. Johnson (1996 - 2000) - 26th

CINCPACFLT

ADM Archie Clemins - 54th

7 Nov 1996 - 8 Oct 1999

COMNAVAIRPAC

VADM Michael L. Bowman

Jan 1996 - Jan 1998 - 26th

COMCRUDESGRU THREE

RADM William Putnam

 

Organizational Structure. During calendar year 1997, Abraham Lincoln’s Commanding Officer was Captain Robert F. Willard. Commander Bruce W. Clingan served as the command's Executive Officer until relieved by Commander James A. McDonell on 1 May, 1997. EMCM (SW) Gary Weir was Command Master Chief.

 

Department Heads serving aboard Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 1997 were:

 

Commanding Officer - CO

Captain Robert F. Willard

Executive Officer - XO

James A. McDonell

Administrative Officer

LCDR William Pappas

Air Officer

CDR Gary Hicks

AIMD Officer

CDR Kenneth Reynolds

Combat Systems Officer

CDR Susan Jannuzi

Religious Ministries Officer - RMD -  Command Chaplain

CAPT John Pope

Dental Officer

CDR Mark Hetzer

Engineering Officer

CDR Ronald Lubatti

Deck - First Lieutenant

LCDR Craig Creighton

Legal Officer - Command Judge Advocate

LCDR Margaret Carlson

Communications Officer

 

Maintenance Officer

LCDR James Sullivan

Navigator

CDR Gary Leaman

Senior Medical Officer

CAPT Natalie Willenberg

Operations Officer

CDR Aldo Kuntz

Reactor Officer

CAPT Andrew Sevald

Safety Officer

CDR Bert Blyth

Supply Officer

CDR Loren Heckelman

Training Officer

LCDR Melissa Andrews

Weapons Officer

CDR Russell Lanker

 

Abraham Lincoln spent 1997 completing numerous operational readiness tests and inspections during a predeployment workup cycle.

 

Abraham Lincoln safely completed 9,325 aircraft launches, 9,326 recoveries and 1,000 touch and go landings in support of seven FRS/CVW CQ periods, CART II, Tailored Ship’s Training Availabilities I, II, III and her final evaluation period (TSTA II/III/FEP), COMPTUEX, and ITA by 31 December 1997.

 

Abraham Lincoln departments provided support in the following ways as of 31 December 1997:

 

AIR DEPARTMENT

 

The Air Department's V-1 and V-2 Divisions conducted over 22,000 aircraft moves on the flight and hangar decks and executed over 700 elevator runs. Crash and Salvage Teams responded to 114 actual emergencies and manned mobile fire vehicles for over 2,000 hours. V-2 Division also maintained the ship's catapults, arresting gear, and visual landing aids with an impressive 100 percent availability throughout predeployment workups.

 

V-4 Division expeditiously handled over 2,147 mishap-free aircraft refueling evolutions resulting in the safe, efficient delivery of 3.22 million gallons of aviation fuel. Additionally, they received 5.17 million gallons of aviation fuel during 11incident-free underway replenishment evolutions.

 

REACTOR DEPARTMENT

 

The Reactor Department completed several ship alterations and equipment field changes while still providing reliable propulsion and electrical power during all missions.

 

This was highlighted by the completion of .the Full Power Run and Reversal during the Board of Inspection and Survey.

 

Reactor completed the Operational Reactor and Safeguards Examination with a score of average/satisfactory.

 

AVIATION INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

 

Through an aggressive maintenance program, AIMD increased capability and improved processes of 65 production work centers in support of the airwing. The department also produced a technical directive data base identifying 100% of the avionic and common support equipment configuration change requirements following the ship's 1996 overhaul.

 

AIMD managed the ship's renovation of 129 airwing spaces including rehabilitation of all nine ready rooms. In addition, AIMD developed and implemented a comprehensive plan to improve the material condition of over 1,226 compartments, contributing significantly to the successful INSURV inspection.

 

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

The Engineering Department completed several new initiatives in the ship's damage control program including a complete overhaul of the ship's Battle Bill, a restructuring of Rescue and Assistance Team manning requirements, and distributive stowage of the repair lockers.

 

The ship's damage control team developed, tested, and implemented a complete restructuring of the Rescue and Assistance Detail and In port Emergency Team. This concept was approved by Commander, Naval Air Forces, Pacific, as a permanent change to the Repair Party Manual.

 

Through a "train the trainers" program, the Air Wing was tightly integrated into the ship's damage control organization by providing them with the tools to effectively self-train their personnel in all areas of damage control, including final qualification.

 

Engineering Operating Procedures were developed for all major auxiliary equipment including aircraft elevators, steering, air conditioning plants, refrigeration plants, fire pumps, anchor windlass, 02N2 plants, and list control. The procedures increased the safe operation of these vital systems and are a first for a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

 

The Electrical Rewind Shop and the Valve Shop were placed into full operation.

 

WEAPONS DEPARTMENT

 

The Weapons Department has had a "Red Letter" year. Inspection teams have commented on the outstanding coordination and excellent material condition in all levels of the department. Weapons Department successfully conducted a shipfill ammunition on load while pierside at NAVSTA Everett in February. This was the first-ever carrier ammunition on load conducted at Everett.

 

Other major accomplishments during 1997 included a ship test of .the Joint Stand-

Off Weapon (JSOW) in February, a magazine sprinkler certification in April 1997 and the first ordnance UNREP in over 19 months (USS Sacramento in May). In October, 2100 short tons of mission load ammunition was transferred from the USNS Flint (T-AE-32) while at sea.

 

Weapons Department flexed to its highest state of readiness in December during COMPTUEX/MRCI/ITA. During this period, the Department assembled 600 Live and Inert Heavy Bombs, 4 Laser Guided Bombs, 6 Quickstrike Mines, 489 Practice Bombs, and 18 Mk 20 Cluster Bombs. More than 450 weapons elevator runs were made for ordnance and another 600 runs for movement of supplies, aircraft parts, and other miscellaneous items while maintaining 100% operability.

 

SUPPLY DEPARTMENT

 

Supply's Readiness Division upgraded Supply support with a new COSAL, QCOSAL, AMAL, ADAL, and AVCAL. ADP also upgraded the ship's SNAP system while transitioning into the Combat Systems Department. The Aviation Stores Division cross decked over 550 repairable items to deploying carriers.

 

The Services Divisions hosted numerous official events on board including the Change of Homeport Cruise, a Family Day Cruise, Seattle Sea Fair Cruise, Pacific Northwest Joint E-9 Ball, 400 distinguished visitors for overnight embarks, and a "state" dinner for China's Vice Chief of Naval Operations. Disbursing Division processed, audited, and transmitted more than 5,800 personnel/disbursing documents monthly, and processed approximately $2.2 million in monthly collections and disbursements.

 

Construction of a self-service laundry facility was also begun in 1997, which will increase the quality of life for the Sailors who live aboard.

 

COMBAT SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT

 

The Challenge Athena I11 installation in November increased the number of POTS lines and Sailor phones, in addition to providing the ship improved Internet access. The installation of the Video Information Exchange System (VIXS) provides the Battle Group Commander with video teleconferencing ability.

 

In May the SNAP1 suite was converted to the NTCSS platform allowing the ship to electronically communicate via the NIPRNET E-mail system. The tactical network was also converted from the Joint Maritime Command Information System to the Global Command and Control System (Maritime). This enhanced Abraham Lincoln’s information warfare capabilities significantly by providing over 100 tactical workstations to the crew and embarked staffs.

 

Combat Systems received a grade of 98.1% from the Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Three on their Comprehensive Communications Assessment.

 

DECK DEPARTMENT

 

The Deck Department completed 22 underway replenishments during which the ship received 8.3M gallons of fuel (JP5), delivered l0OK gallons of fuel (JP5), received 770 pallets of ammunition, and received 203 pallets of general cargo.

 

NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT

 

The Abraham Lincoln Navigation Department served as the test platform for the Block I11 installation of the NAVSSI (Navigation Sensor System Interface), a computer-based navigation aid.

 

In 1997, five Command Duty Officers Underway, 20 Officers of the Deck Underway, 16 Command Duty Officers In port, 15 Assistant Command Duty Officers In port, 76 Officers of the Deck In port, two Along Side Conning Officers, and three Master Helmsmen were qualified. Navigation Department also coordinated two burials at sea.

 

TRAINING DEPARTMENT

 

The Training Department indoctrinated approximately 1,000 new crew members in 10 senior and 24 junior indoctrination courses that included general ship familiarization, 3M, Basic Damage Control, CPR, and Navy Rights and Responsibilities. Training also initiated and processed over 1,000 sets of cost and 2,500 sets of no-cost orders that sent personnel to professional schools in preparation for deployment. Approximately 2,500 Sailors were given school quotas ranging from shipboard firefighting and nuclear propulsion.

 

MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

 

The Maintenance Department played a large role in the ship's success during the COMNAVAIRPAC 3-M Assessment (grade 96.2%) and the Board of Inspection and Survey in-service inspection. The ship's Quality Assurance Program also received high marks from COMNAVAIRPAC as the "most comprehensive, effective program observed to date on any AIRPAC aircraft carrier."

 

CHAPLAIN DEPARTMENT

 

The Chaplain Department provided religious support through on-line faith group programs, biblical/spiritual studies, video-based studies, a Promise Keepers program, Prayer and Praise Services, and numerous Lay Reader services. In addition to religious services, the Chaplain Department provided quality of life programs in stress management, suicide prevention, recovery groups, and marriage workshops.

 

The Chaplain Department prepared the library for the installation of the Learning Multimedia Resource Center, which will transition the library from a traditionally book only oriented library to a 21 -century leisure and informational electronic media library. The Chaplain Department also coordinated community service events such as Habitat for Humanity, the Holiday Assistance Program, and Navy Marine Corps Relief assistance.

 

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

 

The Legal Department provided legal services to the Commanding Officer, wardroom, and members of the crew. Additionally, Legal processed 49 Summary Courts-martials, 27 Special Courts-martials, six Article 32 investigations, 538 nonjudicial punishment cases, and 208 administrative separations.

 

SAF'ETY DEPARTMENT

 

The Safety Department implemented Operational Risk Management into the ship's daily routine by incorporating briefs for high-risk operations. One hundred Safety Petty Officers qualified in both PQS and the Safety Programs Afloat Course.

 

DENTAL DEPARTMENT

 

A new intraoral x-ray machine, new x-ray processor unit, and a full complement of dentists facilitated attainment of 97% dental readiness for ship's personnel” (Ref. 378B-1997).

 

Chapter X (1 January to 31 December 1997) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1997 YEAR END REPORT, Chapter X, Appendix I

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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)

 

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978-1-365-26038-4