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) JANUARY, 1 1992 REPORT

 

Mission. To support and operate Naval tactical and support aircraft at sea, maintain open sea lanes for maritime traffic, project power both at sea and ashore, and provide a formidable strike option in response to national tasking. Abraham Lincoln also serves as a command and control platform, able to direct and support full battle group operations. Wherever it goes, Abraham Lincoln serves as a symbol of U.S. resolve to provide a sea-based deterrent to threats of national interest.

 

Abraham Lincoln is a member of the Nimitz class of aircraft carriers, which are the world's largest warships. Displacing nearly 100,000 tons, she is home to more than 5,500 sailors and Marines while underway, as well as approximately 80 combat and support aircraft. The ship was named in honor of the nation's sixteenth and, arguably, its greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and is the second ship of the line to bear the name. Abraham Lincoln is the Navy's fifth Nimitz class carrier and was built at a cost of $3 billion. The 1st of January 1992 found Abraham Lincoln in its homeport of Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, having recently returned from its maiden deployment” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Security Division commences transfer from Administrative Department to Legal Department” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

Bay area Boy Scouts tour USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on 4 January 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Communications Department assumed net control of bi-weekly Bay Area communications drills for COMCARGRU 3 on 5 January 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted a Command Safety Standdown on 6 January 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) remained at Naval Air Station, Alameda, California from from 25 November 1991 to 14 January 1992. Command Safety Standdown conducted world wide SHF STU-III conference call through USCINCPAC switchboard with 7 flagships underway in four ocean areas on the 15th” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 15 January 1992, for Refresher Training for CVW-11 in the Southern California (Socal) area of operation (AOO)” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted an ammunition offload with USS Maunakea Kea (AE-22) on 15 January 1992, and Refresher Training for CVW-11 in the in the Southern California (Socal) area of operation (AOO) from 15 to 16 January 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulled in for a port call at Long Beach, Ca. on 17 January 1992, conducting an ammunition offload with USS Maunakea Kea (AE-22) on 15 January 1992, and Refresher Training for CVW-11 in the in the Southern California (Socal) area of operation (AOO) from 15 to 16 January 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) made a port call at Long Beach, Calif. from 17 to 20 January 1992: Over 20,000 people visited the ship from 18 to 19 January 1992 and then conducted Carrier Qualifications for Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRS) in the Southern Californian operating area (SOCAL OPAREA)” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) commenced open house for the general public in Long Beach, Ca., hosting over 20,000 visitors on 18 January 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

"Sunset Review" aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was conducted by Marine Detachment Silent Drill Team while inport Long Beach, Ca. 20 January 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Long Beach, Ca. on 21 January 1992, visiting from 17 to 20 January 1992. Ship conducts open house for general public in Long Beach, Ca., hosting over 20,000 visitors from 18 to 19 January 1992. "Sunset Review" conducted by Marine Detachment Silent Drill Team while inport Long Beach, Ca. 20 January 1992. On the 21st, first two Stress Management Facilitators qualified” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

On the 21st, first two Stress Management Facilitators qualified, regular classes commence on board USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and from 21 to 24 January 1992 – 9013 Inspection, achieved outstanding on A & I drill” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

On the 26th January 1992, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted ammunition offload with USS Mount Hood (AE-29), completed annual Command Assessment, the first under the direction of the Command Equal Opportunity Program Specialists and membership increased on the Command Assessment Team from 9 to 20 January 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) hosts 34 diplomats and military officials, all members of the Foreign Service Institute Senior Seminar on 27 January 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) offloaded ammunition with ammunition ship USS Mauna Kea (AE-22) from 15 to 16 January 1992 and offloaded ordnance with ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-29) and conducted CQs for FRS in the SOCAL OPAREA from 21 to 29 January 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 30 January 1992, conducting Refresher Training for CVW-11 from 15 to 16 January 1992 and a an ammunition offload with USS Maunakea Kea (AE-22) on 15 January 1992, making a port call at Long Beach, Ca. from 17 to 20 January 1992, departing on the 21st. Ship conducted open house for general public in Long Beach, Ca., hosting over 20,000 visitors from 18 to 19 January 1992. "Sunset Review" conducted by Marine Detachment Silent Drill Team while inport Long Beach, Ca. 20 January 1992. Security Division transferred from Administrative Department to Legal Department in January 1992. Abraham Lincoln conducted FRS CQ’s in the Southern California (Socal) area of operation (AOO) from to 21 to 29 January 1992. On the 21st, first two Stress Management Facilitators qualified, regular classes commence on board and from 21 to 24 January 1992 – 9013 Inspection, achieved outstanding on A & I drill. On the 26th January 1992, Abraham Lincoln conducted ammunition offload with USS Mount Hood (AE-29), completed annual Command Assessment, the first under the direction of the Command Equal Opportunity Program Specialists and membership increased on the Command Assessment Team from 9 to 20 January 1992. Ship hosts 34 diplomats and military officials, all members of the Foreign Service Institute Senior Seminar on 27 January 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

“The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) established their Integrated Service Branch, which consisted of 169 (E-3 and below) sailors who filled 90-day temporary assignments as food service attendants, laundrymen and stateroom cleaners. The branch placed all new sailors of these rates or below into a common pool, which ensured that junior sailors did not have to participate in more then one such temporary assignment in February 1992” (Ref. 378A).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) hosted a regional meeting of the Navy League in Hanger Bay No. 2, which 300 people attended on 8 February 1992 while at Naval Air Station, Alameda, California” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) hosted a dinner and awards ceremony for 125 Eagle Scouts in Hangar Bay #2 and in Wardroom #3 on 11 February 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Birthday Party was held at the Oakland Convention Center for the crew on 14 February 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Fast Cruise on 27 February 1992. In February 1992, Abraham Lincoln celebrates Black History Month with various events, including essay contest and library display; Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) (IM3 Division) off-loaded 2000 Aircraft Armament Equipment pool items and Supply Department creates Integrated Service Branch consisting of 169 (E-3 and below) personnel to fill 90-day TAD assignments as Food service Attendants, laundry man, and stateroom cleaners. New branch places all new E-3 and below arrivals into a common pool, ensuring that junior personnel do not participate in more than one such TAD period” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

“At 9 p.m. EST on 27 February 1992, President George Bush declared Kuwait had been liberated and Operation Desert Storm would end at midnight” (Ref. 1-Ranger & 72).

 

“On 21 April 1992, in harmony with other World War II 50th Anniversary festivities, USS Ranger (CV-61) participated in the commemorative re-enactment of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Japan. Two World War II-era B-25 bombers were craned on board and over 1,500 guests (including national, local and military media) were embarked to witness the two vintage warbirds thunder down Ranger's flight deck and take off” (Ref. 1-Ranger & 72).

 

COMCARGRU THREE Change of Command was held aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in Hangar Bay 2. RADM Dantone relieves RADM Wright on 24 April 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

“On 26 August 1992, President George H. W. Bush announced that the United States and its allies had informed Iraq that in 24 hours Allied aircraft would fly surveillance missions in southern Iraq and were prepared to shoot down any Iraqi aircraft flying south of the 32nd parallel. The action was precipitated by Iraq's failure to comply with U.N. Resolution 688 which demanded that the Iraqi government stop the repression of its Shiite population in southern Iraq” (Ref. 1-Independence & 72).

 

“Persian Gulf allies began to enforce the ban on Iraqi planes from flying south of the 32nd parallel on 27 August in Operation Southern Watch. Any Iraqi planes that violated the ban would be shot down. Twenty Navy aircraft from CVW-5 aboard USS Independence (CV-62) in the Persian Gulf were the first coalition aircraft on station over Iraq as Operation Southern Watch began. Southern Watch was the enforcement of a ban on Iraqi warplanes and helicopters from flying south of the 32nd parallel” (Ref. 1-Independence & 72).

 

“On 27 August 1992, aircraft from USS Saratoga (CV-60) and USS Independence (CV-62), both in the Arabian Gulf, began enforcing the no-fly zone south of the 32nd parallel in Iraq under Operation Southern Watch. Any Iraqi warplanes violating that airspace would be shot down. This was to prevent the Iraqis from attacking Shiite Moslem ethnic groups in the marshes of southern Iraq” (Ref. 1-Independence & 72).

 

“Expanded peacekeeping in Somalia began after the failure of UNOSOM I accompanied by the specter of 500,000 Somalis dead from famine by the fall of 1992 and hundreds of thousands more in danger of dying. Clan violence in Somalia interfered with international famine relief efforts, and President Bush sent American troops to protect relief workers in a new operation called Restore Hope.

 

The US-led coalition approved by the Security Council in December 1992 had a mandate of protecting humanitarian operations and creating a secure environment for eventual political reconciliation. At the same time, it had the authority to use all necessary means, including military force. A joint and multinational operation, Restore Hope--called UNITAF (unified task force)--was a US-led, UN-sanctioned operation that included protection of humanitarian assistance and other peace-enforcement operations” (Ref. 515).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California from 26 March through 7 September while SRA-92 unfolded. During this time, a temporary 350-man SRA Department was formed to administer and coordinate all projects associated with the availability, including extensive self-help projects, fire watch responsibilities, contractor work throughout the ship, and shipyard work packages” (Ref. 72, 84A, 377, 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1992 Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) (26 March to 7 September 1992) full report is located in Chapter V, Appendix I.

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 8 September 1992, for Sea Trials in the NOCAL OPAREA, setting out to test her new repairs and renovations” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) U/W portion of FDC completed in record time with all 20 high capacity fog foam stations and all hose reel stations evaluated as fully operational from 8 to 9 September 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Super Rapid Blooming Off Board Chaff Launching System (SRBOC) fired 48 practice rounds, and successfully completed structural test firings for certification on 10 September 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted UNREP with USS Wichita (AOR-1) and was diverted to fishing vessel in distress (New Star I). Return to homeport delayed one day due to SAR efforts on 11 September 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 11 September 1992, conducting Sea Trials in the NOCAL OPAREA, testing her new repairs and renovations from 8 to 11 September 1992. U/W portion of FDC completed in record time with all 20 high capacity fog foam stations and all hose reel stations evaluated as fully operational from 8 to 9 September 1992. Super Rapid Blooming Off Board Chaff Launching System (SRBOC) fired 48 practice rounds, and successfully completed structural test firings for certification on 10 September 1992. Abraham Lincoln conducted UNREP with USS Wichita (AOR-1) and was diverted to fishing vessel in distress (New Star I). Return to homeport delayed one day due to SAR efforts on 11 September 1992. Abraham Lincoln conducted Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California from 26 March to 7 September 1992. As reported in Command History Report for 1992, the Official end of Abraham Lincoln SRA-92 was on 20 August 1992, during which time CPO berthing rehab. project completed. Ship's ventilation system cleaning and upgrading project finished. However, SNAIAS certification, Fast cruise to operationally test SRA-92 work package, SRA rehabilitation of both Training Department classrooms completed, giving the ship a valid full-time training capacity for the first time, inport section of flight deck recertification and Fast cruise were accomplished after the 20th of August and before Sea Trials commenced, remaining in homeport through 7 September while SRA-92 unfolded, while EM1 certification is scheduled to be complete on 12 September 1992)” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) achieved it’s SNAIAS certification from 24 August to 12 September 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

Initiation of 14 new Chief Petty Officers aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and Promotion of 15 new Senior Chiefs and 7 new Master Chiefs occurred on 16 September 1992. In addition, the Second group of Command Advancement Program (CAP) selectees promoted the same day consisted of 1 E-6, 3 E-5, 9 E-4). IM4 completed the rehabilitation of support equipment at COMNAVAIRPAC Rework Facility, NAS Alameda, Ca. on the 16th as well” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

“After a brief stay at Naval Air Station, Alameda, California from 11 to 20 September 1992, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) got down to the real business of aircraft carriers by embarking ACAN and PALS certifications, and as well, firing of the NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System (NSSMS) on 21 September 1992. Abraham Lincoln began her participation in a unique Navy experiment to ban smoking on board on 21 September 1992. New ship-wide smoking cessation program kicks off by making berthing compartments off-limits to smoking. The service issued the controversial instructions to protect crewmembers’ health and to cut costs for Morale, Welfare and Recreation funding. The Navy intended to eliminate smoking during a two-year trial period of gradual conversion, and initiated the program by making berthing compartments off-limits to smoking. As planners expected, sailors and marines greeted the endeavor with mixed but strong emotions, as non-smokers praised the move and smokers resented what they considered an infringement upon them, with some crewmembers continuing to smoke illegally due to their habits and from resentment” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Refresher Training in the SOCAL OPAREA for Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN from 21 to 22 September 1992. NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System (NSSMS) completed a successful skin-to-skin firing against a Towed Dummy Unit (TDU) with system #2. on 22 September 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) made a precision anchorage, Coronado Roads, achieved TACAN certification, began PALS certification and moored at Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California on 23 September 1992, conducting Refresher Training in the SOCAL OPAREA for Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN from 21 to 22 September 1992. NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System (NSSMS) completed a successful skin-to-skin firing against a Towed Dummy Unit (TDU) with system #2. on 22 September 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

“After a short port visit to Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California from 23 to 26 September 1992, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) got underway for operations in SOCAL OPAREA on 27 September 1992. Major pierside JP-5 onload (2,011,000 gallons) at NAS North Island from 23 to 25 September 1992. After departure, Lincoln made a precision anchorage, Coronado Roads the same day” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) achieved PALS certification from 23 to 28 September 1992. In September, accomplishments included resurfacing 80,000 square feet of nonskid on the hangar deck; Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) (IM4 Division) milestones: (IM2 Division) - Recertified NOAP Lab within 30 days of completion of major SRA rework. Oil lab returned to full-mission capable status in minimal time. Successfully accomplished the complete rehabilitation and calibration of the jet engine test cell facility, allowing for improved trouble shooting and repair capabilities for air wing assets. (IM3 Division) - Reworked constant speed drive test stand (CSD/S). AN/APM-457 transmitter bench modified for S-3B support. Additional Hybrid Test station (HTS) Test Program Sets (TPS) increased F-14A and S-3B support. Due to downsizing and new deckload, the ship's updated AVCAL resulted in 20,100 line items of excess stock material worth $61.1 million. By the end of the year, 15,600 of these line items worth $46.8 million had been offloaded. The Post Office was selected as test platform for the Integrated Retail Terminals (IRT) by COMNAVCOMTELCOM Washington, D.C. The IRT is a computerized scale system used by the U.S. Postal Service. Shipboard test of feasibility for further use by afloat units began immediately and ACDS operational program was updated, which allowed for a more diversified interface between separate combat systems” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 1 October 1992, conducting Abandon ship drill prior to return to port and while underway conducted 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). Abraham Lincoln crewmembers began there underway period by participating in a unique Navy experiment to ban smoking on board on 21 Sep./ 1992. New ship-wide smoking cessation program kicks off by making berthing compartments off-limits to smoking. The service issued the controversial instructions to protect crewmembers’ health and to cut costs for Morale, Welfare and Recreation funding. The Navy intended to eliminate smoking during a two-year trial period of gradual conversion, and initiated the program by making berthing compartments off-limits to smoking. As planners expected, sailors and marines greeted the endeavor with mixed but strong emotions, as non-smokers praised the move and smokers resented what they considered an infringement upon them, with some crewmembers continuing to smoke illegally due to their habits and from resentment. Abraham Lincoln conducted Refresher Training in the SOCAL OPAREA for Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN from 21 to 22 Sep. 1992. NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System (NSSMS) completed a successful skin-to-skin firing against a Towed Dummy Unit (TDU) with system #2. on 22 Sep. 1992. Abraham Lincoln made a precision anchorage, Coronado Roads, achieved TACAN certification, began PALS certification and moored at Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California on 23 Sep. 1992, After a short port visit to Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California from 23 to 26 September 1992, Abraham Lincoln got underway for operations in SOCAL OPAREA on 27 Sep. 1992. Major pierside JP-5 onload (2,011,000 gallons) at NAS North Island from 23 to 25 Sep. 1992. After departure, Lincoln made a precision anchorage, Coronado Roads the same day. Abraham Lincoln achieved PALS certification from 23 to 28 Sep. 1992. In Sep., accomplishments included resurfacing 80,000 square feet of nonskid on the hangar deck; Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) (IM4 Division) milestones: (IM2 Division) - Recertified NOAP Lab within 30 days of completion of major SRA rework. Oil lab returned to full-mission capable status in minimal time. Successfully accomplished the complete rehabilitation and calibration of the jet engine test cell facility, allowing for improved trouble shooting and repair capabilities for air wing assets. (IM3 Division) - Reworked constant speed drive test stand (CSD/S). AN/APM-457 transmitter bench modified for S-3B support. Additional Hybrid Test station (HTS) Test Program Sets (TPS) increased F-14A and S-3B support. Due to downsizing and new deckload, the ship's updated AVCAL resulted in 20,100 line items of excess stock material worth $61.1 million. By the end of the year, 15,600 of these line items worth $46.8 million had been offloaded. The Post Office was selected as test platform for the Integrated Retail Terminals (IRT) by COMNAVCOMTELCOM Washington, D.C. The IRT is a computerized scale system used by the U.S. Postal Service. Shipboard test of feasibility for further use by afloat units began immediately and ACDS operational program was updated, which allowed for a more diversified interface between separate combat systems” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

“After returning to homeport of Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 1 October, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) hosted a Family Day Cruise on 2 October 1992 (Out/In NOCAL OPAREA), during which thousands of dependents and friends were treated to a day aboard the ship while underway in the NOCAL OPAREA. This “show and tell” spirit was continued just a week later as the ship participated in Fleet Week, San Francisco's annual salute to the sea services” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 9 October 1992, for operations in the NOCAL OPAREA, in port Naval Air Station, Alameda, California from 3 to 8 October 1992, satisfactorily completing it’s first joint TYCOM Quality Assurance Audit from 5 to 8 October 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

“Leaving homeport of Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 9 October 1992, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned the following day to lead the Fleet Week Parade of Ships under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay on 10 October 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) led 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” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

“While in port Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) hosted over 10,000 guests for tours and views of static displays as she moored at NAS Alameda from 11 to 12 October 1992, conducting open house for general public as part of Fleet Week, having led the Fleet Week Parade of Ships under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay on 10 October 1992, arriving homeport of NAS Alameda in the late afternoon of the same day, conducting Fleet Week Parade from 9 to 10 October 1992. Ship coordinates, Day in the Park picnic at Golden Gate Park for all Fleet Week participants on the 11th. Over 3,000 people attend. Ship hosts members of foreign military attaché corps from the Pentagon for tour and reception on the 12th. 60 members of corps attend” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 14 October 1992, for Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRS) and CVW-11 Carrier Qualifications (CQ’s), as well as a major evaluation of the ship's damage control capabilities operating in the NOCAL and SOCAL OPAREA’s, during which time the ship will conduct TSTA (Tailored Ship's Training Availability) lB/2/3/Final Evaluation Period (FEP) and firing of her Phalanx 20 millimeter Close In Weapons System (CIW S) will take place, in port Alameda from 10 to 14 October 1992. Abraham Lincoln conducted Ammunition onload from USS Kiska (AE-35) after departure on the 14th” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-11 (NH)

(14 October to 13 November 1992)

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-11

NH

14 Oct 1992

13 Nov 1992

Training Operations

31-days

Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRS) Carrier Qualifications (CQ’s), as well as a major evaluation of the ship's damage control capabilities operating in the NOCAL and SOCAL OPAREA’s, during which time the ship conducted TSTA (Tailored Ship's Training Availability) lB/2/3/Final Evaluation Period (FEP) and firing of her Phalanx 20 millimeter Close In Weapons System (CIW S) took place.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-213

Black Lions -

Fighter Squadron

Grumman - Tomcat -    Jet Fighter -

NH200

F-14A

VMFA-314

Black Knights - Marine Fighter Attack Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet -

Jet Strike Fighter

NH200

FA-18A

VFA-22

Fighting Redcocks -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet -

Jet Strike Fighter

NH300

FA-18C / NFA-18C

VFA-94

Mighty Shrikes -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet -

Jet Strike Fighter

NH400

FA-18C / NFA-18C

VA-95

Green Lizards -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NH500

A-6E / KA-6D

VAW-117

Wallbangers -

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600

E-2C

HS-6

Indians - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine &  Search and Rescue

610

SH-3H / HH-60A

VAQ-135

Black Ravens -

Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

620

EA-6B

VS-29

Dragonfires - Air Anti-Submarine Squadron or

Lockheed - Viking -

Anti-Submarine

700

S-3B

Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRS) and CVW-11 Carrier Qualifications (CQ’s).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) anchored, Coronado Roads; FRS/ATG and CVW-11 VOD off/on 22 October 1992, commencing TSTA (Tailored Ship's Training Availability) lB/2/3/Final Evaluation Period (FEP)” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) anchored, Coronado Roads on 24 October 1992 for a short time” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted firing of her Phalanx 20 millimeter Close In Weapons System (CIWS) Mounts 23 and 24, against a towed dummy unit on 27 October 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

“During an underway replenishment with replenishment oiler USS Wichita (AOR-1) USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) received her 30 millionth gallon of JP-5 aviation fuel on 29 October 1992. In October, accomplishments included Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) (IM4 Division) milestones: (IM2 Division) - Designed and installed an overboard LOX vent/drain system, which significantly reduced the hazards associated with handling and maintenance of liquid oxygen system converters. System is being adopted for fleet-wide use. Instituted Emergency Reclamation Team procedures in support of embarked air wing. Efforts improved efficiency of corrosion control treatment while simultaneously ensuring timely disposition of aircraft parts and equipment during time critical phases of emergency reclamation evolutions. AIMD IM3 Division - Night Attack IATS AN/ASM-686 test bench was updated for SLAM and Harpoon testing capabilities. New VAST TPSs increased S-3B support.The Supply creates Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) workcenter to centralize the collection of all HAZMAT, with the goal of reducing the amount of HAZMAT in workspaces as well as saving money through the reissue of turned-in materials. Personnel off ice initiates ship-wide installation of Automated Manpower Management Program (AMMP), a computerized system of handling personnel administration at the divisional level. Full implementation completed by the end of the year” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted firing of her Phalanx 20 millimeter Close In Weapons System (CIWS) Mounts 21 and 22 completed successful firing against a Towed Dummy Unit (TDU on 2 November 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Ammunition onload from Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook on 4 November 1992 and UNREP with USNS John Ericsson (T-A0-194) on 5 November 1992. Completed final School of the Ship Class on the 4th” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Ammunition onload with USS Kisxa (AE-35) on 11 November 1992 and Ammunition onload with USS Kisxa (AE-35) on 12 November 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Final Evaluation Period (FEP) from 7 to 10 November 1992 finds all areas of DC satisfactory. Marine Corps 217th Birthday celebration in Hangar Bay 2 on the 10th” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) crewmembers holds flight deck formation involving approximately 1,000 crewmembers to spell out “Beat Army” on the flight deck in preparation for the Army-Navy football game from 12 to 13 November 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted TSTA (Tailored Ship's Training Availability) lB/2/3/Final Evaluation Period (FEP); 69 of 71 DC drills completed for an average of 90.2 percent from 22 October to 13 November 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 13 November 1992, conducting Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRS) and CVW-11 Carrier Qualifications (CQ’s), as well as a major evaluation of the ship's damage control capabilities operating in the NOCAL and SOCAL OPAREA’s, during which time the ship conducted TSTA (Tailored Ship's Training Availability) lB/2/3/Final Evaluation Period (FEP) and firing of her Phalanx 20 millimeter Close In Weapons System (CIW S) took place. As is her norm, the ship accomplished both in superb fashion. Abraham Lincoln conducted Ammunition onload from USS Kiska (AE-35) after departure on 14 October 1992. Abraham Lincoln anchored, Coronado Roads; FRS/ATG and CVW-11 VOD off/on 22 October 1992, commencing TSTA lB/2/3/ FEP and on the 24th anchored, Coronado Roads for a short time and then Abraham Lincoln’s Phalanx 20 millimeter Close In Weapons System (CIWS) Mount 23 and 24 completed a successful firing against a Towed Dununy Unit (TDU) on 27 October 1992. During an underway replenishment with replenishment oiler USS Wichita (AOR-1) Abraham Lincoln received her 30 millionth gallon of JP-5 aviation fuel on 29 October 1992. In October, accomplishments included Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) milestones: (IM2 Division) - Designed and installed an overboard LOX vent/drain system, which significantly reduced the hazards associated with handling and maintenance of liquid oxygen system converters. System is being adopted for fleet-wide use. Instituted Emergency Reclamation Team procedures in support of embarked air wing. Efforts improved efficiency of corrosion control treatment while simultaneously ensuring timely disposition of aircraft parts and equipment during time critical phases of emergency reclamation evolutions. (IM3 Division) - Night Attack IATS AN/ASM-686 test bench was updated for SLAM and Harpoon testing capabilities. New VAST TPSs increased S-3B support.The Supply creates Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) workcenter to centralize the collection of all HAZMAT, with the goal of reducing the amount of HAZMAT in workspaces as well as saving money through the reissue of turned-in materials. Personnel off ice initiates ship-wide installation of Automated Manpower Management Program (AMMP), a computerized system of handling personnel administration at the divisional level. Full implementation completed by the end of the year. Abraham Lincoln conducted firing of her Phalanx 20 millimeter Close In Weapons System (CIWS) Mounts 21 and 22 completed successful firing against a Towed Dummy Unit (TDU on 2 November 1992 and conducted Ammunition onload from Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook on 4 November 1992 and UNREP with USNS John Ericsson (T-A0-194) on 5 November 1992. Completed final School of the Ship Class on the 4th. Abraham Lincoln conducted Ammunition onload with USS Kisxa (AE-35) on 11 November 1992 and Ammunition onload with USS Kisxa (AE-35) on 12 November 1992. Abraham Lincoln conducted FEP from 7 to 10 November 1992 finds all areas of DC satisfactory. Marine Corps 217th Birthday celebration in Hangar Bay 2 on the 10th. Abraham Lincoln crewmembers holds flight deck formation involving approximately 1,000 crewmembers to spell out “Beat Army” on the flight deck in preparation for the Army-Navy football game from 12 to 13 November 1992. Abraham Lincoln conducted TSTA lB/2/3/ FEP; 69 of 71 DC drills completed for an average of 90.2 percent from 22 October to 13 November 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) commenced the ship's first two I-Division pilot courses for newly reported personnel (52 sailors attended) on 19 November 1992 and from 19 to 20 November 1992 COMNAVAIRPAC Weapons Safety Assistance Team (WSAT) visited” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) sent a weapons detachment to support CVW-11 at Fallon on 28 November 1992. In November 1992, accomplishments included the preparation for deployment, Medical Department tested over 1800 members for HIV and tuberculosis; resurfaced 80,000 square feet of nonskid on the hangar deck; All IM3 Division Linkless Ammunition Loading System (LALS) were reworked by Teleflex Incorporation; Ship received 20 new reprographic copiers for installation in various workcenters and relocated LS-654 from CDC to CATCC” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) established first SHF to NAVCOMPARS full duplex termination from an underway ship on 1 December 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

“On 3 December 1992, the U.N. Security Resolution 794 authorized the U.S. led intervention "to use all necessary means to establish a secure environment for humanitarian relief operations in Somalia as soon as possible” (Ref. 515).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) first underway unit to access CNO Flag Officer E-mail system via cellular phone and INMARSAT on 5 December 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

“Following a stay in homeport of Naval Air Station, Alameda, California from 13 November to 7 December 1992, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) got underway to continue FRS CQ’s in SOCAL OPAREA once again, during which time Pearl Harbor Day ceremony was conducted on hangar deck in conjunction with Pearl Harbor Survivors Association before getting underway. Over 300 people attend was hosted for a one-day visit. Abraham Lincoln accessed the CNO flag officer e-mail system via cellular telephone and satellite communications for the first time on 7 December 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-11 (NH)

(1 to 16 December 1992)

 

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-11

NH

7 Dec 1992

16 Dec 1992

Training Operations

10-days

FRS CQ’s in SOCAL OPAREA once again, during which time Pearl Harbor Day ceremony was conducted on hangar deck in conjunction with Pearl Harbor Survivors Association before getting underway. Over 300 people attend was hosted for a one-day visit. Abraham Lincoln accessed the CNO flag officer e-mail system via cellular telephone and satellite communications for the first time on 7 December 1992.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-213

Black Lions -

Fighter Squadron

Grumman - Tomcat -    Jet Fighter -

NH200

F-14A

VMFA-314

Black Knights - Marine Fighter Attack Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet -

Jet Strike Fighter

NH200

FA-18A

VFA-22

Fighting Redcocks -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet -

Jet Strike Fighter

NH300

FA-18C / NFA-18C

VFA-94

Mighty Shrikes -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet -

Jet Strike Fighter

NH400

FA-18C / NFA-18C

VA-95

Green Lizards -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NH500

A-6E / KA-6D

VAW-117

Wallbangers -

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600

E-2C

HS-6

Indians - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine &  Search and Rescue

610

SH-3H / HH-60A

VAQ-135

Black Ravens -

Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

620

EA-6B

VS-29

Dragonfires - Air Anti-Submarine Squadron or

Lockheed - Viking -

Anti-Submarine

700

S-3B

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

 

“On 9 December 1992, the United States Marines came shore in Mogadishu and quickly established an expeditionary infrastructure to facilitate security and the delivery of food to the starving Somalis” (Ref. 515).

U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming visited USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on 9 December 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) catapult #1 logged its 14,000th shot on 10 December 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

COMNAVAIRPAC 3-M Assistance visited USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) from 7 to 11 December 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

“On 11 December 1992, the Marines established a Civil Military Operations Center (CMOC) and collected it with the U.N.’s Humanitarian Operations Center (HOC). By doing this, the CMOC quickly became the national focus point for NGO/U.S. military coordination” (Ref. 515).

 

“On 12 December 1992, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) arresting gear engine #3 logged its 11,000th trap” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) hosted Media members from A & E television network visit ship to film footage for upcoming TV series "Air Combat 11" from 13 to 14 December 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

“Two days after arresting gear engine no. 3 logged its 11,000th trap, catapult no. 2 recorded its 7,000th launch on the 14 December 1992, and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) noted her 28,000th trap on the same day” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

“Having successfully conducted CQ’s for FRS in SOCAL OPAREA from 8 to 15 December 1992, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) returned to Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 16 December 1992 to begin holiday leave periods and close out the year, conducting Command DUI Safety Standdown upon arrival. Abraham Lincoln Pearl Harbor Day ceremony was conducted on hangar deck in conjunction with Pearl Harbor Survivors Association before getting underway. Over 300 people attend was hosted for a one-day visit. Abraham Lincoln accessed the CNO flag officer e-mail system via cellular telephone and satellite communications for the first time on 7 December 1992. U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming visited Abraham Lincoln on 9 December 1992. Abraham Lincoln catapult #1 logged its 14,000th shot on 10 December 1992. COMNAVAIRPAC 3-M Assistance visited Abraham Lincoln from 7 to 11 December 1992. On 12 December 1992, Abraham Lincoln arresting gear engine #3 logged its 11,000th trap. Abraham Lincoln hosted Media members from A & E television network visit ship to film footage for upcoming TV series "Air Combat 11" from 13 to 14 December 1992. Two days after arresting gear engine no. 3 logged its 11,000th trap, catapult no. 2 recorded its 7,000th launch on the 14 December 1992, and Abraham Lincoln noted her 28,000th trap on the same day” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

Weapons Detachment from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was dispatched in support of CVW-11 weapons detachment to NAS Fallon, Nevada from 28 November to 18 December 1992” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted ammunition onload at Pier 3, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 22 December 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) remained in port at from 16 to 31 December 1992” (Ref. 378B-1992).

 

 

 

 

Chapter V

(1 January to 31 December 1992)

 

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

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

 

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

(24 April 1980)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

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

 

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

 

Book ISBN NO.

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978-1-329-19945-3

 

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

 

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

(10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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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) -

 

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

 

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

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-55111-4

 

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

 

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

6 May 2003)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-73794-7

 

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

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History Vol. II

(7 May 2003 to 13 January 2010)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

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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)

 

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

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History of

Refueling and Complex

Overhaul (RCOH)

(1 January 2013 to 2017

Sea Trials) Volume IV

 

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

 

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

 

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978-1-4276-0465-1

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

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

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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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