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What’s your Playlist?

Images of the Week

Asian Pacific Heritage Month



It speaks to how active we stay at sea that when we go a week without winning an award or hosting a country music megastar, pageant winner or high-profile athlete, it feels like we must be on some other ship. Breaks in the action (what do you mean all we have on the schedule this week is work?) provide us with the opportunity to look around us and try to get to know our shipmates. This week, MC3 Godbee profiles Chaplain Duprey, MC3 Oberlin continues his “What’s Your Playlist?” series (DCFN Duron’s list is the best one yet) and ATAN Ruff seems like a Sailor who needs more work to do. For those of us who are ship’s company, before we know it, we’ll be building nests in Virginia. Shortly thereafter, many of us will be looking to begin or continue our education. The Penny Press invites you to begin your search for your first (or next) degree on page 4. Abe did have one party this week: check out the photos from our AsianPacific American Heritage Month celebration on page 12 (before you flip to the baby photos).
















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uwaiti Air Force and U.S. Embassy officials met with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 leadership aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, May 9. The Kuwaiti Ministry of Defence Director of Operations and Plans, Kuwaiti Air Force Maj. Gen. Abdulrazaq Al-Awadhi, and the Defense Attaché of Kuwait City, Brig. Gen. Rick B. Mattson, a U.S. Embassy senior defense official, joined several other Kuwaiti military officials to tour Lincoln and observe maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. The visit was designed to strengthen military-tomilitary relations and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to long-term stability and security in the region. From the ship’s flag bridge and vulture’s row, Kuwaiti military officials and cadets viewed fly-bys as Kuwaiti pilots rode in the backseats of two F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2. The guests also viewed an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of VFA 137 in the ship’s hangar bay. Al-Awadhi said the visit would increase the cadets’ understanding of the importance of Lincoln’s mission in the region. “Many of the cadets in this group have recently graduated,” Al-Awadhi said. “We have been involved with exchange programs in the past, and this embark is to operate with friends in the area. It’s also a great opportunity for the cadets to come out and see this ship.”

U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Timothy D. Godbee

Story and layout by MC3 Timothy D. Godbee


hen Lincoln arrives in Hampton Roads, Sailors with a desire to further their education will want to know where to start and what schools are available to them. The Hampton Roads area boasts more than a dozen colleges and universities that offer nearly every type and level of degree imaginable. Not only does Virginia offer a variety of educational opportunities for Sailors and their families, G.I. Jobs Magazine rates Norfolk State University (NSU), Old Dominion University (ODU) and the College of William and Mary (W&M) among some of the most military-friendly in the country. Three of the area’s schools--Hampton University, ODU and W&M--are members of the National Institute of Aerospace

(NIA). NIA is one of the nation’s leading aerospace research programs that allow students pursuing master and doctorate degrees the opportunity to take classes at over a half dozen colleges up and down the east coast. For prospective student-Sailors looking for a nontraditional school, Tidewater Community College, in Norfolk, and Thomas Nelson Community College, in Hampton, cater to students looking for lower tuitions and more flexible classroom hours. Additionally, East Virginia Medical School in Norfolk offers a variety of medical degrees. There are many more colleges and universities available to Sailors in Virginia. Contact your command career counselor or conduct independent research online for an in-depth look at all the schools that may interest you.

Norfolk State University (NSU) is a public, liberal arts, historically black college (HBC) with roughly 7,000 students in attendance. Located in the heart of Norfolk, NSU offers 36 undergraduate degrees, 15 master’s degrees and two doctorate degrees. NSU shares a Navy ROTC program with other local colleges and also offers an Army ROTC program. For more information, visit www.nsu. edu.

Old Dominion University (ODU) is a public, comprehensive university located in Norfolk. The university offers 70 bachelor’s degrees, 60 master’s degrees and 35 doctorates through its liberal arts, science, technology and professional programs. About 25 percent of the school’s 24,000 students are affiliated with the military and the school offers both Army and Navy ROTC programs. For more information, visit

Hampton University (HU) is a private university with about 5,000 students in attendance. As one of the nation’s most historic and prestigious HBCUs, HU now offers online courses that cater to the busy schedules of active duty military personnel. HU also awards college credits to veterans with at least two years of honorable service to our nation. For more information, visit

The College of William and Mary (W&M) is a university located in Williamsburg. With about 8,000 students in attendance, W&M is ranked as the 6th best public university in the nation. The majority of W&M’s degree programs are focused in arts and science. As the alma mater of Presidents Jefferson, Monroe and Tyler (and Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin), W&M is one of the oldest and most historic schools in the nation. For more information, visit www.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) is a public university located in Newport News. CNU offers a variety of degrees in the science and art fields. CNU also boasts the Joseph W. Luter III College of Business and Leadership, where degrees in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing are offered. CNU offers an Army ROTC progam. For more information, visit

Tidewater Community College (TCC) is a two-year college with campuses in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. TCC has special programs for Sailors stationed in Hampton Roads that allow Sailors to earn credits that can later be transferred to a number of fouryear colleges and universities. TCC also offers a number of associate’s degrees. For more information, visit

PLAYLIST FEATURE: FROM WORKING HARD TO CHILLING OUT Turning Down The BPMs... “What’s On When You Kick Your Feet Up?” Classical, jazz, dub, hip hop, ambient... Whatever it is, these genres typically have a slower pulse than most of the Sailors listening to them. Some people can feel relaxed listening to a punk or techno album, but the science of beats per minute (BPMs) shows that a style like dub, usually working in the realm of 60 to 90 BPMs, takes a listener’s brain waves from an alert state to a meditative, tranquil state of mind (something most Lincoln Sailors need at the end of the day). What’s your playlist when it comes to the art of chilling out? Do you chill to the slow heartbeat of a low bass line, or can you lay back to something rollicking?

LS3 Emily Marien

Simon And Garfunkel

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“Live 1969”

This album brings me home; everything they sing about deals with New York City or something that reminds me of home.



“Anytime Now”

My sister introduced me to Of A Revolution (O.A.R.) when she returned from a summer sea-term cruise for maritime schooling. When it comes to O.A.R., their studio albums are nothing in comparison to their live jam albums.

Janis Joplin


“I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!”

There are a few selected tunes that I get into. Janis gets into the blues; she’s a bit of a sad woman. Not that I’m sad or depressing, but it’s really something else to hear. In Kozmik Blues, if you listen to the words carefully, she says, “people turn away and change.” I feel like that happens to everyone out to sea and I can relate. To me she says, “people change, just keep trucking on.”



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“Live At Stubb’s”

I don’t recall how I came across Hasidic rapper Matisyahu, but I went to one of his shows in Brooklyn, and it was the best live concert I have ever been to. It’s not exactly like listening to a slow Bob Marley reggae tune, but you can definitely bob your head to it.

Johnny Cash



“At Folsom Prison”

He’s singing about jail, and I feel like I’m in there! It was fun singing “Folsom Prison Blues” with my brother and my friends back at home, and now I’m cryin’ when I hear it. I’m terrible with words; when I’m frustrated and can’t get everything out I want to say, this album says it for me.


“Heard anything good lately?”


CS2 Jeffrey Guitroz Sade

“Take Care”

“Contra la Corriente”



Michael Jackson

Lupe Fiasco

Lil’ Wayne

Travis Greene


Soulja Slim

LS3 Terrion Cross

DCFN Nicole Duron

“Good Girl Gone Bad”

“Me Against The World”



“Tha Carter IV”

“Stretching Out”

“The Marshall Mathers LP”

J. Cole

“Years Later... A Few Months After”

Neutral Milk Hotel

“Cole World”

“In The Aeroplane Over The Sea”

Big Punch

Okkervil River





Rick Ross

Say Anthing

“Arizona On Mindz”

“Black Sheep Boy”



“Bring Your A Game”

“In Rainbows”

“God Forbid”

“In Defense Of The Genre” Toby Keith - “Clancy’s Tavern” Cake - “Fashion Nugget” Dragonforce - “Inhumkan Rampage” Clint Black - “Killin’ Time”

- “Dark Side of The Moon”

AT1 Emma Reynolds Pink Floyd

Michael Jackson – “Thriller” Kanye West & Jay Z – “Watch the Throne” Prince – “Purple Rain” Lil Wayne - “Tha Carter IV” Eminem - “Recovery”

CS3 Jeremy P. Pierre

Tool - “Lateralus” Deftones - “Diamond Eyes” Killswitch Engage - “As Daylight Dies” Breaking Benjamin - “Dear Agony” Katy Perry - “Teenage Dream”

LT Chad Arnesen



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U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Joshua Walters

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U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Jonteil Johnson

U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Zachary S. Welch

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U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Kathleen Church

U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Chris Johnson

U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Joshua Walters


ven in this changing world, many people still embark on career paths at a young age and stay on course through retirement. For Lt. David Duprey, the path has been consistent. In 2008, after 20 years of civilian ministry, he readjusted his course ever so slightly when he decided to serve his country and his faith simultaneously. “I considered chaplaincy when I left graduate school in 1988,” said Duprey, a native of Sheridan, Wyo. “The reason I waited was the remote nature of where I lived and the time it would have taken from my family to complete the training.” Duprey made the decision to follow the call to serve when his youngest child graduated high school and left for college. Duprey left for Officer Development School the following week. Before he could attend the school or join the Navy, however, he had to overcome at least one challenge. “I was too old,” he explained. “The age ceiling was 42, and I was 45 when I began the process of application. I had to undergo a special health and fitness screening in order to prove to the Navy I was capable of keeping up.” If there were any doubts whether or not Duprey could “keep U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Jonathan Idle

up,” he has worked hard to dispel them. Duprey has become a project officer for several initiatives, trained in damage control and maintenance material management and currently leads a variety of services and classes on board. Duprey also earned a Fleet Marine Force Chaplain’s warfare pin while serving with a Marine Corps unit prior to reporting to Lincoln in July 2011. “He’s jumped into this job with both feet and landed right up to his neck,” said Cmdr. Denis Cox, Lincoln’s Command Religious Ministries Department head. “He’s come in with a great desire and heart to learn more about being at sea. He loves being a Sailor.” Duprey’s position as a chaplain allows him to assert his love for his country, the people who defend it and his faith all at the same time. “He loves people. It doesn’t matter if you’re the admiral or a brand new recruit, he loves you and you can tell when he’s around you. I firmly believe that that love comes from his love for God,” said Cox. “I wish I had some of his energy.” Even though Duprey didn’t take the beaten path for naval chaplains, he said he joined because he wants to be able to tell Sailors and Marines on the front lines that he appreciates everything they do. From his time with Marines in Afghanistan to spending months at sea with the Lincoln crew, he’s now doing just that. “I’m a little kid in an old man’s body,” he said. “I enjoy almost every aspect of what I do. At this stage in my life, I could be anywhere in the world doing just about anything, but being in uniform serving on this ship is my number one choice.” “When I tell Sailors that I appreciate what they do, I’ve come a long distance to tell them that, and it’s an honor to be here,” said Duprey.

Story by MC3 Timothy D. Godbee

U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Jeremiah Mills

When I tell Sailors that I appreciate what they do, I’ve come a long distance to tell them that, and it’s an honor to be here.


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ailors aboard Lincoln participated in a ceremony to honor Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in the ship’s hangar bay, May 18. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated in the Navy throughout May to educate Sailors about the many different cultures, traditions and histories of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Capt. John D. Alexander, Lincoln’s commanding officer, kicked off the event with a cake-cutting ceremony on the ship’s mess decks followed by a speech welcoming Sailors to the hangar bay ceremony. “Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month supports the diversity we have throughout our country,” said Alexander. “The Lincoln crew is proud to share the variety of cultures through the performances.” After the opening remarks, the ship’s band performed a variety of songs featuring Master Chief Logistics Specialist Joselito Tolentino playing the ukulele. Members of the ship’s diversity council also demonstrated eskrima, the traditional martial arts of the Philippines, and tinikling, a traditional Filipino dance. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is a great way to introduce the Asian culture to the Sailors aboard the ship,” said Logistics Specialist 1st Class MCSA Karolina Martinez MarcelinoStory Tan. by “This month allowsA.people to see the beauty of these extraordinary cultures.”


Story and photos by MCSN Joshua Walters


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Cooper Richard Standafer

Makayla Renee Schulz

Colton Jamison Watson

Savannah Rayn Bowstring

Born: March 14 Time: 12:22 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs., 15 oz. Father: LS3 Jordain Standafer

Born: May 6 Time: 2:56 a.m. Weight: 6 lbs., 14 oz. Length: 18.25 in. Father: ABH3 Brian Watson

Molly Lida Mills

Born: May 12 Time: 6:29 a.m. Weight: 6 lbs., 7 oz. Length: 19.5 in. Father: AZ1 Jeffrey Mills

Born: May 3 Time: 12:42 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs., 8 oz. Length: 19.25 in. Father: IT2 Michael Schulz

Born: May 11 Weight: 8 lbs., 7 oz. Length: 21 in. Father: ABH3 Zachary Bowstring

Alexa Rose Greening Born: May 15 Time: 1:54 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs., 15 oz. Length: 21 in. Father: SHSN J.D. Greening

Know Your Shipmate

Briefly Navy Announces New Uniform Components, Regulations Photo and information by MC3 Amanda L. Kilpatrick

ATAN David H. Ruff AIMD/IM-3


incoln’s primary mission in Operation Enduring Freedom is to provide air support to troops on the ground. Aviation Electronics Technician Airman David H. Ruff tests aircraft equipment and fixes electronic problems to ensure our pilots can complete that mission. Ruff, from Clarksville, Va., joined the military in July 2010, leaving his parents, two brothers, one sister and a dog back home. “I don’t really know why I joined the Navy,” he said. “The idea just popped into my head one day, and I went with it. It was a great decision because I have learned a lot and met some great people.” Ruff is part of Abe’s Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, where he works in Shop 8. His favorite port visit so far has been Thailand. “Stuff was cheaper there, there was so much to do and buy on the streets, and we weren’t in the desert,” he said. “I also liked the feeling of having a couple grand in baht as walking around money. It wasn’t worth that much, but it felt like a lot!” This may be Ruff’s only deployment, so he wants to make the best of it. “My goals for this deployment are to earn my Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist pin and to give 250 random people nicknames,” he said. “So far I have only given out 160.” At this point, Ruff doesn’t plan on reenlisting. He enjoys just going with the flow and seeing where life takes him. “I don’t know what I will do when I get out. I don’t really think of the future that much other than the far future with flying cars and jet packs,” he said. “I’ll probably do something good and fun. Sometimes I just feel like a leaf in the wind when I make my decisions.”


AVADMIN 164/12, released May 18, announced the chief of naval operations’ (CNO) approval of a number of changes to uniforms and uniform wear policy. “These uniform changes are the direct result of Sailor and leadership feedback,” said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy. An improved design of the male E1E6 Service Dress Blue (SDB) Uniform, incorporating a side zipper on the jumper and a hidden center zipper on the trousers, is approved. The uniform is scheduled to begin distribution in October 2015, at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, and Fleet availability is expected by October 2018. Specific details regarding fleet availability will be announced in a future NAVADMIN. The E1-E6 men’s and women’s Service Dress White (SDW) jumper approved design improvements include incorporating a side zipper, front and rear yoke, Navy blue piping on the flap, and sleeve cuffs with Navy blue piping and button fasteners. Introduction of the new E1-E6 SDW will begin October 2015, at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. Fleet roll out will begin by October 2018. Specific details regarding Fleet availability will be announced in a future NAVADMIN. The contemporary design for Service Dress Khaki (SDK) is approved for optional wear. Detailed guidance on the occasion for wear and Fleet availability will be announced in a future NAVADMIN. A number of changes to the Navy flight suit occasion and manner of wear are contained in the NAVADMIN, including changes to the approved colors for undershirts and aligning the manner of wear of the one-piece flight suit with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I.

(source: VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 19


May 25, 2012--Penny Press  

Penny Press is the USS Abraham Lincoln's command newspaper. It is used to distribute news to the crew and their families.

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