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Welcome Aboard! USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

USS Abraham Lincoln Commanding Officer Capt. Ron Ravelo Executive Officer Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt Command Master Chief CMDCM(AW/SW) Lee Salas

Public Affairs Officer Lt. Cmdr. Tiffani Walker Assistant Public Affairs Officer Ensign Anthony Junco Media Department LCPO Senior Chief Hendrick Dickson Media Department CPO Chief Amy Kirk

Captain Ron Ravelo (right) presents PO3 Nathan Vega as Warrior of the Week. Photo by SN Jean-Gilles

Editor PO3 Derry Todd

Media Department Staff PO1 Mark Logico PO1 Josue Escobosa PO2 Ryan Wampler PO2 Andrew Dean PO3 Derry Todd PO3 Rob Ferrone PO3 Aaron Kiser PO3 Patrick Maher PO3 Juan Cubano SN Ashley Raine Northen SN Jacques-Laurent Jean-Gilles SN Allen Lee SN Matt Herbst SN Jessica Paulauskas SN Clint Davis SN Cody Anderson SN Brandon Davis SN Josiah Pearce Penny Press is an authorized publication for members of the military services and their families. Its contents does not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, or the Marine Corps and does not imply endorsement thereby. Front Cover Photo PO3 Patrick Maher HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 17, 2016) Sailors from the USS Abraham LIncoln pose for a photo during the command holiday party.

Comic by PO1 Mark Logico

Computer Science Legend, Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, Posthumously Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom Story by April Grant, Navy Office of Information

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper, best known for her advancements in computer programming and data processing, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously by President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony Nov. 22. “If Wright is flight, and Edison is light, then Hopper is code,” Obama said of the innovator who he noted was a gutsy and colorful woman who, when she joined the Navy was 15-pounds below military guidelines, yet attained a long and prosperous career. “While the women who pioneered software were often overlooked the most prestigious award for young computer scientists now bear her name,” he said, referring to the annual Grace Murray Hopper Award for Outstanding Young Computer Professionals, established in 1971 by the Association for Computing Machinery. “From cell phones to [U.S.] Cyber Command, we can thank Grace Hopper for opening programming to millions more people, helping to usher in the information age and profoundly shaping our digital world.” To accept the award on Hopper’s behalf was her grand-niece Deborah Murray, who stood alongside the president as the citation was read, “As a child who loved disassembling alarm clocks Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper found her calling early. Known today as the “queen of code” Grace Hopper’s work helped make the coding language more practical and accessible... Amazing Grace was committed to making the language of computer programming more universal. Today we honor her contributions to computer science and the sense of possibility she inspired for the generations of young people.” The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant

public or private endeavors. Twenty-one recipients in total were honored Tuesday. “Today we celebrate extraordinary Americans who have lifted our spirits, strengthened our union, pushed us towards progress. I always love doing this event but this is a particularly impressive class,” Obama said.

161122-N-NO101-111 WASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2016) Capt. Grace Hopper, then head of the Navy Programming Language Section of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, discusses a phase of her work with a staff member in August1976. (U.S. Navy photo by PH2 David C. MacLean Released)

Born in New York Dec. 9, 1906, Hopper attended Vassar College, graduating in 1928 with a degree in mathematics before receiving masters and doctorate degrees in mathematics and physics from Yale University in 1934. In 1943, at the age of 37, she enlisted in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) and the following year was commissioned and assigned to the Bureau of Ordnance Computation Project at Harvard University as a lieutenant junior grade. There, she completed groundbreaking work in computer technology, including producing a model of the electronic computer, the Mark I, and introducing the word “bug” to describe a computer malfunction.

Often referred to as the “mother of computing,” Hopper was instrumental in the creation of (Universal Automatic Computer) UNIVAC, the first all-electronic digital computer. She also invented the first computer compiler and founded a new program language that became a widely used framework for coding languages during the time. Hopper even forecasted the future of computers as being the compact, userfriendly systems they are today. Her achievements spanned a 43-year naval career-earning her the rank of rear admiral in 1985, a level reached by few females at the time, and adding her to the list of longest-serving officers-before officially retiring in 1989. She continued to work in the field until her death Jan. 1, 1992. Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, recalled meeting Hopper as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. “Knowing what she had accomplished and how much the Navy valued her was an inspiration to me.” Tighe, who has described Hopper as a role model, added, “Quite simply, and on many levels, Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper is an inspiration for us all. As a pioneer in computing, as a woman leading the way in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field at a time when that was almost completely unheard of, and as a dedicated naval officer, she paved the way so that all of us who followed could succeed. All of us in the Information Warfare Community owe her our gratitude. The award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is both wellearned and well deserved!” In 1996, the destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) was named in honor of the legend and in October the Naval Academy broke ground on Hopper Hall, which will house the academy’s Center for Cyber Studies. Her other awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and Naval Reserve Medal.




Things to know for

ABANDON SHIP 1. Stay Calm. Do not panic and follow instructions from your senior leaders. your mustering location and debarkation station, which can be 2. Know found in LINCOLNINST 1636.4B, and life raft number assigned in RADM.

3. Know how to don and operate your a bandon ship life preserver. 4.

Listen to the 1MC for vital information such as bearing and range to nearest land, wind direction, water temperature and which side to abandon ship.

long sleeves, soft cover, shoes and do not eat or drink any 5. Wear provisions for the first 24-hours.


Sailors Participate in Turkey Trot 5K Story and photos by Seaman Cody Anderson Lincoln Sailors take off at the start of the Turkey Trot 5k run.


s we approach a holiday known primarily for over-eating, there are some that have decided to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by participating in a healthy challenge and giving back to their community. Sailors from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participated in a Turkey Trot 5K, Nov. 19, at Sandy Bottom park in Newport News, Virginia. The run was organized by the Abraham Lincoln First Class Petty Officers Association as a Thanksgiving-themed event with the intent of giving back to junior Sailors. The run also gave back to the community by waving the entrance fee in lieu of participants donating canned goods. “I wanted us to come out here before Thanksgiving because we normally don’t do much for the holiday,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Lucas Mabe, the event coordinator. “It was a really good way to give back to the junior Sailors and give them something that they can participate in.”

MWR provided prizes for the top three male and female runners as well as a prize for best runner overall. “It was a really good race,” said Seaman Calib Perkins, the top overall runner. “It was a bit tricky with the turns and the directions but, overall, it was great.”

Seaman Calib Perkins rounds a corner as he finishes first in the Turkey Trot 5k.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacqueline Barnaby lines up at the starting line with her daughter, Allie Rodgers, for the Turkey Trot 5k run at Sandy Bottom Nature park.




Lincoln Hosts Families for Thanksgiving Story and photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Juan Cubano


ailors aboard the Nimitzclass aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) hosted more than 50 family members during a Thanksgiving holiday celebration on board Nov. 24 as the ship completes the final stages of its Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH). Thanksgiving brings to mind the many blessings and the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. However, deployments, exercises and duty days often mean Sailors cannot return home for the celebration. With that in mind, leadership worked in conjunction with Newport News Shipbuilding to allow Sailors to bring family members aboard to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal prepared by the ship’s culinary specialists - complete with turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, fresh homemade bread and other dishes. “It’s tradition to invite families onboard to enjoy a Thanksgiving

meal,” said Commanding Officer Capt. Ronald Ravelo. “But as you can see when you walk around the ship today, we have a lot of work going on and we’re working hard to redeliver our ship to the fleet. So we really

A Sailor cuts pie on the mess decks.

appreciate Newport News for helping us allow this to happen.” The ship’s culinary specialists spent weeks planning for the event, hoping the meal would bring a special touch of home to the crew members. “These meals are especially important to us because we want to create a normal Thanksgiving experience for everyone involved,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class (select) Felicity Powell, from Clarksville, Tennessee, “It’s hard to give people that feeling, but we’re all we’ve got, so we do our best.” The families and friends were most appreciative of the homecooked meal as well as the hard work and extra effort of the crew to make the event possible. “The meal was delicious,” said Kevin Reinhart, one of the family members. “Everyone worked so hard to make sure it was a good experience and I’m grateful to be with my loved ones.”


Sailors share a meal on the mess decks.

Senior enlisted leadership serves food during Lincoln’s Thanksgiving celebration.

Capt. Ron Ravelo serves a special Thanksgiving meal to Sailors.

Sailors pose for a photo on the mess decks.

Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Eugene Ruelos carves a prime rib for Sailors during a Thanksgiving celebration.





Lincoln chain of command poses for a photo with the holiday party grand prize winner.

Photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Maher and SN Jacques-Laurent Jean-Gilles

Holiday party participants pose for a photo.

Capt. Ron Ravelo, right, Command Master Chief Lee Salas, left and Fun Boss read a winning raffle ticket.


Capt. Ron Ravelo and Command Master Chief Lee Salas pose for a photo with the newly announced Blue Jacket, Junior Sailor, Sailor, and Senior Sailor of the Year.

Holiday party participants play craps for raffle tickets.

Holiday party participants pose for a photo.

Holiday party participants pose for a photo during a blackjack game.




Petty Officer 3rd Class Angel Vallejo packs up a self-contained breathing apparatus after a fire drill. Photo by SN Jacques-Laurent Jean-Gilles

Capt. Ronald Ravelo, second from left, and Command Master Chief Lee Salas, right, cut a

Petty Officer 2nd Class Bilal Barnes has his blood drawn by Petty Officer 1st

cake with Sailors in honor of National American Indian Month. Photo by SN Jacques-Laurent

Class Curtis Jervier. Photo by SN Cody Anderson



Petty Officer 1st Class Willian Oliveira trains Petty Officer 3rd Class Thierry Alexandre on how to complete a boat report on the port rigid-hull inflatable boat. Photo by SN Jacques-Laurent Jean-Gilles

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jan Garcia operates a sound-powered telephone while overseeing Sailors from supply department. Photo by SN Matt Herbst

Seaman Kent Pontanes, from Fairborn, Ohio, installs a door frame for a mess deck office. Photo by PO3 Aaron Kiser

NMCRS Launches Operation Jingle Program Navy Marine Corps Relief Society announces the start of Operation Jingle 2016. All Hampton Roads area active duty service members are invited to participate in the 24th Annual Operation Jingle. The annual holiday program provides complimentary hotel accommodations to the visiting families of locally stationed service members who are unable to go home for the holidays. Operation Jingle provides a threenight stay in local hotels from 23 – 26 December. To qualify, service members must be stationed and live aboard ships, reside in one of the local barracks or single sailor PPV. Talk with your chain of command or contact CPO Tronchin for more information.

Sailors of the Year Senior Sailor of the Year PO1 (SW/AW/FMF) Tanya N. Burton Sailor of the Year PO2 (SW/AW) Jacob S. Smith Junior Sailor of the Year PO3 (SW/AW) Christopher W. Wade Blue Jacket of the Year SN (AW/SW) Derek M. Johnson

Volunteers Needed Wreaths Across America volunteers are needed. Lincoln Sailors have the opportunity to participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony Dec. 17 at the Hampton National Cemetery in Hampton, Virginia, as a way to show appreciation to those who are no longer with us but are not forgotten. Fifty Lincoln Sailors in service dress blues are needed to assist with laying holiday wreaths at gravesites of veterans Dec 17. If you are interested, please contact CPO Kirk at J-dial 5930, amy.kirk@ or CPO Truex at J-dail 6499, angelique.

Gooligan Malware

Check Point Software Technologies LTD has recently discovered a new malware campaign targeting Gmail accounts that has become known as “Gooligan.” One million Android users are currently affected with another 13,000 being compromised every day. When a device is infected, it allows attackers access to data such as Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, etc. Remember that you should only be downloading apps from verified app stores such as Google Play. Some thirdparty app stores have free versions of paid apps, but their security is not always valid and can lead to vulnerabilities such as this one. If you have any questions or believe your Gmail account is affected, please contact Information Assurance at J-4418 or by email at for further guidance.

Penny Press, Dec. 2, 2016  
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