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USS Abraham Lincoln

Welcome Aboard! USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

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 Editor SN Ashley Raine Northen

Capt. Ronald Ravelo (right) presents a Warrior of the Week award to Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacqueline Barnaby. Photo by SN Jacques-Laurent Jean-Gilles

Berry and Lincoln

Comic by PO1 Mark Logico

Media Department Staff PO1 Mark Logico PO1 Josue Escobosa PO2 Ryan Wampler PO2 Andrew Dean PO3 Rob Ferrone PO3 Aaron Kiser PO3 Patrick Maher PO3 Juan Cubano PO3 Derry Todd SN Brandon Davis 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 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 D. Maher SNPatrick Matt Herbst Sailors assigned to the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Sept. 30, 2016)stand PettyinOfficer during a uniforn inspection 3rdformation Class Samuel L. Kruse, from Puyallup,atWash., Memorial Park on Langley Air Force conducts aluminum tig welding on an Base. oil sample rack aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

Navy’s MUOS-5 Satellite Reaches Orbit From Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public Affairs SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Navy’s fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite has reached operational orbit and has successfully deployed its arrays and antennas. On Oct. 22, the MUOS team raised the MUOS-5 satellite to an operationallysuitable orbit. The team completed a series of deployments of the satellite’s solar arrays and antennas, with the last occurring successfully Oct. 30. “We are very proud of the commitment our team members demonstrated,” said Capt. Joe Kan, program manager for the Navy Communications Satellite Program Office. “Working

together with industry, we were able to execute an alternative propulsion method to maneuver MUOS-5 to reach a position that is operationally suitable.” MUOS-5 is scheduled to begin on-orbit Nov. 3. It will complete the five-satellite MUOS constellation once on-orbit testing is complete. The MUOS system is designed to provide improved communications capabilities to users around the world, regardless of where they are in relation to a satellite. The MUOS constellation and associated ground network will provide 3G-like cellphone communications for the next decade and beyond.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex. Photo by United Launch Alliance

Navy Celebrates 2016 American Indian, Alaska Native Heritage Month From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy joins the nation in celebrating American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage throughout the month of November. Today, National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is celebrated to recognize the intertribal cultures of Native Americans and to inform the public of the rich heritage, history, and traditions of American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. More than 9,000 Sailors and 2,000 civilians of American Indian and Alaska Native heritage serve in the Navy. According to the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs,

Staff members perform a traditional tribal dance at Naval Hospital Bremerton for a Native American Heritage Ceremony. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shauna C. Sowersby

565 federally-recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives reside in the United States, composed of nearly 4.5 million American Indians and Alaska Natives, or 1.5 percent of the

nation’s population. Patriots of American Indian and Alaskan Native heritage continue to build legacies of freedom and diversity.




Lincoln Sailors Celebrate 27 Years Story by SN Cody Anderson


ne score and seven years ago, our Navy commissioned forth a new aircraft carrier. An aircraft carrier bearing the namesake of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) will turn 27 years old on Nov. 11 and was celebrated on Nov. 10 with a special ceremony. The anniversary of Lincoln’s commissioning is a special event able to be enjoyed by all. “Every Lincoln birthday is significant because it marks another year of

service to the United States,” said Seaman Michael Beard who has been aboard ship for eight months. “We’re on the ship, it’s about the ship and it’s something we can all celebrate.” The ship, now older than many of the Sailors serving aboard, has had many significant events in her career. She was the first aircraft carrier to host female combat qualified naval aviators, was visited by President George H.W. Bush while he was Commander-in-Chief, and was even featured in the Hollywood film “Stealth”. “In our distinguished history, from

Desert Storm to present, we’ve always been a part of the fight,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Phillip Wygans about the ship’s career. “We continue to serve, continue to make history, and honor those who have served before us.” The ship, along with the Sailors serving aboard, will continue its heritage as many aboard the ship look forward to the next major milestone in the ship’s career, the end of the refueling complex overhaul process and return to the fleet.


History of the

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN Birth of a warship USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is America’s fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. The ship was named in honor of our nation’s 16th president and is the second ship in the U.S. Navy to bear his name. Abraham Lincoln’s keel was laid Nov. 3, 1984 in Newport News, Va. The ship was christened less than four years later and commissioned Nov. 11, 1989.

Rescue in Pinatubo Lincoln’s first deployment was scheduled for Kuwait in response to Iraq’s annexation of the country, however, the ship was diverted instead to Mount Pinatubo on Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines. Operation Fiery Vigil became the largest recorded peacetime evacuation of active duty military personnel and family members. Lincoln led a 23-ship armada that moved nearly 45,000 people from Subic Bay Naval Station to the Visayas Province Port of Cebu.

Tsunami Relief In 2004, following renovation and repairs in Bremerton, Washington, Lincoln left for a seventh deployment. When a devastating tsunami struck Southeast Asian in 2005, the ship was diverted for Operation Unified Assistance, delivering muchneeded supplies and aid. Lincoln remained in the Western Pacific Ocean before returning home in March 2005.

Desert Storm After the incident in the Philippines, the Lincoln arrived in the Arabian Gulf where Carrier Airwing 11, the embarked air wing, provided combat air patrol reconnaissance and support for air operations over Kuwait and Iraq.

President Bush Visits Lincoln In July 2002, Lincoln deployed to familiar waters, albeit an unfamiliar world. After the events of Sept. 11, 2001 CVN 72 assumed duties in the Arabian Gulf. The ship’s deployment was then extended. The 10-month deployment ended May 2003 with a historic visit by President George W. Bush.

Rebuilding a Legacy Following an “Around the World” deployment lasting nine months, in which Lincoln spent 245 days away from homeport, sailed more than 72,000 miles, and logged more than 32,00o flight hours, the ship returned to her original home in Newport News, Virginia for her midlife Refueling and Complex Overhaul.

Infograph by PO3 Derry Todd




Lincoln Sailors Maintain Ship’s Heritage

Story by SN Jacques-Laurent Jean-Gilles


dding another year to its rich heritage spanning more than a quarter of a century, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) celebrates its 27th birthday Nov. 11. The years Lincoln has served this nation are filled with a rich heritage, a legacy impacted by the tens of thousands of Sailors who have served aboard the ship. Lt. Cmdr Tiffani Walker, a native of Hanford, California, now Lincoln’s public affairs officer, carries a rare legacy in that her father also served aboard the ship. “I’m the second person in my immediate family to serve onboard,” said Walker. Her father, Capt. (Ret.) Sam Walker served as a supply officer from 1990-92. Unlike most of Lincoln’s current Sailors, Walker has been on the ship while it was operational. “I have been onboard this ship as a kid many times,” said Walker. “I’ve had Thanksgivings on this ship. I’ve gone on friends and family day cruises. I’ve sat on the yellow gear on the flight deck and

watched planes take off and land. So to come back here as an adult was very special to me.” Walker smiled as she recounted the day she received a call to share a very unique experience—the chance to work aboard the same carrier as her father. She had only been working four days at a new command, when she received a call from Navy detailers, said Walker. “I hadn’t even put my highlighters away when they said ‘There are orders to Lincoln. Would you like to go?’ My initial reaction was to yell ‘yes’ into the phone because I was so proud we could have this link and that I could share this with my dad.” Walker said she and her father shared a very different naval experience. In June 1991, Walker’s father was a part of a crew that was saving lives during the Mount Pinatubo evacuation in the Philippines during the carrier’s maiden deployment, whereas Walker has been a part of a crew that is redelivering Lincoln to serve the fleet for at least another 25 years. “The one thing my dad told me about

the ship was how well the crew got along together and how great it felt to be a part of a mission that was bigger than him and even bigger than the crew itself,” said Walker. “I feel the same way about my service on board the Lincoln. We are working hard each day so that next year, our ship will return to the fleet.” Sam Walker’s experience aboard Lincoln has helped mold his daughter into the person she is today. “He taught me great lessons about what it means to be humble, serve others, and how a little bit of humor in your daily life can make everybody around you a little bit happier,” said Walker. As Lincoln celebrates its 27th birthday with festivities, the crew is molding the ship’s heritage with every passing day. The experiences, lessons, and values gained from every Sailor that has served aboard is what has created Lincoln’s heritage, a heritage that will transcend the life of the ship and leave a legacy that will pass on to the next generation of Sailors and their families.



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From the ESO


ESWS Testing Coordinator

There will be no ESWS written test in November due to the holidays. The next test is Dec. 2 at 0900 on the aft mess decks.


The average cost of a case (24-pack) of beer is around $15 . If you bought a case of beer every

The next class is Nov. 28-Dec 2. If you are interested, please talk to your chain of command to sign up.

Do you know a stand-out Sailor?

DAPA’s Corner Did you know?

Ballast Class

Is your department reaching a milestone?

Eligible PO1s taking the Chief’s exam for LDO purposes must have their request chits approved by thie HOD and turned into the ESO no later than Nov 21.

week for a year, you would spend nearly $800.

The average cost of a DUI is $10,000. Contact Lincoln’s Public Affairs team! J: 5930 or swing by our spaces! 3-180-0-Q

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