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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 PO1 Josue Escobosa

Captain Ron Ravelo (right) presents Seaman Cody Anderson as Warrior of the Week. Photo by SN Matt Herbst

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 SN Allen Lee NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Sept. 30, 2016)USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) flight deck at night.

Navy Surgeon General Announces New Strategic Priorities Story by Jazmine Wise, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy’s top doctor announced new strategic priorities for Navy Medicine, Nov. 15. Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), presented the new mission, vision, principles and priorities for Navy Medicine, with rapid change being the driving force. “The world in which we operate is constantly changing,” said Faison. “Our success depends on how well we adapt to those changes and continue to honor the trust placed in our hands every day to care for America’s sons and daughters.” The Navy Medicine mission is keeping the Navy and Marine Corps family ready, healthy and on the job. “My vision for the Navy and Marine Corps family is to have the best readiness and health in the world and that we provide the best care our nation can offer, whenever and wherever needed,” Faison said. Faison’s strategy introduces new principles to guide Navy Medicine personnel as they work to accomplish the new mission and vision.

“Each principle requires active engagement of everyone in Navy Medicine, from the most junior Corpsmen, to our most senior flag officers,” said Faison. The strategy commits Navy Medicine to the following principles: honor the trust to care for America’s sons and daughters, honor the uniform we wear and honor the privilege of leadership. “The tradition of caring, compassion, hope and resolve is a Navy Medicine hallmark that our team will continue to carry on,” said Faison. Readiness, health and partnerships are the new Navy Medicine priorities. “These three pillars are the foundation to the changes to come within the enterprise,” Faison said. Readiness: We save lives wherever our forces operate - at and from the sea. The skills and capabilities of our medical teams are vital to operation. Navy Medicine will ensure that its people are trained and prepared to save lives at sea, above the sea, below the sea and ashore. Health: We will provide the best care our nation can offer to Sailors, Marines, and their families to keep them healthy, ready and on the job. Convenience, experience

of care and technology drive the health care decisions of many patients today. Navy Medicine’s main focus is on providing patients with the best possible care and in ways acceptable to them. Partnerships: We will expand and strengthen our partnerships to maximize readiness and health. Collaboration is critical in meeting the needs of the patient. Navy Medicine will strengthen its partnerships through incorporation of research, principles and practices of its operational colleagues. “American families across the globe trust us with the health and well-being of their loved ones. This strategy is our guide as we chart the course ahead to better serve our Navy and Marine Corps team,” said Faison. Navy Medicine is a global health care network of 63,000 personnel that provide health care support to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, their families and veterans in high operational tempo environments, at expeditionary medical facilities, medical treatment facilities, hospitals, clinics, hospital ships and research units around the world.




Sailors Celebrate Veterans Day with Service Story and photos by Seaman Cody Anderson

Seaman Jacques-Laurent Jean-Gilles speaks to a student during the community relations event.


ore than 150 Sailors from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participated in a Veteran’s Day community relations (COMREL) event Nov. 11 at five elementary schools in the Newport News area. The event, which reached more than 2,000 students, was an opportunity for the Sailors to teach the students about the importance of Veterans Day. The Sailors were divided into separate groups, providing the students the chance to ask questions about the Navy and the military. “It’s the perfect day for us to get out, in uniform, and teach the kids

about our life on the ship,” said Chief Petty Officer Shawn Wingle, the event coordinator. “It’s a way for us to give back to the community and pay it forward to the veterans who have come before us.” “As the students normally only read or hear about the Navy, it was beneficial for them to participate in an engagement event with the Sailors,” said Ethel Francis, the principal at George J. McIntosh Elementary. The visit was a welcome break for the students who took the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience of the Sailors. “It helped them make a connection to those who are serving,” said

Francis. “Having young Sailors come and talk to the kids, people that aren’t far from their age, gives them someone to look up to.” The Sailors in attendance also benefitted from speaking to the kids. As the kids asked questions, the Sailors were able to demonstrate and explain their job, teaching the kids about the fleet as a whole and the community aboard ship. “It was really inspiring,” said Seaman Kelsey Hamy, an event volunteer. “I thought we were there to inspire them but it was the opposite.”

George J. McIntosh Elementary students listen as USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Sailors speak.


A student looks at pictures of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during Students interact with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Sailors. the community relations event.

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Sailors tallk to the students about different elements of the Navy.




How to spend your holiday cash

Infographic by SN Jessica Paulauskas


Sailors work in the forecastle. Photo by PO3 Rob Ferrone

Seaman Joseph Smith carries fuel guage lines. Photo by SN Jacques-Laurent Jean-Gilles

Seaman Tristan Jarvis, from Boise, Idaho, prepares to throw a life ring over the side of the ship during a man overboard drill. Photo by PO3 Aaron Kiser

Tuition Assistance Compliance Update There are new Tuition Assistance Procedures. Visit to take the mandatory HEP-US001 Higher Education Preparation Course in order to continue to receive TA. The course is required to be completed prior to 1 January 2017 in order to continue to receive TA. Don’t wait! Call the ESO, Lt. j.g. Denise Massella at J: 5037 with questions.

The New Transgender Policy Transgender service members can now serve openly in the military. As of October 1, transgender Sailors can officially start the process of changing their gender in the Navy personnel systems. By July 1, 2017, transgender applicants can be assessed into the Armed Services. Sailors currently serving can transition genders but must first consult a military medical provider. Read the guidance on the updated policy in SECNAVINST 1000.11

Captain’s Mast Results

An E-5 was found guilty for violation of the UCMJ Article 112a (wrongful use, possession, etc. of controlled substances). Member was awarded reduction in rate to E-4 (suspended for six months), forfeiture of half month’s pay per month for two months (suspended for six months), 30 days of restriction and 30 days of extra duties. An E-4 was found guilty for violation of the UCMJ Article 112a (wrongful use, possession, etc. of controlled substances). Member was awarded reduction in rate to E-3, forfeiture of half month’s pay per month for two months, 45 days of restriction and 45 days of extra duties. An E-3 was found guilty for violation of the UCMJ Article 112a (wrongful use, possession, etc. of controlled substances). Member was awarded reduction in rate to E-2, forfeiture of half month’s pay per month for two months, 45 days of restriction and 45 days of extra duties.

Is your department reaching a milestone? Do you know a stand-out Sailor? Contact Lincoln’s Public Affairs team! J: 5930 or swing by our spaces! 3-180-0-Q

Career Fair December 1 on the forward mess decks 0900-1100 and 1230-1430 The Career Fair provides education, awareness and opportunity for Sailors interested in college, officer programs, career counselor programs and Fleet and Family Support.

Penny Press, Nov. 17, 2016  
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