Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Naval Cruise Book

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a fie eaend aieaifm UNITED STATES SKIP (CVN 7.2) OU- VICNIfiSO • •«• , %M«« i ; :j! V " --si " k .£ Commissioning Day - November 11,1 989 Naval Station Norfolk, Va. .Zi{r • »» ' I 1 THE LEGEND BEGINS UNITED STATES SHIP ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN-72 1988-1990 ' " r.% % SETTING NEW STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE Once ABE began Builder ' s Trials in September 1989, it seemed as though every evolution wa s a " first. " That was understandable since thousands of ship- builders and plankowners were finally able to see their labors come to fruition. What had heretofore been tough to imag- ine as a ship -- with scaffolding and " intravenous " lines running from the large gray mass to shore - now looked like the magnificent aircraft carrier it was destined to be. That was more than two years ago. Most of the firsts are now behind us and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN has joined the Pacific Fleet Yet, as you glance through this book ABE ' S first cruisebook - you ' ll see how the ship progressed from being a life- less mass of steel and wire under construc- tion in Newport News, Va., to the proud le- viathan she is today. More importantly, you ' ll see the faces of the crew who helped build it No, they ' re not all plankowners or members of the original crew, since many of them have traasferred. However, even those who reported aboard after commissioning played significant roles in ' Une-tuning " this newest addition to the United States Navy. It would be impossible to capture the essence of the toil and sweat which goes into building, launching and " sailing " a 96,000-ton ship. But as you glance at this cruisebook you ' ll get snapshots: as a crew member you ' ll see memorable moments and former shipmates; if you ' re family or friend, you ' ll see what your sailor did and experienced while he was aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN; if you just " picked the book up, " you ' ll want to ask a lot of questions. No matter who you are, you ' ll turn the pages of this book, and see the making of something special: The Lin- coln Legend. ShaU Not Perish, I Table of Contents COMMAND 8 Commanding Officer 10 Executive Officer 12 Command Master Chief 14 Commander Air Wing 11 16 Deputy CAG 18 CAG cn ic 20 Squadron CO ' s XO ' s 22 Department Heads 24 CONSTRUCTION 26 Construction 28 Ctiristening 32 Sea Trials 36 COMMISSIONING 38 Commissioning 40 Commissioning Ball 46 Work Ups 48 Dependent ' s Cruise 54 UNDERWAY 58 City of Norfolk 60 Departure 64 Getting Down to Work 68 St. Thomas 72 REFTRA 78 Shellback Initiation 84 Rio de Janiero 90 Valparaiso 100 Project Handclasp 108 Steel Beach Picnic 112 All In a Days Work 116 Home coming 122 CREW AIR WING 130 ■rt ■ ' -- 1. ' - i m . Abraham Lincoln ' s Navy Leadership. Innovation. Integrity. The many at- tributes of Abraham Lincoln, the man, are reflected aboard USS Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln ' s Navy. Not many of us today, barring a few historians, think of President Lincoln in a naval con- text Indeed, his many great acts and personal heroism are not often marked by naval milestones. But before he was President, Lincoln was a leading patent attorney. He also made modest contributions as an inventor, including many mechanical devices, one of which was designed to lift vessels over shoals. Historians credit Lincoln ' s interest in naval artillery with bringing Commander John A. Dahlgren to the fore- front of his early career. Mr. Lincoln often visited the Washington Navy Yard, where Dahlgren labored, for dem- onstrations of naval ordnance and other weapons. Lincoln ' s personal interest and intervention in naval matters during the Civil War are credited with making the blockade of Confederate ports and rivers into a reality. As the war began. Confederate forces had seized or threat- ened important Navy yards. Quickly, Lincohi realized that a strong Union Navy should be created literally from scratch. Historians say the relative unpreparedness of the national fleet was a blessing in disguise. The Confederacy may have had the upper hand in the Navy yards, but since the peacetime fleet was sparse, the Confederacy got few ships. In spite of excellent seamanship, these soon were obsolete. The Union needed deepwa- ter ships to enforce its coastal block- ade and a flotilla of river vessels was required to press operations on the great rivers that were the highways into the South. The Union pressed many ships into service. New vessels also were quick to come, yielding early Union victories that were important to national morale. Union Navy superiority was established inland, and its blockading forces severed the Confederacy ' s overseas supply lines. The lack of vital supplies foretold the land battle victories that would close the war. Lincoln and the Union had learned the lessons that secure sea lanes of communication mean the survival of an island nation such as the United States. The doctrine continues to- day. Another little noticed lesson of the era was Lincoln ' s contribution to naval aviation. Thaddeus Lowe came to Lincoln with the idea for a corps of observation balloons. Some deployed In the Washington area aboard the George Washington Park Custis, a converted coal barge moored on the Potomac River during the Civil War and named for Lin- coln ' s father-in-law. But the Idea never took shape. The real beginnings of naval aviation would wait some flfty years. I I t I ,i -K r-r 1 1 ' I . y.,ii..j 1, OJiOB ) L_ v-sss» i E rM H fij B Si p n BPT ' « T a B k i ■ ' T M » ■ ' . I t ■ I I ' ■ ' «mMMtM»MRllMl ' l fiar - ' The Chain Of Command Excellence in a military unit is achieved through having high standards, through having people who believe in those standards and support them. They do this throu good com- munications, by having their troops understand the mission of the ship, and by taking pride in being united in carrying out that mission. You have high stan- dards by having officers who set a good example, who meet those high standards themselves, who are willing to work hard and sac- rifkx for the good of the unit, and who will take care of those troops and make sure that they are treated fairly and that they are given a maximum opportu- nity for training and advance- ment. Rear Admiral Charlea R. Laraon Siv " ' COMMAND Setting New Standards In Leadership 1 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) Captain William B. Hayden Commanding Officer, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Captain William B. Hayden was bom in Oakland, Califor- nia, but was raised in Bethesda, Maryland. He attended Dartmouth •liege under a Naval ROTC scholarship and graduated in 1966 ih a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He went on inactive duty for a ar eiuning a Master of Aerospace Engineering Degree from imell University in June 1967. Captain Hayden reported to flight training in June 1967 lI was designated a Naval Aviator in September 1968. He ported to VT-21, Kingsville. Texas, for SERGRAD instructor ity in the F-9F and the TA-4. He then transferred to VF-121 in iiamai-. Calit ' omia where he completed F-4 readiness training. March 1970. he rcp )rted to VF-143. making two WESTPAC nloymenls with tlie • " Pukin Dogs " aboaid USS Enterprise (CVN ). While overseas he was selected for test pilot training and adualed v ith distinction from the USAF Test Pilot Sch(X)l in cember 1973. His next assignment was lo Air Test and Evaluation luadron Four at Point Mugu. California, where he became Proj- 1 Officer for the first Air Combat Maneuvering Range. Follow- " ivy acceptance of the ACMR. Captain Hayden became :int Chief Project Officer for Air-to- Air Tactics and also i ed as test pilot for CNO Project HAVE IDEA until May 1976. After completing replacement pilot training in the F-14A, Captain Hayden reported to VF-14 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). He made two MED deployments, serving first as Opera- tions Officer and then as Admin Personnel Officer for the ' To- phatters. " In November 1978, he reported to VF-101 serving first as Maintenance Officer and ultimately as Executive Officer. In November 1979, he received orders to VF-32 as Executive Officer and returned to JFK for one more MED deployment where the " Swordsmen " won the Admiral Joseph Clifton Award as best Fighter Squadron in the Navy. Captain Hayden assumed com- mand of VF-32 in April 1981 and accepted new reconnaissance configured (TARPS) Tomcats before deploying with Air Wing Six on USS Independence (CV 62). The " Swordsmen " won the Battle " E ' for their performance during the subsequent MED de- ployment. In September 1982, Captain Hayden reported to Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida. Upon completion of nuclear power training in March 1984, he reported to USS Dwight D. EisenhowenCVN 69) as Executive Officer. Following two years on IKE, Captain Hayden reported to Washington, DC., as Execu- tive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Tactical Programs. Captain Hayden commanded USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2) ftxjm April 1987 to November 1988 where his crew won the Battle " E " as well as all departmental awards. He as- sumed command of Abraham Lin- coln (CVN 72) Precommissioning Unit in December 1988, and be- came the first Commanding Offi- cer of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) on November 11, 1989. Captain Hayden ' s decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, one individual Air Medal, seven Strike Right Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Com- bat " V " . He has flown over 40(X) hours in 20 different aircraft and logged over 1,000 carrier landings. Captain Hayden is happily married to the former Margaret " Kit " Church of Annapolis, Mary- land. They reside in the Southern Points section of Virginia Beach, Virginia, while their two sons, Will and Matt, are away at college. COMMAND USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) Captain Robert L. Petei on Executive Officer, USS Abraliam Lincoln (CVN 72) Captain Robert L. Peterson graduated from the United Slates Naval Academy in 1968 iind received his Masters Degree in l-lectrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. California, the following year. He then attended llight tiaining in Pensacola. Horida. and earned his wings of gold as a Naval Aviator in .lune 1970. Captain Peterson was assigned lo VAW-124. where he served as Avionics Division Officer, deploying to the Western Pacific and to the Meditenanean. In Januaiy 1975 he returned to I Naval Academy for instnjctor duty in the Academy ' s Electri- ..li l:nginecring Department. From Januaiy 1978 until Februiuy 19X0 he was assigned to the aircraft ciinier USS America (CV 66) i light Deck Officer. He then returned to VAW-124, again as the iilron ' s Maintenance and then Operations Officer. Upon detachment from VAW-124 in December 1982. lain Peterson reported to Commander, Carrier Airborne Early rning Wing TWELVE, where in April 1983. he reported as icer in Chaige of the VAW-127 precommissioning detach- 111. He then became VAW-127 " s first Commanding Officer on 2 Member 1983. From August 198.S until August 1987. Capt. Tsoii seiTctl as Air Officer in USS Coral Sea (CV 43). From icinber 1987 until May 1989 Capt. Peterson completed nuclear CV training including sch(X)ls in Orlando. Florida; Balston Spa, York; New|Tort. Rhode Island and Washington. D.C. In Uine 1989 Captain Peterson ivported as the Executive Officer for the Precommissioning Unit, Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Captain Peterson has accumulated more than 4,500 flight hours and more than 4(X) aircraft carrier arrested landings. His decorations include two Meritorious Sers ' ice Medals, three Air Medals, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit commendation medals, .service and campaign medals. The son of Mrs. F.J. Alt of Harvard. III., Peterson and his wife, the fonner Mary Ellen Andrew, reside in Norfolk, Virginia with their children Robert. 19 and Erica. 16. COMMAND USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) AFCM Howard R. Lincoln ri Command Master Chief, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) » " 1 i icr Chid ' Aircraft Maintenanceman Howard R. Lin- I irn in Winlleld. Kansas. He enlisted in the Navy 1%(). After enlisting, he attended basic training at sjiLivai I raining Center. San Diego, California. From January i tgh_A iiuusl 1963. he was assigned to Training Squadron P ftcr attending Aviation Machinst Mate " ' B " School at i .nnessee, he was assigned to Patrol Squadron Four at IS Point. Hawaii, where he qualified as an aircrew- Ncplune aircraft, subsequently deploying to South- MWS ' ' " " ■ ' i " ' " iti ' ric ' J from the P-2 to the P-3 Orion in August ot ' • ' " ■ ■ ' ' • numerous deployments to the Westem Pacific iuid Following shore duly and another squadron tour, i! ?W " ' ' " • ' " ' y • ' ' " f y Element, Headquar- ' i ' i orccs Southern Europe in Naples, Italy, where he c Command Master Chief of Patrol Squadron Fifty. i?l ' M ' Chid Lincoln was then transferred to Oceanographic II St|uadron Eight in Patuxent River, Maryland, where ,1 . Command Master Chief. He assumed duties as jOimin. r Chief of Precommissioning Unit Abraham Lin- - ' - - - 11) on December 31. 1987. s decorations include one individual Air Medal with t AwiulI. the Navy Commendation Medal with Com- id lx)th Vietnam Campaign Medals. " ' v-icr Chid ' Lincoln is married to the former Suzanne 1 of Santa CUua. Califomia. They reside in Newport : i! jiiiia with their two sons. Thomas. 7. and Joshua. 6. USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) aplain Stephen L. Webb Commander, Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN Captain Webb was born in Corona, California and ■raduated from Pomona College with a Bachelor of Arts ree in Pre- Architecture in 1965. He entered the Navy in Aviation Officer Candidate at Pensacola, Florida, in 1966, and in January 1968, received his wings and nation as a Naval Aviator. Captain Webb started his flying career at NAS more, California, with VA-112 flying the A-4C Skyhawk. ompleted a nine month WESTPAC combat cruise aboard Ticonderoga (CVA 14) and flew 104 combat missions in inam. Captain Webb was then assigned to VT-25 at NAS ille, Texas, for duty as an Advanced Jet Flight Instructor. )ecember 1 97 1 , he returned to NAS Lemoore for transition ning in the A-7E Corsair and was subsequently assigned to Vlighty Shrikes " of V A-94 in August 1972, and completed u deployments on board the USS Coral Sea (CVA 43). In May 1975, he was assigned to VA-122 as an A-7E M-. iir instructor pilot and served as Assistant Operations (I Administrative Officer. In December 1977, Captain hb was ordered to the " Royal Maces " of VA-27 where he od as Maintenance, Operations, Administrative and Safety iccr. He made two Western Pacific and Indian Ocean loyments with the " Royal Maces " on USS Enterprise f 5) and USS Coral Sea. Captain Webb attended the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, in July 1980, and participated in an advanced research project entitled " An Assessment of Navy TACAIR Training Requirements. " After a brief period of refresher training with VA-122, he reported to the " Fist of the Fleet, " VA-25, as Executive Officer in October 1981. He assumed command of VA-25 in April 1983 and served as commanding officer during the squadron ' s transition to the F A-18 Hornet strike fighter aircraft. The squadron was redesignated VFA-25 as one of the first two F A-18 fleet squadrons. In February 1984, Captain Webb reported to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and served as Navigator until July 1987, He was then assigned to Chief of Naval Operations as Fleet Readiness Branch Head, Tactical Readiness Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations until August 1989. Captain Webb has accumulated over 4,400 flight hours and 800 carrier landings. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, nine Air Medals, Navy Commendation with Combat " V, " Humanitarian Service Medal, as well as numerous service and unit decorations. Captain Webb is married to the former Janet Karen Vallicott of Lincoln, Nebraska. The Webbs reside with their son, Chris, in San Diego, California. COMMAND ' ■■h m USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) ■;f,. ' ' V- V ; , - .c ' ; 3o " i ' Ti3nd6 ' ' Thomas S. Fellin . 3 Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN - Commander Tom S. Fellin was born in Denver, do. He attended Fort Lewis College at Durango, and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathe- in 1970. Kntering the Navy through Aviation Officer late School, he received his commission in February IS designated at Naval Flight Officer in August 1971. His first assignment was at Naval Air Station, Point u. California as Air Traffic Control Officer. Following tour, he reported to Attack Squadron 128 (VA-128) at ! Air Station, Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washing- Mi June 1974. There he received training in the A-6E ider and served his first fleet tour in VA-165. After :;leting a Western Pacific deployment aboard USS uliation (CV 64), he received orders to Naval Weap- inter, China Lake, California. From November 1977 Illy 1980, he served as A-6 Projects Officer and . d A-6K TRAM and A-6E Harpoon flight testing. Returning to NAS Whidbey Island in 1980, Com- r I eilin Joined the " (Ireen Lizards " of VA-95. He I one Mediterranean and Indian Ocean deploy- aboard IISS America (CV 66) and one Western (loployment aboard USS Knterprise (CVN 65). He tiR ' (ireen Lizards as Administrative Officer, i Officer and Maintenance Officer, detaching in ' i« II,. tiu.n .-..iKtrttHl to ( )nimander. Medium Attack Tactical Electronic Warfare Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet and served as Flag Secretary. Commander Fellin joined VA-196 as Executive Officer in December 1985. Assuming command of the " Main Battery " on May 16, 1987, while deployed to the Indian Ocean, he led the squadron through an operationally intensive deployment, including the first Earnest Will, reflagged tanker escort operations in the Persian Gulf. Commander Fellin next reported to Commander, Carrier Group SEVEN in October 1988, and served as the staff Air Operations Officer until January 1990. After a short period of refresher training, Commander Fellin was as- signed to Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN as Deputy Com- mander. Commander Fellin has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours in the A-6 Intruder and over 800 carrier arrested landings. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Naval Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Navy Achievement Medal and various other naval campaign and service awards. Commander Fellin is married to the former Christine L. Codiano rf Orrville, Ohio, and they have one son, Jason. - - - - COMMAND USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) EMCM(SS) Lester S. Pittman ' Command Master Chief, Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN % |er Chief Electricians Mate (Submarines) School and then to the USSSeawolf (SSN-575). Th S. Pittman was born in Alamosa, Colorado, on May 3, . He attended Sangre de Cristo High School in Mosca, ioF and graduated in 1965. MSBmSSSmiam ■ ' ? aster Chief Pittman joined in the Navy in August •?, and attended boot camp in San Diego. Following boot », he remained in San Diego assigned to the Naval id attended Interior Communications " A " School, ne completed in November 1966. His first fleet „ unent was to USS Salmon (SS-573), his first of five Kiu During this tour he made two Western Pacific :its and the boat was given its seventh consecutive , , .1 -j " award. After his reenlistment in June 1969, he was ;d to Great Lakes Naval Training Center to attend Communications " B " School. After graduation in ' riiary 1970, he reported to USS Shark (SSN-591). Master ;i ilim:in made two Mediterranean cruises aboard Shark, I warded the Meritorious Unit Commenda- iid Battle " E " during his assignment. In January 1973, with his bags packed. Master Chief n transferred to Submarine School, New London, It, lor instructor duty. He was assigned to Engi- ,14 Department Advanced Training and was the lead in- ». lor .f or the Norden Conalog system. liPPpon completion of his shore duty in July 1976, he luned to Great Lakes for Closed Circuit Television School and then to the USS Seawolf (SSN-575). This six- year tour included four major deployments to the Western Pacific. In January 1982, Master Chief Pittman was back at Great Lakes Naval Training Center for his second tour of shore duty as Course Supervisor for Interior Communications " C-1 " Schools. Master Chief Pittman returned to sea duty aboard USS Pogy (SSN-647) in January 1984, and made two WEST PAC deployments. In January 1987, he transferred to USS Chicago (SSN-721 ) as " Chief of the Boat. " During his tour he watched Chicago become the first VLS certified unit in the Pacific Fleet and made another WESTPAC deployment. The boat was recognized as " best of the best " and was awarded the Battle " E " . On June 1 1990, Master Chief Pittman reported to Commander, Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN as Command Master Chief. He is entitled to wear the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy Achievement (three awards), six Good Conduct Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon with two stars, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Battle " E " Ribbon with four " Es, " National Defense Service Medal, four Viet- nam Service Medals, Sea Service Ribbon with one star and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He is married to the former Dianne Doub of Pfafftown, North Carolina, and they have one daughter, Mary Chamayn. COMMAND SQUADRON VF ' 114 CDR J. R Davis Commanding Oflicer CDR S. W. Vance Executive Officer VF ' 213 CDR L. C. Mason Commanding Officer CDR S. L, Drake Executive Officer VFA-305 VA-95 CDR J. K. McGulre Commanding Officer CDR P. Scher Executive Officer CDR J. R. Worthington Commanding Oflicer CDR R S. Dearth Executive Officer COS XOs CDR M.S. Caren Commanding Officer CDR A. A. Miller Executive Officer CDR R. A. Wiley Commanding Officer ( DR F. N. Clark Kxecutive Officer VAQ-135 VAW ' 117 VS-29 CDR G. T. Carter Commanding Officer CDR J. J. Paulis Executive Officer inp V ' ! rf Mj M F Bitti CDR S. J. Bury Commanding Officer LCDR R. H. MaGee Executive Officer (Acting) DEPARTMENT CAPT John F. Williams 1 5 CDR Rocklun A. Deal Operations CAPT Ralph H. Lipiert Reactor CDR Dennis L. Wnght Supply V DR Jerry W. Rose Medical CDR Richard L. Stuntz Engineering CDR Raymond G. Monn )ental CDR Kenneth A. Marks AIMD CDR David J. Smania Navigation ti Lawrence M. Harvey Safety LCDR Robert J. Ross 3-M LCDR Glenn R. Tyson raining LCDR Ray Ramirez Weapons IR Frank R. Severance Combat Systems LCDR James B. Norman Legal CAPT Kenneth R. Lardie Marine Detachment LCDR Mark S. Sassaman Deck LCDR Charles D. Threatt Communications LT George M. Schott Administration Building a Great Ship The Abraham Lincoln is more than a float- ing war machine. It is a ship of the line: a ship with pride and personality; a ship second to none. Lincoln is the fifth Nimitz lass aircraft car- rier built by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. The keel was laid on Novem- ber 3, 1984, and five years and one week later it was commissioned. Building an aircraft carrier is a mammoth undertaking. Some 30.000 shipyard employees in- vested approximately 40 million man-hours into CVN-72. Lincoln was built using a process called modular construction. As with building blocks, the ship was constructed by sections - modules - which were taken to the drydock and put into place. The advantage of such construction is it gives shipyard workers easier access to that section of the ship to install (pre-outfit) electrical equip- ment, machinery, ducts and piping. After the modules were pre-outfitted, they were lifted by the 900-ton capacity ganuy crane and placed into the drydock, then welded together to form the ship. Throughout Lincoln ' s construction, the shipyard concentrated on developing larger and more fijlly pre-outfitted modules. This was an im- proved construction technique learned from build- ing previous Nimitz-class carriers. Extensive pre- outfitting aboard Lincoln - far more than on previ- ous carriers - included installation of firemain and drain piping, major wireway trunks, ventilation coamings, foundations and ladders. When Abraham Lincoln was commis- sioned on November 1 1 , 1989, it was a time of mixed emotions at Newport News. It was a time to celebrate - the culmination of everyone ' s effort brought into the fleet the finest ship ever built. Yet. for many employees, it was a solemn event It was time to say good-bye to an old friend. For the ship ' s crew, it was the beginning of the " Lincoln Legend. " fikMrJ- ' OD) crane CONSTRUCTION SETTING NEW STANDARDS IN SHIPBUILDING USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) K • ' USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) 30 31 CHRISTENING. • y " -. :. m living the Ship a _ Noble Name lilt lll|)yalu li ' li ptompted his worker; to hiin their final [ shrugged ofT c positioned tht Meanwhile, decoi lilc ilIgS Wf- -y ' " - ;- over an ex I hampaign for th mony. The fifth Niimi vi.i- craft carrier was abo»it to he tened. On F- " the Newport and Drydock Company, - Krukar Webb, wiu . ; A of the Navy, James H Webb, readied herself on thc piatf ' " " ' " ' ' • " - ' r fr ' s bow to ceri. ten and laiuKh the ship. Several n tary dignitaries W( the on UvL iiiv.iai ii« mer Secretary of I C. Carlucci and Setreiary ■ Navy. Jamc ' ' " w-t i» principal spt. The Honorable Her bert H. Balcman, U.S. Hon— ■• ' Representatives, made ren after his introduction by bcl Campbell, president of Nev " " " News Shipbuilding. Also padng in the ceremony were llh nois ' governor, James R. Th ompson and Admiral Cariisle A H. Trosl, Chief of Naval Open tions As Mrs. Webb closed her eyes and shielded herself from the splashing bottle of cham- paign, the band sHuck up a nou as the ship ' s whistles began to blow. From that moment on, the ship would be known by its new name, Abraham Lincoln. I M JM llA !Lgk lM !M al MW ' .v :-fe-. ' ■Akxaata n -iitiBBmam Construction ? u . • I ' »:■ . SHAKEDOWN CRUISE USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Trials Construction Entering the Fleet On a crisp, chilly mcffning in NovembCT, neariy 17,000 guests gathered at N(»folk ' s Pier 12 for the third and most significant event of Abraham Lincoln ' s life. The keel was laid on Novembo- 5, 1984, and OHistructicHi oa tiie fifth Nimitz-class carriCT began. On February 13, 1988, the ship was christened and given the psoud name Abraham Lincoln. And oa November 11, 1989, Lincoln became a lip of the line - commissicxied as a United States Navy man-of-war. Principal speaker for die ceremony was the honorable Secretary of Defense, Richard Cheney. Also in attendance was the ship ' s spcHisOT, Joann Wd)b, wife of former Secrrtary of the Navy James H. Webb, Jr.; Governor James R. Thompson; Admiral Carlisle A.H. Trost, Chief of Naval Operations; as well as several membws of the Illinois Commissioning Committee and several other dignitaries. After Admiral Trost said ttie immcMtal wads, " I now commissicMi Abraham Lincoln a ship of the line, " the ship was (xdered to " come alive. " The commissioning pennant was hoisted and the crew plankowners raced up the brow to take their positicms manning tfie rail. Lincoln was now a United States Ship and the abbreviation " USS " became affixed in ftont of its name. In a letter to the ship and crew. Presi- dent George Bush wrote, " As this magnificent new aircraft carriCT takes her place in the United States naval fleet, I am confident her crew will cany on the legacy of the President for whom she is named May Abraham Lincoln ' s resolute spirit and unfailing courage always guide those who serve aboard this ship... " Frwn that chilly morning in November, USS Abraham Lincoln took its place in the fleet, setting new standards of excellence that will cany the ship for many years to come. f impiteni 0ir«tioai Bl ' siesolile ppktot COMMISSIONING The Legend Begins... Setting New Standards -4 • •- ' — 1 . .- " • ' , ' . Vv ' r ' v. v C3 i §51 l ' 41 I l ••:,tj •— » i J r- - USS Abraham Lincoln • TgR-Ss t a st y ; =g y % pl $.. 3?S 1 ,m .. i. .•! « »- -. R. .1 COMMISSIONING H I ' : E - ' . if c . l ? t I COMMISSIONING PRE-DEPLOYMENT USS Abraham Lincoln ' s first major evolution was Builder ' s Sea Trials. Afterwards, came the long awaited commissioning ceremony. Finally, the ship participated in its most important event, carrier flight deck qualifications. Carrier qualifications allowed Lincoln and its crew to perform the operational functions of launching and recovering aircraft. On December 1, 1989, Lincoln recovered its first fixed-winged aircraft, an F-14 from Patuxent River, Maryland, testing all aspects of flight deck procedures. Additionally, a handling team from Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic was on board to ensure that all personnel assigned to the flight deck were proficient in flight deck handling and taxiing pro- cedures. Each jet aircraft group was brought on board ensure no special needs were overlooked. During flight operations, each aircraft flew with maximum weight allowances to test the load capability of the arresting gear and catapult equipment. Once the initial seven-day period of flight deck qualifications were completed, a day of refueling operations was conducted followed by launch and re- covery cycles of Carrier Air Group (CAG) Eight Aircraft. Although night operations were not conducted during the initial flight deck qualifications period, night flight operations were held with CAG Eight. About 46 scheduled flights required the flight deck crew to remain on their toes during this crucial at-sea period. 48 USS Abraham Lincoln WORK-UPS (filial del Kl flNldUCl ' 49 USS Abraham Lincoln USS Abraham Lincoln 54 DEPENDENT ' S DAY CRUISE PLl OK •l DEPENDENTS ' DAY CRUISE 55 -- .V AS T. LINCOLN ' S Maiden Cruise ' 90 USS Abraham Lincoln cast off all land lines and eased away from Naval Station Norf(dk ' s {uer 11 for the final time on September 25, 1990. As the. ship set sail for its new homeport of Alameda, California, it was time for many of the crew to bid a sad and final farewell to Hampton Roads, Virginia. It was also a time to say goodbye to families, friends and loved ones as the California-bound leviathan began its 56-day, 16,000 mile transit around South America. Despite the gut feeling of empti- ness which invariably overcomes a sailor after goodbyes are said and it ' s time to put to sea, the sting of this particular farewell was somewhat blunted by the anticipa tion of visiting St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; Rio de Janeiro, BrazU; and Val- paraiso, Chile. The crew also began to look forward to what was to be a rousing welcome when " ABE " arrived in its new homeport on November 20. In the meantime, there was work to do. The ship was scheduled for an in- tensive training cycle called Refresher Training. In addition, several exercises were scheduled vrith South American countries as Lincoln made its way from the Atlantic to the Pacific. And most importantly, the crew was made up of thousands of slimy polywogs that re- quired initiation into the honored ranks of Trusty Shellbacks. When Lincoln ' s maiden cruise was finished and its land lines were se- curely fastened to Naval Air Station Alameda ' s Pier 3, another chapter in the Lincoln Legend would be complete a chapter that would be etched in the crew ' s memory for years to come. UNDERWAY Writing a New Chiapter in the Lincoln Legend I ii. . ' ' " ' - ■ B f -« ► T Tirtllll ?i ' • • •• • 1 ■ T 2 ' ■wpiiii k r. ' 9 RfflHmH 0 ' hjZ u mm-mm » m ■ 1 1 M li a 1 1 -i-»»»W W :■ . USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) FAREWELL TIDEWATER f f s» ' -„ fit i • V " ■•♦• III! «Bf i m :: UNDERWAY • .i V X,- ' i A m A m UNDERWAY 19 CALIFORNIA 90 MADEINVA UNDERWAY .- ' 7 " . c»: III ,, j ' it 3 C :ubr St. Thomas, Lincoln ' s first port visit, lived up to the travel bro- chure ' s claim -- a lush tropical is- land offering scenic beaches, pris- tine seas and warm, friendly people. Lincoln visited the Caribbean island October 1-3. Since St. Thomas is a U.S. territory, language did not present any barriers - everyone spoke English, but with a distinct Carib- bean accent. The monetary ex- change rate was easy, too -- it was the U.S. dollar. A popular stopping point for cruise liners, the small island of- fered a lot for the visitor. Shopping was one of the more popular acti i- ties since St. Thomas is a duty-free port. Small shopping malls, bou- tiques and street vendors made buying souvenirs fun. To relax and enjoy a few hours off the ship, one merely had to USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) ■►v, J ISSl . Si ,. - -■ - .- iT ' xi A ' ; A ' -• " Si% -ii:«ir vr- " ' ■ ija i. ' : 1L U. ' - l ' ' r • i ■ R- ' • , ' A: ?i ■ ' H. go to one of the beaches. At Megans Bay, the crew was treated to a daily picnic. This picturesque alcove was a favorite of the crew. Its beautiful white sand beach, warm water and lush surrounding countryside added to the enjoyment. Special Services added choices for the crew ' s liberty itiner- ary. Tours were set up around the island, ferries to other nearby is- lands were available, as well as snorkeling and scuba outings. Christopher Columbus de- scribed St. Thomas as " very moun- tainous and very green down to the sea " delightful to see. " That has not changed. The port visit, although short, offered the chance to relax before the rigorous challenge of Refresher Training. UNDERWAY USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) UNDERWAY USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) IVhat uiiinj ; " ship throu;. aspect, as board in less laan overboard drill. When the departed Lincoln, they ready — ready to tak flept. ;: ' A ' ' M -d. v ' c , I ■ USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) lii ( l :C4-- ' ' UNDERWAY USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) ■ ri «. DC3 Marlin Griffis was gned to the Sheet Metal Shop ling Lincoln ' s maiden cruise, •ing the early part of the transit the ship sailed into the Carib n and South Atlantic, tempera .Jits in his workcenter averaged between 80-90 degrees and thi humidity was so heavy you thought you I ' duld cut it. His shop was also noisy. So much so. th;it lar protection ' part ol everyone ' s uniform. I ' or (Iriffis, however, tht lu;i! humidity and noise of hi iu)thing compared to his oiiui joK. 1 " he third class damu ( f(tntrolm:ni as also an " on-sceni K(.|)air l.tKkcr IH.aiKi i ouif; liii i)u;:h one of the most ehai- igiug experieiiies of his career -- USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) Refresher Training was the graduate school of shipboard damage control and fire fighting. It tested the crew ' s ability to handle any and all emergencies that could befall a ship at sea. One of the most demanding positions of a repair locker is that of an on-scene leader. He ' s the man in charge of combating a casualty, be it a fire, flooding or plugging a hole in the side of the ship. It ' s usually a position reserved for a senior, ex- perience d petty officer. Yet Griffis, having only worn the third class chevron .for , only three months, was undaunted by his responsibility. He " knew his stuft " and the men under him were contldent of it. The Tatum, New Mexico j native joined the Navy to heco welder. three, summers before I Navy, building cattle corra recalled. Initially .svv.xim;4 school for hull technU ' i--!, to become a dam the MKPS (Milih: essing Statioji " the names wt- had changed, I controlman. " The 2 had ao rc rei vantage of k;ij a vohlllt:: enlistmon " With ■- COJlJllu UNDERWAY HFLLRArK INITIATION m M — . ««■ .t . f ? • - ' ? j A c USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) ■,r ' - wm :nip with a -.incoln was yi.. tseif flt — piii :hrough the ng. Leaving (Luis £iu. Jones departed and the ness of selecting a que Departments ;hip brought forth .... ound wanting. Rhone )artment was the excepdoi. Dressed in drag - h ' and makeup - WTSN J«i ' J. puted favorite of the crew. The wasn ' t unexpected. According to F oal he, and several of his shSinrr Department, had l een workin: time. " I ' ve known about the . before I joined the Navy, " Marinas a. father was the Wog Queen in 1968 he equator on board USS Ber- " " " Some sailors In mv d " 1 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) UNDERWAY ip USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) -,•?■: tfJO USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) Rio de Janeiro UNDERWAY USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) ' W UNDERWAY USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) UNDERWAY USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) r , m f, n - " " vmmi Mt. Around the Horn ■I i " Ilu ' l)i ' sl port isil ol llic cruise " was a ioiinnoii scntiiiirnl ol ' l.iiu-olii sailors al ' ti-r isitin)! Nalparaiso. Chili ' . What Ilu- iri ' w i-njoM-d most was Ilu- ) i-iuiiiu ' liospilalily ol ' Ilu- pi-opli-. It«»hi Ilu- I ' irsl (la . No t ' mlH ' r I, and lor vacli ol ' Ilu- l°ollo iii) lour (la s. Iiuii(lri- ls ol ' (liili ' ans } allu-ri-(l at llir i ' li ' i-l Lauding lo ri-ii sailors as the inadi- llu-ir wa ashori-. ' Ilu- uariii hospilalil) didn ' t stop tliiTf. ilu- ri-d tarpil tri-at- nu-nl coiitinui-d throughout N al- paraistt and thi- adjoining: iit ol ' Nina (ill Mar. lavi dri i ' rs, mtr- ihants and pidistrians all Mint out ol thi ' ir way lo hriak through the lan iiaKi- harrii-r and inaki- Lincoln sailors led at honu-. Nalparaiso was also an ad cnturc ol " disco cr . Iroiu the dcckplalc seaman lo the old salt, this I hilean port-ol-call was a new experience. With the exception ol the I SS ( onslellation ((A M) isil the year hel ' ore, no Anu-rican car- rier had isiled this charming coastal city lor 25 years. As with l.incohrs pre ious port isits. Special Services helped make the isit to Chile extra s|Kcial Ihrounh discounted tours. ihe most popular lour was the horse- hack riding aiheiilure in the Andes. On the last evening of this exceptional port visit, over two hundred (hilean hosts gathered at lliit landiiij; to hid a linal larewell lo Lincoln sailors. As each lil)ert party hoarded Ihe launches to re- turn lo ship, their (hilean hosts cheered and applauded Iheir new Iriends. it was an experience lew will e er I ' orjiel. USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) diOiiMilf — . Z - % JT " ' " I 1 m w p.yy I J jg H il UNDERWAY USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) UNDERWAY USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) UNDERWAY Project Handclasp Sallon arc often ambaasa- don for the United States. Whan- eyer a ship dro|M anchor fai a for- eign port, the Vtat jacket ' ' repre- sents America and the American people. More often than not, the contact between sailors and host nationals is posttire. Tlie positiye image left by the American sailor is also rein- forced by Project Handdasp. This Nayywide program focuses on lend- ii« a hc pfag hnd to those kas fiortn- arooad the world. Ibe pro-am started hi 19(2 and has grown hi scope and popufau4ty since. All materials received by Project Handclasp are donated by Amerkan hminwwrs, dvic ptaips and faidhrldoais. Saikn who paitic iate are also vohmlecrs, hence its ainocr- »ty. Virgin Mands Daring a three-day port ▼irit to St Iliomas, UJS. Vlrghi Is- lands, over two dozen Lincoln crewmembers donated their Hherty thne at the Lulhera Faririi ScfaoQl hi ClMHiotte Amale. On Odobcr 2, 27 shipmates painted yarioas iron works surrounding the school, re- paired playground equipment and cleaned up residual debris fttMn Hurricane Hugo. The rewarding part of die dyic action project was interacting with the young studeiis. The proj- ect offloer, Lt Cmdr. W. A. Jensen, even had tlK uppuitu ui ty to icak to In Uo de Jaoiero, the ber of participants more than; doubled fhm the initial Hanr prqled hi St Thnmas Ob O 16, oyer 65 UbcoIb and Ab- ELEVEN iriwmfihrrs Educandarlo Roouui de Dnarte, an nqihanag the Roman Catholic CWurch. The orphanage is over 200 cUidrcn between the of four imw iis and 18 so many children literally u foot, the saOors had plenty of porbmity to interact Eycn v barrkr, tbae was no r- i lem communicating — sailors USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) %uiguage barrier, there was no problem coaununlcatiiig - sailors ■nd children faivariably mix wdL While there, vohintcen dis- tributed over IS tons of food, dothing, books, hygiene pocks and t a sewing machine - aO donated by LI U . companies and individuals. A ' The gifts were well received and I greatly appreciated by the orphan- j age iteff, and the men of Lincoln i were touched by the outpouring of J affiKtion fh m the children. ilparalso On the thM Mid find Hand- roject, the pt Nilarity of the _ n with the crew was beoom- 1 pjg evident On November 2, over ffO sailors showed up to volunteer | Vieir trtt time at the Hogar de Menores de Los CaraUneros. This orphanage, sponsored by the ChU- can National Ptottoe, is home to over 100 children between the ases of 4 to 18 years. During tnc one-day visit, the men were able to paint four dormitories and one classroom. They also repaired pbiyground equipment and built a Are break around the adiletic flcUL Here, too, new fHendships were made as the children and sailors worked side- by-«ide throughout the day. Two dentists from the ship also provided over 120 dental ex- ams for the chOdrcn and 15 tons of Handclasp material was given to the orphanage. USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) ' - i ABE ' S f USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) UNDERWAY UNDERWAY ALL IN A DAYS WORK A( sea, Ijiuolii is alive with adivitv. day and iii lil. On till " nielli dick, lOI) valkd«iwns are iondiicled in |)ri-|)aration lor aircrat ' t launch and recovery events. In the hangar hav. aircraft are in«»ved, staj-ed and re- paired. Melow decks men sleep while (»thers are at work. Itut at all times, someone is on watch. On the l»ri luc. It. Cmdr. I(mI i . Ilartun stands watch as the olficer ol the deck, watching lor surface contacts in the navij;ati« n scope. As OOI), he ' s res|)on- sihle to the ctHumaiidin} ' olTicer lor the sale operation of Lincoln. " It ' s an awesome responsibility and a tremen- dous challenge, " says llartun . the ship ' s assistant navigator. " It ' s sometimes Trust rating, sometimes nerve-wrackin)i. hut always liin. I enjoy it immensely. It ' s prohahly the most tun you can have on the carrid without nyiny. " Assistin} the OOI) navi} ate the super carrier oi its maiden cruise is QM3 .Joshua .S. I.ucas. As the saving oes. Quartermasters are never losli Ihe 2t)-year-old N ashiiij;lon, Indiana, nali e says he eiijo i heinji " in the know, " especially about v hcrc the ship is :ii any iven moment and what ' s oin on aroimd the ship. Anolhei ' im|)ortanl memlK-r ol the bridjic team is llii Itoatswain ' s Mate of the atch. As a memlx-i- ol Ihe IliM aim oldest rale in the Navy, the UMOU is a diriil assistant to llu OOI). lie ' s res|M)nsil)le lor ensuring the helmsman and In helmsman do their Jobs pro|K-rly, in addition to moniloriii; Ihe lo«)kouts. OM3 Joshua S. Lucas (above) plots Lincoln ' s course as Lt. Cmdr. Tod C. Harlung (left) checks the navigatioi scope for other ships near the ship. In the traditional manner, BM2 Timothy M. Nichols blows the boatswains ' pipe, and " passes the word " on the ship ' s main intercom system the IMC - - to keep the crew informed of daily events. For the 27 year-old (lerdenin. West ir};inia, sailor, this duty has become second nature. " I ' ve been standing UMOW for live years, on two different ships, " says Nichols. " Kasically. it ' s all the same. " Another boatswains mate Nichols keeps in touch with is BM2 Kmest A. Dickerson. Standing the starboard lookout (m the signal bridne, the Louisville. Kentucky- native keeps a " sharp eye, " searching for aircraft, surface ships or, as l)ickers(»n puts it, " anything that could harm or damage the ship and keep us from our mission. " It ' s a watch Dickerson takes seriously. " I ' m the captiiin ' s last eyes for a man overboard. I would hate to leave a shipmate behind. " BM2 Ernest A. Dickerson (left) keeps a " shiarp eye " for aircraft and surface stiips. h leanwtiile. Bt A2 Timothy M. Nictiols blows fiis boatswains pipe to pass ttie work on thie stiips IMC. UNDERWAY An aircraft carrier is often called a floating city, and it Is. USS Abraham Lincoln contaias within its hull all the facilities and services of any metropolis. Case in point: On board Lincoln there are seven restaurants that serve an average of 12,000 meals a day. In one of the smaller restaurants. Wardroom 3, IVIS2 Michael D. Belcher puts the finishing touch on the eve- ning meal by making garnish to decorate the serving line. " Being a cook can be interesting, " states the Washington, Indiana, native. " We put in long hours, but they pay off in the long run. " While Belcher is preparing the serving line, MSSN Tracy K. Craig sets the tables. He, too, puts in many hours a day on the Job, but looks at his work differently. " Without work, I feel our days will only be longer, " explaine l the IVyear-old. " Work fills in the emptiness that you ma have from iK ' ing at sea. " ihal emptiness or loneliness is an unavoidable emotion that touches virtually everyone at sea. Being away from loved ones and friends is a sacrifice no (me enjoys. That is why mail call is so near and dear to the sailors ' heart. Lincoln ' s post office provides the same services that every post ofllce in the United States offers. As a third class postal clerk. Brian K. lerrell from Victoria, Texas, sorts and delivers mail and sells stamps and money orders -- the same as his counterparts in the civilian world. I ' nfortunately for the crew, mail deliveries to the ship are infrequent. That ' s why Terrell said the cruise USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) was " a little boring underway, but quite hectic inport. " When Lincoln set anchor in one of its three ports of call and the crew was going ashore for some well deserved liberty, Terrell and the other postal clerks went to work to bring on, sort and deliver the mail. During the port visits, Lincoln sailors mirde lasting impressions. Part of that was the result of sailors looking their best. SHSN Dennis Smith takes a bow. As one of the ship ' s barbers. Smith " keeps the crew looking good without being fadish. " The 24-year- old ship serviceman from Guam enjoys his job, with one exception. " Standing on your feet all day is the only thing about being a barber that ' s not fun. Other than that, it ' s a piece of cake, " said Smith. He also enjoys the contact he has with the crew, but he quickly added with a smile, " Rumors don ' t start here! " Another sailor who enjoys his job is SHSN Clar- ence A. Tutt. " Almost all the old salts say their first cruise was the best, and since I ' m not an old salt, all I can say is I have had a hell of a lot of fun on this one. " Like Smith, Tutt also helps the crew meet the Navy ' s grooming standards, but with their uniforms. Part of the ship ' s laundry crew, Tutt is a tailor. " The tailoring job has taught me many new things, simply because I hkd never sewn before, " stated Tutt, a 20- year-old from Lincolnton, Georgia. " I think it ' s a great place to start for a ship serviceman. " UNDERWAY I ' he size ol ' an airiralt carrier is miiui-l) )KKlin} . To make a carrier work re- quires hifjhiy-trainetl sailors workinj with one an »(her within an organiza- tion called " the chain-ol-command. " Krom the captain to the (ieckplate seaman, each man hiis a Joh and a shared res|H nsil)ility to the ellec- tive operation of this super carrier. I ' here are no unimportant .j(»bs in the Na and this is i-siH-cially true (»n lioard USS Abraham Lincoln. On Lincoln are miles ol ' cables, intercom circuits, televisions and thousands ol ' telephones to en- sure communicati »ns - the lil ' e blood «»r a ship always llciw. Maintainin} these complex systems are the Inte- rior Communication Klectricians. ir a phone line «oes down, ICl Kevin L. Peoples is one of the spe- cialists called to I ' ix the problem. With the test phone, Peoples can tr(»u- blesh(H t the problem and determine if it ' s the phone itself, or whether it ' s in the circuit. The 26-year-old sailor from (Jreenville. Mississippi, thrives on this type )f challenj-e. " Interior com- municati«ms is one of the best rates in Knyineerinn, " he said proudly. " I en- joy repairing and troubleshootin} the equipment. " Another sailor who enjoys his work is ABL3 .lohn C " . Martin. Refu- elinj aircraft is only part of the Avia- tion Boatswain ' s Mate (Fuels) job. I ' hev also ensure the fuel pnnided to aircraft and other ships in the battle } roup is free of impurities. " I enjoy workinfj the deck, " says the 2 1 -year-old San Die o na- tive. " I enjoy beinn a part of the action, even though the hours are sometimes lon . I have a ;;ood feel- ing about what I do. " Workinj " outside one ' s rate is a fact of life on Ixtard ship, l-.veryone aboard Lincoln is also reipiired to be knowledgeable about damage con- trol and ensure preventive main- tainence on e(|uipment is completed as scheduled. As such, MM2 Mlliam (;. (ot- ter, a native of Pittslnu ' h, ins|H cls the scuttle on a wateili ht hatch. " Setting VOKK is an important part of main- taining the material condition of readi- ness, " Cotter stresses. " It is part of every sailor ' s responsibilitv to ensure the ship ' s integrity and safety at sea. " Trained in photography, AN Christian A. Abraham also works outside his rate, taking; his turn as a compartment cleaner. " It certainly isn ' t a glamor- ous Job and it can j et very tedious at times, but I know it ' s a job that has to {•et done, " Abraham admits. " No- body likes to live in a dirty berthinjj compai-tment, so I try my Iwst to keep it clean, just as I would at home. " Another important area of shipboard habitability is disposition of trash, it can ' t Ik ' kept on Iwtard. And if all trash were thrown overboard, the ship vv(»uld literally leave a paper trail wherever it went. To solve the problem, paper trash is burned daily. Iturnin the trash, however, is not as simple as it would seem. imi3 Stan L.O. Skerritl points out that the incinerator tem- perature must be conlinuallv moni- tored. " It can jjet so hot the paper will ignite before it reaches the do(u-, " states the Tulsa native. Ihere are other danjicrs. t(»o. An aerosol can errantly lhrov n into a pa|K ' r trash bay v ill cause an explosion. " e check each baj; In-fore it is burned to prevent an accident to me or othei-s standing near by. USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) I HOMECOMING! Tuesday morning, November 20. 1990, USS Abraham Lincoln tied up at Naval Air Station Alameda, California. The journey began Tuesday, Septem- ber 25, when tugboats eased the ship away from its berth at Naval Station Norfolk . That was the beginning of the 16,000-mile journey which would take the ship to SL Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Valparaiso, Chile; then finally Alameda. WTiat a grand homecoming it wasi Hundreds of crewmembers manned the rails in their Service Dress Blues. Hundreds more wore yellow, white or red flight deck jerseys and spelled " ABE " on the flight deck, where they also formed a mini-Golden Gate Bridge. At approximately 8:30 a.m., ABK sailed under the real Golden Gate Bridge and the crew cheered, passing under the world-famous symbol of San Francisco truly signified the end of a long journey. An hour later the super carrier tied up at Naval Air Station Alameda ' s pier 3. Families waiting there cheered and displayed banners welcoming not only their loved ones, but the ship, too. Bands played, cheerleaders enthusiastically wel- comed the ship, and local militarj and J civic leaders boarded the ship to welcome the crew. United States Ship Abraham Lin- coln was " home " at last! , JIllMiiini t USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) krsiHiig, Dr«lk ' rib, Ik ' Mi I u. : ' USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) UNDERWAY USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) X ' tfJ K V 4 - _ ' CREW Setting New Standards Of Performance SHIP ' S COMPANY ADMIN The Administrative Department is made up of five divisions which handle the administrative duti involved in the day-to-day operation of the ship. X-1 Division handles all incoming mail addressed to the commanding officer and rmites it to the appropriate departments for action. Also under X-1, the Print Shop provides printing services fi m formal invitations to memorandum forms to the daily newspaper. The ship ' s Post Office provides the same services a U.S. postal service branch office might. The Personnel Office (X-2) handles over 2,950 enlisted service records while also processing crew leave and pay and dependent status changes. The ship ' s Public Affairs Office (X-3) provides news and entertainment programming via the SITE-500 TV System. PAO also produces a daily newspaper underway. Journalists handle all public affairs for the command including tours and official visits. Security Division (X-4) helps maintain good order and discipline. Division personnel protect loss, damage and theft, whether by criminal conduct, sabotage or espionage. The Ship ' s Special Services Office (X-5) handles rec- reational services for the crew. It purchases movie and amuse- ment park tickets that are offered to the crew at a reduced rate. Special Services also coordinates all special tours when in foreign ports. I 1 I ' .K» »T » YN3 Reginald Grimes LI3 Douglas Hundsdorfer PC3 Douglas Robb YN3 Edward Williams AN Edward Sykes PCSA Shawn Glinn PNSN William Daniels PNEN Clayton Hills PNSN Christopher Lowry PNSN Brian Reardon PNSN Patrick Sirl SA Terrenes Holyfield 137 X-3 Division JOCS Fred Klinkenberger. Jr J01 Julius Evans J01 Robert Kiser J02 Cory Coutois J02 William Kugelberg, Jr. J03 Ron Poole JOSN Gregory Your I 1. X-5 Division X-4 Division MA2 Jesse Dobbin YN2 Jack McGonagil MA2 Paul Parker SH3 James Rollinson ASS John Steiner Mr. Frank Harman 9A A-% , ' M mtn S 1 1 lit I 1 AIMD The Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, composed of a (IM-1) staff diviision and four production divisions, provides repair and production support of repairables to the airwing. The General Maintenance Division (IM-2) repairs air- craft engines, hydraulic components, metal and composite structures, and performs the testing of components, and avia- tion survival equipment. The Avionics Armament Division (IM-3) tests and repairs aircraft electronics and electrical components for systems supporting communication, navigation, electronic countermeasures, aircraft computers, radars and calibrat ion. IM3 also provides intermediate support for weapons systems such as bomb racks, missile launchers and aircraft guns. The Support Equipment Division (IM-4) aids flight and hangar deck operations by providing " yellow gear " for work on or around aircraft. Processing hundreds of items a day requires a produc- tion staff to manage and direct the flow of repairables and a quality assurance staff to ensure the exacting standards re- quired by high performance aircraft. AIMD maintains a dedi- cated administrative staff to keep accurate documentation of repair work done. Unique to Lincoln is the implementation of a production division for support of ship planned maintenance requirements (i.e., PMS, DC and transportation). The division allows repair technicians to concentrate on mission support items. AIMD doubles in its assigned manpower during each at- sea operating period as a result of sea duty detachments of technicians known as SeaOpDets, who report to ABE from shore-based AIMDs. The AIMD team as a whole performs many specialized and technical functions, but the ultimate goal is airwing service in support of fleet operations. I - i i AMH1 Glory Gallardo ADI(AW) George Harris AMS(AW) Roy Hessler AMH1 Charles Kelly PRI(AW) Robert Lucier AMS1 Richard Pittman ADl Peter Solan AMS2 Thomas Geinzer AMS2 Jose Gonzolez 144 ADAN Jerry Hess AN Raul Montano AMSAN David Witherspoon ADAA Brian Carper AA Rogello Guzman AA George Lowrie, Jr. ADAA Bryant Turner 145 AOC Hallet Pregeant ATC Peter Ward ATC{AW) Keith Wentze ATI Scott Ashleman ATI Jay Atherton AE1 Henry Balboa AE1 Samuel Bradley AEl David Campbell ATI Carson Caudill AQ1 David Eder ATI J, Farrell, III ATI Joseph Fowler ■laifl AQ1 Robert Givin ATI David Goad ATI Bruce Gregg ATI Jeffery Hanson ATI Chadwick Harmon AX1 Ralph Harvey 146 ATI Ronald Lique A01 Daniel Martineau ATI Daniel Meyers AQI(AW) Douglas Miller ATI Martin Nowak ATI Edmund Russell A01 Steven Smith ATI Kemell Sookey AXI(AW) Darrel Weistieit AQ1 David Wood AT2 Jerry Akin AT2 Rextini Andrade AT2 Karl Wasickanin AE2 Bindy Wiles AT3 Michael Adkins AT3(AW) Antonio Aragon ATS Tony James 147 AQ3 Douglas Kershner AT3 Derek McCord AT3 Gilbert Moot ATS Michael Morrison ATS Bernie Obcena ATS Gary Ralstin AEAA Michael Gilheany I " " f o, ASCS Ronald Norman ASC Wilham Bundy ASC Ray Murphy AS1 David Collins AS1 Richard Crawford AZI(AW) William Garrett AS1 Bruce Hartman AS1 William Hoskins AS1 Darrel May AZ1 Bradley Miller AS1 Terry Spiller AS2(AWSW) Harrison Aten AS2 Sidney Byrd AK2 Darren Clark AS2 Pablo CIntron AS2 William Jenner AS2 Harry Kapea AS2 Hubert Ley AS2 Timothy Miller AS2 George Pirie AS2 Jesse Sluder AS2 Stanley Watford AS3 Paul Dabney AS3 Lyndon Joiner 149 K AQ2 Dean Johnson ASAN Lydell Bullie AN Mark Steele ADAA Joseph Cermak AA Lawney Montoney IM IP ' ' ' Inl . ritt k " - WmiL r M j g 151 1 STU X; AIR Air Department ensures the safe and efficient launch and recovery of aircraft. To achieve this goal, the department is divided into five major divisions. V-O Division operates the ship ' s aircraft control tower, or PRI-FLY. V-1 Division is tasked with the security of aircraft and with moving th«n while they are on the fli t deck. V-2 IMv (hi maintains and operates the catapult machinery gear, visual landing aids and arreting gear. While -3 Division is respon- sible for the security and movement of aircraft in the ship ' s hangar bays. V-4 Division operates the aircraft fueling system, providing fuel services to airwing aircraft I 154 ABH3 Enos Sanders AN Kevin Altman AN Arthor Davis AN Daniel Feliciano YNSN Frederick Nothrut ANAA Kevin McCormick AA Brian Schliabel AR Ronald Chaney lU lai LT Bert BIyth LCDR Michael Brenny ABHC Thomas McKean ABHC Mark Persutti ABHC George Redmond jg ABHC Michael Trent ABHI(AW) Sidney Anderson ABH1 Billy Baker ABH1 Gregory Baker ABH1 Louis DeFendini ABH1 Howard York ABH1 Chris Lukatch ABH2 Jerry MIgnerey ABH1 Daniel Rogers ABH1 Clifford Weber ABH2 Jeffrey Carter ABH2 Tyrone Clarke ABH2 Willie Finkley ABH2 William Hoipkemier ABH2 Michael Mappin ABH2 Thomas Phillips 155 ABH3 Michael Lucas ABH3 Gary Michels ABH3 Darryl Mueller ABH3 Rex Pieper ABH3 Timothy Pynes ABH3 Larry Tarver ABH3 Danny Thomas ABH3 Douglas Trade AN James Adkins ABHAN Chet Bankert AN Donald Becker ABHAN Jeffrey Bellinger ABHAN Lee Bennett ABHAN Casey Brennan AN Michael Brown 156 ABHAN Bret Carter AN Stokley Chaffee AN Victor Chievalier AN Jeffrey DiPerna AN Toby Faddis ABHAN Thomas Finnegan ABHAN William Jackson ABHAN Frank Garcia AN Charles Grant ABHAN Don Grinnell AN Chad Halverson AN Jimmie Hudson ABHAN Stephen Jones AN Kenneth Killam ABHAN Rodney Lane AN Jeffery Lilly AN Harry MacDonado ABHAN Jason f arrinan ABHAN Raymond Martell ABHAN Henry Martinez 157 AN Leonard Martinez ABHAN Marc Matthews AN Daniel McCrae AN Matthew Morns AN Peter Mossuto AN Derek Murray ABHAN Reco Owens AN Richard Palato AN Troy Pelkey ABHAN Ray Pitts AN Odis Reliford AN Paul Saragosa a AN Donald Seism ABHAN Raymond Sherier AN Earle Smith AN Woodrow Smith ABHAN Domingo Soliss ABHAN Leonard Speights AN Jeff Stone AN Anthony Thompson ABHAN Michael Trujillo AN Timothy Walls AN Stacy Weston ABHAN Paul Zbiegien li f i ABHAN Anthony Avon AA Scott Beckett AA John Birge ABHAA Timothy Bushnell AA Chance Castro AA Michael Cathey 158 ABHAA Reginald Chambers AA Corey Cooper ABHAA Lee Dean AA Lloyd Diamond AA Richie Englera AA David Flore AA Brett Rodgers ABHAA Christopher Sheldo AA Grant Steepleton AA Robert Talbot AR Darren Brooks AR Michael Howell 159 ABE1 Eric Campbell ABE1 Andre Carrecter ABE1 Edward Carter ABEl Jack Davenport ABE1 Scott Dean ABEl Ames Foreman ABEl James Fragapane ABE1 Sergio Gonzalez ABEl Joseph Gray ABEl David Lantiart ABEl Antonio Marquez ABEl Ronald Meadows ABE1 Michael See EMI Mark Oliver ABE1 Raymond Pinckney ABE1 Mark Reese ABE1 Neil Robinson ICI(SW) Warren Rodeback EM1 Robert Smith IC1 William Smith ABE1 Billy West ABE2 Joe Arnold IC2(SW) Frederick Bruner ABE2 James Coons ABE2 Kenneth Courter ABE2 Ray Dalton ABE1 Bily Darty ABE2 Terry Hanes ABE2 Michael Heard EM2 Eugene Mines ABE2 Jimmy Hoggatt IC2 John Kiser 161 IC2 Ricardo Lucero IC2 Thomas Mataya ABE2 Stephen Moffit ABE2 Russell Mullins ABE2 Marc Nau AZ2 William Pepper ABE2 James Peterson ABE2 Thomas Setting EM2 Michael Trevino ABE2 Lyn Willocks ABE2 Donald Wise YN3 Roy Kingston ABE3 Edgar Linz ABE3 Mark Littleford ABE3 Johan Mansson ABE3 Bradley Marshall ABE3 Richard Mendiola IC3 Roy Meyers AB3 Herman Miranda IC3 Perry Muller EMS Michael OHara ABES George O ' Rear ABES Charles Palumbo IC3 Raymond Richard, Jr. ICS Douglas Rogers ABES Jesus Santiago ABES Vincent Snyder ICS Michael Spaid ICS James Stenz FN Ernest Burton AN Tavon Campbell AN Stewart Cornelius ABEAN Calvin Crockett ABEAN Shawn Cunningham AN Elkins Dahle 163 " i all ABEAN Eric Davenport ABEAN Craig Dophled ABEAN Christownour ABEAN Bruce Elledge AN Gregory Ellis ABEAN Jorge Fournier I (? ■l m f ABEAN Cedric Gibbs AN Russell Hare AN Frank Hernandez AN William Holman AN Robert Layne AN Timothy Liddell ABEAN Richard Meservey AN Kent Mixon ABEAN Derek Morris ABEAN Dale O Hara ABEAN Charles Piper FN Aaron Ponson 164 ABEAN Paul Porter ABEAN Juan Rodriguez ABEAN Anthony Rotonta AN Christopher Ryan SN Fred Sanders AN Stevie Schaffer ABEAN Ronald Stockton ABEAN Jeff Stromer ABEAN Brian Sullivan EMFN Patrick Wallace ABEAN Jonathan Ward ABEAN Lee Webber FN Andrew Williams ABEAN Bennie Williams ABEAN Eric Williams ABEAN Tony Williams ABEAN David Wiswall AN Patrick Workman AA James Baker AA Jason Bryant AA Leonard Cooley AA Kevin Cox ABEAA Gary Daughtry AA James Estle ICFA Earnest Ferguson AA Richard Furtado AA Michael Handeman 165 AA Clayton Sansing AA Thomas Scott ABEAN John Lothamer 166 ABH1 Benjamin Waring ABH1 James Watson ABH2 Kenneth Bennett ABH2 Douglas Bigler ABH2 John Cessna. Jr, ABH2 Quintin Miller ABH3 Aaron Lane ABH3 Tracy Poole ABH3 Rickey Wilson ABHAN Charles Benjamin ABHAN Terry Brokovich 167 ABHAN Roland Fairley AN Phillip Fant ABHAN Aarren Gooden AN Timothy Gray AN Craig Hamilton AN Brian Reddle ABHAN Tommy Ruelas AN Leslie Scruggs AN Gary Semmel AN Kevin Sharpe AN Troy Skinard AN Kelvin Smith AN Hyland Stegmann AN David Toline AN Timothy Trull 168 ABHAN Brian Walker AN Lionel Weber ABHAN Johnny Welch AN Stanley Whitehead AN James Woodard AA David Ross AA Michael Savage AA Anthony Smith AA Michael Smith AA John Stefko AA Chad Willis 169 ABF1 Wayne Dailey ABF1 John Healy ABF1 Jeff Manning ABF1 Alfred McNeely ABFl Marty Mynhier ABF1 Frederick Paquette ABFl Robert Phillips EMI Anthony Quinn ABFl(AW) Joseph Reese ABF2 Kenneth Ballard ABF2 Patrick Conlin ABF2 Arden Costen ABF2 James Hollinsbeck ABF2 Anthoney Saramillo ABF2 Robert Niesz 170 ABF2 Harold Reynolds ABF2 Roosevelt Thomas. Jr. ABF2 John Maxwell ABF3 Paul Craig ABF3 Sonny Fallon ABF3 John Martin ABF3 Mark McManus ABF3 Frank Milinkovich ABF3 Kevin Mitchell YN3 Billy Stueber ABF3 Mathew Wheeler AN Erik Barr AN Richard Boling ABFAN Tim Bruner AN Kumay Chiru AN Leslie Church ail mUr I 171 AN Terry Good AN Steve Grayer ABFAN Carl Jones AN Truman Jones ABFAN Joseph McMicheaux ABFAN David Lewis AN Michael Messenger AN Lamar Mincey AN Darnell Mondane ABFAN Vincent Muentes AN Randall Nickelson ABFAN Oscar Orozco AN Michael Ziegler AA Darrel Burkhalter ABFAA Gregory Carter AA Rocky Costillo ABFAA James Evans AA Alonto Gnffin AA Dennis Sturdivant AA David Vandevender. Jr. AA Jack Wallace AA Frederick Ward AA Keith Wilson 173 cso Combat Systems is responsible for the totality of Abra- ham Lincoln ' s installed electronics and associated equipment, including the automatic carrier and instrument landing system; inertial navigation and electronic aids to navigation; the com- munications suite including all over-the-airwaves systems; all electronic sensors and radars; the gun and missUe systems for ABE ' S self-defense; the support systems required to maintain this myriad of electronic equipment; the ship ' s television enter- tainment system; the tactical data system advanced combat direction system, tactical decision making aids and then- com- puters and the programs in those computers that integrate, control and coordinate the entire combat system. ET3 Derrick Nelson Derri ET3 Matthew Selby ET3 John Simon ET3 David Turner DS1 Luisito Lacson DS1 Russell Lewis DSI(SW) Theodore Noffsinger DS1 Mark Rayburn DS1 Amado Retuya DS1(SW) Michael Schine DS2 Robert Jillson DS2 Thomas McClelland DS2 Walter Raif DS2 John Sielaff DS2 Arne Smith DS2 Steven Wallace DS3 John Brockway DS3 William Coble AX3 Michael Cline DS3 Todd Etherton DS3 Benjamin Hyatt DS3 Edward Marietti AX3 Eric Moesser DS3 Todd Neal DS3 Rick Sommer DS3 Ricardo Soto DS3 W. Todd Woods IMSN Jeffrey Schels 177 -CSR- Division FCC(SW) Zachary Curry ETC(SW) Dwayne Ducommun ET1 John Brokaw ET1 Daniel Clough FC1 Lester Gibson 178 J L ET1 Danny Nightingale w " f FC1 Martin Trigg Jl ET2 Fritz Bamburg ET2 Lance Darby ET2 Timothy Ernst 9fl ET2 James Friesen ET2 Thomas Hull ET2 Paul Johnson ET2 Wayne Kimba ET2 Peter King ET2 Ryan Patterson ET2 Christopher Paulus ET2 William Sanders ET2 Stephen Smith ET2 Anthony SodI ET2 Case Telle ET3 Andrew Faust ET3 Charles Moore ET3 David Tomaszewski ET3 Steven Wroge ikutrs i 179 Bi?s -• ' ■■■« s; CRMD The Command Religious Ministries Department over- sees religious ministry programs on board Abraham Lincoln. Traditionally, chaplains conduct religious services, offer nightly prayer over the IMC, conduct bible studies and other fomB of religious education, and tewi to the spiritual and moral welfare of all hands. The ship ' s chaplains are available to the crew and their dependents for counseUr on a variety ci personal matters. The CRMD is also a liaison between the diip and tte American Red Cross, the Family Service Center and Navy Relief. Additionally, the ship ' s library is managed by the de- partment and its staff. Four chaplains and five religious pro- gram specialists assure that professional, technical and per- sonal assistance in all matters, spiritual and religious, is avaO- able to Lincoln crewmembers. 1 T 182 ,]• RP3 Ronald Tisdale 183 iu, COMM The Communications Department provides secure, rapid and reliable communications with shore commands, air- craft and ships in order to satisfy LincoUi ' s command and control functions. Headed by the Communications Offlcer, the depart- ment provides 24 hours-per-day, 365 days-a-year support for all electronic external tactical communications and associated inter- nal systems including satellite, teletype, cryptographic and compu- terized processing systems. The radiomen " SPARKS " are professional naval com- municators trained to communicate throughout the radio fre- quency spectrum utilizing voice circuits, data links, encryption and decryption devices, and record message systems. Message trafflc addressed to the ship and embarked commands is processed in the Message Processing Center utilizing the computerized Naval Modular Automated Communications System (NAVMACS). NAVMACS automatically receives and stores both secure and non-secure communications. The main unit is established and maintained in Facilities Control, where the circuitry is then patched to user data terminals or radio telephones throughout the ship. Radiomen also support crew morale by sending and receiving American Red Cross messages and commercial tele- grams. LCDR Charles Threatt LT Don Budde ENS James Danitschek RMC Eric Hawkins RMC Denoise Ingram RMC Noel Rivera RM1 Michael Mallard RM1 Derek Tucker RM1 Sammy Yea RM2 James Bisacca RM2 James Bruce, Jr. RM2 Richard Ferraro RM2 David Hopkins RM2 Vernon Jones RM2 John Knight RM2 Willie Moody RM2 George Plowden RM2 Angel Ramos Rojas RM2 Andre Sherman. Sr. RM2 Paul Terry RM2 Ricky Toups 186 RM3 James Butler RM3 Richard Canterbury RM3 Charles Davis YN3 Roy Davis RMSN Ronald Lane RMSN Mearron Malone RMSN James Morris RMSN Mark Ogle RMSN Reggie Penick RMSN Anthony Prudent RMSN Art Rhyne RMSN Darren Powe RMSN John Street RMSN Christopher Wilson 187 DECK The role of a Boatswain ' s Mate dates back to the age of tall sails and men of steel. In days gone by, a " Bos ' n " was the person in charge of the crew that worked topside on the decks. The Bos ' n Mates were responsible for maintaining unison in oaring by calling the stroke with the boatswain ' s pipe. In today ' s Navy, Boatswain ' s Mates remain the backbone of ships of steel. The ships have changed, but the Boatswain ' s Mates have not. We still call attention for aU hands with Bos ' n pipes. Today ' s Boatswain ' s Mate cares for all deck gear, which includes the anchor and chain, refueUng and underway replenish- ment gear and mooring lines. A good Bos ' n can stand back, look at his ship and know he has done a good job. Abraham Lincoln is the best looking ship on the waterfront and has the best Deck Depart- ment in the Navy. LTJG Andrew Rabuse BMC Charles Blaydes BM1 Frank Clemmons BM1 Allan Fisk BMI(SW) Norman Grigsby BM2 Jon Hickernell BM2 Daniel Hoskins BM2 Timothy Nichols BM2(SW) Richard Slavick BM3 James Ataman BM3 David Culbertson BM3 Stanley Nettles YN3 Kevin Pennington BM3 Edward Spall BM3 Douglas Wright SN Craig Binn SN Jeffrey Bradshaw SN Darren Brown SN Clifford Buchanan SN Fredrick Davis SN David IVIarceau SN Pedro Santana, Jr. SN Darrell Satchell SN Jeffrey Sheltman SN Todd Workman SA Antwyn Chatman SA Aundra Lucas SR Timothy Carter DIVISION 190 LTJG Stanley Mullen BMC Randolph Moore BM1 Ricardo Bennett BM2 David Aikins BM2 Gregory Lockmiller BM2 Tony Parrish BM2 Sean Skerritt BM2 Greg Stanley BM2 Ronald Vetter BM2 Larry Werner, Jr. BM3 James Norton BM3 Kenneth Painter SN Shawn Beaver SN Omar Brovi n BMSN John Campo SN Bryan Carter SN Dennis Dardridge SN Ronald Groton SN Dustin Joiner SN Anne Mackenzie SN Robert Martzall SN Richard Miranda SN Timothy Morris SN John Singleton SN Jose Suarez SN Cassius Williams SN John Yoder SA Stephen Barnhart SA Vincent Martin SA Jonathan Mitchell SA Gregg Walker SR Paul Carron 191 X DENTAL ABE ' S Dental Department, noted for its can-do spirit, is comprised of 12 enlisted men and five dental officers. The staff is capable of providing all services of modern dentistry. On an average day, more than 70 patients are served. Services in- clude: annual exams, cleanings, operatives (fillings), periodon- tics (gum treatment), endodontics (root canals), prosthodon- tics (crown, dentures) and oral surgery (tooth removal, jaw and face reconstruction). The fully-equipped clinic and laboratory allows professional and relaxuig care to patients in the most modem faciUty afloat. Dental is an important adjunct to the medical team manning battle dress stations and organizing the walking blood bank during general quarters and mass casualty drills. All personnel are trained in C.P.R. and basic life saving techniques, such as airway management, intravenous iiyection and hemor- rhage control. Courteous and efficient service is the " hall- mark " of a visit to the ABE Dental Department. I • 1 IIV— -i « -r c- ENGINEERING - The Engineering Department is one of the most diversi- fied departments on board. Its contingent of nearly 500 person- nel includes hull technicians, machinist ' s mates, electrician ' s mates, interior communications electricians, enginemen, boiler technicians, damage controhnen and yeomen. The Engineering 1| Department is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the hotel services used and enjoyed by the crew daily. Services range from steam and electrical power provided throughout the ship to repair support of the ship ' s aircraft elevators. Other functions of the department include maintenance of the various auxiliary systems, upkeep of the ship ' s steering units and nmning a fuU-service machine and tool shop. wmm ' — A — DIVISION LCDR Ronald Anderson LT Thomas Hook ENS Kerry Simmons MMC Anthony Armelino MMC Bradley Renshaw MMC Donald Forrester MMC Christopher Rundell MMC Theodore Simon MMC Arthur Tucay EN1 Larry Angermuller MM1 Roger Cooke MM1 Rick Custer MM1 Walt Graziano MM1 Edward Kelly BT1 Andrew Morales MM1 James Norman MM1 Lester Wetsch EN1 Thomas Wheeler BT2 Donald Bryson MM2 William Cotter BT2 Eric Giles MM2 Leo Hammel MM2 Lee Holmes BT2 Craig Perkins MM2 Danny Phillips MM2 Paul Sanders MM2 Gordon Schaneman 199 MM2 John Vaillancourt MM2 Christopher Winkler EN3 Rick Beckwith MM3 James Berrier MM3 Edward Durham MM3 Talvet Durham MM3 Brian Munk MM3 Ronald Pace MM3 Charles Richardson MM3 Steven Robinson MM3 Kevin Swanson MM3 Thomas Winters MM3 Charles Wood MM3 Kenneth Kisfalusi MM3 Kevin Morge MM3 Reginald Prince MM3 Michael Tooey FN D ' Marcecus Childress MMFN Kevin Grubbs MMFN Stan Kindley MMFN David Teachout MMFN Roger Wagner FN Todd Woods MMFA Paul Burgess MMFA Ray Layton FA Jackie Pearson 200 EMI Jerry Thornhill EM2 James Ayers EM2(AW) Sunny Dalan EM2 Eric Givens IC2 Matthew Glidden EM2 Thomas Hamrick EM2 Richard Haney Thomas Hopkins 201 IC2 Gregory Johnson EM2 Troy Jungwirth EM2 John Matys EM2 Vincent Morgan EM2 Robert Mott EM2 Bradley RIggs MM2 Rex Tyler IC3 John Waldron 202 ICFN Randy Boom EMFN Billy Caples ICFN Jeffery Manton ICFN Juan Powell ICFN Paul Rodriguez ICFN Mark Schultz FN Gillian Soucy EMFA Joseph Edwards ICFA Michael Gallagher ICFA Charles Gibson ICFA Harold Goobey ICFA Christopher Moates 203 WT2 Fred Clemmons DC2 James Holder DC2 David Juarez DC2 Jerry Lyman DC2 Michael Poirier DC2 Jesse Powell r MM2 Paul Sanders DC2 Bradley Shore DC2 Wilhe West DC3 Stennett Brooks DC3 Angel Castro DC3 Bobby Crutchtield 204 DC3 Thomas Dixon DCS James Forhan MM3 Christopher Frank DC3 John Gaffney DCS Marlin Griffis DCS Wade Hamilton MM3 Sandford Harris DCS Gary Isaac DCS Glen Jurgens ABES Dana Staples DCS Tom Wagner DCFN Kevin Federline AN Jack Huff DCFN Frankie Johnson DCFN John Kemp DCFN Matthew IVIcGlnty DCFN Brian Mengeu DCFN Kevin Sinnock SNSN Malcom Smith DCFN Damon Storms DCFN Kevin Sweeten ABEAA Rashid Kerns 205 I MM2 Reginald Hunter MM2 Jarvis Morgan HT2 Earl Smock HT3 Moises Arrocena HT3 Rodney Blackford MM3 Raymond Bryan Jr MM3 Richard Burbach MM3 Craig Davis MM3 Christopher Frank HT3 Andre Glass MM3 Ulysses Heard MM3 Anthony McClanaghan 207 LTJG Glenn Linton EMCM(SW) Kenneth Bider ABE1 Florante Joaquin MM1(SW) Leonardo Pulido. Jr. IC2 Darrel Barnett SK2 Roberto Garcia MM2 William Rudy SK3 Val Finley 208 ENS James Counts HTCS William Craig HT1 Myron Burrough HTI(SW) James Faulkner MRI(SW) Thomas Ivey HT1 Rick Lalonde HTI(SW) Jonathan Watkins HT2 John Benn HT2 Stephen Dille HT2 John Lewellen HT2 Donald Roof EM2 Bruce Rozier HT3 Darin Blevins HT3 Raymond Condon HT3 Leo Dowthard. Ill EM3 Andre Harrison MR3 Michael Heim HT3 Robert Taliaferro HTFN Matthew Danielson MRFN William Harvey YN Doane Latino HTFN Richard Under. II HTFN William Moody HTFN Michael Radaker MRFN Steve Smith HTFA Darrin Zimmerschled 209 K ' " ■n.iA- M.H il ® M M N rci: :oi;ia-£-::-. SSBX B So Ji ' VA liuion r i 1 lb mmi s I) 11 I) 5 )0 LEGAL Legal Department provides the crew with a complete line of services including wills, powers of attorney and affida- vits. Available legal counsel service includes advice on mar- riage, divorce, legal separation, bankn ' ptcy, adoption and contract and bUl collection disputes. Legal Department also handles all military justice for the ship including nonjudicial punishment, summary court-martials and general court-mar- tials. ■ . ., 212 4 LT Robert Blazewick LN1 Mark Mallory LN2 Stephen DiStefano LN2 Arthur Russell li ' tv w :. vjj, tt ' «t- wj, m-.u U ' r. 5 XSSOTHH) KSSCtXin VN ,-jT TII AVSDtJ.TI- HfflOTATni AXKOTATZil ' OIUS. ' - ' CMWHSaXtAUTBRSU;- " NU LUirC:... CALinilWM C.UIPOR.V.M CUBDRM OOHS IIDES t- is CBiii CODB CODES OOOH W..U U :. ULy. ■ Av.vnr.4 . f ' ttTc : rffl Kausw M -■ CAL![o; r cv ' ;-vM GtfRKu cv » wiosvBsi M ftiaumuim muiw.: ' WTrtiK " ouumtsi «wimmd7 kiiucv- j„,|,y j I MiiAim wrn ' ■i Eiii ' .os .»i.»» i.,1,, . " - KAOO s ooo lojioo r ooo ;:•«» ' ?,( ' ) " ' ■ ' A0599 yivf . ' ' :, Ja y COI,£ jr„o. -jttco E si 213 3-M 3-M Department coordinates Lincoln ' s preventative maintenance system (PMS), maintains space responsibility records and schedules command zone inspections. Departmen- tal PMS performance data is consolidated and analyzed on a regular basis to monitor PMS effectiveness and identify and resolve any potential problems. Whenever a zone inspection is scheduled, every sailor on board is affected. Some must prepare their spaces for inspection while others are assigned as inspectors. Although 3- M is Lincoln ' s smallest department, its influence is felt shipwide. Il fl 216 217 » ■ m ? Ggsi m MARDET The ship ' s Marine Detachment provides security for the commanding officer and the ship. MarDet augments the com- mand Master-at-Arms force as directed for short-term military and emergency operations. It provides all administrative and logistical support needs for the detachment to be self-sufficent The detachment can also administratively support Marine Corps personnel on board other ships when directed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. CAPT Philip Lark SGT1 Jose Diaz GSGT Edward Slaubaugh SSGT Phillip August SGT Howard Brown SGT Ross Johnson SGT Edward Moore CPL Derek Herron CPL Tommy Hess, III LCPL Juan Aleman y - LCPL Ronald Begaldo LCPL Donald Bodtke LCPL Billy Brashear LCPL Richard Brown LCPL Michael Carpenter LCPL Jose Carnllo j LCPL Brian Davis LCPL Damon DuPree Ik Jl t i ;r ± H- - LCPL Francisco Duran _ LCPL Joseph Elsenbrandt s LCPL Lewis Evans LCPL Michael Faaborg LCPL James Pagan LCPL Daniel Feltes LCPL Shawn McGarry LCPL Mark Meholchick LCPL Manuel Miranda LCPL Julian Moreno LCPL Michael Nicpon LCPL Israel Rodriguez 222 LCPL Anthony Underwood LCPL Robert Watkins LCPL Malcolm Watson LCPL Curtis Williams LCPL John Young PFC Eric DeSaulell PFC Shane Sparry PFC Roger Suckow PFC Donald Warr idLX,i». i 223 •i MEDICAL Medical Department car« for and treats sick or injured personnel on board Abraham Lincobi. To eiKure the healtii and well being of all crewmembers, the Medical Department ad- vises the commanding officer in the areas of sanitation, per- sonal hygiene, radiation health, environmental and industrial health, aeromedical health and safety, personnel reliability, and in other medical or paramedical disciplines. Whenever inade- quate or adverse situations arise which may affect the crew, the health care professionals of Lincoln ' s Medical Department are ready to respond. m l| V 4 »« HM3 Gary Goff 226 Ml l HM3 Mark Hardy HIVIS Danny Martinez HM3 Christopher Moore HM3 Chris Moyer HM3 David Nelmida HM3 Danilo Palomata HM3 Charles Robinson HM3 Charles Scott HM3 Scott Swanson HM3 Dennis Williams HN Duane Cobb HN Greg Johnson P lil2 A 227 NAVIGATION The Navigation Department is split into two divisions: Signals and Navigation. Each is responsible for separate, but complementary duties. Signals Division provides the ship with visual communications through the use of fla , pennants, and flashing light. Trained in tactical signalling, signalmen can communicate in code by visual means. Well versed in Navy traditions, signalmen are considered experts in honors and ceremonies. Additionally, perched atop the ship on the 010 level. Signals Division assists in visual watchstanding, sighting ships, inbound aircraft, and personnel overboard. Navigation Division is responsible for the safe naviga- tion of the ship. Usmg both electronic and mechanical means. Quartermasters maintain a constant plot of the ship ' s position. Old fashioned as it may seem, the sextant is still used every day for celestial navigation. Quartermasters keep and maintain aU pertinent charts and publications essential for maritime naviga- tion. Standing round-the-clock watches on the Ship ' s Bridge, Quartermasters serve as the Navigator ' s right hand, logging historical data, taking bearings, plotting the ship ' s movements, maintaining the ship ' s time, and steering from the ship ' s helm. During special evolutions such as getting underway, anchoring or transiting narrow straits, the ship must rely on Quartermas- ters to provide safe passage through perilous waters. ' •»f«ct .. ---- , »t «« »fi ao not o»ce M».t, ■ S NOT mCOOm EO Tm| 230 QM3 Shawn Egelhoff SM3 Jeffery McLarty SM3 Jeffrey Santos QMS John Weber QMSN Ralph Carelli SMSN Robert Davis SN Erik Hanson QMSN Lee LInson SMSN Vernon Love Jr. SMSN Vincent Provenzano QMSA Sedric Harris QMSA Patrick Hones 231 % t «ii 5 4 yiiiinMH OPERATIONS Operations Department collects, evaluates, amplifles and disseminates combat and operational information to carry out the mission of the ship, airwing and task force. Operations also provides intelligence, meteorological and photographic services. The department is divided into nine divisions grouped into five principal areas: strike operations, combat direction center, intelligence, air operations and meteorology. Strike Operations plans and coordinates the ship ' s internal schedule of events and external interaction with the airwing, task force, target ranges and foreign countries. They also plan and schedule the daily flight schedule. The Combat Direction Center (CDC) is made up of three divisions: OI, OX and OW. OI division operates the radars, communicates on radios and controls aircraft in support of the anti-air warfare (AAW) and anti-surface warfare (ASUW) missions of the ship. OX division oversees the anti-submarine i ' warfare (ASW) mission of the ship by controlling and assisting ril t J the SH-3 helicopters, S-3 Vikings and P-3 Orions. OW division " J fi: listens for and then identifies radar and other electronis emmis- sions to alert the tactical action officer and the commanding officer before an adversary can see ABE on its radars. Intelligence comprises three divisions: OS, OZ and OP. OS and OZ provide intelligence information to the ship, airwing and embarked staff, as well as distribute intelligence informa- tion collected by the ship and airwing to other Navy, DoD and government agencies. OP division provides photographic sup- port to the ship, airwing and embarked staff. Air Operations (OC) directs airwing aircraft for safe carrier approaches and landings in all conditions, in much the same way air traffic control centers do at major airports. Meteorology (OA) monitors oceanographic and mete- orologic information and atmosphereic conditions for the ship and airwing, whle forecasting weather conditions the ship will encounter while performing its ASW, AAW and ASUW mis- sions. LCDR John Murray AGCS Phillip Moore AGC Gary Woolard AG1 Michael Joern AG1 Matthew Young AG2 Mathew Waterbury AG3 Glen Ryan AG3 Lawrence Schroeder AG3 Gordy Stanoch AGS Bryan Thomas AGS James Wood AGAN Sean Gee AGAN Carlos Godfrey AGAA Tommie Beebee -OA- Division iloJ J ' ' 234 LCDR Terry Shoemaker LT Jon Westerwick CW04 Charles Priest ACC(AW) Seth Fitch ACI(AW) Halbert Brown AC1 Jeffrey Davis AC1 Michael Gregory ACI(AW) Danny Jensen AC1 Duane Johnson ACI(SW) Gary Stephenson AC1 Jeff Telling AC1 Perry Vath AC2 Harold Calhoun AC2 Steven Morris AC2 Joseph Pavero ACS Miguel Dormany AC3 John Kimsey AC3 Mitchell Kinney AC3 Bryan Thompson ACAN Allen Albrecht ACAN Leigh Bartel ACAN John Christopher ACAN Alfredo Garcia ACAN Kevin Hart ACAN James Holmes ACAN Chad Larimore ACAN Robert McPherson ACAN Brent Richmond ACAN Daniel Tester ACAN Todd Wendling 235 01 DIVISION LCDR Dean Worthmgstun CW02 Charles Wilson OSC Thomas Colwell OSC Gene Dettore OSC(SW) Raymond Hochwarter OSC Colin Rogers 0S1 Richard Davis 0S1 John Pryor 0S1 William Turner OSI(SW) William Wile 0S2 John Cairns 0S2 Ronald Cartlidge 0S2 Jeffery Harmon 0S2 Michael Jacobs 0S2(SW) William McClinton 0S2 Joseph Mumme 0S2 Louis Sewell 0S2 Patrick Walker 052 Kevin Wyche 0S3 Michael Agee 0S3 Morns Alio 0S3 Joseph Beiike OSS Mario Bishop 053 Darren Byron n 1 |Hfi» ' - ia a| 1 1 H ■ m 4 Tl 1 ■ 083 Jose Diaz I ' VI Ahi Lt 083 Mark Douglas IV iJ! ' ' B P 083 Matthev Fleming B v HHR BL 0S3 David Hackett Ei BI HIK M BI 083 Richard Hamen t B H hhH 083 Rick Helwick Hh £ 236 083 Troy Jessen 0S3 Velvin Lewis 0S3(SW) Arvil Reed 0S3 Scott Schmidlkofer 0S3 Michael Shahan OSSN Christopher Ackerman OSSN Grady Back OSSN James Brownfleld OSSN Steven Carlyle OSSN Eric Ghappel OSSN Mark Dale OSSN David DeVoss OSSN Chad Dorry OSSN Jeff Erickson OSSN Raphael Ferguson OSSN Eric Ford OSSN Anthony Giacco OSSN Kurt Grutz OSSN Leon Jones OSSN Wyatt Kelley OSSN Gregory Leonard OSSN Thomas Mattison OSSN Joseph Modeliste OSSN Michael Oliver OSSN Patrick Parker OSSN Robert Peters OSSN Charles Porter OSSN Charles Randolph OSSN Tony Tucker OSSN Daniel Worden " OSSA Jodie Campbell I OSSA Charles Diamond OSSA Juan Gamboa OSSA Daniel Gullion OSSA Bradley Johnson OSSA Riley Stoy 237 CW03 Patrick Wilkerson PHI David Cummings PHI Clarence Owens PH2 Tracy Didas PH2 Tommy Lynaugh PH2 Gary Ward PH3 Marshall Borgen PH3 David Eichbrecht PH3 Eric Hayhurst PH3 Marty Norman PH3 Jeffrey Ray PH3 Brett Siegel 1 Twr I AN Christian Abraham Q i i PHAN David Dentry 1 PHAN Eric Dove J lJ JJ I i PHAN Jon Wingard N PHAA Sean Linehan " mM w ■ " ■■■ " " 1 m 1 1 DIVISION LT Guy Van Meter CTOC Robin Smith CT01 Peter Kuempel CTR1 Larry Mangold CTA2 Daniel Boss — CTM2 Raymond Drabik CTM2 Brent Holbeck CTM3 Ezequiel Matos CT03 Peter Rawls CTOSN Matthew Hibbard CTOSA Norman Florance EC 74 fw ' .•f M i ' X ' , 1 ' • ' M ■ y V ■H 239 , f ii ( Plolfp LCDR John Anayannis EWC Jeffrey Brennaman EWC(SW) Timothy Salada EIVI1 Harold Roettger EW2 Kenneth Crummey EW2 Terry Hensley 240 EW2 Sean McNeal EW2 Jon Pascual EW3 Daryle Biddle EW3 Wade Clason EW3 William Hall EW3 Charles fvlolnar EW3 Richard Schumann EW3 Lance Wright EWSN Matthew Cooper EWSN Scott Vail AW2 Brian Kerr AW3 Floyd Brown AWAN Jeff Brucker DPSN Devin Hogan AWAN William Whitmire 241 ai m 1 DPC Hal Howell IS1 James Abare IS1 Todd Henrickson ISI(AW) Clint Kalfell IS1 James Mitchell IS1 Phihp Sams IS1 Frank Schwartz 151 George Taggett 152 Virgil Cataldi IS2 Edward Dillard DM2(SW) Fred Pauelzik IS2 Robert Sagan 1, m i n ■, f IS3 George Hanna IS3 Frank Hudson IS3 Robert Manskey IS3 Michael Poule IS3 Henry Sheumaker IS3 Douglas Snider rsM j . 1 f M 0i| PW 1 183 James Teasdale IS3 Brian White ISSN Robert Bryner DPSN Michael Keller DPSN Michael Langley ISSA Richard Surek 243 CAUTION • M»i »•»«»• RADIATION AREA Mn PNTDv P n4 ' T. REACTOR Reactor Department is responsible for the ship ' s two A4W type pressurized water reactors and four steam driven main engines. Reactor generates electrical power for the ship using steam driven turbine generators and emergency diesels. Reactor also makes and distributes the ship ' s potable water. The department is manned by a combination of nuclear and conventionally trained men from four ratings: machinist ' s mates, electrician ' s mates, electronics technicians and engine- men. Yeomen and hull technicians also serve within the department. Reactor ' s job is summarized by three words: power, propulsion and water. Our motto: " Keep the lights burning, the shafts turning and potable water pumping. " vl " vr 246 LT Glen Little ENCS(SW) Ronald Claiborne MMC Mark Moreen EN1 Richard Cunningham EN1 William Gilmer MM1 Gary Smith EN1 Don Wilbanks MM2 Andrew Hill MM2 Clin Kinney HT2 Todd Kupfer MM2 Ferlin Short MM2 Patrick Wilson MM3 Aaron Bronaugh MM3 John Brusher MM3 Richard Buers ENS Pernell DeFrance MM3 Larry Turner EN3 Russell Walsh MM3 Charles Williams MM3 Aaron Younglove ENFN Gregory Cotter ENFN Mark Moses MMIFN Carlos Wilborn FN Troy Wolfe 247 LT Gary Duncan LT Larry Hill LT Richard Thomas LTJG Keith Volgt MMCS Harry Trowbridge MMC Timothy Braga liiiiiikii MMC Douglas Downs MM1 William Beck MM1 Evan Boggs MMI(SW) Howard Cox, Jr. MM1 Daniel Howald MM1 Robert Lagnese MM1 Timothy Leiesch MMl James Palumbo MM1 Robert Sandwich MMl Ronald Shellenberger MM1 Donald Sheridan MMl James Stallins 248 MM1 Larry Stidd MM1 Luke Talbot MM1 Marc Vogt MM2(SW) Paul Amato MM2 Edward Ballard MM2 Jeffrey Coil fV!M2 fWicheal Collins IVIf 2 Andrew Culver fVIM2 Carlos Dawkins IVItVI2 Gerard Denny MM2 Kenneth Dorian (VI M2 Scott Dorow MtVI2 Brett Estep IVIIVI2 Wesley Fletcfier IVIM2 Anthony Gonzales IVIf 2 Thomas Hope IVIM2 Shane Hopson IVIIVI2 Boyd Johnson MIVI2 Lawrence Lakeotes 249 MM2 Timothy Lewis MM2 John Low MM2 Troy Mancil MM2 Ricl May MM2 Alden McLure MM2 Frederick Miles MM2 Jeffrey Nye MM2 John ONeal l IM2 Eric Paulson MM2 Billy Rowell MM2 Ruben Ruiz MM2 David Schiller MM2 Anthony Sweatt Mr 2 Don Trammell MM2 Andrew Venor MM2 David Vogel MM2 Mark Whitten MM2 Brian Williams MM2 Joseph Wilson MM2 Michael Zeigler MM3 Patrick Blamucci MM3 Craig Brown MM3 Joseph Carter MM3 Ronald Catman MM3 Harold Elliott MM3 Michael Giersch MM3 Daniel Gulliford MM3 William Hi MM3 Mark Humphrey MM3 Ronnie Lythgoe 250 MM3 Eric McBride MM3(SW) Lawrence Miller MM3 Richard Miller MM3 Thomas Napoles MM3 Travis Oliver MM3 Paul Ramirez MM3 Larry Reaves MM3 Rafael Rivera MM3 Chad Scott MM3 Will Simmons MM3 Michael Sitar MM3 Chad Sneath MM3 David Stanton MM3 Bryan Todd MM3 Chris Tullos MM3 Thomas Unverzagt MM3 Matthew Voyles MM3 Cregg Wiese MM3 Jerry Wright FN Juan Braden MMFN Michael Burdick FN James Moss MMFN Stephen Starks FA Gerald Ellis FA Daniel Hooker FA Gary Parker FA Roland Tisdale 251 LT Jerry Lewis LTJG Marc Gibeley ETC Roddney Fett ETC Andrew Patania ET1 Archie Benner ET1 Bobby Elkins ET1 Mark Fritz ET1 Bryan May ET1 Brian McGuire ETl Michael Zimmerman ET2 Shannon Beyl ET2 David Carr ET2 Darryl Cornett P02 Joseph Cruz ET2 James Evans ET2 Todd Forton ET2 Richard Fusani ET2 Daniel Goodman ET2 Sean Hartong ET2 Matthew Lepcio 252 ET2 Thomas Merlino ET2 John Naughton ET2 Charles Noles ET2 Michael Perry ET2 Jonathan Phillips ET2 John Robson ET2 Stephen Smith ET2 Craig Stinson ET2 Michael Stoner ET2 Charles Suhr ET2 Mark Swarringim ET2 Gregg Sydorko ET2 Shane Vitagliano ET2 Robert Warder ET3 Larry Aucoin 253 EMI Zachary Taylor EM1 Keith Thomas EMI Larry Thomas EM2 Terrance Arthur EM2 Timothy Barry EM2 Thomas Cashen EM2 Robert Clark 254 EM2 Roger Clisch EM2 Raymond Drum iJiiiiiMillK EM2 Michael Fleck EM2 Jason Freeman EM2 Paul Ganon EM2 Steven Garver EM2 Brian Gokey EM2 Adam Green EM2 James Hayes EM2 Scott Hollingshead EM2 Curtis Lee i EM2 Douglas Lein EM2 Craig Lescalleet EM2 Todd Lmdley EM2 Eric Maxwell EM2 Michael Mills EM2 Jeffrey Nichols EM2 Duane North EM2 Earl Patterson Jr. EM2 Michael Quince 255 EM2 Scott Slemer EM2 John Smuda i ' M. EM2 Heosan Sorrentini EM2 Barry Steele EM2 Meredith Vanvalkenborgh EM2 Vernon Wimberley EM2 Paul Wood EM2 Ray ZImmeman EM3 Corey Beacom EM3 Edmund Blanchette EM3 Brett Brozoski EM3 Mark Carr EM3 Gregory Clark EM3 Craig Wisecup " i f irl !t ' jvi EM3 David Jones EM3 Scott Kettler EMS Yang Lin EM3 Eric Nickell EM3 Timothy Thompson EM3 Thomas Werner ' i T ' LT Jon Franke MMCM Roy Hurni ci Q f ■ MM1 Jeffrey Brown tVIIVII IVIattfiew Dobos tVIMI Jeffrey Fulton fvllVII Richard Hilton MM1 Paul Weaver MfVI2 Mattfiew Arel fvll 2 Jack Dziki IVIIVI2 Dean Friant MIVI2 David Greenwell MM2 Josepti Hill MIVI2 Bradley Hoose ET2 Robert Home fv1IVI2 William Huston MfVI2 Thomas Johnson IVIIVI2 David IVIerrick IVIf l2 Finn Norby rv1M2 Kris Petersen (VIM2 Karl Schaper IV1IV12 Jeffrey Tank t lVI2 Roger Taylor |yiM2 Scott Ullman MIVI2 Jeffery Whaley rvir l2 James Woolard l 1M3 Michael West 257 LT Thomas Luongo MMC(SW) Roy Bejsovec MMI(SW) Mark Best MM1 Ralph Dann MM1 Joseph JanuchowskI MMI(SW) Eugene Norvell § - .irr? MM1 Mark Serna MM2 Christopher Acosta MM2 Kevin Bills MM2 Darren Brandes MM2 Robert Carter MM2 Nigel Cernich MM2 Kenneth Engle MM2 Freddy Hmelak MM2 Thomas Liebl MM2 Nome Rodrigo MM2 Ernest Schilling MM2 Bradley Sosbe MM2 Lenny Stoddard MM2 Charles Stout MM2 Jody Toften MM2 Chris Underwood ni ( ■jj i a M MM2 Kenneth Wagar MM2 John Wolter MM3 Michael Camet MM3 Anthony Fulcher MM3 Lloyd Massey gllgl l l 258 LCDR Mason Reddix LT Michael Ford MMC(SW) Duncan Preston MMCS James Quillen MMC Jeffrey Copley flsB EMC Daniel Lithgow ETC Rollin Miller MM1 Clayton Campbell EM1 Tfiomas Millett ET1 Perry Schnuck MM1 Randy Spaulding MM1 Richard Waggoner ET2 Rodney Bratcher EM2 Brian Hodge EM2 Gregory Park MM2 Joselito Valerio MM3 Gregory Asquith EM3 Timothy Bergman EM3 Steven Biegel MM3 Gary Boque MM3 John Bombard MM3 Scott Brennan EMS Steve Chang MM3 Paul Curtis 259 MM3 Datnan Doell MM3 Stephen Engel ET3 Jeffrey Faulkner IVIM3 John Graham MM3 Brian Greenlee EM3 Paul HartEler 1 r " jyi ET3 Craig Lewis MM3 Brent t aitland MM3 Albert Medina MM3 Brian Mitchell EM3 David Palady MM3 Robert Powers lf¥fl| " W(l fs I EM3 Kevin Scott MM3 Thomas Shikibu MM3 Scott Staberg MM3 Michael Tanner EM3 Anthony Tillman EM3 Joseh Torresin J|| wjL LlJk U| 260 V ' m 261 l itjtm 1 SAFETY The Safety Department ' s goal is to enhance operational readiness and mission accomplishment through safety. This is done by establishing an aggressive occupational safety and health program to reduce occupational injuries, illnesses or deaths, material loss or damage. The department, made up of seven members, oversees programs such as motor vehicle safety, sight conversation, respiratory protection, hazardous material-hazardous waste management and many other pro- grams. The Safety Officer also manages the NAVOSH pro- gram. a I 265 V K 1 V Si A V V SUPPLY The Supply Department is the most diverse department on the ship. Supply has more spaces than anyone else on board. The department is divided into two m jor branches to accom- phsh its myraid of responsibilities. Logistics Branch (S-1, S-6 and S-8 divisions) is respon- sible for making sure that over one quarter-of-a-million ship and aircraft repair parts are at full allowance, stored properly and accounted for. Operating a full service laundry-dry cleaning facility, a disbursing office, two walk-in retail stores and separate food preparation and eating facilities producing over 15,000 meals daily, the Service Branch (S-2, S-2M, S-3, S-4, S-5 and S-11 divisions) performs a vital mission for the crew. The two smallest divisions. Automated Data Processing (S-7) and Quality Assurance (S-10) provide intra-departmental support, ensuring up-to-date management information is available and estabUshed procedures are employed. H 1 268 SK2 Samuel Jones AK2 William McKinney AK2 Lawrence Randolph SK2 Aaron Wilson SK3 Vince Diegn SK3 Michael Evans SK3 Mathew Overbay SK3 Bradley Tatge SSA Anthony Harris MSCM Roscoe Sanders MSC Rozenante Awa MSC Virgilio Banting MSI Robert Calk MSI Tony Ford MSI Ruperto Poblete MSI Nemeslo Tabor MSI Ernesto Tungol MS2 Clarence Anderson MS2 Michael Beictier MS2 Drew Conaway MS2 Lebaron Norris MS2 Raymond Poole MS2 Harry Thorhaug MS3 Colasa Edwards MS3 Dennis Gillespie MS3 Loren Heiland MS3 Jeff Helferich MS3 Daniel Johnson MS3 Patrick Langan MS3 Kevin Mosley MS3 Curtis Sanders MS3 Karl Shannon MS3 Samuel Smith MS3 Billy Thompson MSSN Randy Banks MSSN Michael DeVaul MSSN Tony Epps MSSN Albert Glaster MSSN Paul Hunter 269 270 MSSN Gregory Mills MSSN Jai Moore MSSN Roberl Oleson MSSN Michael Ray MSSN Curlis Richardson MSSN Michael Rivenburgh MSSN Eric Semen MSSN Miguel Toledo MSSN Michael Walker MSSN Robert Werts III MSSN Lee Wilson MSSA Johnnie Bazemore MSSA John Brodbery MSSA AI)erome Harvey MSSA Derrick Jenkins MSSA James Maddock MSSA Ramon Mondisa MSSA Lue Overby MSSA James Queen MSSA John Regnler MSSA Gino Roach MSSA Larry Robinson MSSA Brian Williams SK2 Christopher Godsey AK2 Hugh Potter MSSN Tracy Jackson m 271 S-3 DIVISION SHCS Renato Delrosario SHI Jerome Burgess SHI Frederick Claudio SHI John Register SH2 Bruce McConnell SH3 Evan Ezernack SH3 Matt Kaiser SH3 Richard Martinez SH3 Johnie Stegall SH3 Paul Wills SN James Ball Jr. SHSN Robert Brown SHSN Michael Davis SN Patrick Davis SHSN Terry Dawson SHSN Roderick Harvey SHSN Lorenzo Jones SHSN Cedric Jordan 272 SHSN Mark Mullett SHSN Fraziek Nash SHSN Anthony Nicholson SHSN Isaiah Odom SHSN James Richardson SHSN Dennis Smith SHSN Clarence Tutt SN Jeffrey West SHSA Sean Burton SHSA Deron Collins DKCS(SW) Fellclsimo Limon DK2 Howell Woods DK3 David Gay DKSN Thomas Barnett DKSN Eric Hunt -S-4- DIVISION DKSN Kevin Fretheim DKSN Ronald Harvey DKSN Jerry Wilcox DKSA Jason Anderson DKSR Mark Black 273 MSCM Bruce Banzliela MSI Frank Nordin MS2 Erie Schrumpf MS3 Steven Mason MS3 Dat Nguyen MS3 Jerry Perrigoue 274 SN Benjamin Barrios MSSN Sherman Hi " MSSN Jess Hook MSSN Darian Horn MSSN Paul Jennings MSSN Clarence Johnson MSSN Rodney Jones MSSN Jeffrey Lewis MSSN DeWitt Lillard MSSN Christopher Murray MSSN David Owens MSSN Bennett Ryan MSSA Kirt Abernathey MSSA Robert Miller ■I ft ft a " n " ffiie( , , l LT Gary Mandlch LTJG George McKemey AK1 Shelby Johnson AK1 Randy Larrabee AKI(SW) Rosauro Mapanoo AK1 Roy Wilson AK2 Chico Ansley AK2 Scott Brush AK2 Ronald Esparza AK2 Claude Geigher AK2 James Larimer AK2 Garry Sheetz AK2 Adam Siebor AK2 Ross Strohmyer AK3 Shannon Carr AK3 Brandon Holsapple AK3 Ryan King AK3 Michael Sustrik AK3 Gilbert Zamora AKAN Thomas Piatt AKAN Harold Stevens AKAN Bertrand Tate AKAR Terrance Grigsby Mr. Bruce yCormany 275 S-7 DIVISION LT Donald Copeland DPC Edward Belloli DSC Noel Rivero DPI John Boatwright DPI Robert Sanders DP1 Craig Sherrill DS2 James Camper DS2 Timothy Dukes DP2 Mark Lewis DP2 Eddie Majors DP2 Ricci Santos DP3 Michael Crane DS3 Randal Flelschmann DS3 Anthony Harrison DP3 Larry Hougom DP3 Jay Puckett DP3 Daniel Strutmers DPSN Larry Nichols DPSA Rob Hunsucker DPSA James Johnson DPSA George Warren 276 SKI Quentin Kelly SKI William Wiggins AK2 David Brumfield SK2 David Castro AK2 Gary Ellis SK2 Luis Gonzalez SK2 William Hayes SK2 Charles Johnston SK2(SW) Thor Ranum AK3 Stephen Farone SK3 McArthur Johnson Jr. SK3 Jeremy Moffitt SK3 Miquel Whitlow SKSN Ronnie Blizzard SKSN Rudolph Jacobs SKSN Weston Lopez AKAN Nicholas Sibley SKSN Stephen Smith SKSN Ronald Williams AKAA Kevin Ashberry SKSA Alonzo Drevi AKAA Jeff Eich SKSA Timothy Greene SKSA Robert Haynie AKAA Donya Johnson SKSA Norman Miller SKSA James Rothrock SKSA Christopher Rothwell SKSA Joseph Sabolchick 277 I NAILCOMIS Division LCDR Patrick Rolfe AKCM Vincent Dizo AKCS Ernesto Cruz ATCS Earnert Fowler AZCS John Phillips AXC Stanley Durbin AKC Kevin Gullion AZC Keith Stern ATC Harry Wilson Mr, Donald Argus n C ' 9! ii Mr. Perry Hicks Mr. Alexander Rullanta Mr. Aldo Santucci Mr. Mark Timbang Mr. Michael Tompkins U L Mil 1 278 Mr. Mike Tulcus 279 1 TRAINING Training Department Is unique because of the various ratings which come t ether to provide rvic«s to the crew. Half of the personnel gned are on temporary assignment (usually six months) from a different department Training is divided into two sections. TAD secures quotas for schook or workshops needed for training and development of the crew. TAD controls and manages TADTAR funds, prepares orders, and monitors timely submi on of required travel claims. SchodI of ttie Ship section coordinates the initial indoctrination of newly reported crewmembers. Educational Services Office (ESO) administers the educa- tional programs on the ship, whether on or off duty. ESO ass ists crewmembers in preparing themselves for advancement; orders correspondence courses; orders, safeguards and administers ex- aminations; advises personnel on voluntary programs; processes applications for educational programs; and assists personnel in obtaining technical-vocational, high school and coUege certifica- tions. Command Career Coiuiselor ' s Offikre is the primary advi- sor to the commanding officer and executive officer in retention matters. The Command Career Counselor manages the ship ' s retention team and coordinates with Departmental Career Coun- selors to ensure up-to-date career information is available and career interviews are conducted according to directives. Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA) administers and coordinates all Navy policies and procedures concerning drug and alcohol education and rehabilitation aboard ship. DAPA conducts administrative screening of identified drug and alcohol abusers to determine the severity of their problems and their amenability to assistance. Counseling and Assistance Center (CAAC) Director acts as an advisor to the commaiHl in drug-akohol abu cases and ensures an integrated program of screening, counseling and evaluation LCDR Glenn Tyson CW02 Renato Protacio NCCM Bill Bivens PNC Clyde Blakley MMC Jeffrey Detloff NCC Turner Totten RM1 Gene Chenault SKI Abner Francisco 282 YN3 Aaron Wfiite YN Joseph Ledet PNSN Reginald Parker PNSN Scotty Walker PNSA Stuart Swanson 283 ..- - . V- vV se O jir r . ■:-;£„. . WEAPONS G-l Division is led by the Air Gunner and is comprised of three workcenters. The Flight Deck Crew monitors the safe loadmg and handling, temporary stowage, squadron receipt and ship issue of airborne ordnance to support flight operations. The Hangar Deck Crew is responsible for the assembly QA inspec- tion, temporary stowage and orderly transfer of airborne ord- nance to the flight deck to support flight operations. The Aviation Weapons Support Equipment Crew maintains and configures all rolling stock, electric forklifts and paUet jacks used to transport airborne ordnance. Motto: " Rain, Snow, Sleet or Shine, we deliver airborne ordnance right on time. " G-2 Division is lai by the ship ' s Gunner and operates the ship ' s armory. Other duties include magazine sprinkler mainte- nance and upkeep, magazine physical security and small arms stowage. Motto: " We are at the cross hairs of ship ' s defense. " G-3 Division is led by the Weapons Assembly MissUes Officer and is the department ' s largest division. The " Mag Rats " maintain all airborne weapons assemblies, which includes bombs, missiles and 20MM gun ammunition primarily. Besides assembly functions, stowage breakout, qualit} assurance, handling and magazine maintenance, upkeep is performed. Motto: " We assemble no weapon before its time. " G-4 Division is led by a division officer " Hydraulic Gun- ner " and is responsible for availability, operability, maintenance and repair of nine weapons elevator systems. The division consists (rf die EM, MM and AO ratings. Motto: " We can always get it up. " G-5 Division is led by the Ordnance Handling Officer, responsible for monitoring and coordinating all departmental air- borne weapons operations. Motto: " No sweat-no evolution too tough. " " W " Division is led by a " W " Division Officer and is re- sponsible for weapons assembly, handling and magazine mainte- nance. Motto: " Land of the eternal sun. " Explosive Ordnance Detachment is led by the detach- ment OIC and is responsible for defuzing weapons, diving operations and catastrophic response involving weapons of all types. Motto: " We dive deep and dud for thrills. " Weapons Administration Division is the Gun Boss ' s do- main. The team is rounded out by ttie departmental Administrative Officer, LCPO, 3M Coordmator, Career Counselor and Yeoman. They are directly responsible for all departmental administration and correspondence. Motto: " An aircraft without ordnance is just another unscheduled airliner. " • ' - ( b A02 Charles Morgan A02 Scott Murphy A02 Jack Sigler A02 Nathaniel Stewart A02 Vincent Willis A03 Steve Kennedy 286 A03 Keith Loughry A03 Robert Pate A03 Bret RIdeout A03 Jay Rollins A03 David Saville AOAA Scott Grant AOAA Robert Kelley AOAA Steven Werner AR Robert Alvarez AR Michael Dunn AR David Jostos GMGSN Michael Belstel AOAN Michael Caitan TMSN Damn Hall AN Christopher Lockhart AOAN D annie McLendon AN Douglas Nichol AOAA Johnney Perkins AR Brian Reitan ENS Thomas Lettis AOC Randolph Smith AOC(AW) Richard Voorhees A01 Robert Clark A01 Marvin McKeown A01 Paul Norton A01(AW) Jeffrey Waugh A02 Beniamin Adams A02(AW) Wallace Belvin A02 James Bicket A02 Wesley Christy A02 Shawn Davis A02 Darryl Edwards A02 Fred Gordon A02 Billy Honey A02 George Hull 289 A02 Charles Williams A03 Darell Alston A03 Bryan Bellomy A03 Glenn Byrd A03 Kevin Byrd A03 Paul Crabtree AOAN Roger Johnson AOAN Timothy Key AOAN Bruce Klepper AOAN Jonathan Kuntz AOAN Armando Martinez AOAN Mark Nethercutt AOAN Tobias Parker AOAN Oscar Perez AOAW Carl Rodgers AOAN Charles Schutz AOAN Bradley Smith AOAN Jesse Spr agley AOAN Michael Windley AOAA Jason Aleman AOAA Christopher Cox AOAA Leroy Dewitt Jr. AA Claude Hasley AOAA Jimmy Herrera AOAA Troy Sullivan AOAR Randy Gomez CW02 Gordon DuBeau EMC Lawrence Comdeco EMC Guillermo Fa|Ota A01 Glen Davis EM2 Karl Bunk EM2 Richard Cunningham A02 Andrew Eck A02 Kevin Quinn EM2 Michael Whitson A03 Herman Galindez A03 Michael Hamm A03 Daniel Hutchens MM3 Wayne llkanic MM3 Frank Peterson AN Mark Smith AOAN Mario Byrd AOAN George Huggins AOAN Clarence Johnson AN Ronald McCrary AN Christopher Margie AOAN Brandon McDowell AOAN Daniel Porterfield AN Dewayne Stakelin AOAN Kenneth Wilcoxen AA Robert Dalton AOAA Derrick Dent AOAA David Ellis AOAA Kenneth Gal AOAA Chester isom AA Brian Leonard AA David Sims AR Rodney Ford 292 WTC Bruce Comnick A01 Gregory King A02 Christopher Chilson A02 Norman Gilbert A03 Jason Forrestall AOAN Brian Bunch AOAN Richard Schultheis 293 WT2 Ell Garcia WT2 Marcus Helton WT2(SW) Rodney Hunt WT2 John Owings 294 L WT2(SW) Robert Paradis WT2 Scott Rubin WT3 Peter Barton WT3 Clinton Blazavich WT3 Joseph Butts WT3 Bobby Clark YN3 Joseph Huppe WT3 Larry Moss WT3 Michael Nazaruk WT3 Allan Pedtke WT3 James Pierce WT3 Keith Sharpe QNSN Mark Soforic WTSN Rod Swendener WTSN Mark Townsend WTSN Anthony Underwood SR James Cooperlder CW02 Alexander Lewis FCCS (SW) Glenn Krell FC1 Ralph Culver FC1 Ralph Hill FC1 Thomas Maestas FC2 (SW) Michael Carney FC2 Randy Corner FC2 Kevin Horn FC2 Steven Pryce FC3 James Dall FC3 Johnnie Isner FC3 William Jenkins FC3 Jerry Jenks FC3 Christopher Johnson FC3 Burke Jones FC3 William Kehler FC3 Bobby Martin FC3 Matt Minix FC3 Michael Orthmeyer FC3 Stephen Peterman FC3 Paul Smith FC3 Patrick Smith FC3 Kenneth Warren FC3 Scott Weglar FCSN Martin league FCSN Patrick Trent FCSA Bradley Black 296 I ir 298 AIR WING Setting New Standarde Of Perfbrmance 299 , v -t CDR Stephen Webb 302 LCDR Peter Baumann LCDR John Boyce LCDR Michael Manazir LCDR John Marshall LCDR Russell Novak LCDR Glenn Zausmer LT David Faith LT John Healey ENS Ronald Jones AFCM Chris Blackburn EMCM Lester Pittman AFCM(AW) George Watson AOCS Robert Coker YNC George Green ASC Pete Panek AME1 George Layden YN2 Raymundo Vasquez AN Brian Kennedy AN Jesse Massonet ■ li j - ; M ' j ra B p " 3 I HI HHHHBMHHHHn i 303 HS-17 Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SEVEN- TEEN was commissioned on April 4, 1984. During the commissioning ceremony the squadron ' s crest was unveiled, proudly introducing " Neptune ' s Raiders " to Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing ONE. HS-17, homeported at NAS JacksonvUle, Florida, joined, and remains today, a member of Carrier Air Wing THIRTEEN. The " Valkyries " provide close-in ASW support for the carrier battle group. Flying the SH-6 Sea King helicopters, Neptune ' s Raiders also provide search and rescue, plane guard, anti-ship missile defense and logistics support. The squadron ' s first deployment was from Octo- ber 1985 to May 1986 aboard USS Coral Sea (CV-43). The squadron made naval aviation history by being the first to deploy an SH-3 to the Black Sea. During March and April, 1986, HS-17 supported Operation Eldorado Can- yon, freedom of navigation operations off the coast of Libya. During the operation, CVW-13 aircraft flew combat sorties against Libyan military targets. For its support of three carrier battle groups during Eldorado Canyon, HS-17 was awarded two Navy Unit Commenda- tions, the Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Throughout the remainder of 1988, the Raiders honed their ASW tactical skills through aggressive use of submarine services at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center. A highlight for HS-17 was winning the " Commander ' s Trophy " during HSWING ONE " Professional Week " and being awarded the Com ' mander. Carrier Air Wing THIRTEEN " Excellence " ! award as the top squadron during USS Coral Sea ' i workup cycle. HS-17 completed its third cruise to the Meditei ranean aboard USS Coral Sea. This was the final cruise for the " Ageless Warrior. " While deployed, the squad- ron defended the carrier ' s inner zone from submarin threats and provided strike rescue SAR support durii contingency operations off Beirut, Lebanon. The Raii ers received their second Carrier Air Wing THIRTEB " Excellence " award in recognition of their sustained superior performance throughout the deployment. Capstone years for HS-17 were 1989 and 1990. The squadron swept all competitive maintenance and opera- tional awards during this period. They included the back ' to-back HSWTNG ONE maintenance trophies, the Captain Arnold J. Isbell award for ASW excellence, the COMNA ' VAIRLANT Battle " E " award and the Admiral John S. " Jimmy " Thack award as the top carrier based ASW squad- ron in the Navy. In addition, the squadron was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for the 1989 deployment Prior to joining Lincoln for its maiden cruise, HS-17 completed carrier qualification detachments and cyclic flighl operations aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), Ul Enterprise (CVN-65) and the " Legend, " USS Abraha Lincoln (CVN-72). USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) 304 The Valkyries 306 !1 AT2 Andrew Aarmstrong AT2 David Cline AD2 Jose Colon AE2 Cleoprlse DeBerry AMS2 David Grimes AMH2 Steven LIchtenberger 307 AMSAN Charles Hatcher ADAN Robert Little Jr. ATAN Will Marino AN James Quinby AN Robert Rice AN Edgardo Rodriguez AOAN James Scianno AN Tracy Snyder AN Keith Vars AMSAN William Updegraff AA Edward Crespin AMHAA Robert Mobley 309 VS-29 Commissioned April 1, 1960, the " Dragonfires " of Air Anti-Submarine Squadron TWENTY-NINE have protected the fleet in all major oceans of the globe with aggressive, imaginative tactical employment of the S-2 Tracker and S-3A Viking. In the Spring of 1961, the squadron embarked aboard USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) and in October 1962, assisted in recovery of the MA-8 Mercury space capsule. The following year VS-29 again participated in the space program by assisting in the recovery of the M-6 Mercury space capsule. In June 1964, the squadron sailed for WESTPAC and two months later began operations in the South China Sea after an attack by North Vietnamese PT boats on two U.S. destroyers. From 1966 through 1972, VS-29 operated aboard several carriers on deployment in the Gulf of Tonkin. During that period Dragonfire aircrew earned over 200 Air Medals and the squadron was awarded the Merito- rious Unit Commendation for outstanding performance while on Yankee Station. In January 1975, VS-29 began its transition to the Lock- heed S-3A Viking, attached to CVW-I4 embarked in USS Enterprise (CVN-65). This marked the first West- ern Pacific deployment for the S-3A. While deployed, two VS-29 S-3A ' s achieved a Naval Aviation first by completing the now routine 1700-mile overwater flight from the USS Enterprise to Diego Garcia. VS-29 returned home to North Island in March 1977, and in July became the first S-3A squadron to join the Carrier Air Wing TWO USS Ranger (CV-61) team. In addition to ASW and surface surveillance, VS-29 ws strumental in the Vietnam refugee surveillance and effort. After one cruise on Ranger, the Squadron join Wing FIFTEEN and deployed to WESTPAC aboard Kitty Hawk. In May of 1982, VS-29 moved aboard USS Carl VI (CVN-70) with CVW-15 and in January 1983, d for Vinson ' s maiden-voyage and " Around the W Cruise " . The " First Vikings Around the World " cruised aboard Vinson in October 1984, August 1986, June 1988. Recently VS-29 earned top honors as Air Wing mining warfare champs during PACEX ' 89, the Is naval exercise since WW II. The Dragonfires depk yet again to WESTPAC and the Indian Ocean in Fel ary 1990. and transferred to Carrier Air Wing 11 al USS Abraham Lincoln in September 1990. Along with an uncounted number of individual ai for outstanding performance of duty, VS-29 has awarded following: CNO Safety " S " in 1961, IS 1978, 1983 and 1984; the Commander, Naval Air Battle " E " in 1965, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1976 and 1989}] Arnold Jay Isbell Trophy for ASW Excellence in 1967, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1981 and 1989; the Gol Wrench Award for 1981; and a Meritorious Unit Cor mendation for outstanding performance in 1969 ac 1985. Dragonfires continue to live up to their motto, " Perfor ance with Stvie! " USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) 310 The Dragonfires CARRIER AIR WING ELEVEN AW2 Russell Dean AE2 Daniel DeBroux AW2 Scott Haltom 312 313 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron THREE ZERO (VRC-30) traces its ancestry to Air Transport Squadron FIVE which was commissioned June 24, 1943, at NAS Seattle. The squadron was tasked with flying R-4D, SNB-2C and UC-64 aircraft supplying air service to Se- attle, Oakland, San Francisco, Fairbanks, Point Barrow and the Aleutian Islands. In 1948, the Naval Air Transport Service and Air Transport Command merged and became the Military Air Transport Service (MATS). VR-5 was placed under the command of Fleet Logistics Support Wing, Pacific. In 1950, VR-5 moved its base of operations from NAS Seattle to NAS Moffett Field, CA, leaving a detachment in Seattle and establishing a second detachment at NAS North Island, CA. VR-5 was decommissioned July 15, 1957, and became VR-21, with detachments at NAS Atsugi, Japan, and NAS North Island. On June 26, 1958, VR-21 NAS North Island detach- ment made the first Carrier On board Delivery (COD) with the Grumman C-IA " Trader " aircraft on the USS Yorktown (CV 10). The detachment relocated to NAS Alameda in 1960. On October 1, 1966, VR-21 was decommissioned. The Atsugi Detachment became VRC-50, and the Alameda Detachment was commissioned as Fleet Tactical Sup- port Squadron THIRTY (VR-30). Equipped with Convair C-131 Samaritans and Grumman C-IAR " Trader " air- craft, VR-30 ' s mission included logistics support of all CINCPACFLT units. On November 9, 1966, VR-30 made it ' s first COD arrested landing in the C-IA on USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). From 1968 to 1973, VR- 30 COD detachments operated aboard various carriers in support of recovery operations for Apollo VIII, XI, XII and XVI, and the Lunar Missions. The squadron awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for e plary service from January 1 - November 30, 1967, 1969, squadron C-lA ' s and crews operated from ang. Republic of Vietnam in support of CTF-77. In VR-30 joined the jet age with two North American 39 " Sabreliners " for high speed executive transport. May 1973, the squadron received the first of four C Skytrain IPs to further improve its logistics sup{ capability. VR-30 was decommissioned on October 1, 1978. after relocating back to NAS North Island. The present squadron was commissioned at that time. The logistics support mission of the command is ac , complished by use of eight Grumman C-2A " Grey 4 hounds " for carrier support missions and three Nortlu American CT-39 " Sabreliners " for executive transporn and movement of high priority parts. VRC-30 is also the 1 West Coast UC-12 Fleet Replacement Squadron operat 1 ing two Beechcraft UC-12 " Super King Air " aircraft, VRC-30 is the sole source of COD support for CV ' s; operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. By January 1990, the squadron had achieved 14 yi and over 91,000 hours of mishap-free flight. VRC was awarded the Chief of Naval Operations Safi Awai ' d for the years 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987 198«. On January 12, 1984, the VRC-30 Providers offi adopted their present insignia. The mythological crea ture ' Pegasus illustrates the mission of the squadron airborne delivery of personnel and material to units the Pacific Fleet. Their new motto, " WE DELIVER, " a simple statement of fact. USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) 314 The Providers CARRIER AIR WING ELEVEN LCDR Mark Humphries LT William Barrineau LT Raymond Butts LT Quentin Franklin LT Mark Maxwell LT Karl Paulson 316 LT Douglas Stevens LTJG Christopher Groden AECS Edward Tacason AMCS Mike Wierzbicky AOC August Conter AZC Roger Rohwedder AMS1 Randy Miller ADI(AW) William Solay AMH2 Wayne Bailey AMH2 Ernest Cavero AD2 John Krol AE2 David Miller AE2(AW) Robert Oberlander AMH2 Michael Owsley AMS3 Franklin Barnes Jr. AE3 Robert Beagle AD3 Charles Castro AME3 Neil Gerbe AE3 Daniel Long AE3 Van Nikolakakos AME3 Ronald Roberts AD3 Robert Rush AT3 Aaron Wagener AMSAN Garry Dickerson AMSAN Alex Gatewood PRAN Rodger Hosfleld AEAN Robert Hudson ATAN Bryan Moffett AMSAN Ernest Vasquez AEAA Matt Novak 317 VA-95 The Green Lizards of Attack Squadron NINE FIVE began its colorful history on October 15, 1945, when it was commissioned Torpedo Squadron TWENTY, Since then, the squadron has served honora- bly in World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam and present day conflicts. The VT-20 Sky Knights of World War II flew Grumman TBM Avengers and F-6F Hellcats on board USS Enterprise, USS Lexington and USS Kwajalien. VT- 20 participated in a number of battles, including the Battle of Okinawa, Formosa, Leyte and the second Battle of the Philippine Sea. By the end of the war, VT-20 was credited with sinking 154,000 tons of enemy shipping. After World War II, the name VT-20 was retired and replaced by Attack Squadron TEN ABLE. This name lasted only two years before being redesignated VA-95 Sky Knights on August 12, 1948. During the early years of the Korean Conflict, VA-95 was idle. On April 26, 1952, VA-95 deployed on board USS Philippine Sea. VA-95 became the first squadron to deploy the " Mighty Mouse, " an air-to- ground rocket. During the conflict, VA-95 was renamed the Green Lizards. Rumor has it that a few anonymous squadron officers placed an iguana in the Air Wing Commander ' s (CAG) stateroom. An underground newspaper editor heard the story and identified the derelicts as the " Green Lizards. " The CAG, therefore, assigned the name Green Lizards to VA-95. After the Korean conflict, VA-95 transitioned to the A-1 " Spad " and served deployed on board USS Ranger and USS Ticonderoga. In late 1965, VA-95 transitioned to the McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk and deployed on USS John F. Kennedy to the South China Sea. While deployed, VA-95 flew 2,171 combat sorties without the loss of a single life or aircraft - a remarkable accomplishment. In March 1970, VA-95 was decommissioi Two years later, on March 31, 1972, it was recor sioned, outfitted with the Grumman A -6 Intruder. 1975, VA-95 participated in " Operation Eagle LI Their role was to provide escort for helicopters dv the evacuation of Saigon. The same year, VA-95 boml targets in Cambodia in support of the recovery of the] Mayaguez. After Vietnam, VA-95 deployed on a WESTPij on board USS Coral Sea. Their next two deploymc were to the Mediterranean Sea On board USS Amei On VA-95 ' s last Mediterranean Cruise, they depll with the latest in technology, the A-6E TRAM (Ta Recognition Attack Multi-Sensor). The TRAM proi television type imagery of targets not visually detec or radar significant. In 1982, VA-95 changed carriers again, member of Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN on board Enterprise, the Green Lizards excelled. In April 1986,4 Lizards provided combat support during the Libya frontation. In April 1988, the Green Lizards were the 1 U.S. warplanes to drop live ordnance in the Persian VA-95 was credited with sinking the Sahand, an Irs frigate and damaging the frigate Sabalan, as well as dest ing two Iranian speed boats. In 1989-90, VA-95 enjoyed another succes deployment aboard USS Enterprise. In October 1! the Green Lizards, along with the rest of CVW-1 participated in the largest naval exercise since Wc War II. The exercise, known as PACEX, involved 50 U.S. ships and numerous allied combatants, around the world cruise also marked the end of the Wing ELEVEN Enterprise team as VA-95 and C now deploy aboard the " newest and best, " USS Abrs Lincoln. 318 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) The Green Lizards CARRIER AIR WING ELEVEN CAPT Chan Floyd CDR Randolph Dearth LCDR Rod Baker LCDR Daniel Rippinger LCDR Scott Skeate LCDR John Vesterman LCDR Russell Wheeler LT Paul Bunge LT Aaron Cudnohufsky LT Anthony Giorgianni LT Dave Horton LT Craig Jessen LT Leo Kiernan LT Steven Nakagawa LT Stephen OBIack LT Dan Ogar LT James Pilkinton LT Gary Stevens LT Bradley Thompson LT Jeffrey Troxel LTJG John Davison LTJG Keith Gallagher LTJG IVIichael Webb LTJG Thomas Yambrick ENS Garry Dilday CW02 Gerhard Rasmussen AOCI Richard Lil|egren MCM Harold Waller AQCS Joseph t eehan AQC Norris Cooks AEC tVlark Hildebrandt ATC(AN) John Hutzelman AEC Robert IVIarsh AMEC Lloyd Thornsberry 320 AMHC James Tidwell AD1 Rolando Beronllla AD1 James Coffin AMH1 Roland Couser AE1 Ronald Doolittle AD1 David Hennlein YN1 RIcfiard Kersh ATI Roger Kozlowski AD1 Gary Lackey AMSI(AW) Raymond Lopez A01 Leo Munoz AQ1 James Murray AMEI(AW) David Osborne AMH1 Adolfo Ruiz PN1 James Seilfiymer A01 Guy Shew maker AQ1 Robert Sprague AD1 Jofin Towers AZ2 William Andrus AD2 Kevin Bigham AZ2 Sean Bunnis A02 Andrew Depaolo AE2(AW) Gerry Earll AMS2 Kenneth Engen AMS2 Robert George AMH2 Garth Jackson YN2 Keith Kuhn AE2 Douglas Lee AMH2 Steven Lefler AME2 Michael McQueen AD2 Carl Miller AG2 Ronald Miller AME2 Paul Picard 321 A02 Jerry Sparks AMS2 Jeff Venable A02 Ron Vogel AD2 John Voss PN3 Gilberto Alejandro AD3 Eric Bird A03 Richard Bishop AQ3 Jeffrey Brown AD3 Dante Casern AE3 Twan Evans AMS3 James Petty AMS3 Steven Haller AE3 William Hoskins AME3 Mark Johannesen AME3 Todd Kissinger A03 Jay Kohl A03 Wade Leonard AMH3 Lee Lohr AE3 David Palomo Jr. YN3 Brian Ray AE3 Dino Ricci A03 Kyle Schaffer AMS3 Danny Stumpp AQ3 Kelly Tate AK3 James Whitescarver A03 Fred Williams PN3 Fredrick Williamson AE3 Jeffrey Wolfe AE3 Brian Zanzig A03 Brian Ziegenhagen ATAN James Butler AMSAN Cleveland Clarke AN Jonathan Deguzman ADAN John French 322 AOAN Darren Garmon AEAN Gary Hicks ADAN Sean Kallevig ADHN Heath Kruse AOAN Tracy Ledet AMSAN Joseph Loos ATAN Dave Martinez AN Curtis Meisner YNSN Dennis Merideth AQAN Ronald Millbrooks ADAN Michael Myers AN Sergio Porres ADAN Dennis Sabel AN Ethan Shirk AMHAN Brian Tetherow AMSHAN Greg Vennect AKAN Christopher Walker AMHAN Wayne Ward AN Stacey Webster AA Johnny Bullock ADAA Darryl Burton YNSA Robert Edwards AA Stephen Gibbons AA Ray Gillig ADAA Andrew Jordan AA David King AMHAA Christopher Kruse AA Edwin Lopez AA Orlando Lopez ADAA Hugo Morejon AA Faustino Pena AR Charles Lopez 323 VFA-305 Commissioned as Attack Squadron THREE ZERO FIVE in July 1979, at NAS Los Alamitos, Califor- nia, the " Lobos " began operations flying the McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawk. The squadron transferred in 1971 to NAS Point Mugu, California, traded their vintage Skyhawks for the LTV A-7A Corsair II in 1972, and transitioned to the A-7B in 1978. After flying the venerable Corsair II for 15 years, the horizontal integration of the Naval Air Reserve Force brought the arrival of the McDonnell Douglas F A-18 Hor- net in January 1987, and the establishment of Strike Fighter Squadron THREE ZERO FIVE. The squadron ' s commitment to operational readiness has earned the Lobos many prestigious awards: the F. Trubee Davison Award presented annu- ally to the best " tailhook " squadron in the Naval Re- serve; the Noel Davis Trophy; the coveted " Battle E; ' Meritorious Unit Commendation for sustained excellei and several Chief of Naval Operations Annual Safety Awa As a vital component of the West Coast Naval serve Air Wing (CVWR-30), the combat readiness of Lobos is honed throughout the year by numerous trainii exercises both ashore and at sea. This combat expertis shared annually through " Lobo Flag, " an extensive j« service combat training exercise hosted at the Lobos ' Sout em California home of NAS Point Mugu. VFA-305 ' s mission is to maintain continuous combat readiness and to join the Naval Air Forces of i Pacific and Atlantic Fleets in the event of a nationa emergency. The officers and men of VFA-305 ar devoted to maintaining this high state of operations readiness. USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) 324 The Lobos a CDR Michael Doerr CDR Jack Mcguire LCDR John Clark LCDR Kevin Haines LCDR Robert Hayes LCDR Corey Moore ' •Kfc LCDR Rick Moore LCDR Patrick ORourke LCDR Barry Rainey LCDR Reuben Tsujimura LCDR James Winterroth LT Keith Daill LT Charles Gillman LT Bert Hall LT Anthony Rizzo ENS Christopher Bird ENS Frank Lepore AVCM Bill Nazarenko ? (:-m!A . i(! ATCS Gary Ramon ATCS Richard Taylor AMHC Marshall Dobson AMCS James Engel AMSC Russell Nally ADC Raul Sanchez AZC Lou Tartaglini AOC Gary Thompson AQC Kevin Wetzel AMS1 Todd Baxendale AS1 Charles Crawford AZ1 Donald Downing 326 AD1 Joseph Horosky AMH1 John Hosklns AMH1 Lyndon Johnson AQ1 Mark Knowles AK1 Darrel Kuhse AMS1 (AW) Thomas AME1 Donald Shaft AMS1 Kenneth Simmons AMS1 Troy Sutton AMS1 S aints Talaugon AEI(AW) Andrew Trujilio AQ1 Stanley Wells AT2 Stephen Fulks AQ2 Mark Greenwall AD2 Walter Griffis AT2 Michael Hampton AE2 Gregory Harbaugh AQ2 Ivan Hinkle 327 AQ2 Samuel VanHorn AT2 Jason Welch AQ3 Mark Barry A03 Dana Barman AE3 Oscar Chott YN3 Michael Desharnais AME3 John Farmer PR3 Douglas Goodwin ATS Dennis Hayman AK3 Michael Jackson AMS3 Michael Kellock AMS3 Jeffrey Kooken 328 ATAN Brian Sloat AEAN Clinton Story ATAN Michael Tyler AEAA Kyle Bergstrom ADAA William Lee PRAA Richard Spang AMSAA Steven Vasquez Mr. Donald Brown Mr. Martin Younts 329 VF-114 The Fighting Aardvarks of Fighter Squadron 114 commanded by Cmdr. J.R. Davis can now add the USS Abraham Lincoln to the long and distinguished list of aircraft carriers on which they have served. One of the oldest fighter squadrons on the West Coast, VF-114 has a very interesting and colorful history. The squadron was originally commissioned as Bombing Fighter Squadron NINETEEN on January 20, 1945, flying the F-6F Hellcat and later the F4U-4 Corsair. The squadron changed designator three times early on, first becoming Fighter Squadron 20-A in 1946, then Fighter Squadron 192 in 1948 and Anally Fighter Squad- ron 114 in 1950. In July 1950, VF-114 deployed aboard the USS PhiUppine Sea (CV 47) after the outbreak of the Korean Conflict After returning from Korea, the squad- ron transitioned to jet fighters, first flying the F-9F Panther and later the F-2H Banshee. The Executioners, as the squadron was originally known, received the first air-to-air missile capable air- craft, the F-3H Demon in 1957. The squadron made two cruises flying Demons from the deck of the USS Shangri La (CVS 38). In 1961, Fighter Squadron 114 became the first Pacific Fleet squadron to fly the F-4 Phantom II. The skipper of the squadron at that time was inspired by the resemblance between the long, slender profile of the new fighter and that of the famous " B.C. " aardvark comk strip character. He also just happened to be a good fiiend of the creator cS the comic strip and received pemiisskHi to use aardvark on the squadron patch. Thus, the Fighting varies were bom and have ance become known all over worid for this unusual mascot Late in 1975, the squadron transitioned to the Ns newest fighter, the F-14A Tomcat The Aardvarks their maiden Tomcat cruise aboard USS Kitty Hawk ( 63) in 1978 and later made two cruises aboard USS (CV 66). The Aardvarks joined USS Enterprise (CVN for a nine month cruise to the Western Pacific in IJ The squadron made two more cruises in 1984 and 15 before making their most memorable cruise aboard " Big E " in 1988. During that cruise the Varks took in escorting U.S. flagged Kuwaiti tankers through troubled waters of the Persian Gulf and were tasked providing combat air patrol coverage for " Operat Praying Mantis " strike against Iranian oil platforms the Gulf. The Aardvarks made their final cruise abo Enterprise in 1989 as it made its way around the wor Norfolk. The end of that cruise marked the a new era for VF-114. The Fighting Aardvarks Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN now join the Navy ' s ne carrier and newest addition to the Pacific Fleet should prove to be a great combination and the Fleet ! newest winning team. USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) 330 The Fighting Aardvarks CARRIER AIR WING ELEVEN LT Kurt Frankenberger LT Stephen Gozzo LT Jon Papez LT James Seines LT Thomas Steer LT Donald Trump LT Mark Vizcarra LT Scott Winfrey LTJG Brian DiDonato ENS Ernest Branigh ENS John Kemna ! " AQ3 Thomas Delzer AQ3 James Kaura PR3 Edgardo Morataya AM3 Robert Rees AMSAN Christopher Koop AOAN Chris Shaw AMSAN Daniel Weggesser ATAN Mark Yurescko 333 VAW-1 1 7 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN was established at Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California, on July 1, 1974, as a unit of Fighter Airborne Early Warning Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet. The squadron received its first E-2B aircraft in October 1974, and commenced operational flying. In October 1975, as a member of Carrier Air Wing SEVEN, the squadron deployed to the Mediterranean Sea aboard USS Independence (CV-62). In May 1976, the squadron returned to its present home station, NAS Miramar, California. The squadron then Joined the USS Ranger (CV-61) and Carrier Air Wing TWO during the post cruise period and on February 21, 1979, departed San Diego for the squadron ' s first Western Pacific de- ployment. In 1981, the squadron was awarded the CNO Safety Award and was selected as COMNAVAIRPAC ' s nomi- nee for the AEW Excellence Award. In January 1982, the Wallbangers joined Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN and the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and deployed for WEST- PAC 82-83. In December 1983, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet awarded the squadron the Battle Efficiency Award for its outstanding perform- ance over the preceding 18 months. Also for 1983, VAW- 117 was awarded the CNO Safety Award and was COM- NAVAIRPAC ' s nominee for the AEW Excellence Award, a clean sweep for a west-coast E-2 squadron. In June 1984, the Wallbangers deployed with Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN, aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65). In late November, VAW-1 17 surpassed 2100 flight hours for the deployment, the first time a west coast E-2 squadron had logged over 2000 flight hours during a deployment. In February 1985, the Wallbangers earned their sec- ond consecutive CNO Safety award. In June they were awarded the AEW Excellence Award, the first time in sbc years that a west coast E-2 squadron had received award. The Wallbangers departed for the Western Pacific January 5, 1988, and after several enroute exercises, battle group was ready for operations in the Inc Ocean. VAW-1 17 played a key role in Operation Mantis (April 18, 1988), in which an Iranian ship destroyed. The squadron excelled in providing cor and control for attacks on oil platforms and small returning to Miramar on July 2, 1988. The Wallbangers set sail in mid September for W l Cruise 1989 1990 along with Carrier Air Wing ELE for their final voyage aboard the USS Enterprise (C 65). The cruise started off quickly for VAW-1 17, their participation in Pacific Exercise 1989, the largest ' ' Naval exercise since World War II. During this exercise, the Wallbangers flew a most impressive 503.2 flij hours in one month, breaking all E-2 squadron records a single month. Just before the cruise drew to a close, Wallbangers were awarded the Battle Efficiency Awar for 1989, and received the Armed Forces Expeditionar Medal for their participation in the Earnest Will Exer carried out in the Persian Gulf. Upon their return from World Cruise 89 90, the bangers celebrated attaining 13 years of accident- flying. During that period, they logged over 29,000 hours and accumulated over 8,000 arrested landi| quite a significant milestone! In the summer of 1990, the Wallbangers transitic to the Grumman E-2C (Plus) aircraft, representing latest technology in airborne early warning comman | and control. In September 1990, along with CVW-ll VAW-1 17 joined the Navy ' s newest aircraft carrier, US Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), for its transit around Cap Horn enroute to its new home port in Alameda, Califor USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) 334 The Wallbangers CARRIER AIR WING ELEVEN LCDR Don Chambers LT Richard Beck LT Donald Bosch LT George Dateno LT Lonny Rahier LT Chris Kalafut LT Russell McLachlan LT Robert Simons LT James Tung LT Robert Tyler LTJG Douglas Lucka LTJG Forrest Mize LTJG George Robinson ENS Andrew Poltrack CMC Edward Cook AVCM James Barber AMCS Teodoro Garcia ATCS David Ryan AZCS Kenneth Stelnhaus AEC Richard Brockington ADC Virgilio Gascon AEC Richard Howard AMHC Aristeo Mendoza YNC Thomas O ' Connor AEC Juanlto Supnet, Jr AMSC Manuel Tambalo ADC Brian Waterman AK1 Oscar Abutin AMS1 Roy Alcobia AME1 Anthony Crayton 336 AD1 Danilo Dimagiba PR1 Russell Hambrick AZ1 Spurgeon Lovett AMH1 Thomas McNabb AMS1 Simeon Nunez PN1 Efren Pascual AMH1 Antonio Rlllo ATI R. L. Slas AZ1 David Wilson AMS1 David Woods AD2 Charlson Alexander AMH2 Joseph Arnold 337 AME2 Damon Battles AMS2 John Baxter AK2 Tim Byng AE2 Clay Chisholm AE2 Michael Harris YN2(AW) Theodore Hill AD2 Shawn Hufford DK2 Melencio Linga AT2 Michael Maverick PN2 Larry Penn AD2 William Ruconich AD2 Rolando Sison AT2 Steven Southwick AT2(SS) Burton Sunderland AD2 Robert Voit AZ2 Lewis Walker AMS2 James Wilken AE3 Steve Becker AZ3 D ' Andree Bush AME3 Douglas Cook AD3 Kenneth Cooney AD3 James Dick AD3 Mario Dominquez AME3 Scott Hayden AK3 Bobby Huynh AMH3 Rodolfo Lejano AMS3 Phillip McBride AT3 Greg Mesler AK3 Alberto Padilla PR3 Marion Plagman 338 AT3 Michael Tlllar AD3 Alfredo Vlllaluz ADAN James Berg AN Erik Brown AN Tyrone Brown ADAN Derrick Dootson YNSN Kevin Ehlers AN Thomas Goodwin AKAN Stanley Graham AMSAN Vance Head AN Randal Hyatt AMSAN Donald Koebrick ADAN Jack Lockwood AN Rick Motawakel AMHAN Matthew Nichols AMSAN Paul Richards AN Gregory Searson AMSAN Ronald Sisler AMSAN Brian Smith AEAA Nathan Dean AA Christopher DorazI AA Dane Fajardo PNSA Mark Harp AKAA Charles Mendoza AA Brian Robertson AA Dustin Schmidt AR Jason Durham AR Eric Lalonde AR Stephen Pogllne Mr. Kurt Niemann 339 VAQ-1 35 The Black Ravens of Tactical Electronic War- fare Squadron ONE THREE FIVE joined the Naval Aviation community May 15, 1969, when the squadron was established to provide the carrier air wings of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleet with electronic warfare and air-to-air refueling support. Homeported at NAS Alameda, California, the Black Ravens first flew the Douglas EKA-3B " Skywarrior " . In 1973, VAQ-135 moved to NAS Whidbey Is- land, Washington, and began transitioning to the Grum- man EA-6B Prowler. The Black Ravens first deployed in the EA-6B to WESTPAC and the Indian Ocean from January to September 1976, with CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61). Following that deployment VAQ-135 once again underwent transition training, this time in the Improved Capability (ICAP) Prowler. Upon completion of the transition, VAQ-135 became the first fleet ICAP squad- ron. The squadron deployed with CVW-8 aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) from November 1977 to July 1978. VAQ-135 commenced refresher and type train- ing in January 1979 with CVW-15, on board USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), and deployed to the Western Pacific in May 1979. While deployed, the Black Ravens were awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal for operations in the Indian Ocean during the Iranian crisis. The squad- ron returned to Whidbey Island in January 1980. The following year, on 1 April 1981, the Black Ra- vens again deployed with CVW-15 on USS Kitty Hawk. VAQ-135 participated in several major exercises through- out the Pacific and Indian Oceans and was awarded another Navy Expeditionary Medal and a Humanitarian Service Medal for aiding in the rescue of Vietnamese refugees. After a successful eight-month cruise, the squadron returned to Whidbey Island in November 1981. In May 1982, the Black Ravens were assigned to USS America (CV-66) and CVW-1. After completing workups, the Black Ravens received word they were to transfer to USS Nimitz. In November 1982, the squadron deployed to the Mediterranean. The squadron returned to NAS Whidbey Island in May 1983. In 1984, the Black Ravens again found themselves aboard USS America with CVW-1. Their April 1984 deployment lasted until November 1984. In 1985, the squadron began workups on board USS America, participating in the largest NATO Naval Exercise to date. Ocean Safari ' 85, for which the squad- ron received a Meritorious Unit Commendation. The squadron returned to Whidbey Island in November 1985. On the morning of January 1, 1986, the squadron was " no-notice " deployed to support Sixth Fleet Battle Group operations in the Mediterranean. Within 48 hours of receiving deployment notice, the Black Ravens had sortied from Whidbey Island and joined CVW-13 at sea on board the USS Coral Sea (CV-43), and commenced supporting the contingency operations underway in the central Mediterranean. For the next five months the squadron, with no in-theater AIMD or supply sup- port, provided valuable Electronic Warfare support to the U.S. naval forces operating in the vicinity of Libya. The Black Ravens were a vital element in the suc- cessful naval strikes in the Gulf of Sidra in March, and provided key close support jamming services in the suc- cessful strikes on Benia Benghazi airfields in April. As a result, the squadron was awarded two Navy Unit Commen- dations, the Navy Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Association of Old Crows Outstanding Unit Award for 1986. In November 1986, the Black Ravens were reas- signed to USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as a unit of CVW-11. In 1987, the squadron conducted workups with their new air wing in preparation for deployment. During the summer, the Black Ravens were the first Prowler squadron to complete the Medium Attack Advanced Readiness Program. By the end of 1987, they were also the first squadron to complete the revised EA-6B De- fensive Air Combat Maneuvering syllabus. On April 18, 1988, VAQ-135 participated with CVW-11 and Battlegroup FOXTROT in the highly suc- cessful action against Iranian surface units during Operation Praying Mantis. In the fall, the Black Ravens transitioned to the ICAP-II version of the Prowler. With this upgrade, VAQ-135 was now able to carry the HARM missile. The Ravens completed their last cruise aboard USS Enterprise in 1989, when the carrier made an around the world cruise from Ala meda, California, to Norfolk, Virginia. During the cruise the Ravens partici- pated in PACEX 89 - the largest naval exercise since World War II. In November 1989, VAQ-135 and CVW- 1 1 were again called into action for operation " Just Cause. " USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) 340 The Black Ravens CARRIER AIR WING ELEVEN LCDR Eugene Franklin LCDR Nels Frostenson LCDR Edward Martin LT David Atkinson LT Grahame Barker LT Karl Christensen LT Brian Eidman LT Scott Gall LT Ronald Hughes LT Paul Overstreet LT Fohn Schwart LT Christopher Scott LTJG David Congdon LTJG Randall Decker LTJG David Dipesa ENS Aaron Elshaug ENS Bryan Kohn ENS Rick Parker : 181 Marvin Adams AE1 Nick Arango AMS1 Joseph Carlson AD1 Don Dutra AE1 Walter Hall AMH1 Jimmy Kupinski 342 ATI Gregory Nielson ATI Carl Nolte AD1 Dennis Quillen AMH1 Blaine Ries AME2 Todd Atkinson AD2 Donnie Hardman YN2 Daniel Howard AT2 Klayton Kimball AT2 Luke Kissinger AMH2 William Knight AMS2 Gregory Maxwell AT2 David McKenzie AMH2 Phillip Moreno AD2 Edwon Perez AMS2 Todd Robison AE2 Matthew Seaman AT2 David Sittner AMS2 Todd Stuart AE3 Chadwick Douglass YN3 Jeffery Gac AK3 Hillard James AD3 Don Lauder MS3 Charles Major AD3 Homer Maldondo AT3 Paul McDermott ATS Jason Michaels AZ3 John Mitchell AT3 Bradley Passmore AMES Charles Phillips ADS Guillermo Sanchez 344 ADS Leo Santos AE3 Patrick Sinnet ATS Jerry Swank AMSS Joseph Young ADAN Dewayne Baird AN Alex Bann AMSAN Richard Church ATAN Michael Dittes PRAM Paul Goff AMSAN Will Green AOAN James Hull ATAN Keith Kellenberger AN Jason Kunz AMMAN Rick McDonald AKAN Scott Meyers AN Roy Probus AN James Rehn AMSAN Scott Reynolds AMSAN Douglas Roth AMSAN Michael Skinner i: tm 1-0 AEAN Todd Tooz ATAN Kevin Tralnor YNSN Roberto Uribe AA Robert Courtney AA Michael Dawson AA Torlorf Finley AMHAA Gary Helzerman PRAA Isaac Miller AA Thomas Morse AOAA Richard Taylor AA AMH Nathaniel Tompson AR Kevin Russo AR Dante Umipig V --i 4 : AR Shannon Wilkes 345 VF-213 The Blacklions were commissioned as a Fighter Squadron on June 22, 1955, at NAS Moffett Field, California. The Blaclclions flew the F-2H3 Banshee during their first deployment aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31), and then transitioned to the F-4D Skyray for their next two deployments on USS Lexington (CV 16). By their third WESTPAC cruise on board the " LEX, " they were flying the F-3H2 Demon, which gave them their first capability with the new AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile The squadron moved to NAS Miramar, " Fightertown USA, ' in June 1961, and took a quantum leap forward in fighter capability by accepting the first of their new two seat F-4 Phantoms in February 1964. In November 1965, VF-213 joined Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN and began the first of six combat deployments in Southeast Asia aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). This deployment marked the first use of the Phantom as a conventional bomber, a role destined to make the Phantom the mainstay of the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Over the next seven yeai " s, the Blacklions flew over 11,500 combat missions and delivered over 6,000 tons of ordnance. On December 20, 1966, Lt. D.A. McRae and Ens. D.N. Nichols downed an enemy AN-2 Colt for the squadron ' s first kill. In March 1971, VF-213 became the first fleet squadron to fly the Phantom more than 1,000 hours in a single month. In December 1976, the Blacklions transi- tioned to the Navy ' s premier supersonic fighter, the F- 14A Tomcat. In April 1982, a new mission was added to the squadron ' s tasks when they began training with the new Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod Systei (TARPS). In September, the Blacklions began their fir deployment aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Durii Indian Ocean operations, the Blacklions flew the longc tasked carrier flight for an F-14 when they completed 1,775 mile TARPS mission. During WESTPAC ' 88, the Blacklions took active role in ensuring the safe transit of reflaggf tankers through the Persian Gulf and the Straits Hormuz. They were also key participants in the " Pray- ing Mantis " naval conflict with Iran on April 18, 1988. | The Blacklions were awarded the prestigious " Boola Boola " award in March 1989, for their aggres- sive and professional completion of all scheduled mis- sile firings. That fall, the Blacklions and CVW-11 went ' around the world on the " Big E ' s " final West Coast de- ployment. The Fighting Blacklions are excited to be a part of the finest ship and air wing in the U.S. Navy and confident that USS Abraham Lincoln will distinguish itself as the Pride of the Pacific. USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) The Blacklions 1 CARRIER AIR WING ELEVEN CDR Stephen Drake LCDR Norman Walker !? ' LT Mark Crider LT Michael Folger ,Vi LT Glen Foltz LT Chris Holladay mr M. ■-- : •y - A LT Donald Hulten LT Daniel Ranter LT Mark Stroh LT Tim Taylor LT Reid Tokoro LTJG Christopher Fitzgerald . i M V LTJG Dwaine Lyon ENS Terrence Mack ENS Walter Merciez FCCM Herbert Porter AECS Kevin Boas AMCS William Robbins r •K - s v» ■l» IIHHi » i4i V • ' r j J PNC Frederick Clemente ADC Severino Francisco AZC Raymond Jovenal PRC Jeffrey Montgomery ANHC Jose Repato AMEC Charles Rusfiing AQC Keith Smith AQC David Weed AEC Harold Williams AD1 Wilfredo Aquilar AD1 Eduardo Almandrez ATI Robert Busalacchi OS William Coward AQ1 Donald Ellis AD1 Benjamin Gapuz PR1 Steven Hasselbar ATI Daniel McAvoy 349 AMS1 Damian Molina AE1 David Ollvares AE1 Paul Shaver IS1 Roger Torbetl A01 Richard VanDyke AMH2 Leonardo Aguilar AQ2 Agustin Anaya AMH2 David Chastain AT2 Daniel Clendenen AMH2 Eric Foote AMS2 Tim Haman AMS2 Steven Haugh A02 William Mather AQ2 Hal McElhaney AMS2 Dale Miller AME2 Patrick PetschI AMC2 Steven Schierholz AT2 Craig Wordal AMS3 Scott Alix AQ3 Russell Beckman 350 AK3 Andre Cody AQ3 Brian Gallegos AD3 Michael Lamarche A03 Todd Melycher HM3 Charles Minor AME3 David Reese AD3 Timothy Ruggles g MJ — . , J w: . , i « AK3 Joseph Sheridan AMS3 James Toth AMS3 Mitchell Walton AMS3 Mark Wnght AMEAN Alex Angeles AMSAN Brian Back AQAN David Bolen AN Scott Burner AMSAN Gerald Courmier AN Ronald Franklin ADAN Kevin Lov» erre AMMAN Enrique Lucas AMSAN Tim Morrov ADAN Gregory Noble AMEAN Mark Plecha AEAN Patrick Post AMEAN Leandro Sarao AQAN Norman Sullivan AMSAN David Symalla AQAA Carey Barrow PRAA Joseph Bennett AMSA Rodney J acobs AA Jeffrey Martens YNSA Richard Stone AA Barry Cagle AK AR Stephen Lupton 351 LT George Schott LT Thomas Schwab LT Larry Thomas CW03 Archie Hendricks AFCM Howard Lincoln ETCM Lyman Watts AMCS Reynaldo Angquico MMC Floyd Bandy AZC Justin Black BMC Henry Gibbs ETC Donald Reid AD1 Eulogio Arizala AS1 Lowell Bernheimer AT1 Paul Coderre TMT1 Terry Dunn YN1 Kenneth Enloe, Jr. FC1 Ralph Figueroa AMH1 Robert Flynn ATI John Geary AE1 Carl Go)ohn MSI Merle Jock ATI (AW) Mark Martin EMI Raymond Patey AT1 Charles Sahr YN1 Terrence Womack AD2 Florencio Aguinaldo MM2 Garret Barber MM2 Robert Boules SM2 Thomas Cacy BM2 William Carey ET2 Gregg Childs ET2 Jeffrey Fitch AZ2 Bobby Goddard PH2 Joseph Horner A02 James Huff 353 EM2 Dwight Taylor EM2 Lee Tilley EM2 Gary Whitehall ET2 Kevin Williamson MM3 Jeffrey Atkins MM3 Peter Brown 1 1 Mlf I EM3 Christopher Burch EMS Gene Coutunier A03 Joseph Cox EM3 Ryan Curran EMS Scott Demink AE3 Javier Diaz MSSN Julian Lewis AN William McGinley MSSN Stephen Moye PCAN Michael Sattler AKAN Thomas Smith AN Glen Stanley AZAN Sean Weidner MSSN Lonnie Wright AA Donald Berrier AA Timothy Dixon AA David Martell AA Hilbert Montiague 355 I m. u ■ ' f f -■ r y m- m£i M 361 f ' ?r, r ' iKmmm0mtm0»mt% • «. ■ •- .1 •«6 ... 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