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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

USS Abraham Lincoln: This group is for Navy Parents with children serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln stationed in Everett, WA.

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Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on December 7, 2013 at 10:24am

Comment by James E. Francis Sr. on December 7, 2013 at 10:06am

Hello all,

My daughter just received here orders assigning her to the Abe. She will be completing A school early next year. Being from PA, it will be nice to be able to visit her in Norfolk.

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on December 6, 2013 at 12:22pm

USS Abraham Lincoln Promotes New Leaders...

Story Number: NNS131205-19Release Date: 12/5/2013 11:38:00 PM
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danian Douglas, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) promoted 213 of its Sailors at a frocking ceremony Dec. 5 at Huntington Hall Athletic Field.

Twenty-five Sailors advanced to petty officer first class, 78 to petty officer second class and 110 to petty officer third class. Slightly more E3s were promoted to petty officer third class than the spring 2013 cycle.

Lincoln's Educational Services Officer, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Telly Myles, reflected on the results.

"Advancement plays a key role toward retention and a service member's decision to make the Navy a career," said Myles. "When highly trained Sailors advance in pay grade, they tend to re-enlist, which helps the Navy's goals."

Newly frocked Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Kenneth Gilliam, is excited with being frocked after three tries.

"It feels amazing to be advancing my career," said Gilliam. "Now that I made it, I look forward to being stationed overseas."

Lincoln's Commanding Officer, Capt. Karl O. Thomas, presented each newly frocked Sailor with an authorization letter and words of encouragement.

"I enjoy rewarding hard work and I am looking forward to diffusing new, energetic leaders into our command," said Thomas. "I hope this motivates all of the Sailors that didn't advance this cycle, to study more and work hard during this difficult RCOH period."

Lincoln is currently undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

Lincoln is the fifth ship of the Nimitz-class to undergo a RCOH, a major life-cycle milestone. Once RCOH is complete, Lincoln will be one of the most modern and technologically advanced Nimitz-class aircraft carriers in the fleet and will continue to be a vital part of our national defense.

Comment by Robert Hartman on November 27, 2013 at 8:16pm

Flying Jim.

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Jim on November 27, 2013 at 7:58pm

You driving or flying Robert?

Comment by Robert Hartman on November 27, 2013 at 7:23pm

Headed to Norfolk tomorrow to see my son for Thanksgiving except I will not see him until Friday when he gets off duty. That actually makes it since he joined the Navy that I have not seen him on Thanksgiving day.

Comment by Ric Pallson on November 27, 2013 at 3:18am

Hey Ken - welcome aboard - my daughter works on CVN72 - and I've met some of her co-workers - and

They are a damn fine crew -- (yeah don't wanna boast about it - but Abe's crew are -- well - competent and co-operative and -- just really good at what they do)

Did the Tiger thing last year --

Say again, Abe's crew are good good good.

Hope new crew keep up the good work -- yeah they will.

Good ship, good crew, good officers, good team - love their guts.

Hope I'm not sounding like a (recruiter)

But yeah, good ship, welcome aboard, hope your noob kid likes the posting.  Last 6 years of being a NAVY dad --  best years.

Comment by Robert Hartman on November 26, 2013 at 8:11pm

The new guys probably do not realize how sweet it is to have shore duty count as sea duty.

Comment by Ed Stiles on November 26, 2013 at 11:26am
Thanks, Rick. I agree. The new guys should really know their jobs well when they finally put to sea.
Comment by Ric Pallson on November 26, 2013 at 9:22am

Joining Abe when Abe in drydock for another couple years -- not your typical assignment - but - new Abe complement will know the guts of that ship inside out, they will be rebuilding her keel to flight deck. Ship in RCOH

My kid lived on Abe last 2 deployments, now she's working with the "yard dogs" or "sand puppies" whatever - now -  the rebuild is a serious responsibility. 


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