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  • Port of L.A.'s first Navy Week brings aircraft carrier to San Pedro

    07/25/2011 12:22:34 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 29 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | July 25, 2011 | Donna Littlejohn
    The Navy arrives today in the Port of Los Angeles, kicking off a weeklong series of ship tours and other events designed to showcase the nation's sailors. This is the first time Navy Week - a program launched nationwide five years ago - is coming to the area. "Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they've made in their Navy and to increase awareness of the Navy in cities that don't have active duty naval bases," said Cmdr. Christopher Scholl. The Navy has a presence in San Diego and Ventura, but not in the Los Angeles area, he...
  • Navy Destroyers Join Abraham Lincoln Strike Group

    11/28/2010 9:23:30 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    ASDN News ^ | 11/28/2010 | ASDN News
    Guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) entered the 5th Fleet area of responsibility Nov. 25, rejoining USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as part of their regularly scheduled deployment. The three Arleigh Burke class destroyers will contribute to maritime security in the region, bringing the capability to share a common tactical maritime picture through their AEGIS and link systems, and adding six helicopters and numerous surface, air and subsurface elements to maritime security operations. While Shoup, Momsen and Halsey will rotate through different duties during the coming months, their overall focus will...
  • X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Taking Shape On Board Lincoln

    02/17/2010 6:29:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 33 replies · 1,091+ views ^ | 1/17/2010 | Lt. Cmdr. William Marks
    Personnel from the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS) program team and industry partner Northrop Grumman Corporation are underway with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to test the integration of existing ship systems with new systems that will support the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D). This effort will reduce program risk and is one of many steps toward the X-47B's first carrier arrested landing or "trap." The X-47B will be the first unmanned jet aircraft to take off and land aboard an aircraft carrier. With a 62ft wingspan and length of 38ft, the X-47B is about 87 percent...
  • USS Abraham Lincoln in Arabian Sea to support Afghan operations

    07/09/2008 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Saoirise · 20 replies · 344+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/09/2008 | Jeff Schogol
    USS Abraham Lincoln in Arabian Sea to support Afghan operations By Jeff Schogol, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Wednesday, July 9, 2008 ARLINGTON, Va. — The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has moved from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea to support operations in Afghanistan. NBC News first reported Monday night that the carrier has been moved because of the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, where a suicide bomber killed more than 40 people Monday outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul. A spokesman for 5th Fleet confirmed the move Tuesday. "Conditions are worsening on the ground in Afghanistan and commanders...
  • CBS: US to Draw Up New Iran Attack Plans

    04/30/2008 8:05:06 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 28 replies · 254+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 30, 2008 | Staff
    The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to develop new options for attacking Iran, CBS reported Tuesday, as a second US aircraft carrier steamed into the Persian Gulf. According to the report, the planning was being driven by what one officer called the "increasingly hostile role" Iran is playing in Iraq - smuggling weapons into Iraq for use against American troops. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that "what the Iranians are doing is killing American servicemen and -women inside Iraq." CBS said that US officials were also concerned by Iranian harassment of US ships in the Persian Gulf as well...
  • Gates Calls Arrival of Second Carrier in Gulf ‘Reminder’ of U.S. Presence

    04/30/2008 5:17:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 164+ views
    MEXICO CITY, April 30, 2008 – The movement of a second aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf this week doesn’t signal an escalation of the U.S. naval presence -- but could serve as a “reminder” of it to countries in the region, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here last night. Gates did not specifically name Iran when responding to a reporter’s question about the arrival this week of USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf. “The size of our naval presence in the Gulf rises and falls constantly,” he said. “This deployment has been planned for a long time. I...
  • Deployment of second carrier to Gulf a 'reminder': Gates

    04/29/2008 9:49:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 49 replies · 157+ views
    AFP ^ | 4-29-08
    US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Tuesday the deployment of a second aircraft carrier to the Gulf should be seen as a "reminder" of US military power in the region. But Gates flatly denied that the United States was preparing the ground for military strikes against Iran. "I don't think we'll have two carriers for a protracted period of time. So I don't see it as an escalation. I think it could be seen, though, as a reminder," Gates told reporters here during a visit with Mexican officials. The arrival of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf follows...
  • Tour the Abe on July 4th (USS Abraham Lincoln will be open for public tours @ Everett, WA)

    06/19/2007 12:42:34 PM PDT · by Stoat · 18 replies · 1,987+ views
    HeraldNet ^ | June 19, 2007 | Jim Haley
    Tour the Abe on July 4thAlong with the USS Abraham Lincoln, at least one other Everett-based ship is scheduled to be open to the public.By Jim HaleyHerald Writer EVERETT - The public will be able to get a close-up view of the huge aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln over the Fourth of July holiday. It's likely one or more of the other ships at Naval Station Everett also will be open to public tours, station spokesman Rick Huling said. The Lincoln was last open to the public during the Independence Day holiday in 2005. Huling said the base is...
  • FR EXCLUSIVE: "Mission Accomplished" banner was ordered by the Navy, not by the White House

    05/01/2007 2:40:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 160 replies · 4,323+ views
    NAVY WEBSITE ^ | 5-1-07 | DFU
    Because today is the fourth anniversary of the commander in chief landing aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN with the famous "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner, the enemies at home are going to attempt to use it for political purposes. I don't think I need to name the enemies at home. We all know them well. They are the ones who see defeat as politically beneficial to them and will do whatever they can to embolden the enemy and hurt our troops. To get to the truth of the story, I phoned the media office of the 2nd Fleet in Norfolk, VA. The...
  • ALCSG Pursues Undersea Threats During Valiant Shield ‘06

    06/22/2006 7:13:03 AM PDT · by jackv · 3 replies · 192+ views
    The Navy Newstand ^ | 6-21-06 | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Cook
    USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, At Sea (NNS) -- During Exercise Valiant Shield ’06, the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (ALCSG) is taking advantage of the opportunity to train in undersea warfare (USW) detection and tracking in the Western Pacific, June 19-23. While participating in Valiant Shield, the ALCSG successfully located and tracked numerous submarines in the operating area, using some of the Navy’s most advanced technology, including both active and passive sonar, according to Lt. James Steffen, USW officer of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, embarked on Abraham Lincoln. "Valiant Shield 2006 is USW-intensive, with multiple U.S. submarines participating,"...
  • Valiant Shield 2006 (awesome show of force in asia-pac region)

    06/19/2006 3:30:19 PM PDT · by MARKUSPRIME · 41 replies · 4,822+ views
    Aircraft Carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sail in formation at the start of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006.
  • Three US carrier strike groups steam in formation in Pacific Ocean (Awesome photo)

    06/19/2006 12:49:10 PM PDT · by dead · 187 replies · 8,305+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 6/19/06
    The USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Kitty Hawk and USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups steam in formation during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in preparation for Valiant Shield 2006 on Sunday, June 18, 2006, in the Pacific Ocean. The PHOTOEX featured 14 ships as well as 17 aircraft from Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corp including a B2 bomber. The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is currently participating in Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area beginning June 19-23, the exercise involves 28 Naval vessels including three carrier strike groups,...
  • USS Reuben James Assists Fisherman in Arabian Sea

    04/24/2006 4:11:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 1,049+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Ensign Jon Derges
    ARABIAN SEA (NNS) -- USS Reuben James (FFG 57) rendered medical assistance to a Sri Lankan fisherman while conducting maritime security operations (MSO) as part of a Dutch-led task force in the Arabian Sea, April 21. During a routine visit to a Sri Lankan fishing vessel, the Deuedu Pietro, Sailors from Reuben James discovered that one of the vessel’s crew members had sustained a knee injury five days earlier that had become infected. The Sailors radioed back for medical assistance from Reuben James’s independent duty corpsman, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF/PJ) Matthew Breske. Breske joined the boarding team aboard the...

    12/30/2005 10:46:08 AM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 1,628+ views
    interveiw with Navy commander | 12-30-2005 (orig. 2003) | dfu
    FR EXCLUSIVE: INTERVIEW WITH HIGH LEVEL NAVY COMMANDER REGARDING PRESIDENT BUSH'S TAILHOOK LANDINGa Navy commander | May 9., 2003 | dfu Posted on 05/09/2003 1:56:27 PM PDT by doug from upland After listening to the rantings and ravings of the DemocRATS who are both jealous and livid after seeing a beloved commander in chief do a tailhook landing on the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, I wanted to get the real story. After about 5 calls and transfers and return calls, I just spoke with a Navy commander who deals with public relations. He is very high level, but because this issue...
  • U.S. Aircraft Carrier Leaves Tsunami Zone

    02/03/2005 1:12:25 PM PST · by 68skylark · 35 replies · 776+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2005 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) -- The U.S. aircraft carrier that led a massive tsunami relief operation steamed away from the disaster zone Thursday after a mission that helped repair America's bruised image in the world's most heavily populated Muslim nation. The USS Abraham Lincoln, with a crew of 5,300, formed the core of the largest foreign military deployment in the area and the most extensive U.S. operation in Southeast Asia since the Vietnam War. Helicopters from the ship flew hundreds of missions to deliver food, water and other aid along the devastated western coast of the Indonesian island...
  • US Navy officer attacks 'travelling circus of aid workers' ..

    01/29/2005 6:10:22 PM PST · by 1066AD · 55 replies · 2,643+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) Online ^ | 1/30/2005 | Philip Sherwell and Inigo Gilmore
    US Navy officer attacks 'travelling circus of aid workers' for impeding the tsunami relief effort in Indonesia By Philip Sherwell in Washington and Inigo Gilmore in Banda Aceh (Filed: 30/01/2005) A US Navy officer serving on the Abraham Lincoln, the aircraft carrier at the heart of the Indonesia tsunami relief effort, has attacked United Nations officials, aid workers and the media for impeding flights to help the survivors. Criticising their behaviour and demands, the officer declared: "My warship has been transformed into a floating hotel for a bunch of trifling do-gooders." The relief effort has been a 'frustrating and needlessly...
  • No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln

    01/21/2005 4:25:40 AM PST · by billorites · 15 replies · 1,865+ views
    Soldiers for The Truth ^ | January 20, 2005 | "Ed Stanton"
    It has been three weeks since my ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln, arrived off the Sumatran coast to aid the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami that ravaged their coastline. I’d like to say that this has been a rewarding experience for us, but it has not: Instead, it has been a frustrating and needlessly dangerous exercise made even more difficult by the Indonesian government and a traveling circus of so-called aid workers who have invaded our spaces. What really irritated me was a scene I witnessed in the Lincoln’s wardroom a few days ago. I...
  • No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln

    01/22/2005 8:45:24 PM PST · by StoneGiant · 39 replies · 5,262+ views
    Defense Watch ^ | 1/20/2005 | Ed Stanton
    DefenseWatch "The Voice of the Grunt" 01-20-2005 Guest Column: No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln By Ed Stanton  It has been three weeks since my ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln, arrived off the Sumatran coast to aid the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami that ravaged their coastline. I’d like to say that this has been a rewarding experience for us, but it has not: Instead, it has been a frustrating and needlessly dangerous exercise made even more difficult by the Indonesian government and a traveling circus of so-called aid workers who have invaded our spaces. What really irritated...
  • No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln

    01/21/2005 4:53:18 AM PST · by gura · 31 replies · 1,452+ views
    Soldiers For The Truth ^ | 1/20/2005 | Ed Stanton
    Guest Column: No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln By Ed Stanton It has been three weeks since my ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln, arrived off the Sumatran coast to aid the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami that ravaged their coastline. I’d like to say that this has been a rewarding experience for us, but it has not: Instead, it has been a frustrating and needlessly dangerous exercise made even more difficult by the Indonesian government and a traveling circus of so-called aid workers who have invaded our spaces. What really irritated me was a...
  • If you think the ABC is one-sided ...

    01/13/2005 1:36:08 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies · 1,127+ views
    The Australian ^ | 13th January 2005 | Christopher Brooks
    LAST week we were subjected to one of the most extraordinary examples of one-sided news management of modern times, as most of Britain's media, led by the BBC, studiously ignored what was by far the most effective and dramatic response to Asia's tsunami disaster. A mighty task force of more than 20 US Navy ships, led by a vast nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Abraham Lincoln, and equipped with nearly 90 helicopters, landing craft and hovercraft, was carrying out a round-the-clock relief operation, providing food, water and medical supplies to hundreds of thousands of survivors. The BBC went out of its...
  • Indonesia denies U.S. pilots use of airspace; carrier leaves

    01/12/2005 11:19:43 PM PST · by kattracks · 233 replies · 6,879+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/13/05 | Denis D. Gray, AP
    ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN — The aircraft carrier leading the U.S. military's tsunami relief effort steamed out of Indonesian waters yesterday after the country declined to let the ship's fighter pilots use its airspace for training missions — part of a broad effort by Indonesia to reassert control over its territory.     The USS Abraham Lincoln's diversion, which was not expected to affect aid flights, came as the White House asked the Indonesian government to explain why it appears to be demanding that the U.S. military and other foreign troops providing disaster relief leave the country by the end...
  • 'USS Abraham Lincoln' enjoys Aceh humanitarian mission

    01/07/2005 4:43:17 PM PST · by Shermy · 34 replies · 1,369+ views
    Jakarta Post ^ | January 8, 2005 | A'an Suryana
    A'an Suryana, The Jakarta Post, On board the 'USS Abraham Lincoln' off Banda Aceh Coast The ship's alarm sounded at 5:40 a.m., prompting Lt. Eric Danielsen, a helicopter pilot, to quickly rise from his bed in his small cabin in the aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln. He took a shower and rushed to the morning briefing, which was attended by other crew members and pilots of helicopters deployed for humanitarian purposes to Aceh. After the briefing, Danielsen and his colleagues had breakfast in the ship's public dining room. At about 8.30 a.m, the young lieutenant and about 10 other pilots...
  • Sailor Serves on Ship That Rescued Her

    01/07/2005 11:56:55 AM PST · by flitton · 5 replies · 594+ views
    guardianunlimited ^ | 07/01/05 | Denis D. Gray
    ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) - Standing in the hangar bay of this mammoth aircraft carrier, Seaman Joviena Kay looks across the waves toward the devastated coast of Sumatra, remembering a time 13 years ago when she huddled on the same deck with evacuees from another great Asian disaster. Joviena was 6 years old then, a refugee from a volcano. The Filipino-American eventually joined the U.S. Navy, and she is serving on the ship that rescued her as its sailors help the survivors of an earthquake and tsunami. ``It's horrible, what happened to those people out there,'' she says...

    01/05/2005 6:48:48 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 72 replies · 1,922+ views
    Navy News ^ | 1/5/05
    Description: CBS Anchorman Dan Rather and his news crew return to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) after touring the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • Dan Rather, in flightsuit, on deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln!!!

    01/03/2005 12:45:40 PM PST · by Timeout · 138 replies · 5,899+ views
    Dan Rather will be anchoring from Indonesia and the Navy released a photo of him on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in his flight suit. I find this hillarious after the way the left pilloried Bush for "wearing a costume" for his landing on the....ta da!....USS Abraham Lincoln! LOL! The Lefties...the gift that keeps on giving.
  • USS Abraham Lincoln details (25,000 gal fresh water/day; helos moving charity goods)

    01/02/2005 5:31:35 PM PST · by VOA · 62 replies · 1,708+ views
    KFI Radio Los Angeles ^ | 1-20-05 | Capt. Dale Dye, USMC, Ret.
    Capt. Dye is reporting on his weekly radio show. The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln is forgoing fresh-water showers so that the evaporators can produce the maximum of 25,000 gallons of fresh water per day. US helicopters are not only delivering on-ship goods, but moving/delivering humanitarian supplies from charity groups.
  • Tsunami Survivors Mob U.S. Aid Copters

    01/01/2005 1:59:30 PM PST · by Pikamax · 88 replies · 2,731+ views
    AP ^ | 01/01/05 | DENIS D. GRAY
    Tsunami Survivors Mob U.S. Aid Copters 38 minutes ago World - AP Asia By DENIS D. GRAY, Associated Press Writer ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN - Desperate, homeless villagers on the tsunami-ravaged island of Sumatra mobbed American helicopters carrying aid Saturday as the U.S. military launched its largest operation in the region since the Vietnam War, ferrying food and other emergency relief to survivors across the disaster zone. From dawn until sunset on New Year's Day, 12 Seahawk helicopters shuttled supplies and advance teams from offshore naval vessels while reconnaissance aircraft brought back stark images of wave-wrecked coastal landscapes and...
  • Unheralded Relief Efforts by US Navy, Airforce

    01/01/2005 1:06:28 PM PST · by kingu · 72 replies · 2,240+ views
    Personal e-mails from various posts | January 01, 2005 | Self
    Reuters finally broke the story about USS Abraham Lincoln and it's task force bringing aid to the northern tip of Sumatra in Indonesia, and briefly mentions some of the aid being given to Sri Lanka, but there is more to the story... Resupply ships, such as AORs, are detaching themselves from the aircraft carrier task force and from Diego Garcia and are fanning out to more isolated islands and using their three launches and two helicopters to bring aid to those in need. The plan is to make two deliveries to each community they come across. The first, sadly enough,...
  • Americans supply Banda Aceh from the air.....Cholera Confirmed in Sri Lanka

    01/01/2005 12:13:42 PM PST · by longjack · 18 replies · 1,002+ views
    "Spiegel-Online" ^ | January 1, 2005 | "Spiegel-Online"
    SPIEGEL ONLINE - 01. Januar 2005, 18:59 URL:,1518,335207,00.html Hygiene Emergency Doctors Confirm Cholera Outbreak Many remote areas are still without help on the sixth day after the flood catastrophe. US-Helicoptors reached the region for the frist time today, and they are now distributing food and medicine from the air. Meanwhile, Cholera has broken out in a refugee camp in Sri Lanka. AP Aid delivery: Packages are thrown out above the crisis areas Galle/Banda Aceh - A doctor has diagnosed the gastro-intestinal disease cholera in four families in a reception camp in the city of Galle, Sri Lanka. The spokesperson for the relief organization...
  • San Diego Based Navy Strike Groups Aid Disaster Victims

    12/30/2004 9:13:56 AM PST · by ishm · 17 replies · 1,084+ views
    San Diego 10 News ^ | Dec. 29, 2004
    Six San Diego based ships have been diverted to provide disaster and humanitarian assistance to victims of earthquake and tsunamis in South Asia, according to the US Navy's Seventh Fleet.The ships with Expeditionary Group 5, including the amphibious ships Rushmore, Bonhomme Richard, and Duluth, the guided missile cruiser Bunker Hill, guided missile destroyer Milius and guided missile frigate Thach.The strike group will provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the governments of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand and other affected nations, according to the Navy. The Navy is also sending the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, according to the Seventh...
  • U.S. aircraft carriers rush to aid tsunami zone

    12/30/2004 2:39:54 AM PST · by kattracks · 65 replies · 2,554+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/30/04 | Dan Eaton
    JAKARTA, Dec 30 (Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier group was headed for Indonesia's tsunami-hit Aceh province on Thursday and several other U.S. military ships were on course to the Bay of Bengal to help with relief operations, officials said. The carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and four other vessels will be stationed off Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra island where the death toll from Sunday's earthquake and tsunami has risen past 47,000. Another group of seven U.S. military ships, including a helicopter carrier, steamed for the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean. Lieutenant General James T. Conway,...
  • US Sends Aircraft Carrier, Planes (Abe Lincoln, Bonhomme Richard Battlegroups)

    12/28/2004 4:59:02 PM PST · by Strategerist · 40 replies · 2,330+ views
    AFP through The Australian ^ | December 29, 2004
    THE US military said today it had diverted an aircraft carrier, other ships, at least 20 aircraft and thousands of sailors and marines to Asian countries struck by devastating tsunami waves. The men and material were dispatched by US Pacific Command with many of the aircraft heading for Thailand and Sri Lanka, two of the worst hit countries. Logistical problems hampered a massive humanitarian relief operation along Asia's devastated shores as the death toll from a huge earthquake and deadly tidal waves surged past 55,000. “We have diverted the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier and its five ships. They left Hong...

    10/15/2004 8:23:54 AM PDT · by RichLane · 119 replies · 3,744+ views
    Friday October 15th 2004 | Richard Lane
    EVERETT WA- The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) pulled out of port early this morning beginning its 4-6 month long deployment to the west pacific. The Lincoln has become a rare sight on the Everett waterfront. In the last 2 years the ship has been in its home birth less than 13 weeks. As the Lincoln pulls away it and its complement of support ships make new ground. The Battle Group is the first one to be surged under the new fleet response plan. The navy’s new training cycle that allows the President a more flexible naval force.
  • Before his death, Navy flier escorted president to carrier

    09/12/2004 10:11:01 PM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 44 replies · 2,964+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Monday, September 13, 2004 | Jerome L. Sherman
    Before his death, Navy flier escorted president to carrier Monday, September 13, 2004 By Jerome L. Sherman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On May 1, 2003, Lt. Cmdr. Scott Zellem was standing in a briefing room at North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego when President George W. Bush entered, wearing an olive-green naval flight suit. "Mr. President," Zellem said, "you look awesome." Lt. Cmdr. Scott Zellem, right, stands with Lt. Rockne Baker, left, and President George W. Bush.     "Thanks, 'Z-man,' " Bush replied, using Zellem's Navy call sign.Later that day, the president made a tailhook landing on the USS...
  • USS Abraham Lincoln To Be Deployed Next Month

    09/05/2004 10:49:27 PM PDT · by cmsgop · 21 replies · 693+ views ^ | 9/5/04 | ABC
    USS Abraham Lincoln To Be Deployed Next Month September 5, 2004 By KOMO Staff & News Services Tools Email This Story Printer-friendly Version EVERETT - The USS Abraham Lincoln will leave on deployment in mid-October, not early next year as the Navy had previously planned.
  • Is the Deployment Surge Just an Exercise?

    07/13/2004 12:32:17 PM PDT · by vanderleun · 15 replies · 1,450+ views
    American Digest ^ | July 12,2004 | Gerard Van der Leun
    USS Truman: Out for fun and games? FILE UNDER: 'NO WAY TO DELAY THAT TROUBLE COMING EVERY DAY'USS Harry S. Truman, USS Enterprise Leave Norfolk to Test Navy's Deployment Capabilities (AP) - The USS Harry S. Truman sailed Wednesday- and the USS Enterprise left Thursday - in a test of the Navy's ability to have seven of its 12 carriers away from port simultaneously, a major shift from the way carriers have traditionally been used. The two Norfolk-based carriers are participating in the exercise, dubbed "Summer Pulse 04." "Summer Pulse 04" continues through August, with seven carriers conducting joint exercises...
  • Dealing With Democrats

    05/12/2003 2:45:07 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 20 replies · 319+ views ^ | May 12, 2003 | staff
    <p>Dealing With Democrats Democrats are continuing to grouse about President Bush's decision last week to use a Viking jet to land on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln. Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe has issued this statement, "Considering the expense to the American taxpayer and use of American military men and women as 'extras' for this media stunt, the president should pledge that his landing not appear in any presidential campaign commercials and videos." McAuliffe also called Bush's choice "indefensible." The White House is about as likely to issue such a statement as Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is to stop mentioning his service in Vietnam. And in fact, the White House is throwing the profligacy charge back at Democrats. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer claimed yesterday that the president actually saved taxpayers money. Fleisher said the Viking jet costs just $7 more to operate each hour than does a helicopter. Said Fleischer: "Given the fact that it actually takes a Viking less time to travel than a helicopter, you can do the math."</p>

    05/08/2003 11:13:37 PM PDT · by What Is Ain't · 17 replies · 223+ views
    New York Post online ^ | 05/09/03 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    <p>FOR all you conspiracy theorists out there, I've got a hot new one for you: Based on the available evidence offered over the past few days, it appears key Democrats on Capitol Hill are secretly in the employ of the president and his political adviser, Karl Rove.</p>
  • Navy man shares war stories - Returning serviceman talks to kids

    05/03/2003 6:49:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies · 389+ views
    Antelope Valley Press ^ | May 3, 2003. | RICH BREAULT
    LANCASTER - Brent Sforzini, a U.S. Navy fire controlman, and his shipmates aboard the USS Shiloh spent their deployment in the Persian Gulf as part of the USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Friday, Sforzini brought back stories from the battle group to the students at Lincoln Elementary School in Lancaster. A week ago, when the ship docked in San Diego, the 24-year-old Sforzini and his shipmates were greeted by a crowd of people cheering and waving American flags. At Friday morning's assembly in the school yard, Lincoln School students cheered and waved small American flags to...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 5-03-03

    05/03/2003 8:43:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies · 267+ views ^ | 5-03-03 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMay 3, 2003 Radio Address by the President to the Nation      Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. On Thursday, I visited the USS Abraham Lincoln, now headed home after the longest carrier deployment in recent history. I delivered good news to the men and women who fought in the cause of freedom: their mission is complete and major combat operations in Iraq have ended. Our coalition is now engaged in securing and reconstructing that country. The United States and our allies have prevailed. Operation Iraqi Freedom was carried out with a combination of precision, speed...
  • LINCOLN LANDINGS (DNC attempt to attack Bush fails)

    05/02/2003 7:02:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 61 replies · 452+ views
    As President Bush was winging his way across the waters off the coast of San Diego for his appearance Thursday on national TV, staffers at the Democratic National Committee were scrambling to find out exactly how much the evening's performance would cost the American taxpayer. "Republicans were always running all these numbers showing how much Clinton and Gore spent for their political gains," said a DNC staffer. "We're trying to do it with Bush and Cheney." Unfortunately, the opposition researchers were out of luck. In fact, Bush is actually saving taxpayers money by spending the night on the USS Abraham...
  • USS Abraham Lincoln Returns to Port After Nine Months at Sea

    05/02/2003 10:15:10 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 5 replies · 240+ views
    Fox News via AP ^ | 5/2/03 | Unknown
    <p>CORONADO, Calif. — Thousands of war-weary sailors aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln came home Friday after one of the longest deployments in U.S. history -- and were greeted by warm hugs and loud cheers from their loved ones on shore.</p>
  • President Bush on the USS Lincoln Pictures

    05/02/2003 12:41:58 PM PDT · by RJL · 38 replies · 723+ views
    US Navy Newsstand ^ | May 1, 2003 | US Navy
    I hope I don’t run afoul of the mediators, but Freeper “Excuse My Bellicosity” posted a link to The Navy Newsstand website on a different subject. I followed it and got to poking around, and it’s a great site. I wanted to let Freepers know about it, I hope it deserves it’s own thread. I found homecoming pictures of our troops and of President Bush from the USS Lincoln yesterday. They're all great pictures and come in small, larger, and huge "download" size. There are several different galleries, I found the Homecoming and Presidential pictures at: The Presidential pictures...
  • Cool speech site shows Bush knows how to have fun

    05/02/2003 3:06:35 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 59 replies · 1,003+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 2, 2003 | NEIL STEINBERG
    We are a cynical, image-conscious, media-savvy society. If Jesus Christ returned to Earth tomorrow, and was floating over Grant Park delivering a sermon, newscasters would talk over his words to comment on the awe-inspiring quality of the moment and the dramatic power of his airborne delivery. Thus, even before President Bush's S3 Viking jet landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln Thursday, TV pundits were warbling about the obvious leadership symbolism (if it's so obvious, why remark on it?), and the critics were crying "cowboy!'' and offering up their tired perspectives. I view it differently. When I saw the president take...
  • President's Jet Plans are Nixed (Clymer Alert)

    05/01/2003 10:17:32 PM PDT · by anymouse · 18 replies · 303+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | Thursday May 1, 7:17 AM ET | Laurence McQuillan
    President Bush, who piloted a jet fighter in the Texas National Guard, wanted to relive the excitement today when he flies several hundred miles from San Diego to board the USS Abraham Lincoln as the aircraft carrier steamed home from the Iraq war. Bush wanted to fly out on an F-18 fighter jet, White House officials said. Two seats: one for the pilot, one for the president. Bush speaks to the nation from the carrier tonight. But the Secret Service balked at leaving Bush unguarded, and in the end, he acceded to the concern, according to the officials. So today,...
  • Fresno/Central Valley Chapter Attends Abe Lincoln Welcome Home Rally at Lemoore: ** Photos **

    05/01/2003 7:50:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies · 628+ views
    Fresno/Central Valley Chapter ^ | May 1, 2003 | Jim Robinson
    <p>The Fresno/Central Valley Chapter to join Rally at Lemoore, Welcoming Home the USS Abraham Lincoln!!</p> <p>Instead of our regular Friday Night Support our Troops Rally in Fresno this week, the Fresno/Central Valley Chapter will join the rally at Bob Williams Chevrolet in Lemoore from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, to offer our thanks and a welcome home to the sailors and aircrews of the USS Abraham Lincoln!</p>
  • Bingo helps sailors pass time

    05/01/2003 8:55:59 AM PDT · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 2 replies · 158+ views
    The Everett Herald
    A pickup truck draws them in, but Dixie Chicks turn them off By Brian Kelly Herald Writer ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN -- Sometimes, the numbers just don't add up. All throughout America's biggest warship, sailors focused with steely concentration at the task at hand. Against great odds, they hunched over, hoping, waiting, wanting, with great determination, for things to go just so. It was time again for Big Bucks Bingo. "I'm going to win," Seaman Cynthia Mendez vowed Monday as she glanced up from the cards in front of her to the in-house television show being broadcast live, from...
  • Bush Arrives on Carrier for Iraq Speech

    05/01/2003 6:16:19 PM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 155+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Thursday, May 1, 2003; 8:46 PM | SCOTT LINDLAW
    Bush Arrives on Carrier for Iraq Speech By SCOTT LINDLAW The Associated Press Thursday, May 1, 2003; 8:46 PM ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN - President Bush arrived on an aircraft carrier homebound from the war in Iraq on Thursday, ahead of his prime-time TV address to the nation. In his speech, prepared to be delivered from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln at 9 p.m. EDT, Bush is expected to tell the nation that "we have difficult work to do in Iraq" to rebuild Iraq and promote democracy - and to find Saddam Hussein and any weapons of...
  • CAPTION THIS-Bush meets with crew members on the USS Abraham Lincoln

    05/01/2003 4:34:49 PM PDT · by NikkiUSA · 83 replies · 590+ views
    5/1/03 | NikkiUSA
    You gotta caption this one!!!
  • Photo Thread: Pres. Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln

    05/01/2003 12:33:23 PM PDT · by jern · 234 replies · 7,427+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May. 1, 2003
    U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) gives a thumbs-up as he walks with Vice Admiral Mike Malone (C), Commander Naval Air Forces and Captain Dave Landon, commanding officer Naval Base Coronado, upon arriving at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego May 1, 2003. The President will board an S-3 Viking to fly out to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to greet the 5,000 sailors aboard the Lincoln as they return home from the war in Iraq (news - web sites). REUTERS/Mike Blake Wearing a flight suit, U.S. President George W. Bush walks with NFO...