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USS Rodney M Davis Returns to Everett from Deployment November 23, 2010
denisegl | November 22, 2010 | 7:12 pm

The guided-missile frigate, USS Rodney M Davis (FFG 60), will return to her homeport of Everett, Wash. Nov. 23 after an independent six-month deployment to Commander, U.S. 4th Fleet’s area of responsibility (AOR).  The frigate, with 179 Sailors aboard, deployed last May to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) to conduct counter-illicit trafficking (CIT) operations in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and U.S. Coast Guard District Eleven.

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USS Momsen Promotes Maritime Domain Awareness with Maldives Coast Guard
Steve | November 20, 2010 | 6:43 am

By LT Richard Zamberlan

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 18, 2010) - Maldivean Coast Guardsmen join officers for introductions and lunch in the wardroom of USS Momsen (DDG 92). U.S. Navy photo by Electrician's Mate Fireman Jeanneth Vela

The Everett-based guided missile-destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrived in Male, Republic of Maldives Nov. 18, to conduct bilateral maritime domain awareness training within the country’s vast exclusive economic zone (EEZ) with the Maldivian Coast Guard.

“The government of the Maldives asked for our support in improving their ability to conduct maritime domain awareness,” said the ship’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Jay D. Wylie. “This is the first time Momsen has visited the Maldives, but the welcome we received on arrival was fantastic, and this crew is excited to be here.” Read more »

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Lincoln Sailors on Track to Lose a Ton During During Deployment
Steve | November 16, 2010 | 10:04 pm

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Clarke

Senior Chief Interior Communications Electrician Marc Oden, participates in a training session in the hangar bay of the Abraham Lincoln. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Sailors have lost nearly 1,000 pounds in just more than a month, as of Nov. 8, as part of a ship-wide weight-loss competition. The Lincoln Health Promotions Committee modeled the competition after “The Biggest Loser” TV show. Teams of two Sailors each vie to lose the most combined weight (by percentage) during a 72-day period. The weight loss measured to date includes totals reported at voluntary periodic weigh-ins.

Chief Hospital Corpsman Michael Zarella, the committee co-chair, helps coordinate the weight loss program in tandem with the on board Morale, Welfare and Recreation fitness class instructors. Zarella said the program was part of a larger effort to encourage greater health overall.

“We’re trying to instill a culture of fitness into the Abraham Lincoln crew; to encourage people to work out and lead a healthy lifestyle,” Zarella said. Read more »

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Gloriana Rocks the Lincoln
Steve | November 6, 2010 | 12:02 pm

Cheyenne Kimball and Tom Gossin

While out on deployment, the sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group were entertained by country music superstars Gloriana. The Nashville-based band performed for the Everett-based sailors inside the hangar of the Lincoln on Friday night, November 5. Hundreds of enthusiastic sailors were in attendance. For more info about Gloriana, visit the official website at:

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Mayor responds to SBX announcement
denisegl | October 8, 2010 | 12:15 pm

US Rep. Rick Larsen announced today that the Missile Defense Agency’s Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) will undergo maintenance on its propulsion systems at Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle.  Naval Station Everett had been consideration as a potential site. Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson released the following statement.”We recognize that the SBX is vital to our national security,” Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson said. “This limited maintenance, now planned for Puget Sound, will provide some needed economic benefits to the region in the coming months.   As one of the sites considered for the maintenance work, I appreciated the community outreach efforts of the Navy and Missile Defense Agency here last summer.   Neighbors and community groups were well briefed and afforded ample opportunities to comment on the proposal.” For more information on SBX see

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Members of Differing Faiths Peacefully Coexist on the Lincoln
Steve | September 15, 2010 | 8:27 pm

by USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs

Lt. Benton Garrett, from Ingleside, Texas, a chaplain aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), raises the mass grail inside the chapel while Sailors pray during Catholic Mass. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales

The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group deployed Sept. 11, from San Diego with 7,000 Sailors, six ships, nine aircraft squadrons, nearly 75 aircraft, and more than 50 different religious affiliations. With 40 different services held at sea each week, strike group Sailors have the opportunity to attend a service that best represents their preferred faith group. Although each worship service is designed around specific faith traditions and expressions, the chaplains on board provide pastoral care to all 7,000 Sailors in the Lincoln Strike Group, for all religious affiliations.
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Lincoln Strike Group to Deploy
Steve | September 4, 2010 | 11:11 am

photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans

Three ships of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), USS Momsen (DDG 92), and USS Shoup (DDG 86) — will get underway Sept. 7 from Naval Station Everett for a scheduled routine deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet Areas of Responsibility. The mission of the Lincoln Strike Group while deployed will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for regional stability. Read more »

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August Edition of The Boat Show is here!! “Chief tested, Chief approved.”
denisegl | August 6, 2010 | 12:42 pm

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USS Shoup collides with civilian vessel off the coast of California
Steve | August 2, 2010 | 8:36 pm

USS Shoup

AP is reporting that a Navy commander says a U.S. destroyer on a training exercise collided into a civilian dive vessel off Southern California’s Pacific coast.

U.S. Navy Commander Greg Hicks says there were no injuries reported from the accident late Sunday and officials were investigating the cause.

Hicks says the USS Shoup, a guided-missile destroyer, suffered scrapes but both vessels were functioning.

The 509-foot-long Shoup carries about 380 people and is training out at sea with the Abraham Lincoln strike group.

Hicks says the civilian vessel is believed to be a 21-foot-long dive vessel.

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Fit Boss Shows Lincoln Who’s Boss
Steve | July 31, 2010 | 1:07 am

by MCSN Jerine Lee of the Penny Press

Joey Metz, the USS Abraham Lincoln’s fitness instructor. photo by MCSN Jerine Lee

USS Abraham Lincoln’s (CVN72) newest fitness instructor, Joey Metz, who prefers to be called, “Fit Boss” came aboard Lincoln in order to provide proper health and fitness training, morale for the crew and to continue to keep the crew mission-ready during its upcoming deployment. Born in Yokosuka, Japan, Metz grew up in a military household. With her father being in the Navy, Metz moved from Japan to San Pedro, Calif., when she was about five years old to Ridgecrest, Calif., to China Lake Naval Air Base, Calif. Read more »

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