USS Abraham Lincoln CO Holds All-Hands Call

Capt. Ron Ravelo, commanding officer of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), held a two-day all hands call for Lincoln Sailors at Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 21-22.

Ravelo addressed the collective 2,300 Sailors about the positive progress that Lincoln is making, as well as the evolution of every Sailor’s respective roles as they move into the final stages of refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH).

This March, Abraham Lincoln will mark its second year of its overhaul at Newport News Shipyard with a planned completion date in October 2016.

Ravelo also stressed bystander intervention as a point of importance throughout the all-hands call, and had members of the Coalition for Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) speak to the crew.

Additionally, Ravelo reiterated the importance of damage control, firefighting, warfare designations and advancement exam preparation.

Abraham 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 carriers.

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