Sailors from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) had the privilege of attending a special employee-led tour of the Newport News Shipyard, July 2.
The primary purpose of the tour was to recognize the excellent work being done by the Sailors nominated as the Lincoln’s Sailors of the Quarter. The awardees, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Mishell Brownlee, Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Hector Lamboy, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Sandra Guzman, and Seaman Jordyn Finnesgard were joined by members of their divisions.
During the tour, Sailors got a behind-the-scenes look at the shipyard’s foundry, heavy plate bay and the main machine shop.
The group came away from the tour with a deeper understanding for the role that Newport News Shipbuilding plays in the refueling and complex overhaul that Lincoln is currently undergoing and reinforced the unique partnership that the crew has with the shipyard.
Lincoln is currently undergoing refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.
Press Release, July 10, 2014; Image: US Navy