Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) celebrated the 220th birthday of the United States Navy’s Supply Corps aboard the Abraham Lincoln’s Floating Accommodation Facility on Feb. 23.
The Supply Corps assists with nearly almost every aspect of a ship’s daily routine and has done so since the American Revolutionary War, which marked the creation of the corps.
That rich history of the Supply Corps, which has been involved in engagements since 1798, is what makes the significance of this birthday so special to the corps. It represents where they have been and where they are going in the Navy.
Abraham Lincoln’s Supply Department is celebrating 220 years of great service and proves that they are also a fundamental piece of the puzzle when it comes to keeping a ship working so efficiently, especially in the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) that the ship is currently undergoing.
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 the nation’s defense.
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