Abraham Lincoln Completes TSTA and FEP
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, At Sea - Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) received an overall grade of outstanding after successfully completing a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) May 10.

The Afloat Training Team (ATG) Pacific evaluated Lincoln's crew during several complex unit level exercises, placing emphasis on the ship's Integrated Training Team (ITT)'s ability to conduct training and assess the ship's watch standing, warfighting and survival capabilities across all required warfare areas.

ITT is comprised of multiple training teams which include, combat systems, damage control, medical, seamanship, navigation and air. The training team has reached a level of proficiency that has enabled them to properly integrate and conduct advanced strike group exercises.

In particular ATG recognized the Damage Control (DC)team and the ship's air department for their level of professionalism and dedication across the board.

"All junior damage control personnel in Lincoln's DC division 'carried the day' on multiple occasions throughout the training cycle," wrote Chief Damage Controlman (SW/AW) Elias Robles III, ATG's damage control team leader. "By far all of these outstanding Sailors should be most recognized for their determined and dedicated efforts during this arduous command-wide evolution."

Over the course of two days Lincoln Sailors successfully demonstrated their ability to respond to major conflagration and mass casualties, as well as conduct torpedo evasion maneuvers, underway fueling and man overboard exercises amongst a myriad of other drills throughout the ship.

With TSTA and FEP complete, Lincoln will return to its homeport of Everett, Wash., and begin preparations for its next test: Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

For more news from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn72/.
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