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070920-N-7981E-066 Pacific Ocean (September 21, 2007)- Chief (Select) Intelligence Specialist Jeremy Heyer reads the eulogy he wrote for his white hat during a "White Hat Burial at Sea" held on the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). White Hat Burial at Sea is a Naval tradition in which new chief petty officers, prior to their official pinning, acknowledge their transition from first class to chief by "burying" their white hats. Lincoln is currently underway off the coast of Southern California for a scheduled work-up and Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualification.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James R. Evans (RELEASED)