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Official photo of Lance Cpl. Miguel Keith in Marine Corps dress uniform

Army Meets Navy in Albania

USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Naval Air Station North Island.

U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 4 offload an Assault Amphibious Vehicle from the USNS Gunnery Sgt. Fred W. Stockham, during exercise Cobra Gold, at Laem Chabang International Terminal, Thailand, Feb. 11, 2017. Cobra Gold, in its 36th iteration, is an important element of the United States' and all other participating nations' regional military to military engagement efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Wesley Timm)

SDDC, Total Force team load first DEFENDER-Europe 21 equipment

In a normal year, Military Sealift Command’s Navy Cargo Afloat Rig Team (CART) provides real-world, high-impact operational support, wherever and whenever needed. Although 2020 was everything but a normal year, when MSC requested Reserve support in April during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 30 CART Reserve Sailors answered the call.

Ship in the Spotlight

Ship In the Spotlight
This week help us recognize the crews of our dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) and our fleet ocean tug USNS Apache (T-ATF 172) for earning Military Sealift Command's annual Maritime "E" Award for excellence for competitive year 2020.

One of the top honors presented annually by MSC is its Maritime "E" award. The purpose of the award is to recognize those U.S. Naval Service ships and Civil Service Mariners who demonstrated the highest degree of operational excellence during the prior year. This award is similar in concept to the Navy's Type Command Battle Efficiency or the Battle "E" award.

Navy Capt. Janice G. Smith, MSC Atlantic Commodore, Norfolk, Va., presented the "E" awards to members of the Apache and Medgar Evers crew in mid-March.
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Blast From the Past

Blast From the Past
USNS Henson (T-AGS 63) is a Pathfinder-class oceanographic survey ship, laid down Oct. 13, 1995, launched Oct. 21, 1996 and delivered to Military Sealift Command Feb. 20, 1998.

The ship is named for Matthew Alexander Henson (Aug. 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955) an American explorer who accompanied Robert Peary on seven voyages to the Arctic over a period of nearly 23 years. They spent a total of 18 years on expeditions together. He is best known for his participation in the 1908–1909 expedition that claimed to have reached the geographic North Pole on April 6, 1909 and was the first of their party to reach the pole.

(Pictured: USNS Henson (T-AGS 63) underway)
 
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