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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)

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.

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Cory Eggers, left, replenishment officer with Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Lt. Cmdr. Shuzo Homma discuss naval ships in the COMLOG WESTPAC conference room. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Teddy Haghverdi)

A civilian AS332 Super Puma, front, and a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 Sea Stallion conduct the first a vertical replenishment-at-sea of an F-135 engine power module load simulator from the USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) to the Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The exercise uses mock weight measured to the same capacity as the F135 engine power module to verify the capability of supplying the parts necessary to support future joint strike fighter deployments. Vinson is currently underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting routine maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Olympia O. McCoy/Released)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Aircraft Handling) 3rd Class Kieara Dexter signals an Italian EH101 Merlin helicopter from the Italian Navy to take off from on board the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) in the Atlantic Ocean, Mar. 11, 2021. Hershel “Woody” Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and build strategic partnerships with their African partners.

Lt. Christina Caracoza, from Los Angeles, notes course and speed changes aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during a replenishment-at-sea with ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6).

Fellow shipmates, we celebrate today our Navy Reserve’s 106th birthday. Since 1915, our Navy Reserve has provided strategic depth and operational capabilities to our Navy and Marine Corps team and the Joint Force.

Ship in the Spotlight

Ship In the Spotlight
This week help us recognize the crew of USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194)!

USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) provides critical supplies to U.S. and partner nations' navies operating in the Indo-Pacific Region, and recently supported the Japanese Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Shiranui (DD 120), and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. Ericsson, a fleet replenishment oiler, is part of the U.S. Navy's Combat Logistics force and provides vital supplies such as food, repair parts, stores and fuel.

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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