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USS Russell Completes First Deployment Milestone - Arrives in Pearl Harbor [Image 8 of 14]

Students from The Seattle Maritime Academy, pose onboard the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during the recent family cruise in the Pacific Northwest.

Captain James J. White, Ship Master, USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206), greets Military Sealift Command personnel, and Mr. Steven Brock, Senior Advisor, Secretary of the Navy, as they arrive aboard Milk June 3, 2024. in addition to the ship tour, Brock met with MSC leadership for an office call to discuss new construction, expansion initiatives, and force generation.

Civilian mariner Vanessa Mongiovi, yeoman storekeeper, assigned to Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), listens during a conversation on a radio aboard USNS William McLean at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, May 24, 2024. (Navy photo by Yeoman Storekeeper Ossie Spencer)

Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, Commander, Military Sealift Command, and Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, Commander, U.S. Transcom, lay a wreath in the Elizabeth river during the 2024 National Maritime Day ceremony on board USS Wisconsin (BB-64) May 22, 2024. National Maritime Day honors the work and contributions of past merchant seaman who endured the perils of the sea during times of war and peace, and recognizes those who proudly carry on that tradition today.

Military Sealift Command personnel scrub an elephant at the Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary in Sattahip.

From left to right, Cmdr. Mark Ewachiw, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Bath - San Diego Detachment, Officer in Charge; Lt. Elliot Collins, Project Officer; Lt. Allison Adamos, Project Officer; and Lt. Cmdr. René Martin, T-AO Program Manager Representative attend the USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207) Delivery Ceremony, in San Diego, Calif., May 7, 2024.

The keel for the future USNS Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (ESB 8), a Lewis B. Puller-class Expeditionary Sea Base, was laid at GD NASSCO shipyard April 25.

OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines—Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jamil A. Khan, left, chaplain, Military Sealift Command Far East, listens to a Filipino young adult during a community relations event at the Olongapo City Center for Youth during Exercise Balikatan 24, April 19, 2024. Khan offered words of encouragement and advice to the members of the center. BK 24 is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. (U.S. Navy photo by Grady T. Fontana)

Ship in the Spotlight

Ship In the Spotlight Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) is deployed to the 6th Fleet area of operations servicing ships in the Mediterranean. The ship’s recent success is thanks to the hard-working attitude of every crew member, hauling cargo and delivering fuel. The ability for Patuxent to meet mission commitments is attributed to a close-knit crew. The command climate, set by the resident leadership team, fosters the crew's fondness for. Because of the continual return of key crew members, Patuxent has an innate ability to self-heal and maintain position on the tip of the spear and finish the mission. The crew's unwavering ownership has proven to be paramount, allowing them to handle and repair casualties with unmatched speed and efficiency and without outside technical representatives. Patuxent will continue to prove why it is the lead ship in the fleet of combat oilers in supplying our nation and allied nations with warfighters.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act 
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