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Military Sealift Command is the transportation provider for the Department of Defense with the responsibility of providing strategic sealift and ocean transportation for all military forces overseas.




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240618-N-HT008-1821 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 18, 2024) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), left, conducts bilateral operations with Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Montreal (FFH 336) in the South China Sea, June 18, 2024. Combined operations such as this are intended to improve interoperability between allied navies and support a free and open Indo-Pacific. Ralph Johnson is forward deployed and assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Trevor Hale)

DIEGO GARCIA, British Indian Ocean Territory—Capt. Nathan W. Fugate, left, relinquishes command of Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron Two to Capt. Aaron L. Helgerson during a ceremony at headquarters, U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, June 10, 2024. (Navy photo by Ensign Jayme Gordon)

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)


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