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Norma Pillman has dedicated her entire 40-year career to serving the U.S. Government, the last 24 with Military Sealift Command.

(Aug 31, 2021) Capt. Daniel Prochazka, commanding officer of the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) salutes Vice Adm. Gene Black, commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, during the ship’s change of command in San Giorgio Del Porto in Genoa, Italy, August, 31, 2021. Mount Whitney, the U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, Italy entered its regularly scheduled overhaul to make improvements in order to increase the security and stability of the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations.

Military Sealift Command in the Atlantic (MSCLANT) changed hands when Navy Capt. Daniel E. Broadhurst relieved Navy Capt. Janice G. Smith as commodore of Norfolk-based Military Sealift Command Atlantic during a change of command ceremony held aboard USNS Comfort at Naval Station Norfolk, August 27, 2021

Brazilian Navy frigate Independencia (F-44) executes a maneuver on the port side of the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) during maneuvering drills, Aug. 22, 2021. Hershel "Woody" Williams is conducting a maritime security capability exercise to build on its existing partnership with the Brazilian Navy and joint interoperability operations with allies and partners during a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa.

An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 delivers cargo to the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10) Dec. 10, 2020.

Capt. Janice G. Smith, Commodore, Military Sealift Command Atlantic, presents the Armed Forces Civilian Service Medal to Capt. Andrew Lindey, master of USNS Comfort.

From left, Maine Maritime Academy Cadets Matthew Chase and Elizabeth Labbe, Third Officer Alexander Huff and Second Officer Todd Hollingworth, along with Third Officer Richard Leach, standing, participate in bridge resource management aboard USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) while in port Guam, June 25-27.

U.S. Marines with 1st Landing Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and U.S. Navy Sailors from the USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312) offload equipment from the USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312)as part of Exercise Freedom Banner at Naval Base Guam Aug. 1, 2021.

Sailors assigned to the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) heave a line.

Sailors stand small craft assault team watch aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) as the ship gets underway from Split, Croatia, August 2, 2021. Mount Whitney is the U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners.

The Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9) sits pierside after delivering personnel and supplies for Pacific Partnership 21.

210719-N-N1109-004 210719-N-N1109-004 CORAL SEA (July 25, 2021) - USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), right, resupplies ROKS Wang Geon (DDH-978), a Republic of Korea Navy Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer in the Coral Sea, July 19, 2021, as part of Talisman Sabre 21. This is the ninth iteration of Talisman Sabre, a large-scale, bilateral military exercise between Australia and the United States involving more than 17,000 participants from seven nations. The month-long, multi-domain exercise consists of a series of training events that reinforce the strong U.S.-Australian alliance and demonstrate the U.S. military’s unwavering commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. (Photo by Third Officer Brandon Feinberg)  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Webmaster
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