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  • 21 May 2018

    Naval personnel aboard US Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy and fast transport ship USNS Brunswick have arrived in Vietnam and Thailand for the final mission stops of this year’s edition of the international humanitarian and disaster response exercise Pacific Partnership. Engagements kicked off in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam on May 17. Apart from personnel the United […]

  • 24 March 2011
    Industry news

      Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced the winners of the FY 2010 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards competition March 23, 2011. “Your impressive accomplishments and steadfast dedication to a greener future are exactly what’s important in the Navy and Marine Corps leadership teams,” said Mabus. The SECNAV Environmental Awards Program recognizes […]

  • 30 March 2020

    The US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Naval Station Norfolk on March 29 for New York City in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. The ship will serve as a referral hospital for patients not infected with COVID-19, providing a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care […]

  • 1 July 2015

    The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), on June 30th sent her MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter to retrieve six injured people from a small land mass, Han Island, located in Papua New Guinea. USNS Mercy received all six patients, including an 18-month old infant, who were immediately provided medical care. […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen two ships in two ceremonies on different sides of the world on Saturday, April 27. The first ceremony will occur in Okinawa, Japan, where high-speed transport vessel USNS Guam (T-HST 1) will be christened at 10 a.m. Japan Standard Time. Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, the future USS Lyndon […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group recently completed the successful turnover of the Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) T-AGOS/T-AGM fleet and is now responsible for the operation and maintenance of the organization’s five T-AGOS vessels and one T-AGM ocean surveillance ship. The vessels are USNS Victorious (T-AGOS 19), USNS Able (T-AGOS 20), USNS Effective (T-AGOS […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) expeditionary transfer dock USNS Montford Point (T-ESD 1) and maritime prepositioning force (MPF) ship USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312) performed a “skin-to-skin” (S2S) maneuver to demonstrate MSC’s unique seabasing capability, July 21-22. The event displayed the two ships’ ability to transfer large cargo, such as vehicles, at sea. The S2S maneuver was […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The ship supported operations in multiple wars during its service.

  • 7 June 2013
    Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced yesterday the next three joint high speed vessels (JHSV) will be named USNS Yuma, USNS Bismarck and USNS Burlington, and two littoral combat ships (LCS) will be named USS Billings and USS Tulsa.  “It is my privilege as Secretary of the Navy to name these ships after five […]

  • 25 February 2020

    The US Navy’s 12th expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA’s shipyard on February 20, 2020. “We are excited to get Newport in the water, so we can shift focus to final outfitting and trials,” Tim Roberts, Strategic and Theater Sealift program manager, Program Executive Office […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by Military Sealift Command, arrived in Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15), Aug. 11. During the visit, Sailors and civil service mariners assigned to USNS Spearhead will also participate in a community relations event with the local population to clean up […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Crowley Maritime Corp.’s government services group has been awarded a new technical management contract for five U.S. government-owned, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Roll-On/Roll-Off and container ships (ROCON). Under the approximately $130 million contract, Crowley will provide full turnkey operation and management of the fleet, including crewing and scheduled/unscheduled repair and drydocking services initially for one […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) concluded their Pacific Partnership 2018 engagements in the Federated States of Micronesia and are now en route to their next mission stops in Indonesia and Palau. Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) departed Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, on April 1 and is […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels USNS Wheeler (T-AG 5001) and USNS Fast Tempo participated in an Offshore Petroleum Discharge System (OPDS) exercise off of Dogu Beach, Pohang, Republic of Korea (ROK) from Sept. 12-22.   The OPDS exercise is a MSC sponsored, semi-annual event that allows crewmembers to exercise the full capabilities of the OPDS system […]

  • 22 January 2016

    Royal Navy’s HMS Defender has received a replenishment in stores and fuel during her deployment to the Arabian Gulf where she constitutes a part of the US Carrier Strike Group fighting against the Daesh. In the complex scenario, the Type 45 destroyer was refueled with 500,000 litres from US tanker USNS Pecos at the same time as US […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Industry news

    USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) hit the water successfully at Austal USA on January 16, 2014.   The high-speed catamaran, which is part of a 10-ship program worth over USD 1.6 billion, was recently christened at Austal shipyard. The launching was a multi-step process. The ship was first tranferred from the Assembly Bay 3 onto […]

  • 6 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual disaster response preparedness exercise Pacific Partnership began March 4 as US Military Sealift Command (MSC) expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) got underway from Naval Base Guam to start the mission in Indo-Pacific. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual, multilateral disaster response preparedness mission conducted in the region. This year’s mission will be […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) will be not be able to deploy for a scheduled mission in the Asia Pacific because of further maintenance requirements, the US Navy has announced. Fall River was set to take part in the humanitarian and disaster response-preparation mission Pacific Partnership but a pre-deployment inspection […]

  • 14 November 2011
    Industry news

    General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, today christened the U.S. Navy’s newest supply ship, USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13). Named in honor of the African American civil rights leader from Mississippi, the USNS Medgar Evers is the 13th ship of a class of 14 dry cargo/ammunition ships designed and built by […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S.Navy’s future USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), the second ship of the Montford Point-Class, will be christened tomorrow in San Diego, Calif.   USNS John Glenn completed Builder’s Sea Trials on January 13 passing all tests with flying colors at its shipbuilder General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO). Once delivered to the […]

  • 15 August 2011
    Training & Education

      The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the United States Navy (USN) are participating in the 17th Singapore-US Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise from 15 to 29 Aug 2011. Similar to previous CARAT exercises, this year’s exercise will focus on honing conventional maritime capabilities such as anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare (ASW), as […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base ship, future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), got underway from the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California, to start its first round of sea trials on January 17. Hershel “Woody” Williams started construction in October 2015 and its keel was laid in August 2016. NASSCO launched the ship […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding a $324.4 million contract to definitize the long lead time material and to award the detail, design and construction of Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) 5. NASSCO received a $106 million contract in June this year to procure long lead time material and engineering support for ESB 5 Previously […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The US Navy is joining partner nations for the 13th Pacific Partnership mission which starts in Singapore on February 23. This year’s mission will be led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron 31 and staff, embarked on the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) and the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), and will include […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy is set to christen its second Expeditionary Sea Base, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams on Saturday, October 21. The ceremony will take place at General Dynamic’s San Diego shipyard and will see Martha P. Downs, Puller’s daughter and the ship’s sponsor, break a bottle over the ship’s bow. Construction on the ship started in October […]

  • 10 July 2015

    Commanding officer, Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) embarked onboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), Capt. Christine Sears, relieved the MTF’s senior enlisted leader following an alcohol-related incident while on liberty in Panama. Command Senior Chief Aurelio Ayala has been temporarily reassigned to Military Sealift Command in Norfolk, Virginia pending the completion of an investigation. There is no […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Military Sealift Command’s newest expeditionary sea base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB 4) completed her maiden voyage on July 5, arriving at Naval Station Norfolk from San Diego, California. USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the second unit of the ESB variant, delivered to the navy in February 2018 after completing builder’s and acceptance trials […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO laid the keel for the US Navy’s future USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) at a ceremony in San Diego on January 30. A keel laying is the formal recognition of the start of a ship’s construction. It is the joining together of a ship’s modular components and the authentication or etching of […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Industry news

    On October 1, 2012, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), the recently christened USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2). This 103-metre high-speed catamaran represents the US Department of Defense’s next generation multi-use platform. It is part of a 10-ship program potentially worth over US$1.6 billion. Brian Leathers, […]