CACI Awarded Military Sealift Command Contract

January 7, 2019 – CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a potential $125 million task order to support integrated business systems for the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC). This five-year contract, awarded under the CIO-SP3 contract vehicle, represents both new and continuing work in CACI’s Logistics and Material Readiness market area. “CACI is committed to delivering technologies and solutions that advance modernization and enhance readiness for the U.S. Navy and Military Sealift Command. Our logistics professionals will develop and maintain the critical ashore and afloat systems, to support…

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Military Sealift Gets Operation Deep Freeze Underway On Time

December 28, 2018 – Cargo operations are underway in Port Hueneme, Calif., where supplies and equipment are being loaded onto the Military Sealift Command charter ship MV Ocean Giant in preparation for delivery to the remote Antarctica outpost of McMurdo Station, in support of the annual resupply mission; Operation Deep Freeze 2019. Since Dec. 26, a team from MSC including Navy Reservists from MSC’s Expeditionary Port Unit (EPU) 114 have been coordinating all aspects of the loadout of nearly 7 million pounds of cargo. The cargo consists of 498 containers…

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USNS Big Horn Completes US Fifth Fleet, US Sixth Fleet Deployment

December 20, 2018 – USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) pulled into Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 17, signifying the completion of their 10-month deployment in support of U.S. Navy and allied efforts in the U.S. Fifth Fleet and U.S. Sixth Fleet’s area of responsibility. “Some of the missions USNS Big Horn undertook during this deployment included the logistical support for the NATO exercise Trident Juncture and Carrier Strike Group 8 with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) and Destroyer Squadron 28 along with NATO Allies of the Royal…

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Central Gulf Lines Moves Two Armored Brigades Across the Pacific

December 3, 2018 – Central Gulf Lines, Inc. (CGL), a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., announced today that MV GREEN COVE recently completed a round trip voyage to Busan, South Korea under a time charter to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. CGL supported the movement of military equipment for U.S. Army brigades. The GREEN COVE transported well in excess of 20,000 metric tons of military cargo, including more than 150 M1 Abrams tanks, and nearly 300 Bradley Fighting Vehicles utilizing the vessel’s full lift capacity. The high-profile loading and…

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USNS Yukon Conducts USS Zumwalt’s First Underway Replenishment

November 17, 2018 – Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conducted the first underway replenishment at sea (UNREP) with one of the Navy’s newest guided missile destroyers USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) off the coast of Southern California earlier this week. The UNREP operation was a proof of concept which allowed the crew of Zumwalt the opportunity to receive fuel and to test the cargo fuel system aboard Zumwalt in a real world operational, YUKON environment. In addition, the UNREP gave Zumwalt the reassurance that it is…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Burlington

November 15, 2018 – The Navy accepted delivery of its tenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF 10) from Austal USA, Nov. 15. EPF’s are non-combatant vessels designed to operate in shallow-draft ports and waterways, increasing operational flexibility for a wide range of activities including maneuver and sustainment, relief operations, flexible logistics support, or as the key enabler for rapid transport. “Burlington will provide tremendous flexibility to combatant commanders in the fleet,” said Capt. Scot Searles, Strategic and Theater Sealift program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “EPF 10 will enhance our…

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MPSRON 3 Delivers Aid to Northern Mariana Island

November 9, 2018 – Ships assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron Three (MPSRON 3) are providing continous support in recovery efforts at Saipan and Tinian islands, after Super Typhoon Yutu made landfall and left destruction in those areas, which are part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. “My squadron and I are honored to contribute to joint Task Force-West,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Eric Lindfors, commodore, MPSRON 3 and Task Force-West (TF-W) Forward deputy commander. “The level of devastation from Super Typhoon Yutu is hard to describe, even…

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USNS Mercy Recognized for Pacific Partnership Mission

November 8, 2018 – Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) was presented with the United Seamen’s Service Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Special Recognition plaque during a ceremony at the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City, Nov. 2 Mercy was recognized for its Pacific Partnership humanitarian deployment to Southeast Asia earlier this year. “We are proud to recognize once again The USNS Mercy, one of the U.S. Navy hospital ships that served as the centerpiece for the 13th…

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USNS Grasp Welcomed in MSC Pacific

October 25, 2018 – Military Sealift Command Pacific welcomed the newest ship to the Pacific area of operations, rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) Grasp arrived in San Diego, Calif., on Tuesday, following an 18-day trip from its former home in Little Creek, Va. The trip included passage through the Panama Canal and dodging two hurricanes, including Hurricane Michael, the same hurricane that devastated portions of Florida. “Bringing Grasp from the East Coast to the West Coast was a great experience for me,” said Capt. Harry Sprague, Grasp’s…

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Austal Receives Advance Order for T-EPF 13

October 18, 2018 – Austal today announced Austal USA has been awarded a US$57,854,366 million order to fund the procurement of long lead-time materials for the construction of a 103-meter Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF). This will be the thirteenth vessel ordered by the US Navy from Austal. Long lead-time materials for the additional vessel will include diesel engines, water jets and reduction gears. Austal was awarded the initial contract to design and build the first 103-meter EPF in November 2008. The EPF is a high speed, shallow draft catamaran, designed…

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USNS Comfort Departs for Medical Assistance Mission in South and Central America

October 15, 2018 – U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 10, on an 11-week medical assistance mission to South and Central America where personnel will work closely with host-nation health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras. The purpose of the deployment is to help relieve pressure on host nation medical systems partly due to an increase in migrants crossing their borders and provide care to the appropriate communities. “This mission marks the sixth time the hospital ship will provide…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 1, 2018

Custom Mechanical Systems Corp.,* Bargersville, Indiana, was awarded $34,685,621 for firm-fixed-price task order N4425518F4438 under a previously awarded, multiple award construction contract (N44255-17-D-4034) for the construction of a low rise, steel framed, blast hardened reinforced concrete masonry waterfront support facility and the construction of an upland general purpose storage facility at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. This project will consolidate operations on the pier, expand shops and expand upland capabilities closer to the point of use. The increased capability minimizes the time and resources required to coordinate production workers, tools, and equipment.…

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USNS Guadalupe & Charles Drew Provide Logistics Services to John C Stennis Carrier Strike Group

September 10, 2018 – Off the coast of Southern California, since Aug. 7, Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200)  and MSC dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) have been providing logistics services to five ships from the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) carrier strike group as they conducted a pre-deployment Composite Training Unit Exercise. Through a series of 41 replenishments-at-sea (RAS), Guadalupe and Drew delivered 1,282 pallets of food, parts and equipment, as well as 5 million gallons of jet fuel and…

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Maritime Pre-positioning Ships Squadron Conducts Group Sail with Guam Units

August 31, 2018 – Maritime Pre-positioning Ships Squadron Three successfully conducted its third multiship training exercise, Group Sail, Aug. 19-24, off the coast of Saipan, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. Although this was the third Group Sail exercise, this was the first time many of the ship’s captains and their crew participated in an event of this scale. Group Sail spanned five days and included seven pre-positioning ships — USNS 1st Lt. Jack Lummus, USNS Dahl, USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo, USNS John Glenn, USNS Sacagawea, USNS Pililaau…

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