USNS Henry J. Kaiser Provides Logistics Services to USS John C. Stennis Strike Group

Off the coast of Southern California, since April 16, Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) has been providing logistics services to  five ships from the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) carrier strike group as they conducted pre-deployment exercises and qualifications. Through a series of 18 replenishments-at-sea (RAS), Kaiser delivered 740 pallets of food, parts and equipment, as well as retrieving 61 Pallets of waste for off-load ashore.  In addition, the ship delivered approximately 3 million gallons of jet fuel and 6 million gallons…

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USNS Sioux Supports MDSU Dive Operations off the Coast of San Diego

Off the coast of San Diego, Calif., Military Sealift Command’s only Pacific based fleet ocean tug, USNS Sioux (T-ATF 171) is supporting dive operations with the Navy’s Mobile Dive and Salvage Unit ONE (MDSU 1), providing a training platform for the divers and the tug as well. Throughout the month of April, Sioux has been moored in a variety of areas and scenarios off the San Diego coast. While the mission objective is to provide a dive platform for MDSU divers, the situation offers a training opportunity for the crew…

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John C. Stennis Completes TSTA/FEP

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) completed tailored ship’s training availability (TSTA), and final evaluation problem (FEP), April 16. TSTA focuses primarily on damage control, medical, engineering and combat systems casualties inside of the ship, as well as seamanship, navigation, anchoring and small boat operations; while FEP focuses on the ship’s overall competency and proficiency in solving advanced situational problems that could arise during deployment. During the evaluation, John C. Stennis demonstrated events critical to operation and survivability of the ship in various situations resulting in a 96 percent overall…

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Wayne E Meyer Participates in Sustainment Exercise

USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) is underway off the coast of Southern California participating in a sustainment exercise (SUSTEX). SUSTEX is a re-certification evolution designed to test the capabilities of the carrier strike group. It evaluates how ships work together in a variety of tactical situations and ensures the strike group and its Sailors are ready to deploy. Wayne E. Meyer will join other assets of Carrier Strike Group 1 on a scheduled deployment early next year.  “Wayne E. Meyer has been working hard to prepare for deployment,” said…

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Coast Guard medevacs 64-year-old man from Naval Facility on San Nicolas Island

The Coast Guard medevaced a 64-year-old man from the naval facility on San Nicolas Island, Wednesday afternoon.  At approximately 2:00p.m., San Nicolas Island Naval Facility personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders reporting a 64-year-old contractor was experiencing stroke-like symptoms. After consulting with the duty flight surgeon, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Forward Operating Base Point Mugu to assist.  The aircrew arrived on scene and transported the man to St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Ventura County. The man was last reported to be in stable…

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