Logistics team keeps 7th Fleet armed, fueled, fed in Indo-Pacific

July 22, 2020 – The 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, with hundreds of ships, submarines and aircraft in the theater on any given day. That steady presence would not be possible without the responsive, resilient sustainment provided by the replenishment team at Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) / Task Force 73 (CTF 73) and…

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Halter Marine Receives Navy Contract to Study T-AGOS Replacement

July 20, 2020 – Halter Marine Inc., a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded the contract for industrial studies for the auxiliary general ocean surveillance ship (T-AGOS(X)) program. The U.S. Navy awarded the $981,000 contract for the T-AGOS class series of vessels, which ultimately will replace the existing fleet of four T-AGOS 19 and one T-AGOS 23…

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USNS Yukon CONSOL Replenishment with MT Empire State in SOCAL OPAREA

April 30, 2020 – Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conducted a consolidated cargo replenishment (CONSOL) at sea with the MSC long-term chartered motor tanker ship Empire State (T-AOT 5193) off the coast of Southern California April 25-26. The CONSOL was part of MSC’s response to operating under COVID19 precautions. During the CONSOL, Yukon received 335…

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Gulf Island Awarded Contract for Two Additional Navy Tugs

April 8, 2020 – Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. announced today that it received notification of an award for the construction of two additional towing, salvage and rescue ships (“T-ATS”) for the U.S. Navy. This represents the Navy’s execution of its fourth and fifth options for Gulf Island’s construction of five T-ATS vessels that will be built in the company’s facility…

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Comfort Underway to Support City of New York

March 29, 2020 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk today for New York City in support of the nation’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (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 and ward care for adults,…

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Hospital Ships, Other DOD Assets Prepare for Coronavirus Response

March 18, 2020 – Two Navy hospital ships will be part of the Defense Department’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said. The USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy are being prepared for deployment “as needed to assist potentially overwhelmed communities with acute patient care,” Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the defense secretary for public affairs, said during…

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