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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Iwo Jima Conducts Largest Replenishment in Two Years

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) conducted their largest replenishment-at-sea in more than two years Dec. 1, receiving 181 pallets of supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 19). Previously, the largest replenishment-at-sea for the ship took place during Iwo Jima’s last deployment in 2015. “We had a good idea that this vertical replenishment (VERTREP) was going to be a long evolution, but the team effort led to a very successful, effective, and safe replenishment,” said Cmdr.…

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