Carrier Strike Group Nine Completes Exercise Northern Edge 2019

May 28, 2019 – USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and select ships from Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9), along with U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and Marine Corps service members, successfully concluded Exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19), May 24, bringing an end to Alaska’s largest biannual joint-military training exercise. The training exercise, which ran from May 13–24, was designed to prepare joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific. More than 10,000 service members and approximately 250 aircraft from the Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy, from active duty,…

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MSC Conducts First Ever Cargo Loadout in Seward

May 20, 2019 – The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) made history by conducting the first ever cargo operation by MSC in Seward, Alaska, May 16. The ship took on cargo as part of its support of the joint training exercise, Northern Edge 2019. During operations, Kaiser loaded 53 pallets of cargo that will be delivered to U.S. Navy ships participating in the exercise. Alaska’s strategic location is vital to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Being able to conduct cargo…

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Exercise Northern Edge 2019 kicks off in Alaska

May 13, 2019 – Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel are participating in exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19), a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces, on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska, May 13-24. NE19 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific. The exercise is designed to sharpen participants’ tactical combat skills, to improve command, control and communication relationships, and to develop interoperable plans and programs across the…

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USNS Henry J. Kaiser Becomes First MSC Ship to Receive Fuel At Hawaii PAR Fuel Pier

August 15, 2018 – Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) made history as the first MSC ship to receive fuel at the PAR commercial fuel pier yesterday. The operation was the third phase of U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Oahu Fuel Resiliency program. Kaiser received 142 thousand gallons JP5 aviation fuel at the fuel pier by pipeline from PAR Kapolei Refinery as a proof of concept. While MSC ships routinely receive fuel through military fuel facilities, being able to utilize commercial fuel piers expands the ability…

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Military Sealift Command Ships to Participate in RIMPAC 2018

Six Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 multi-national, maritime exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. MSC fleet replenishment oilers USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) and USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), auxiliary dry cargo/ammunition ships USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) and USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) will provide logistics services including aviation fuel, bunker fuel, dry, fresh and frozen food as well as machine parts and equipment to the 46 ships participating in the exercise. MSC fleet ocean…

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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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US Navy Contract Announcements November 15, 2017

DZSP 21 LLC, Marlton, New Jersey, is being awarded a $42,479,982 modification under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N62742-17-C-1170) to exercise the first option to extend services for base operations support services at Joint Region Marianas. The work to be performed provides for facility support and base operating support for the following services: management and administration, port operations, ordnance, material management, facility management, facility investment, electrical, wastewater, water, base support vehicles and equipment, and environmental services. After award of this option, the total cumulative contract value will be $94,191,202. Work…

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NAVSUP FLC San Diego Conducts First Fuel Delivery at New Fuel Pier

February 10, 2017 – NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego conducted the first fuel delivery utilizing its new Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Point Loma fuel pier as it topped off Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) Feb. 10 in San Diego. The fueling marks the near-completion of Military Construction Project (MILCON) P-1306, an $84 million renovation awarded in 2013 as part of a series of fuel facilities upgrades aimed at extending facility life expectancy, reducing operating costs, providing increased storage capability, and improving…

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