Harry S. Truman Conducts Ammo On-Load

June 14, 2019 – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted an ammunition on-load with the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) June 10. Safety is paramount when conducting ammunition on-loads like this one to bring aboard required ordnance. “The safety of our Sailors and equipment involved are high-priority during this evolution,” said Lt. Cmdr. Alexa Sandifer, Harry S. Truman’s ordnance handling officer. “There are four things that make our ammunition on-load a safe and effective evolution: qualified personnel, proper maintenance of equipment, a well-developed management plan to…

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Nightdippers Supply Lincoln With VERTREP

he Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 are playing a major role ensuring the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) gets the supplies it needs during the extensive underway replenishment (UNREP) and ammunition onload, March 25-28. HSC-5 is a squadron of MH-60S Seahawk helicopters, whose missions typically include naval special warfare support, search and rescue, anti-surface warfare and vertical replenishments at sea (VERTREP). This underway, they conducted one with the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W.…

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Iwo Jima Gets Back to Basics During RAS

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) turned back the clock on seamanship during a refueling-at-sea (RAS) with the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) Nov. 7. In a day where texting, selfies and video chatting dominate conversations, Iwo Jima Sailors harkened back to a day where communicating with symbols didn’t mean using an emoji. While steaming alongside at 13 knots at a distance of nearly 200 yards to port of its supplier, Sailors in the hangar bay, refueling stations and signal bridge “spoke” through Morse Code, flashing lights, signal…

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