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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Harry S Truman Conducts Ammunition Onload

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted a complex, multi-day ammunition onload with USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), September 12-13, using both connected transfers and vertical lifts. As with any Navy event, this immense undertaking started by prechecking the equipment necessary to complete the task. “We initiated multiple phases in order to be prepared for this onload,” said Lt. Cmdr. Alexa Sandifer, Truman’s Ordnance Handling Officer (OHO). “We had to first make sure our equipment and weapons elevators were fully operational and ready to take on the ammunition onload.”…

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