MSC: Worldwide and mission ready

Every day, more than 9,500 dedicated men and women of our U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command deliver critical supplies and conduct missions across the world’s oceans. Here’s what we’ve been up to recently:

USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) returns to its temporary layberth at Naval Station Everett, Wash., Aug. 29 after concluding the at-sea portion of its mock final contract trials, a precursor to the actual trials. (Photo by Bruce Leach)

USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) returns to its temporary layberth at Naval Station Everett, Wash., Aug. 29 after concluding the at-sea portion of its mock final contract trials, a precursor to the actual trials. (Photo by Bruce Leach)

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 30, 2013) USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) gets resupplied by USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Tamara Vaughn)

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 30, 2013) USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) gets resupplied by USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Tamara Vaughn)

Frank Cable

GUAM (Aug. 26, 2013) Machinery Repairman 1st Class Nathan Kopp, right, and Machinery Repairman Fireman Bradley Widby, both assigned to submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), cut a commutater using a lathe in the machine shop. A commutater is used to produce an electrical current for shipboard power aboard submarines. Frank Cable, forward deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by MCSA Gabrielle Joyner)

OLONGAPO CITY, Republic of the Philippines (Aug. 28, 2013) Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Ailene Attwood, assigned to submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), interacts with children during a community service event at the Julo Tabacuhan Day Care Center. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Andrew Lavin)

OLONGAPO CITY, Republic of the Philippines (Aug. 28, 2013) Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Ailene Attwood, assigned to submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), interacts with children during a community service event at the Julo Tabacuhan Day Care Center. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Andrew Lavin)

SOUDA BAY, GREECE (Sept. 2, 2013) USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) arrives in Souda Bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley)

SOUDA BAY, GREECE (Sept. 2, 2013) USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) arrives in Souda Bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 31, 2013) Supplies are transferred from USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) to USS Boxer (LHD 4) during an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Mayra A. Knight)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 31, 2013) Supplies are transferred from USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) to USS Boxer (LHD 4) during an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Mayra A. Knight)

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