MSC: Worldwide and mission ready

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

SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 19, 2014) Boatswain’s Mate Rondell Barnes and 3rd Officer Blake Krell, two search and rescue swimmers aboard USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), get in the water for training off the ship’s fast rescue boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Cargo Mate Todd Kutkiewicz)

SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 19, 2014) Boatswain’s Mate Rondell Barnes and 3rd Officer Blake Krell, two search and rescue swimmers aboard USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), get in the water for training off the ship’s fast rescue boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Cargo Mate Todd Kutkiewicz)

SATTAHIP, Thailand (Apr. 23, 2014) Submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) sits at anchor off the coast of Sattahip during a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Andrew Lavin)

SATTAHIP, Thailand (Apr. 23, 2014) Submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) sits at anchor off the coast of Sattahip during a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Andrew Lavin)

INDIAN OCEAN (April 15, 2014) - The “big eyes” on board USS Nitze (DDG 94) catch the reflection of USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188). (U.S. Navy photo by GMSN Naquon Kebe)

INDIAN OCEAN (April 15, 2014) – The “big eyes” on board USS Nitze (DDG 94) catch the reflection of USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188). (U.S. Navy photo by GMSN Naquon Kebe)

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 24, 2014) USS Bataan (LHD 5) approaches USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) for an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy Photo by MC3 Erik Foster)

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 24, 2014) USS Bataan (LHD 5) approaches USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) for an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy Photo by MC3 Erik Foster)

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (April 24, 2014) Capt. Douglas Casavant, civil service master aboard USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), talks to visitors on the ship as it is moored pier side in Libreville, Gabon. for a regularly scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Jeff Atherton)

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (April 24, 2014) Capt. Douglas Casavant, civil service master aboard USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), talks to visitors on the ship as it is moored pier side in Libreville, Gabon. for a regularly scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Jeff Atherton)

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