Military Sealift Command: 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:

RED SEA (Nov. 6, 2013) Logistics Specialist Gregory Banks, right, and Ship Serviceman Seaman Marcia Puello unpack a shipment on the flight deck of USS Mason (DDG 87) during a vertical replenishment with USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14). (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Rob Aylward)

RED SEA (Nov. 6, 2013) Logistics Specialist Gregory Banks, right, and Ship Serviceman Seaman Marcia Puello unpack a shipment on the flight deck of USS Mason (DDG 87) during a vertical replenishment with USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14). (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Rob Aylward)

A Hydrographic Survey Launch, or HSL, is deployed from USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) at San Pedro Bay near the hard hit city of Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Diane Meadows)

A Hydrographic Survey Launch, or HSL, is deployed from USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) at San Pedro Bay near the hard hit city of Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Diane Meadows)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 18, 2013) An SA330-J Puma helicopter approaches the flight deck of USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during a vertical replenishment with USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in support of Operation Damayan. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Brian H. Abel)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 18, 2013) An SA330-J Puma helicopter approaches the flight deck of USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during a vertical replenishment with USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in support of Operation Damayan. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Brian H. Abel)

BURGAS, Bulgaria (Nov. 6, 2013) Members of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe band perform for local music students on the mess decks on USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) during a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Collin Turner)

BURGAS, Bulgaria (Nov. 6, 2013) Members of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe band perform for local music students on the mess decks on USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) during a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Collin Turner)

BATUMI, Georgia (Nov. 12, 2013) Georgian coast guardsmen fight a simulated fire as part of a training event hosted by Sailors aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), during a port visit to Batumi, Georgia. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Class Collin Turner)

BATUMI, Georgia (Nov. 12, 2013) Georgian coast guardsmen fight a simulated fire as part of a training event hosted by Sailors aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), during a port visit to Batumi, Georgia. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Class Collin Turner)

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