USNS Yukon Provides Logistics Services to USS Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group

Off the coast of Southern California, Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) has been providing logistics services to four ships from the USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)  as they conducted pre-deployment exercises and qualifications.

Through a series of  replenishments-at-sea (RAS), Yukon delivered 306  pallets of food, parts and equipment.   The oiler delivered approximately 763 thousand gallons of jet fuel and over 3 million gallons of diesel ship fuel.

Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) performs a
replenishment-at-sea (RAS) Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) Boxer is underway conducting routine operations as a part of USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3 rd Class John Luke McGovern)

Logistics support at sea, such as that conducted Yukon, not only enables the ARG to remain at sea longer and to conduct more than one certification in an underway period, but also makes it easier for the ship to receive supplies and mail.

“Providing logistics services, like the ones we did with the Boxer ARG, are exactly what this ship was designed for,” said Capt. Dan Glazier, Yukon’s civil service master.  “This is a very skilled and professional crew, and we are proud that we support the Navy and their missions and deployments.”

Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) takes on supplies during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202). Boxer is underway conducting routine operations as a part of USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dale M. Hopkins)

For over 100 years, the Navy has been conducting replenishments-at-sea, and for the dedicated and highly professional crew of Yukon and MSC, it’s business as usual, but, for the ships of an ARG, it’s the ability to stay on station and to carry on with the mission at hand whether deployment to a war zone, or exercising a capability.

 

 

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