USNS Matthew Perry Provides Logistic Services to USS Essex Amphibious Readiness Group

The Navy’s Wasp-class landing helicopter dock ship USS Essex (LHD-2) conducts underway replenishment operations with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry Off the coast of Southern California. Perry provided logistics services to the ships of the USS Essex Amphibious Readiness Group as they conducted pre-deployment exercises and qualifications. Through a series of replenishments-at-sea (RAS), Perry delivered 81 pallets of food, parts and equipment as well as 600 thousand gallons of diesel ship fuel JP5 aviation fuel.

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