USNS Catawba supported C5F with UUV ops, deployment of mine countermeasure equipment, and served as an afloat forward staging base. Catawba's record of execution is a tribute to the dedication and expertise of her crew.
Sailors aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) man the rails as Mercy departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 William Cousins)
The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (EPF 7) arrives at Naval Station Newport in preparation for the Chief of Naval Operations' 22nd International Seapower Symposium (ISS) at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Joe Painter)
The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) conducts an underway and vertical replenishment with USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5). (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Christopher Gaines)
Sailors attach cargo pendants to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Nathan Burke)
USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) launches a BQM-74E target drone during Valiant Shield 2016 (VS16). (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Diana Quinlan)