Hospital ship USNS Comfort rounds the tip of Manhattan Friday evening, Sept. 14, as smoke billows from Ground Zero. The ship's personnel moved quickly to convert Comfort from a medical and surgical facility to a logistics support facility in response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Sept. 11. Photo by Richard Perry/Courtesy of The New York Times.
by Rear Admiral David L. Brewer III
Commander, Military Sealift Command
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The Atlantic Fleet Band, based in Norfolk, Va., set the tone for the MV Lt. Col. John U.D. Page naming ceremony by providing a patriotic musical selection. Photo by Navy Combat Camera.
Vice Adm. Gordon Holder, Commander, Military Sealift Command (at the time), and Barney Barnum, President of the Medal of Honor Society, cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening the MSC display at the Medal of Honor Society Museum in Mount Pleasant, S.C., aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier Yorktown in February 2001. The exhibit, which highlights MSC ships named for Medal of Honor recipients, was designed and fabricated by two Savannah College of Art and Design graduate students, Sasha Sweeney (left) and Rebecca Blevins (right). Photo by Dale Allen.
A rigid-hull, inflatable boat pulls alongside fleet ocean tug USNS Mohawk. USNS Mohawk and the RHIB were participating in the salvage operations of a sunken liberty launch off the coast of Sardinia, Italy.
The cover of the MV Staff Sgt. Edward A. Carter Jr. naming ceremony program. Staff Sgt. Carter was a World War II war hero who posthumously received the Army Medal of Honor more than five decades after the war. Photo courtesy of the Carter family. Design by Susan Thomas and Dale Allen.