The color guard prepares to post the colors aboard fast sealift ship USNS Denebola during the Staten Island Fleet Week sunset parade ceremony, as Capt. Joe Gargiulo, ship's master, and then Rear Adm. David L. Brewer III, USN, Commander, Military Sealift Command, salute. Photo by Bill Cook.
by Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III
Commander, Military Sealift Command
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A U.S. Air Force sergeant prepares packaging material for ordnance being loaded aboard MV Airman 1st Class William H. Pitsenbarger, an MSC Logistics Prepositioning Ship, at Sunny Point, N.C. Photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung, USAF.
Two USAF F-15E jets from the 33rd Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C., fly over MV Airman 1st Class William H. Pitsenbarger, an MSC Logistics Prepositioning Ship, during the ship's naming ceremony in Charleston, S.C.
Photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Buytas, USAF.
MSC chartered float-on/float-off ship MV American Cormorant ballasts down to off-load U.S. Army watercraft at Yokahama, Japan. Photo by Dub Allen.
Foreground: Navy Rear Admiral David L. Brewer III, Commander, Military Sealift Command, and the Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, cast a wreath into the Anacostia River in honor of fallen civilian mariners. Background: The signal flags from fleet-ocean tug USNS Mohawk wave in the breeze at the Washington Navy Yard pier. Photo montage by Barry Lake and Susan Thomas.