Military Sealift Command's 2009 in Review
MSC fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock conducts an at-sea refueling with amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga, left, and amphibious assault ship USS Essex, right, in the Gulf of Thailand. Guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem and amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry trail the formation. The ships participated in Exercise Cobra Gold, an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored military exercise designed to train U.S. and partner Asian-Pacific forces. Photo by MC2 Gabriel S. Weber.

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