MSC dry cargo/ammunition ships USNS Sacagawea, left, and USNS Lewis and Clark, right, are part of a new generation of ships that provide underway replenishment of ammunition, provisions, stores, spare parts, potable water and petroleumproducts to the Navy's underway carrier and expeditionary strike groups - allowing themto stay at sea, on station and combat ready. From 2006 to 2009, MSC acquired eight Lewis and Clark - class ships. U.S. Navy photo.
by Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, USN
Commander, Military Sealift Command
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