Navy Reserves

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Nearly 900 selected Navy reservists are assigned to 40 MSC units worldwide. When mobilized, these reservists quickly take charge of establishing MSC port offices to assist with sealift operations wherever and whenever needed.

We utilize Navy Reserve cargo afloat rig teams, or CARTs, to quickly augment civil service mariners aboard combat logistics force ships which transfer food, fuel, ammunition and other critical supplies to Navy combatant ships at sea. CARTs are composed of reservists who are highly trained at the MSC UNREP Training Center in underway replenishment operations, both by connected replenishment and by using military or commercial helicopters during vertical replenishments.

For more information about the Navy Reserves, visit: http://www.navyreserve.com/

For current Navy Reservists who are already assigned to MSC and interested in training and mobilization opportunities, please login to the MSC IS Portal.
(Please note: this portal is CAC-enabled and requires credentials to login)

To access MSC training on the Navy E-Learning curriculum, visit: https://wwwa.nko.navy.mil

  • A member of the CART team onboard USNS Henry J. Kaiser signals to the USS Chung-Hoon as underway replenishment operations begin. U.S. Navy photo by Sarah E. Burford

    A member of the CART team onboard USNS Henry J. Kaiser signals to the USS Chung-Hoon as underway replenishment operations begin. U.S. Navy photo by Sarah E. Burford

  • Sailors assigned to Cargo Afloat Rig Team 1 and crew members aboardUSNS Henry J. Kaiser prepare to transfer biofuel to USS Princeton. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran

    Sailors assigned to Cargo Afloat Rig Team 1 and crew members aboardUSNS Henry J. Kaiser prepare to transfer biofuel to USS Princeton. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran

  • Navy Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Venezio shuttles cargo to an underway replenishment station aboard USNS Flint during four days of cargo transfers to USNS Wally Schirra. U.S. Navy photo by BM1 Gabriel Martinez

    Navy Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Venezio shuttles cargo to an underway replenishment station aboard USNS Flint during four days of cargo transfers to USNS Wally Schirra. U.S. Navy photo by BM1 Gabriel Martinez

  • Sealift Logistics Command Atlantic Navy Reservists assigned to seven cargo afloat rig teams.

    Sealift Logistics Command Atlantic Navy Reservists assigned to seven cargo afloat rig teams.

  • Navy Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Tony Cox and Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Oscar Apparicio rig a cargo load for transfer to USNS Wally Schirra. U.S. Navy photo by BM1 Gabriel Martine

    Navy Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Tony Cox and Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Oscar Apparicio rig a cargo load for transfer to USNS Wally Schirra. U.S. Navy photo by BM1 Gabriel Martine