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August 2007

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Pacific Briefs

After returning from Exercise Northern Edge, fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser spent the first part of June in voyage repair in San Diego; Kaiser was the southern California duty oiler for the remainder of June.

After fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson participated in Exercise Trident Fury, the ship underwent maintenance in June.

Fleet ocean tug USNS Sioux was underway with ex-USS Knox in tow from Bremerton, Wash., on its way to Guam in support of Exercise Valiant Shield 07.

Rescue/salvage ship USNS Salvor spent June in a shipyard in Seattle undergoing work associated with ship's transfer from the U.S. Navy to Military Sealift Command. Upon completion of this maintenance, Salvor will go to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to complete life support systems and aviation certifications.

Large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Watson arrived in Indian Island, Wash., in June to discharge Japan Maritime Defense Force materials. After a short port visit, the ship was underway for San Diego to discharge U.S. Army and Marine Corps equipment shipped from the Persian Gulf. Watson loaded a Small-Waterplane- Area Twin-Hull, or SWATH, boat destined for the East Coast.

Navy Capt. James P. Rice relieved Navy Capt. Joe Moore as commanding officer of the medical treatment facility on board hospital ship USNS Mercy, June 22. Moore became the fleet surgeon at U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Sealift Logistics Command Pacific welcomes Navy Information Systems Technician 1st Class Jeffrey Carlisle, Navy Electronics Technician 1st Class Robert Ripley, Navy Personnel Specialist 1st Class Stevie Lloyd and Navy Electronics Technician Seaman Kevin Burroughs to combat stores ship USNS San Jose; Navy Electronics Technician 1st Class Christopher Conn to fast combat support ship USNS Rainier; Navy Information Technician Seaman Recruit Jonetta Mccoy to combat stores ship USNS Concord; Navy Operations Specialist 2nd Class Osiel Fuentes to fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson; Navy Operations Specialist 2nd Class Anthony Brooms to fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos; Navy Operations Specialist Seaman Desiree Sheaffer to fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe; and Navy Operations Specialist 2nd Class Devon Davis to ammunition ship USNS Shasta.

SEALOGPAC bids farewell to Navy Yeoman 1st Class Angela Quihuiz, who transferred to USS Pinckney in June; Navy Chief Information Systems Technician Gene Detweiler, who transferred to USS Bonhomme Richard in July; and Navy Information Systems Technician 1st Class Michael Stack, who separated from the Navy.