USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) arrived in San Diego May 14 following an ammunition upload with aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). While there, Rainier served as the standby oiler in the Southern California operations area throughout May.
Donald Williams, MSC Support Command Norfolk, traveled to San Diego May 14-18 to train MSC Pacific and MSC Pacific Reserve Sailors on the Mobile Sealift Operations Center van. The MSOC provides critical communications equipment for operating and managing port operations even when port infrastructure is damaged or destroyed, serving as a command post for MSC port operations exercises like Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore, as well as worldwide MSC operations.
Navy Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, commander, MSC, sent a personal Bravo Zulu to Phil Patton and Bob Almario, MSCPAC's Force Protection Team, 2012 winners of the Griff Hume Anti-Terrorism Awards, Fixed Installation/Unit Small Category. The award is a tribute to the team's hard work in the force protection and anti-terrorism efforts within the command area of operation, at sea and in port.
Congratulations to Navy Information Technologies Specialist 1st Class Michael Nagy on his selection to that rank.