• The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) sends a fuel probe to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) during a replenishment-at-sea, Nov. 29, 2019.

    The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) sends a fuel probe to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) during a replenishment-at-sea, Nov. 29, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Michael H. Lehman)

  • Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)retrieve a fuel line from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) during a replenishment-at-sea, Nov. 26, 2019.

    Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) retrieve a fuel line from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) during a replenishment-at-sea, Nov. 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Nicholas V. Huynh)

  • Gunner's Mate Seaman Cody Patterson fires a shot line as the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) sails alongside the dry cargo ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during an underway replenishment inspection.

    Gunner's Mate Seaman Cody Patterson fires a shot line as the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) sails alongside the dry cargo ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during an underway replenishment inspection. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Devin M. Langer)

  • Friends and family of Sailors and Civilian Mariners attached to Military Sealift Command's hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) stand pierside as it returns to Naval Station Norfolk.

    Friends and family of Sailors and Civilian Mariners attached to Military Sealift Command's hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) stand pierside as it returns to Naval Station Norfolk. Comfort's return to port signified the completion of a five-month humanitarian deployment to South America, Central America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Navy photo by Jennifer Hunt)

  • Military Sealift Command's fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) gets underway from Naval Station Norfolk.

    Military Sealift Command's fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) gets underway from Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta)

  • Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO-202), right, conducts a consolidated loading with commercial tanker MT Empire State.

    Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO-202), right, conducts a consolidated loading with commercial tanker MT Empire State. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Patrick W. Menah Jr.)

  • Boatswain's Mates assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), signal the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), during a fueling-at-sea.

    Boatswain's Mates assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), signal the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), during a fueling-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Lenny Weston)

SHIP IN THE SPOTLIGHT

This week we are spotlighting the crew of USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) for supporting short-notice worldwide contingency operations for the U.S. Army from October 2019 - January 2020. USNS Brittin replaced a vessel that faced surprise maintenance issues. USNS Brittin is a surge sealift vessel kept in a ready status to be activated and deployed when needed. This mission demonstrated the Surge Program's ability to react when called on to support operations around the world.

This week we are spotlighting the crew of USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) for supporting short-notice worldwide contingency operations for the U.S. Army from October 2019 - January 2020. USNS Brittin replaced a vessel that faced surprise maintenance issues.

USNS Brittin is a surge sealift vessel kept in a ready status to be activated and deployed when needed. This mission demonstrated the Surge Program's ability to react when called on to support operations around the world.