• 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)

  • The Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) and Royal Brunei Navy inshore patrol vessel KDB Syafaat (SYA 19) assemble in formation for a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei.

    The Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) and Royal Brunei Navy inshore patrol vessel KDB Syafaat (SYA 19) assemble in formation for a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Christopher A. Veloicaza)

  • USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) sails alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to conduct a fueling-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean.

    The fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) sails alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to conduct a fueling-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jarrod A. Schad)

  • U.S. Navy Hospitalman Apprentice Jennifer Fekos, assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), checks a woman's eyes at a temporary medical treatment site in Kingston, Jamaica.

    U.S. Navy Hospitalman Apprentice Jennifer Fekos, assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), checks a woman's eyes at a temporary medical treatment site in Kingston, Jamaica. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bobby J Siens)

  • The fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) sends stores to the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) during a replenishment-at-sea.

    The fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) sends stores to the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom)

  • Military Sealift Command (from left to right) USNS Mendonca (T-AKR 303), USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK 3006), and USNS Gilliland (T-AKR 298), participate in a group sail during Turbo Activation.

    Military Sealift Command (from left to right) USNS Mendonca (T-AKR 303), USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK 3006), and USNS Gilliland (T-AKR 298), participate in a group sail during Turbo Activation. (U.S. Navy Photo by Jennifer Hunt)

  • Able Bodied Seaman Tyree Watkins and Chief Mate John Ratcliffe civilian mariners attached to Military Sealift Command's roll-on/roll-off surge sealift ship USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK 3006), raises the ship's anchor while the vessel sails in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Able Bodied Seaman Tyree Watkins and Chief Mate John Ratcliffe civilian mariners attached to Military Sealift Command's roll-on/roll-off surge sealift ship USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK 3006), raises the ship's anchor while the vessel sails in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta)

SHIP IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Military Sealift Command's oceanographic survey ship USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) recently supported a short-notice joint force protection exercise with the British Counter-Terrorism Special Firearms Officer Force. USNS Maury served as a boarding platform, giving the CTSFO valuable experience in maritime counter-terrorism as they practiced boarding the vessel, clearing spaces, searching for adversaries and effecting hostage rescue.<br><br>USNS Maury's crew participated in the training by posing as adversaries and further challenging the British CTSFO with their intricate knowledge of the ship's spaces.

Military Sealift Command's oceanographic survey ship USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) recently supported a short-notice joint force protection exercise with the British Counter-Terrorism Special Firearms Officer Force. USNS Maury served as a boarding platform, giving the CTSFO valuable experience in maritime counter-terrorism as they practiced boarding the vessel, clearing spaces, searching for adversaries and effecting hostage rescue.

USNS Maury's crew participated in the training by posing as adversaries and further challenging the British CTSFO with their intricate knowledge of the ship's spaces.