The fleet replenishment oiler USNS Matthew Perry (T-AO 9) steams alongside the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
The fleet replenishment oiler USNS Matthew Perry (T-AO 9) steams alongside the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Olivia Banmally Nichols)
The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLain (T-AKE 12) transit the Suez Canal.
The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLain (T-AKE 12) transit the Suez Canal. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Patricia A. Morris)
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Rim Latdrik, assigned to USS Princeton (CG 59), monitors the distance of the trolley to the ship during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Yukon (T-AO 202).
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Rim Latdrik, assigned to USS Princeton (CG 59), monitors the distance of the trolley to the ship during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Yukon (T-AO 202). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)
A U.S. Navy medical vehicle is offloaded from the Watson-class vehicle cargo ship USNS DAHL (T-AKR 312) to supporting elements participating in an operation to offload equipment for an Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF).
A U.S. Navy medical vehicle is offloaded from the Watson-class vehicle cargo ship USNS DAHL (T-AKR 312) to supporting elements participating in an operation to offload equipment for an Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Hailey D. Clay)
The Supply-class fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) sails in the Baltic Sea during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2020, June 8, 2020. Supply is currently participating in BALTOPS 2020, the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, marking the 49th year of one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations.
The Supply-class fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) sails in the Baltic Sea during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2020, June 8, 2020. Supply is currently participating in BALTOPS 2020, the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, marking the 49th year of one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Damon Grosvenor)
The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in San Diego, May 15, 2020. Mercy deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and served as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients admitted to shore-based hospitals.
The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in San Diego, May 15, 2020. Mercy deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and served as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients admitted to shore-based hospitals. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim Heaps)
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) goes alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) for a replenishment-at-sea.
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) goes alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Christoph)

SHIP IN THE SPOTLIGHT

This week we are spotlighting the crew of our fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199), for their underway replenishment support to U.S.Navy ships operating in U.S. 7th Fleet, including USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Russell (DDG-59), and USS Barry - DDG 52. UNREPs deliver essential parts, food and mail, allowing the Navy ships to stay on their mission of security and stability, while fostering relationships with allies and partners, in the Indo-Pacific region.

This week we are spotlighting the crew of our fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199), for their underway replenishment support to U.S.Navy ships operating in U.S. 7th Fleet, including USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Russell (DDG-59), and USS Barry - DDG 52. UNREPs deliver essential parts, food and mail, allowing the Navy ships to stay on their mission of security and stability, while fostering relationships with allies and partners, in the Indo-Pacific region.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

A USNS Josiah Willard Gibbs (T-AGOR 1) crewmember during the 1960s is seen lashing a spare anchor to the cable guide for the ship's deep-sea winch, which appears to have received hard use since its installation in 1959, and the anchor wasprobably needed to provide it additional strength and rigidity. The cable guide supported the cable between the tractor winch, visible behind the crewmember, and the O frame on the ship's stern.

A USNS Josiah Willard Gibbs (T-AGOR 1) crewmember during the 1960s is seen lashing a spare anchor to the cable guide for the ship's deep-sea winch, which appears to have received hard use since its installation in 1959, and the anchor wasprobably needed to provide it additional strength and rigidity. The cable guide supported the cable between the tractor winch, visible behind the crewmember, and the O frame on the ship's stern.