The Military Sealift Command (MSC) is a United States Navy organization that controls the replenishment and military transport ships of the Navy. The United States Military Sealift Command has the responsibility for providing sealift and ocean transportation for all US military services as well as for other government agencies. It first came into existence on 9 July 1949 when the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) became solely responsible for the Department of Defense's ocean transport needs. The MSTS was renamed the Military Sealift Command in 1970.
Military Sealift Command ships are made up of a core fleet of ships owned by the United States Navy and others under long-term-charter augmented by short-term or voyage-chartered ships. The Navy-owned ships carry blue and gold stack colors, are in service with the prefix USNS (United States Naval Ship), rather than in commission (a USS prefix), have hull numbers as an equivalent commissioned ship would have with the prefix T- and are civilian manned by either civil service mariners or contract crews (see United States Merchant Marine) as is the case of the special mission ships. Ships on charter or equivalent, retain commercial colors and bear the normal merchant MV, SS, or GTS without hull numbers.
Nov. 17—People walk along the Vallejo waterfront where the Military Sealift Command's fleet oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) is in full view docked at berth 12 of the Mare Island Drydocks. The ship is docked for a mid-term availability inspection ... .
All but one of those fatalities took place on ships owned by the Navy's Military Sealift Command, yet it has continued sending Detyens hundreds of millions of dollars in business, dwarfing penalties lobbed by federal safety officials ... Indeed, the Navy calls on Detyens often, namely its little-known logistics arm called the Military Sealift Command.
Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) ... “A job opened up in Military Sealift Command that was similar to my role in the Navy. I help design, write policy and provide training within Military Sealift Command’s antiterrorism programs, this time designed from the noncombat point of view.” ... She appreciates the structure military life afforded.
A VBAT vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) prepares to land on the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) ... The battlefield capture of intact sensitive Russian military equipment by ...
During the Vietnam War, a number of US military service members distinguished themselves ...Navy Military Sealift Command / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) ... By the time of his death, he’d be afforded a number of honors, including having a Military Sealift Command vessel named for him, the MV Maj.
The USNSBrunswick is a military sealift command expeditionary fast-transport vessel that is capable of providing rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment ... KAMANDAG, or Kaagapay ng mga Mandirigma ng Dagat, is a joint military exercise between the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) ... 3 to 14 ... .
Reese was reported missing from USNS Medgar Evers Wednesday around 10.30 a.m., said LaShawn Sykes, a spokesperson for Military Sealift Command... USNS Medgar Evers is a near 700-foot-long Military Sealift ... Military Sealift Command ships are crewed by civilian merchant mariners.
The keel block for the second of five new purpose-built, state-of-the-art training vessels for America’s state maritime academies was set into place today at the Philly Shipyard marking the next milestone in the project ... McDonald, President of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy ... national security by crewing military sealift vessels ... ....