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.
Navy after the Persian Gulf War when converted into the Shughart-class roll-on/roll-off ship for the Military Sealift Command...Mercogliano is a former merchant mariner, having sailed and worked ashore for the Military Sealift Command.
Navy... “Growing up in a very small town taught me that anything is possible,” Swinford said in the release ... Roughly 100 military officers and crew, plus 45 Military Sealift Command personnel make up the ship’s company ... Serving in the Navy is a continuing tradition of military service for Swinford, whose uncle retired as a major in the U.S. Army ... .
Michael Wettlaufer, the commander of the Military Sealift Command, to voice concerns about the "gangways up" restrictions that barred mariners from leaving their vessels in port and other mariners from coming aboard as relief ... at military installations around the globe.
Clark, 50, a civilian employee of Military Sealift Command living in Norfolk, Va., got a surprise after sending a DNA sample to Ancestry.com in December ... Hjort filed a military records request with the help of the U.S ... “The military told me, if I get to know a woman and want to bring her back expect to be there longer than my original term,” he said.
Undersea RescueCommand deploys the Sibitzky Remotely Operated Vehicle from the deck of the Military Sealift Command-chartered merchant vessel HOSDominator... In a Thursday morning briefing by military experts who reviewed the report, one said the vehicle’s commander “had a tough choice to make.
Inspired by the Military Sealift Command’s turbo activation drills, the program office would hold component production drills and then stockpile the resultant knock-down kits near shipyards within vessel self-deployment range of likely trouble spots ...LieutenantCommander Collin Fox, U.S.