RRF vessel SS Cornhusker State off the coast of Haiti, February 2010. MARAD Photo
This post was updated to properly identify the Ready Reserve Force. An earlier version included an incorrect title of the force.
THE PENTAGON — U.S. Transportation Command started the largest turbo activation of the Ready Reserve Force since 2003 to stress-test the military’s ability to quickly deploy the cargo ships required for a massive troop movement.
The following is the August Government Accountability Office report, Navy Readiness Actions Needed to Maintain Viable Surge Sealift and Combat Logistics Fleets. Read More
USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3). NASSCO photo.
General Dynamics NASSCO started work on the fifth mobile sea base to act as a lily pad for Marine, special operations forces and Navy mine countermeasure aircraft, the company announced. Read More
USS Louisiana (SSBN-743) arrives home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a routine strategic deterrence mission. US Navy Photo
The Navy is still determining the level of damage incurred on a nuclear ballistic missile submarine and a Military Sealift Command support vessel following a collision last week, service officials told USNI News on Monday. Read More
USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3). Military Sealift Command Photo
General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $106.2 million long lead contract for Navy’s third Expeditionary Mobile Base (ESB) – formerly known as the Afloat Forward Staging Base – according to a Pentagon contract announcement. Read More
The following is the March 15, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program. The program was formerly known as TAO(X). Read More
Rear Adm. Timothy G. Szymanski (left) has been picked to head Naval Special Warfare Command. Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne (right) has been selected to head US Military Sealift Command. US Navy Photos
The Navy announced its new picks for the service’s special operations and military sealift commands. Read More
The following is the Jan. 8, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program. The program was formerly known as TAO(X). Read More
The following is the Dec. 17, report from the Congressional Research Service, Navy TAO(X) Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The mobile landing platform Lewis B. Puller (T-MLP-3/T-AFSB-1) successfully completed launch and float-off at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) shipyard on Nov. 6, 2014. US Navy Photo
The first General Dynamics NASSCO built Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) delivered to the U.S. Navy on Friday, Naval Sea Systems Command said. Read More