The USS Bataan ARG Prepares for Deployment

02/14/2014
02/14/2014: When these photos were shot in mid-December 2013, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit was taking part in the Composite Training Unit Exercise in preparation for its scheduled 2014 deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group. [slidepress gallery='the-uss-bataan-arg-prepares-for-deployment']  Credit:22nd Marine…

TAK-ING the Supply Ship to a Whole Other Level

04/02/2012
Second Line of Defense visited the USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) while it was in port in Norfolk. The ship caught our eye while we were covering Bold Alligator 2012 because of the first operational engagement of an Osprey aboard a T-AKE ship.  We will publish shortly an interview…

Pumas in Support of the US Fleet Global Operations

03/28/2012
03/29/2012: This slideshow features various photos of the EurocopterPuma working in support of the USN-USMC team worldwide. [slidepress gallery='pumas-in-support-of-the-us-fleet-global-operations'] Credit: USN Visual Service In the first photo, an SA-330 Puma helicopter picks up pallets from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark during a vertical replenishment…

Pumas at Bold Alligator 2012

03/22/2012
03/21/2012: The Eurocopter Puma was engaged in Bold Alligator 2012.  Off of the Mistral, the Pumas supported the French Army by transporting artillery pieces and providing support for the troops on the ground. For the USN, the Pumas worked off of the USNS Robert E. Peary providing support for the amphibious…

The Osprey and the USNS Robert E. Peary In Bold Alligator 2012

03/22/2012
In Bold Alligator 2012, for the first time, the Osprey landed on a T-AKE supply ship in an operational exercise. This means that the ability of this new aviation asset to connect the supply ships with the combat ships can potentially allow a much more efficient use of those combat…

The Amphibious Fleet Dockside: Preparing for the Next Mission

03/22/2012
03/22/2012: During a visit to the USNS Robert E Peary, T-AKE ship, which participated in Bold Alligator 2012, various key elements of the Amphibious fleet were dockside.  On the right side of the Peary was the USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195), a fleet oiler.  To the left of the T-AKE ship…

USNS Robert E. Peary Operations at Sea

09/07/2010
The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary and the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower conduct a vertical replenishment. In the background  is the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. [slidepress gallery='usns-robert-e-peary-operations-at-sea'] Navy Visual News Service, September 2nd, 2010 ---------- *** Posted on September…