Getting Gear To The Fight

Brody Ladd | 01/27/2020

In September 2019, U.S. Transportation Command conducted its largest sealift fleet activation exercise since 2003. Thirty-three ships on the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts were activated for the training. Here, the roll-on/roll-off ships Mendonca, PFC Eugene A. Obregon and Gilliland participate in a group sail. The exercise was designed to assess the readiness of U.S. sealift forces and their associated support networks. Much has been made of the U.S. pivot away from counterinsurgency...

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