Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Victor Vazquez is one of only four Navy Sailors stationed aboard USNS John Lenthall (T-AO
189), a replenishment oiler.
This new CLO business model replaced the Military Departments (MILDETS) assigned to the T-AKE class of CLF ships, but the business model applies to the T-AO
and T-AOE ship classes as well.
Elements from Enterprise and the Dragonslayers of HS-11 conducted an emergency medical evacuation from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO
196) on 22 May.
Hall (FFG 32) and USNS Patuxent (T-AO
201) are representing the United States.
The CTF/MSC partnership executes point of delivery tactical replenishment through the three classes of CLF replenishment ships (T-AKE, T-AOE, and T-AO
* CS3 Jeffrey Dayot and crew members assigned to USS Stethem (DDG 63) heave around a line to connect Stethem and USNS Guadalupe (T-AO
200) for a connected replenishment prior to participation in Talisman Saber '07.
Navy operational oilers (T-AO
, AOE and TAKE class ships), carriers (CV and CVN class ships), and amphibious deck ships (LHA and LHD class ships).
Although MSC has multiple ship types, which conduct a wide range of missions, the three platforms that primarily serve Strike Groups are the T-AKE, T-AO
and T-AOE class auxiliaries.