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Military Sealift Command Logistics Team Plays Key Role in Refitting USS Ponce

Rear Adm. T.K. Shannon, commander, Military Sealift Command, left, presents a plaque to Kristen Reale during a morning awards ceremony, July 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Barry Lake/Released)

By Capt. Don Williams Technical Director, Operational Logistics Military Sealift Command   Our Navy honored Military Sealift Command’s logistics team with a prestigious Admiral Stan Arthur Award as the Joint Logistics Team of the Year for 2012. This dedicated group played a crucial role in converting USS Ponce (AFSB (I) …

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Remotely Piloted Assets Enhance Navy’s Warfighting Capabilities

110504-N-RC734-009 GULF OF ADEN (May 4, 2011) A Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle launches from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). Scan Eagle is a runway independent, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle system designed to provide multiple surveillance, reconnaissance data, and battlefield damage assessment missions. Comstock is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national coalition conducting counter piracy and maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

  In a recent interview with the New York Times, Vice Adm. Mark Fox, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), discussed how the Navy uses remotely piloted intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems to enhance the Navy’s warfighting capabilities. “Low-end ISR assets give you a …

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