Supporting The USS Ronald Reagan At Sea

12/7/2010 – These photos taken in September 2010 focus on support activities for the USS Ronald Reagan. Fast combat support ships are used to transport cargo to ships which cannot easily pull into ports to replenish supplies. Ronald Reagan was at the time underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting drills in preparation for its deployment.

Credit photos: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), September 10th, 2010

  • In the first two photos, sailors assigned to the fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) attach a cargo pendant to a MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron HSC-23 (Wildcards) during an underway replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
  • The third photo shows sailors assigned to the fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) transporting ordnance to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during an underway replenishment.
  • The fourth photo shows sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) preparing to receive cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during an underway replenishment
  • The fifth photo shows a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to the “Wild Cards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) lifting ordnance off the deck of the fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during an underway replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). MH-60S Knighthawks are twin-engine helicopters used for vertical replenishment, search and rescue and naval special warfare support.
  • The sixth photo shows a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to the “Wild Cards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) lifting ordnance from the fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during an underway replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
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