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USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195)

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Precedence of awards is from left to right
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Bottom Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Haiti, Op. Uphold Democracy 16 Sep 94 - 31 Mar 95) - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Armed Forces Service Medal (3)


Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 6 July 1987, at Avondale Industries, Westwego, LA.
  • Launched, 3 December 1988
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195), 2 August 1989
  • USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) is a unit of the MSC Naval Auxiliary Force, MSC Atlantic
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,500 t.(lt) 42,382 t.(fl)
    Length 677'
    Beam 97' 5"
    Draft 35' (max.)
    Cargo Capacity 178,000-bbls
    Speed 20 kts.
    Complement Civilians, 18 Officers, 64 Merchant Seamen, Navy, 1 Officer, 20 Enlisted
    Armament none
    Aircraft helicopter platform only
    Propulsion two medium speed Colt-Pielstick PC4-2/2 10V-570 diesel engines, twin shafts, 16,000 hp per shaft

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    USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195)
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    Namesake

    Leroy Grumman and others worked for the Loening Aircraft Engineering Corporation in the 1920s, but when it was bought by Keystone Aircraft Corporation and the operations moved from New York City to Pennsylvania, Grumman and his partners (Edmund Ward Poor, William Schwendler, Jake Swirbul, and Clint Towl) started their own company in an old Cox-Klemin Aircraft Co. factory in Baldwin on Long Island, NY. The company filed as a business on 5 December 1929, and opened its doors 2 January 1930. Keeping busy by welding aluminum tubing for truck frames, the company eagerly pursued contracts with the US Navy. Grumman designed the first practical floats with a retractable landing gear for the Navy, and this launched Grumman into the aviation market. The first Grumman aircraft was also for the Navy, the Grumman FF-1, a biplane with retractable landing gear. This was followed by a number of other successful designs. During World War II, Grumman became famous for its Navy fighter aircraft, F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat, and for its torpedo bomber TBF Avenger. Grumman's first jet plane, the F9F Panther, became operational in 1949, but the company's big postwar successes came in the 1960s with the A-6 Intruder and in the 1970s with the F-14 Tomcat.
    Bill Gonyo
    Leroy Grumman 59k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195), underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Leroy Grumman 78k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195), on her first visit to Malta, 8 June 2001. She is berthed at Pinto Wharf, Valletta harbour. Photo by Anthony Vella, Senglea, Malta
    Leroy Grumman 63k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) underway following a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
    US Navy photo .
    Fred Weiss
    Leroy Grumman 59k USS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) in New York Harbor during Fleet Week 1992. Note the twin towers in the background.
    US Navy photo.
    James W. Wadlow III
    Leroy Grumman 86k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) conducting an underway replenishment with USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Normandy (CG 60).
    US Navy photo # 020919-N-6268K-001 by PHAN Mathew Keane, 19 September 2002
    Navy Newsstand
    Leroy Grumman 101k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) underway in the Mediterranean Sea.
    US Navy photo # 020919-N-1082Z-001 by PHAN Jason R. Zalasky, 19 September 2002.
    Navy Newsstand
    Leroy Grumman 75k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) passes the port side of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) before conducting an underway replenishment (UNREP).
    US Navy photo # 030117-N-4953E-009 by PH3 Danny Ewing Jr., 17 January 2003.
    Bernard A. Cardali USS LST-306
    Leroy Grumman 45k USS Hue City (CG-66) pulls away from USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) after completing a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, 15 February 2002. Photo by LT. Steve Dundas, CHC USNR USS Hue City
    Leroy Grumman 44k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195), during a RAS with USS Vicksburg (CG-69) fueling from her starboard side while USS The Sullivans (DDG-68) refuels form the port side in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, 15 February 2002. Photo taken from USS Hue City (CG-66) Photo by Lt. Steve Dundas, CHC USNR USS Hue City
    CVN-65 Enterprise 134k

    USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) steams alongside USS Enterprise (CVN-65) during an underway replenishment (UNREP). Enterprise was underway off the Atlantic coast conducting carrier qualifications, 16 May 2003.
    Photo - 026537 - US Navy photo # 030516-N-6259P-004 by PH2 Douglas M. Pearlman
    Photo - 026537a - US Navy photo # 030516-N-6259P-003 by PH2 Douglas M. Pearlman
    Photo - 026537b - US Navy photo # 030516-N-6259P-001 by PH2 Douglas M. Pearlman

    US Navy Newsstand
    CVN-65 Enterprise 199k
    CVN-65 Enterprise 174k
    Leroy Grumman 74k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) alongside USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) ready to conduct a replenishment at sea, 25 April 2005. GM3 Steven T. Williamson prepares to fire a shot line from Iwo Jima to the MSC Replenishment Oiler Leroy Grumman.
    US Navy photo # 050425-N-6403R-003 by PHAN Joshua T. Rodriguez, 25 April 2005.
    US Navy Newsstand
    Leroy Grumman 828k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) moored pierside at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 27 April 2008 Photo by Larry Backus
    Leroy Grumman 1148k Bow on view of USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) moored pierside at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 27 April 2008 Photo by Larry Backus
    Leroy Grumman 2407k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) pulls alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72), 9 July 2008, to conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS), during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment.
    US Navy photo # 080709-N-1082Z-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 9, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Leroy Grumman 1978k Gunners Mates fire a guideline toward USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) in order to bring the fuel lines over for a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), 9 July 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080718-N-1082Z-015 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 18, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalask.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Leroy Grumman 2028k The guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG-36) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195), 13 July 2008, during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment
    US Navy photo # 080713-N-4236E-164 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 13, 2008) by MCSN Chad R. Erdmann.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Leroy Grumman 1501k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) steams in the Atlantic Ocean during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), 18 July 2008. COMPTUEX provides training to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming deployment.
    US Navy photo # 080718-N-1082Z-034 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 18, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalask.
    Robert M. Cieri and Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman 1725k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), 18 July 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080718-N-1082Z-040 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 18, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalask.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Leroy Grumman 2023k A stern-view of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) conducting a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), 18 July 2008 .
    US Navy photo # 080718-N-1082Z-009 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 18, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalask.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Leroy Grumman 1736k A stern-view of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) as the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) prepares to break away after a replenishment at sea (RAS). Ramage is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 as a part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group.
    US Navy photo # 080729-N-3392P-034 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 29, 2008) by MC2 Katrina Parker.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Leroy Grumman 1093k The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) pulls alongside USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) during a replenishment at sea. Mitscher is taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior, a course designed and led by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff in the United Kingdom. The exercise helps U.S. ships improve interoperability between allied navies and prepares participants for a role in a joint maritime environment during upcoming deployments.
    US Navy photo # 080923-N-2570W-015 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2008) by MC2 Joseph R. Wax.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Leroy Grumman 1985k The guided-missile frigate USS Hawes (FFG-53) comes alongside USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) during a replenishment-at-sea, 27 September 2008. Hawes and Leroy Grumman are underway in the Atlantic Ocean and will take part in Exercise Joint Warrior, a course designed and led by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff in the United Kingdom. The exercise helps U.S. ships improve interoperability between allied navies and prepares participants for a role in a joint maritime environment during upcoming deployments.
    US Navy photo # 080927-N-2570W-064 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 27, 2008) by MC2 Joseph R. Wax.
    Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman 1854k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) comes alongside the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72) to conduct a replenishment at sea. Vella Gulf is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations in the US 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 090317-N-1082Z-010 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 17, 2009) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman
    100131-N-2798F-003
    1247k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) pulls alongside the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) to conduct a replenishment-at-Sea. Harry S. Truman is underway conducting a sustainment exercise.
    US Navy photo #s 100131-N-2798F-003 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 31, 2010) by MC3 David R. Finley Jr. and 100131-N-2858S-219 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 31, 2010) by MC3 Justin Smelley.
    Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman
    100131-N-2858S-219
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    Leroy Grumman 3011k The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) performs its first underway replenishment with USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195). George H.W. Bush, the Navy's 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting a flight deck certification.
    US Navy photo # 100208-N-3885H-127 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2010) by MC3 Nicholas Hall.
    Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman 2465k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) breaks away from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) after completing an underway replenishment. George H.W. Bush, the Navy's 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting a flight deck certification.
    US Navy photo # 00208-N-3885H-141 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2010) by MC3 Nicholas Hall.
    Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman 661k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) approaches the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) during an underway replenishment off the coast of Haiti. Comfort temporarily left Haiti to re-supply, but will return to continue supporting Operation Unified Response.
    US Navy photo # 100222-N-4378P-044 CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 22, 2010) by MC2 Shannon Warner.
    Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman
    100222-N-6410J-057
    480k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) and USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) conduct an underway replenishment in the Caribbean Sea. Comfort temporarily left Haiti to re-supply, but will return to continue supporting Operation Unified Response.
    US Navy photo # 100222-N-6410J-057 CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 22, 2010) and 100222-N-6410J-027 CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 22, 2010) by MC3 Matthew Jackson.
    Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman
    100222-N-6410J-027
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    Leroy Grumman 1090k The Royal Navy Trafalgar-class submarine HMS Torbay (S90) underway in formation with USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) during the Royal Navy-sponsored joint exercise Saxon Warrior 11. Ships and aircraft assigned to the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group are deployed to the US 6th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
    US Navy photo # 110520-N-VQ827-895 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2011) by MC3 Nicholas Hall.
    Robert Hurst
    Leroy Grumman 1016k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) conducts a refueling at sea with the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG-68). Anzio is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110616-N-YM590-046 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 16, 2011) by MC2 Brian M. Brooks.
    Lee Wahler
    Bataan 489k The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) left, conducts an underway replenishment with USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195). Bataan is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110820-N-GH121-035 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2011) by MC1 Rachael L. Leslie.
    Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman 822k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) underway the Arabian Gulf. Leroy Grumman is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, providing fuel and supplies to U.S. and coalition ships.
    US Navy photo # 111023-N-XQ375-099 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 23, 2011) by MC3 Deven B. King.
    Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman 220k Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17) prepare for an underway replenishment with USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195), left, as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) takes on supplies. San Antonio, Carter Hall and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1), not pictured, are underway to better position Navy assets, if required, to provide relief support to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
    US Navy photo # 121101-N-RA981-746A ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2012) by MC3 Patrick Ratcliff.
    Ron Reeves
    Leroy Grumman 440k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 130210-N-WX580-051 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb 10, 2013) by MC3 Lacordrick Wilson.
    US Navy Newsstand
    Leroy Grumman 936k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) arriving at Souda Bay, Greece.
    US Navy photo # 130902-N-MO201-010 SOUDA BAY, GREECE (Sept. 2, 2013) by Paul Farley.
    Lee Wahler
    Kearsarge 311k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3). Kearsarge is deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 131014-N-NB538-059 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 14, 2013) by MC3 Sabrina Fine.
    Robert M. Cieri
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    444k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). Mount Whitney is underway in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 131028-N-PE825-104 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 28, 2013) by MC1 Collin Turner.
    US Navy photo # 131028-N-UE250-260 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 28, 2013) by Corey Hensley.
    Lee Wahler
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    Leroy Grumman 218k USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) entering port at Souda Bay, Crete, 19 November 2013.
    US Navy photo # 131119-N-VC236-019 SOUDA BAY, Greece (Nov. 19, 2013) by MC3 Jackie Hart.
    Lee Wahler
    Leroy Grumman 213k The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61), alongside USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). Ramage, homeported in Norfolk, VA., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140111-N-UD469-762 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 11, 2014) by MC2 Amanda R. Gray.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Leroy Grumman 175k The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71), alongside USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). Ross, homeported in Rota Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the U.S. national security interests in Europe.
    US Navy photo # 141028-N-ZE250-435 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 28, 2014) by MC3 Weston Jones.
    Ron Reeves

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