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Contributed by Don Mc Grogan BMCS USN Ret.

USNS Yukon (T-AO-202)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Uniform - Kilo
NYUK
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4)
Third Row - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal - Armed Forces Service Medal


Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 13 May 1991, at Avondale Industries, Westwego, LA.
  • Launched, 6 February 1993
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Yukon (T-AO-202), 25 May 1994
  • USNS Yukon is part of the MSC Naval Auxiliary Force, MSC Pacific
    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.
    Armament none
    Complement
    Civmar
    18 Officers
    64 Merchant Seamen
    Navy
    1 Officer
    20 Enlisted
    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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    Yukon 34k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Dale C. Haskin
    Yukon 58k USS Yukon (T-AO-202) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Yukon 126k USS Sacramento (AOE-1) coming alongside USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) for an UNREP, circa 1993-96, location unknown. Note in the last photo of this series there is a CG-47 Class Cruiser on Yukon's starboard side. (It's either USS Princeton (CG-59) or USS Chancellorsville (CG-62).) Photos by Douglas Brown USS Sacramento
    Yukon 136k
    Yukon 178k
    Yukon 161k
    Yukon 119k
    Yukon 92k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) underway in the Singapore Straits, September 1999. Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
    Cowpens 344k USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conducts a dual underway replenishment with the guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69) and the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG-63), 22 September 1998. All three ships were forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Maritime Intercept Operations.
    US Navy photo # 980922-N-4264N-019 by PH1 Dennis A. Narlock.
    Bill Gonyo
    Yukon 96k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) delivers fuel to USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during an underway replenishment (UNREP), in the Arabian Gulf, 7 April 2003.
    US Navy photo # 030407-N-2515C-005 by PH2 Larry S. Carlson.
    Navy Newsstand
    Yukon 82k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) delivers fuel to USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during an underway replenishment (UNREP), in the Arabian Gulf, 7 April 2003.
    US Navy photo # 030407-N-2515C-009 by PH2 Larry S. Carlson.
    Navy Newsstand
    Yukon 79k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) steams alongside USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) evolution, in the Pacific Ocean, 16 October 2003.
    US Navy photo # 031016-N-5821P-002 by PH3 Jason T. Poplin USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Yukon 66k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) cruises alongside USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) preparing for a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) evolution, in the Pacific Ocean, 18 October 2003.
    US Navy photo # 031018-N-5821P-001 by PH3 Jason T. Poplin USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Yukon 61k USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) comes alongside USNS Yukon (T-AO-292) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) evolution, in the Pacific Ocean, 18 October 2003.
    US Navy photo # 031103-N-5821P-001 by PH3 Jason T. Poplin USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Yukon 84k USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) makes her approach to USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) to commence a replenishment at sea (RAS) evolution. to conduct a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) evolution, in the Pacific Ocean, 9 August 2004.
    US Navy photo # 040809-N-5821P-062 by PH3 Jason T. Poplin USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Yukon 86k USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) prepares for a replenishment at sea (RAS) evolution with USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) in the Pacific Ocean, 23 August 2004.
    US Navy photo # 040823-N-0120R-051 by PH2 William H. Ramsey USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Yukon 105k USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) comes alongside USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) in the turbulent waters of the western Pacific Ocean to attempt a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) evolution, 23 August 2004.
    US Navy photo # 040823-N-0120R-091 by PH2 William H. Ramsey USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Swift 85k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) refuels Swift (HSV-2), 18 February 2005 in the Indian Ocean. This was Swifts first at-sea astern refueling evolution. Swift, and embarked Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five (HC-5), Detachment 3, are operating off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, in support of Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050218-N-4500P-001 by OSC Christopher Pierce.
    Lee Wahler
    Yukon 124k USS Yukon (T-AO 202) refuels the Republic of Korea destroyer ROKS Yang Man Choon (DDH 973) during an underway replenishment as part of RIMPAC operations. Yukon refueled and transited in company with six ships from three different countries. The ships refueled by Yukon were the Canadian ship HMCS Protecteur, enroute to the Persian Gulf; the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JDS Hamagiri, JDS Kirishima and JDS Murasame, enroute to San Diego where they remained for a few days before returning to Hawaii for RIMPAC; and the Korean ships ROKS Wonju and ROKS Yang Man Choon, which were refueled by Yukon after a transit directly from Korea
    Photo by Sgt. Choi Taick-Kyun.
    Bill Gonyo
    Yukon 113k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, CA., June 2007 Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Yukon 2133k The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) during a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) to prepare for an upcoming deployment.
    US Navy photo # 080326-N-3659B-004 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 26, 2008) by MC2 Joseph M. Buliavac.
    Lee Wahler
    Yukon 1682k The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) prepares to come along side USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) during an underway replenishment. Bonhomme Richard, is underway conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for a scheduled Pacific deployment later this year.
    US Navy photo # 090730-N-5148B-008 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 30, 2009) by MC2 Sarah E. Bitter.
    Lee Wahler
    Yukon 1622k An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM-166) flies over USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) (not shown). Rushmore is underway conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for a scheduled Pacific deployment later this year.
    US Navy photo # 090730-N-5148B-099 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 30, 2009) by MC2 Sarah E. Bitter.
    Lee Wahler
    Yukon 198k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) completes a replenishment at sea with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 100520-N-1082Z-050 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (May 20, 2010) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Lee Wahler
    Yukon 2185k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability.
    US Navy photo # 100705-N-6854D-117 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 5, 2010) by MC2 Jon Dasbach.
    Robert Hurst
    Yukon 1359k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) underway with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during a vertical replenishment. Ronald Reagan is underway participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability.
    US Navy photo # 100715-N-7605J-002 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2010) by MCSN Benjamin C. Jernigan.
    Robert Hurst
    Yukon 1359k Sailors assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON-2), embarked aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS-1) and the Australian navy guided-missile frigate HMAS Newcastle (FFG-06), approach USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) during a joint maritime security exercise. Freedom is participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, the world's largest international maritime exercise.
    US Navy photo # 100728-N-7058E-575 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 28, 2010) by LT. Ed Early.
    Robert Hurst
    Yukon 698k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) comes alongside the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) at dawn to conduct a refueling at sea. Carl Vinson is on a three-week composite training unit exercise to be followed by a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 101201-N-7981E-050 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2010) by MC2 James R. Evans.
    Lee Wahler
    Yukon 1331k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) leads the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Mineyuki (DD124) and the training vessel JS Asagiri (TV-3516) during a joint forces passing exercise. The exercise included six ships from the U.S. and Japan and required the ships to line up in diamond formation and perform various evasive maneuvers, flight operations and mock underway replenishments.US Navy photo # 110626-N-PB383-178 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2011) by MC3 Dominique Pineiro. Lee Wahler
    Yukon 338k The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), right, comes alongside USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) for a replenishment at sea. US Navy photo # 110906-N-ZC343-850 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2011) by MCC Joe Kane. Lee Wahler
    Yukon 226k Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) board USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) from a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a boarding exercise. Bunker Hill is conducting a three-week composite training unit exercise in preparation for a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.US Navy photo # 110920-N-BC134-048 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2011) by MCSN John Grandin. Lee Wahler
    Yukon 1771k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) transfers fuel to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during a replenishment at sea. Nimitz recently left Pearl Harbor after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. US Navy photo # 120804-N-GA424-003 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2012) by MC2 Jacquelyn Childs. Lee Wahler
    Yukon 1079k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD-4) off the coast of California. US Navy photo # 21203-N-GM561-005 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2012) by MCSA Veronica Mammina. Lee Wahler
    Yukon 232k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) in the Pacific Ocean.US Navy photo # 130711-N-TE278-063 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2013) by MC3 Paolo Bayas. Lee Wahler
    Yukon 341k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) during a replenishment-at-sea.
    US Navy photo # 130918-N-TE278-043 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2013) PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2013) by MC3 Paolo Bayas.
    Lee Wahler
    Yukon 232k USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) transfers fuel to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) during a replenishment-at-sea. John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments.
    US Navy photo # 141205-N-IK337-051 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2014) by MCSN Christopher Frost.
    Lee Wahler

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