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USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8)
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USS Arctic (AOE-8) (1995 - 2002)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Lima - Sierra
NCLS
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation- Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2)
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Bosnia) - Armed Forces Service Medal (Bosnia)


Supply Class Fast Combat Support Ship:
  • Laid down, 2 December 1991 at National Steel and Shipbuilding, Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 30 October 1993
  • Commissioned USS Arctic (AOE-8), 11 September 1995
  • Decommissioned, 14 June 2002, at Naval Weapons Station, Earle, NJ, and placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC), as USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8)
  • Arctic is assigned to MSC Atlantic and is homeported at Naval Weapons Station, Earle N.J.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 48,800 t.(fl)
    Length 754'
    Beam 107'
    Draft 40'
    Speed 25 kts.
    Complement
    (USNS) 176 civilian, 59 military
    (USS) 40 Officers, 35 Chief Petty Officers, 591 Enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 19,700 t.
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel Marine (DFM) 1,965,600 gallons
    JP-5 2,620,800 gallons
    Lube Oil, 500 55 gallon drums
    Bottled Gas 800 bottles
    Ordnance Stowage 1,800 long tons,
    Chill and Freeze Stowage 400 long tons
    Water 20,000 Gallons (Emergency Transfer)
    Underway Replenishment Systems
    one Receive-Only Sliding Padeye
    four 10 Ton Cargo Booms
    three Double-Probe Stream Fueling Stations
    two Single-Probe Stream Fueling Stations
    Aircraft three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters
    Command and Control Communications
    AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
    AN/SPS-64(V)9 Navigation Radar
    MK 23 Target Acquisition System
    WRN-6 NAVSTAR GPS Satellite Navigation Receiver
    OMEGA Navigation Receiver
    MK 22 AIMS IFF
    Full Communications Suite
    Armament
    one NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System (NSSMS)
    two Close-In-Weapons System (CIWS)
    two 25MM Machine Guns
    four .50-Caliber Machine Guns
    one AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Electronic Warfare System
    four Decoy Launchers
    one NIXIE (Torpedo Decoy System)
    Propulsion
    four LM-2500 Gas Turbine Engines (100,000 shp)
    two Reversing Reduction Gears (RRGs)
    four Reversing Converter Couplings (RRCs)
    two Shafts with 23-Foot Fixed-Pitch Propellers

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    USS Arctic (AOE-8)
    Arctic 193k Arctic (AOE-8) launching, 30 October 1993, at National Steel and Shipbuilding, Co., San Diego, CA.
    Photos from Arctic Commissioning Program.
    S. Dale Hargrave
    Arctic 166k
    Arctic 52k USS Arctic (AOE-8) underway in the Ionian Sea
    US Navy photo
    USS Arctic (AOE-8) web site
    Arctic 86k USS Arctic (AOE-8), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Arctic 48k USS Arctic (AOE-8) at Roosevelt Roads, March 2001. Note, Los Angeles Class Submarine visible in background
    Official German Navy photo
    Jorg Bihlmayr
    Arctic 85k Left to Right; USS Arctic (AOE-8)
    USS Seattle (AOE-3),
    USS Supply (AOE-6) and
    USS Detroit (AOE-4) moored at Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., date unknown.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Arctic 58k USS Arctic (AOE-8), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Arctic 76k USS Arctic (AOE-8) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Arctic 103k USS Arctic (AOE-8) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8)
    Arctic 79k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) conducting an underway replenishment (UNREP) with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on her port side and the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) off her starboard side, in the Caribbean Sea, 11 January 2003.
    US Navy photo # 030122-N-6895M-501 by PH2 James K. McNeil.
    US Navy Images from Around the Fleet
    Arctic 73k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) steams alongside USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during an underway replenishment (UNREP), 22 May 2003. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is transiting the Atlantic Ocean to her homeport at Norfolk, VA.
    US Navy photo # 030522-N-5786V-501 by PH2 Angela M. Virnig.
    US Navy News Stand
    Arctic/ Harry S Truman 100k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) holds station while USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) makes her approach to conduct an underway replenishment in the Persian Gulf, 4 December 2004. Harry S. Truman's Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism; aircraft from CVW-3 were providing close air support and conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in ongoing operations over Iraq.
    US Navy photo # 041204-N-4953E-002 by PH2 Danny Ewing Jr.
    US Navy NewsStand
    Arctic 382k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) executes a berth shift during a brief port visit to Souda Bay, Crete, Greece.
    US Navy photo # 050331-N-0780F-001 Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Mar. 31, 2005) by Paul Farley
    Navy Newsstand
    CVN-75 104k USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), center, sails alongside USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) followed by USS Enterprise (CVN-65), right, and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), left, during an early morning vertical replenishment and underway replenishment in the Atlantic Ocean, November 3, 2005.
    US Navy photo # 051103-N-7748K-002 by PH3 Josh Kinter
    Navy Newsstand
    CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower 165k USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), foreground, steams alongside USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) as she conducts an underway replenishment with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), 3 November 2005. Both carriers were underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting ammunition offloads and underway replenishments .
    US Navy photo # 051103-N-5345W-071 by PH3 Kristopher Wilson
    Navy Newsstand
    Arctic 124k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) underway in the Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 2006, with guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG-68), and guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) followed by guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG-87). The ships were participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike group.
    US Navy photo # 060506-N-0490C-004 Atlantic Ocean (May 6, 2006) by PH2 Miguel A. Contreras.
    Douglas Brown
    Arctic 85k USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) pulls alongside USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) during a replenishment at sea (RAS), somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, 11 June 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060611-N-6403R-004 by PHAN Joshua T. Rodriguez.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 96k An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the "Dragon Whalers " of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Eight (HSC-28), picks up ordnance from the deck of USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), 7 September 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060907-N-0490C-010 Atlantic Ocean (Sept. 7, 2006) by MC2 Miguel A. Contreras.
    Douglas Brown
    CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower 110k USS Arctic (T-AOE-8) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in the Persian Gulf, 16 December 2006. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations and the global war on terrorism.
    US Navy photo # 061216-N-0490C-002 by MC2 Miguel Angel Contreras
    US Navy
    Arctic 106k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) conducting an underway replenishment with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), 15 January 2007. Eisenhower and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
    This was a rare six-station Replenishment At Sea (RAS). Because there are not many ships equipped to support an aircraft carrier with a six-station RAS, replenishments of that magnitude are highly uncommon.
    US Navy photo # 070115-N-0490C-001 U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Area of Responsibility (Jan. 15, 2007) by MC2 Miguel Angel Contreras.
    Douglas Brown
    Arctic 229k Overhead view of USS Arctic (T-AOE-8) while conducting an underway replenishment with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), 15 January 2007. Eisenhower and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
    US Navy photo # 070115-N-0490C-003 U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Area of Responsibility (Jan. 15, 2007) by MC2 Miguel Angel Contreras.
    Douglas Brown
    Arctic 82k An MH-60 Seahawk assigned to the "Dragon Whales" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-28) transfers cargo from USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during an underway replenishment, 16 February 2007. Eisenhower and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW-7) are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
    US Navy photo # 070216-N-8446A-005 by MCSN Travis.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 712k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) maneuvering near the NATO pier at Augusta Bay, Sicily in 2007 Primo Acireale
    Arctic 646k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) maneuvering near the NATO pier at Augusta Bay, Sicily in 2007 Primo Acireale
    Arctic 773k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) maneuvering near the NATO pier at Augusta Bay, Sicily in 2007 Primo Acireale
    Arctic 1072k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) conducts an underway replenishment to transfer fuel and supplies to the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), 20 February 2007. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). MSO help set the conditions for security and stability, as well as aid counter-terrorism and security efforts to the regional nations.
    US Navy photo # 070220-N-0684R-007 North Arabian Sea (Feb. 20, 2007), by MC3 Ron Reeves.
    Douglas Brown
    Arctic 649k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) transits alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) while preparing for a replenishment at sea. Truman is a part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 and is en route to the Central Command area of responsibility as part of the ongoing rotation to support maritime security operations in the region.
    US Navy photo # 071106-N-3143M-003 Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 6, 2007) by MC3 Damian Martinez
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 917k Rough seas pound USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) as she sails alongside the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) while preparing for a replenishment at sea, 6 November 2007. Truman is part of Carrier Strike Group 10 and is enroute to the Central Command Area of responsibility as part of the ongoing rotation to support maritime security operations in the region.
    US Navy photo # 071106-N-XXXX-004 Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 6, 2007) by MC3 Joshua A. Moore.
    Robert Hurst
    Arctic 649k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8), center, replenishes the Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) while underway in the Persian Gulf, 23 January 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080123-N-0535P-548 PERSIAN GULF (January 23, 2008) by MC2 Jay C. Pugh
    Robert M. Cieri
    Arctic 781k An MH-60S Seahawk, attached to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-22), performs a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) and the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW3) are on a scheduled deployment in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations.
    US Navy photo # 080123-N-0535P-013 PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 23, 2008) by MC2 Jay C. Pugh.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Arctic 689k Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Cleveland (LPD-7) prepare for an underway replenishment with USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8). The Cleveland is deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility and is working with coalition forces to maintain a naval and air presence in the region to deter de-stabilizing activities and safeguard the region's vital links to the global economy.
    US Navy photo # 080213-N-3925A-001 PERSIAN GULF (Feb. 11, 2008) by MC1 Grant P. Ammon
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 914k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) underway at dusk in the Persian Gulf, 8 March 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080308-N-7643B-002 PERSIAN GULF (March 8, 2008) by MCSN David A. Brandenburg
    Robert M. Cieri
    Arctic 734k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) comes alongside USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during an ammunition offload.
    US Navy photo # 090519-N-2562S-003 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2009) by MCSN Andrew Skipworth
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 287k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) completes an underway replenishment with USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) George H. W. Bush is conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 100726-N-8689C-053 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 26, 2010) by MC2 Joseph M. Clark
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 1506k The aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) pulls alongside USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) for a refueling at sea.
    US Navy photo # 101010-N-8913A-032 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 10, 2010) by MCSA Leonard Adams
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 282k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) breaks away from USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) George H. W. Bush is conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 101010-N-8913A-153 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 10, 2010) by MCSA Leonard Adams
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 253k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) and the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) conduct an underway replenishment. Enterprise Carrier Strike Group is conducting a composite training unit exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
    US Navy photo # 101014-N-JL826-215 Atlantic Ocean (Oct. 14, 2010) by MC3 Brooks B. Patton Jr.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Arctic 1193k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) departs Souda Bay after a scheduled port visit. Arctic is one of four Military Sealift Command fast combat support ships and is part of the 41 ships in the Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force.
    US Navy photo # 110211-N-M0201-044 SOUDA BAY, Greece (Feb. 11, 2011) by Paul Farley
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 1265k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) prepares to unload JP5 jet fuel during an underway replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing (CVW-1) are on deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations.
    US Navy photo # 110303-N-0569K-187 RED SEA (March 3, 2011) by MCSN Jared M. King.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 2069k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) approaches the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) during an underway replenishment. Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing (CVW-1) are conducting close-air support missions in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110323-N-3852A-029 ARABIAN SEA (March 23, 2011) by MC1 Rebekah Adler.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 3327k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) prepares to come alongside the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) to perform an underway replenishment. Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing (CVW-1) are conducting close-air support missions in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110407-N-0074G-007 ARABIAN SEA (April 7, 2011) by MCSN Jesse L. Gonzalez.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 2017k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) to conduct an underway replenishment. Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing (CVW-1) are conducting maritime security operations in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110614-N-OP638-074 INDIAN OCEAN (June 14, 2011) by MCSN Jesse L. Gonzalez.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 607k CDR. Cole Hayes, left, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD-15), and Sailors aboard the ship man the port bridge wing as the ship approaches USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) for the final scheduled underway replenishment before decommissioning. Ponce is en route to Port Canaveral, FL., the first of her final three ports of call, before beginning the decommissioning process after 41 years of service.
    US Navy photo # 111029-N-YX169-283 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 27, 2011) by MC1 Nathanael Miller.
    Tommy Trampp
    Arctic 392k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) maneuvers away from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD-15) after completing Ponce's final scheduled underway replenishment before decommissioning.
    US Navy photo # 111029-N-YX169-419 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 27, 2011) by MC1 Nathanael Miller.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 188k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) moored at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., in December 2012. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Arctic 307k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) conducts an underway replenishment with a French navy ship.
    US Navy photo # 131229-N-ZZ999-144 GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 29, 2013) courtesy of the French navy by Bruno Gaudry.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 303k Sailors secure cargo from USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during a replenishment-at-sea. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 140212-N-CC806-195 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 12, 2014) by MC3 Blagoj B. Petkovski.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Arctic 298k An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22), picks up cargo from USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). The Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security operations and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 140212-N-RY581-026 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 12, 2014) by MCSN Emily M. Blair.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Arctic 341k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) transfers cargo to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). Harry S. Truman, during a replenishment-at-sea. Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and supporting theater security cooperation efforts.
    US Navy photo # 140307-N-VE959-266 GULF OF OMAN (March 7, 2014) by MCSN Pasquale Sena.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic
    140325-N-ZG705-050 RED SEA (March 25, 2014)
    209k An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22), transfers cargo from USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) as seen from seen guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG-84). Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, and Bulkeley are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and supporting theater security cooperation efforts.
    US Navy photo #'s
    140325-N-ZG705-050 RED SEA (March 25, 2014) by MC3 Karl Anderson and
    140325-N-MY642-022RED SEA (March 25, 2014) by MC2 Donald R. White Jr.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic
    140325-N-MY642-022 RED SEA (March 25, 2014)
    195k
    Arctic 196k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) transits beside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), not pictured, in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. Theodore Roosevelt is underway participating in a composite training unit exercise, which tests the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group's ability to effectively react to real-world scenarios and perform as an integrated unit.
    US Navy photo # 150111-N-SB299-010 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 11, 2015) by MCSA Alex Millar.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 1149k U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81), not visible, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) in the Atlantic Ocean. Churchill was under way conducting a composite training unit exercise along with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming scheduled deployment.
    US Navy photo # 150128-N-TX848-002 by CSCS Rodney Davidson.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 88k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) moored pierside at NOB Norfolk, VA., date unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Arctic 508k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) conducts an underway replenishment with the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60). Normandy is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations as part of Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.
    US Navy photo # 150514-N-VC236-029 ARABIAN GULF (May 14, 2015) by MC3 Jackie Hart.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 186k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) moored pierside in Jebel Ali, UAE in June of 2015. Photo by Brandon J. Varner
    Arctic 820k USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5). Bataan is currently completing a maintenance availability period.
    US Navy photo # 160131-N-UE100-072 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 31, 2016) by MC3 Caleb Strong.
    Lee Wahler
    Arctic 1581k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 prepares to transport supplies from the helicopter deck of USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). The ship and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 160930-N-IE397-357 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 30, 2016) by SN Christopher A. Michaels.
    Lee Wahler

    USS Arctic (AOE-8) / USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    USS Arctic (AOE-8) Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. O'Neill Jr., John H.16 September 1995 - 3 July 1996
    02CAPT. Lohrmann, Walter Richard3 July 1996 - 24 April 1998
    03CAPT. Logsdon, David L.24 April 1998 - 30 June 1999
    04CAPT. Erdossy III, Martin J.30 June 1999 - 13 December 2000
    05CAPT. White, Garry Ronald :RADM13 December 2000 - 14 June 2002
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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