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|Launching of USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317), 2 April 2002. Soderman is the eighth and final Strategic Sealift ship to be built for the Navy by NASSCO.
Photo provided by NASSCO
|Starboard ae3rial view of USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317) under way during builder's sea trials, 28 August 2002.
Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-SC-03-12980
|USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317) at anchor in Diego Garcia, date unknown.
Photo by Ron VanDrachek.
| Sailors of Mobile Security Detachment 32 is transported in a US Navy 50-foot workboat to embark on board USNS Soderman (T-AKR 317)
at anchor in Souda harbor, Crete, Greece, 3 December 2006. The detachment is part of the San Diego-based Mobile Security Squadron Three and is currently deployed in
support of Operation Vigilant Mariner (OVM). OVM provides on board security teams to protect MSC ships and their civilian crews as they sail into harms way to support
thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines fighting the global war on terrorism. The team will be onboard Soderman for her transit to the Persian
US Navy photo # 061203-N-0780F-011 by Paul Farley.
|USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317) prepares to moor pierside at Naval Station Everett, 23 February 2007.
US Navy photo # 070223-N-8870B-003 by MCC Jon J. Baker.
|Lee Wahler and
|USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317) during a simulated disaster relief exercise in Guatemala, in 2007. Soderman's stern ramp is used to load and unload military vehicles at sea via floating barges called the Improved Naval Lighterage System.
US Navy photo by MCSN Omar A. Dominquez.
|USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy (MSC) photo.
|Sailors assigned to Commander, Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF 75),
Coastal Riverine Squadron Three, and
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB-133) off-load supplies, including two riverine command boats, from USNS Soderman (T-AKR-317). The new command boats will bring added versatility to CTF-75 and increase capabilities and readiness in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
US Navy photo # 141124-N-XO016-322 SANTA RITA, Guam (Nov. 24, 2014)
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