Sunday, January 2, 2011

USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4)

The Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) transits the Pacific Ocean en route to Samoa, the first site for Pacific Partnership 2009. Pacific Partnership 2009 will be the fourth in a series of annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance missions for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Richard E. Byrd will embark humanitarian civic assistance equipment and a robust multi-specialized team of preventive medicine personnel, veterinarians, medical and dental teams, a construction battalion and engineering personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Valcarcel/Released)

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