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Mike Schuler
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October 9, 2019

NORFOLK (Sept. 21, 2019) Military Sealift Command large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) vessel USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 306), departs LambertÕs Point Shipyard alongside USNS Mendonca (T-AKR 303) for Turbo Activation. Turbo Activation is a large-scale sealift readiness exercise series, which rapidly activates a mix of Military Sealift Command and U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration ships on the East, West, and Gulf Coasts. The exercise provides an assessment of the readiness of U.S. sealift forces, while also stressing the underlying support network involved in maintaining, manning and operating the nationÕs ready sealift forces. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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