Military Sealift Command Top Brass Discuss Turbo Activation

U.S. Military Sealift Command commanders overseeing the U.S Transportation Command's recent turbo activation are providing new details about the large-scale "stress test" exercise involving dozens of reserve ships and hundreds of civilian mariners.  Five of Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) East Coast-based and one West Coast-based surge sealift ships … [Read more...]

The Long Gray Line – Turbo Activation 2019

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. - On Monday, September 16, 2019, the United States Transportation Command ordered the no-notice activation of 28 out of the 61 ships held in the reserve sealift fleet. This exercise aimed to determine the material readiness of the fleet and whether the commercial merchant marine - the operating companies assigned to manage the vessels and … [Read more...]