USNS Wally Schirra Replenishes USS ESSEX
September 21, 2021
September 18, 2021 - The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), left, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), right.
Essex and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Richardson.