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USNS Patuxent returns to Norfolk after 6-month deployment

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 11:44:30-05

Norfolk, Va. – One of the Navy’s Combat Logistics Force ships operated by Military Sealift Command returned to Norfolk on Wednesday after a six-month deployment in the European Command, Africa Command, and Central Command areas of operation.

The USNS Patuxent, a fleet replenishment oiler, traveled 24,510 miles during the deployment and completed 75 underway replenishments, transferring 14 million gallons of fuel and 1,500 pallets of critical logistical supplies.

They provided support to 35 globally committed U.S. Navy and Coalition ships from Australia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

The Navy also reports that the crew excelled as goodwill ambassadors during port visits to Bahrain, Djibouti, Fujairah, Jebel Ali, Rota, Salalah and Souda Bay, adhering to the Navy’s highest standards of professional conduct ashore.

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USNS Patuxent to return to Naval Station Norfolk