C17 Resupply at Sea

By Robbin Laird

A C-17 Globemaster III, attached to the Air Force 535th Airlift Squadron, delivers a payload to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands.

Underway replenishment sustains the fleet anywhere/anytime.

This event was designed to test and evaluate the tactics, techniques, and procedures of U.S. Strategic Command’s expeditionary logistics.


Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet