Home : Media : News : News Article View

Tri-service Team Offloads Marine Corps Cargo at Pearl Harbor

By Mrs. Donna Klapakis | SDDC | May 17, 2019

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- 599th Transportation Brigade personnel facilitated offload of U.S. Marine Corps helicopters and equipment from the M/V Green Lake here May 6-7.

Members of the 599th joined Marines Corps and Fleet Logistics Center, Pearl Harbor teammates for the vessel discharge.

"We booked the vessel liner terms with Central Gulf Lines. This was the Marine Corps rotation, MAG 24, equipment returning from a deployment to Asia," said Jimmy Quilon, contracting officer representative for the move.

"Young NCOs from 599th headquarters who had not done this operation before did great," said Quilon.

"We helped document the cargo that came off the vessel, making sure that it was the right destination and the right cargo, checking the MSLs [military shipping labels]," said Staff Sgt. Andre Carroll, 599th operations NCO.

"Young Marines were receptive to learning how to do the vessel operations correctly," said Quilon. "Our 599th NCOs also worked well with their Marine embark counterparts, building cohesion among services."

"I like working with any other branch," said Staff Sgt. Andre Carroll, 599th operations NCO. "I enjoy learning differences with terminology. For example, what they call an embark team is 88 November to us."

"I always like getting out to the port to do my job," he added.

"I worked with the Marine embark team to unlash helicopters," said Sgt. Deontre Austin, 599th surface operations center NCO. "I didn't have to show them what to do at all, they are used to loading and offloading."

The safety briefing was at 6:30 a.m. on May 6, and unlashing began at 7, then cargo started coming off at 7:30, said Carroll.

"When they started unloading the vehicles from the upper deck, they were very quick," said Austin.

"At that time I was on the ship counting the pieces that came off to help with the situation report," he added.

"On May 6 at about 4 p.m., they decided to extend to the next day because of the exaggerated slope on the stern ramp caused by tidal change," said Quilon.

Although one of the helicopters had been damaged during upload operations for the return trip to Hawaii, the offload was conducted without accident or incident.

"Everyone conducted their operations in a meticulous manner, adhering to prescribed safety protocols," said Quilon.

"The return sail to Hawaii was very smooth," said Christopher Cruz, Green Lake chief mate, "But during the upload before we sailed to Hawaii, a tow-bar gave way. Luckily, the helicopter went onto the pier instead of off into the ocean."

"The offload is going very well. However, one of the CH 53s will have to be repaired before they can fly it back to K-Bay," said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Luke Hanson, ocean terminal chief for Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor.

"I was able to do my job in Hawaii," said Austin. "You can't get better than that."
CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
242,571
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Alaska Unit Succeeds in Arctic Test of Unmanned Vehicles, Anti-Mine Systems
Operations Specialist 1st Class Sean McNamara, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One (EODMU1), launches the Mk 18 Mod 2 Kingfish for an initial underwater survey of Sweeper Cove on Adak Island in the Alaska's Aleutian chain.  EODMU 1 is providing expeditionary mine countermeasures support in support of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019. EODMU1 provides operational EOD capabilities to include locating, identifying, rendering safe, exploiting, recovering and disposing of all explosive ordnance.
Sept. 13, 2019 - ADAK, Alaska -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One (EODMU-1) successfully tested its

Osan Hosts Fighter Logistics and Safety Symposium for PACAF
Partner nations from across the Pacific area of command attend the 2019 Logistics and Safety Symposium held at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 4, 2019. Commanders from Australia, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and the U.S. conducted briefings about challenges, solutions or unique procedures related to their fighter aircraft.
Sept. 13, 2019 - OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Air Force officers from allied and partner nations across the

Educating Allies on Nisei Soldiers' Toughest Fight-to be American
Maj. Gen. Xavier Brunson, 7th Infantry Divison commanding general, welcomes Nisei veterans inside the Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall, Sept. 8, during the Beyond Reconciliation celebration. Beyond Reconciliation hosted by the Nisei Veteran's Committee and the Japan-American Society of the State of Washington, celebrated the contributions and service of Nisei veterans and their lasting legacy on the alliance between the U.S. and Japan, at the Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall, Sept. 8. The second annual luncheon welcomed the 7th Infantry Division, the Illinois National Guard and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The Illinois National Guard and the JGSDF have been training together for the past three weeks at Yakima Training Center, Washington.
Sept. 13, 2019 - SEATTLE, Wash. -- "Beyond Reconciliation," hosted by the Nisei Veterans Committee and the

U.S., Republic of Korea Air Force medical experts conduct Subject Matter Expert Exchange
Pacific Air Forces Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) from Kadena Air Base, Japan, demonstrated the equipment of CCATT to Republic of Korea Air Force participants on a C-130 Hercules aircraft during an Operation Ascending Eagle exercise at Osan Air Base, 28 Aug. 2019. The OAE exercise aimed to exercise the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command intra-theater patient movement system between the Korea Theater of Operations and the Japan Area of Operations.
Sept. 13, 2019 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The United States Air Force and Republic of Korea Air

Information Warfare Training Site Yokosuka Modernizes Training with Stallion 3.1 Upgrade
Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Clifton Reid, attached to Information Warfare Training Site Yokosuka, reviews Naval Information Systems Command's System Operability Verification Test, marking the completion of the Stallion training system upgrade. Stallion was developed by the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command and is used to supplement integrated cryptologic training throughout the Navy.
Sept. 13, 2019 - YOKOSUKA, Japan -- Information Warfare Training Site (IWTS) Yokosuka recently received new