ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 4, 2017) |The USS Gerald R. Ford successfully completed its first underway replenishment (UNREP) on Monday.
During the UNREP, supplies such as fuel, ammunition and food are sent across cables from USNS William Mclean (T-AKE 12). USNS William McLean transferred 16,000 gallons of jet fuel (JP-5) to the ship.
The successful completion of the UNREP was a huge milestone for the Ford, which is underway conducting test and evaluation operations. These replenishments will allow USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) to stay at sea for prolonged periods of time.
Capt. Richard C. McCormack, Ford’s commanding officer said “Today was a significant day for the ship and our crew, This is an important milestone in the life of the ship and I could not be more proud of how the team came together to make today’s UNREP a success.”