180316-N-ZW825-0193 NAVAL BASE GUAM (March 16, 2018) Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) moors in Guam in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)
The T-EPF bridges the gap between low-speed sea lift and high speed airlift by transporting personnel, equipment, and supplies over intra-theater distances with access to littoral offload points including austere, minor, and degraded ports.
T-EPF enables a wide range of operations including maneuver and sustainment, relief operations in small or damaged ports, flexible logistics support or as a key enabler for rapid transport of combat ready units. T-EPF are employed and allocated via the Global Force Management (GFM) for GCC Theater Security Cooperation (TSC), intra-theater sealift and special mission requirements.
7 of the 13 POR ships are operational; 2 are pending fleet introduction. 3 are under construction with introduction forecast for 2019 and 2020.
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