July 13, 2017

U.S. EXPEDITIONARY SEA BASE DEPLOYS: The USNS Lewis B. Puller is a mobile, floating forward staging base.

The huge ship

…is 784 feet long and has a 52,000 square-foot flight deck. It serves as a logistical hub for other ships with fuel and ammunition storage and repair facilities.

Its helicopter facilities and storage capacity make it ideal for humanitarian and disaster relief support alongside conventional military operations.

The Puller will be permanently stationed overseas to allow continuous suport for other deployed ships. Crew rotations would take place in theater.

Yes, it is named after Lientenant General Chesty Puller.