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Posted: August 13, 2010


The deck crews for the TACS ships Grand Canyon State, Gem State and Keystone State are joined by Naval Cargo Handling Battalion 3, Rear Adm. Patricia Wolfe, U.S. Navy Supply Corps commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, and Commodore Daniel Pionk in Alameda, Calif. The American Maritime Officers and Seafarers International Union crew of Chief Mate Alex Butler, Bosun Mike Carvalho, Bosun John Young, AB Ritche Acuman, AB Greg Tojong, Chief Mate Kim Daug and Chief Mate Mark Jahn worked with NCHB 3 in preparing for and completing a training mission from July 6 to 20. The three Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Force crane ships are manned in all licensed positions by AMO.