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Posted: March 18, 2011

The USNS 1st Lt. Jack Lummus sails in support of amphibious exercises Freedom Banner and Cobra Gold in the Gulf of Thailand. The exercises involved the offload and assembly of the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS), which allows for transfer of equipment and supplies from vessels when port facilities are damaged or nonexistent. The USNS Lummus is operated by General Dynamics American Overseas Marine and is manned in all licensed positions by American Maritime Officers.