• Specialist Charles Manuel, (upper right) and Spc. Courtney Hull, watercraft operators assigned to U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel 1, climb the forward mast May 27 at Intrepid Pier, New York City, to dress the vessel for Fleet Week. The LSV-1 hosted visitor's throughout the Memorial Day weekend. (U.S. Army photo Sgt 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater)

    Water-borne Sustainers support Fleet Week in New York

    Specialist Charles Manuel, (upper right) and Spc. Courtney Hull, watercraft operators assigned to U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel 1, climb the forward mast May 27 at Intrepid Pier, New York City, to dress the vessel for Fleet Week. The LSV-1 hosted...

  • Brigadier Gen. Robin Akin, (second from right) commander, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Knox, Ky. and Chief Warrant Officer James Frohmiller, (far right) vessel master of the Gen. Frank S. Besson Jr., Logistic Support Vessel 1, talk with visitors on board the LSV-1 in NYC May 29 during Fleet Week celebration at the city's Intrepid Pier. This is the second time the vessel has participated in Fleet Week, more than 8,240 visitors boarded the vessel during the Memorial Day weekend learning about Army watercraft and the integral role it plays supporting global operations. (U.S. Army photo Sgt 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater)

    Water-borne Sustainers support Fleet Week in New York

    Brigadier Gen. Robin Akin, (second from right) commander, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Knox, Ky. and Chief Warrant Officer James Frohmiller, (far right) vessel master of the Gen. Frank S. Besson Jr., Logistic Support Vessel 1, talk...

  • Logistic Support Vessel 1, the Gen. Frank S. Besson Jr., 335th Transportation Detachment, 24th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va. prepares to moor at New York City's Intrepid Pier as part of Fleet Week. This is the second year the LSV-1 participated in Fleet Week showcasing U.S. Army Watercraft. Visitors in excess of 8,240 toured the vessel throughout the Memorial Day weekend. (U.S. Army photo Sgt 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater)

    Water-borne Sustainers support Fleet Week in New York

    Logistic Support Vessel 1, the Gen. Frank S. Besson Jr., 335th Transportation Detachment, 24th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va. prepares to moor at New York City's Intrepid Pier as part of Fleet Week. This is the...

  • Sergeant Crystal Lee, a watercraft engineer assigned to the Gen. Frank S. Besson, Jr., U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel 1, based at Fort Eustis, Va. helps Cameron Lewis, age 13, Queens, NY, try on the vessel's firefighting gear on the main deck May 31 during Fleet Week celebration in NYC. (U.S. Army photo Sgt 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater)

    Water-borne Sustainers support Fleet Week in New York

    Sergeant Crystal Lee, a watercraft engineer assigned to the Gen. Frank S. Besson, Jr., U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel 1, based at Fort Eustis, Va. helps Cameron Lewis, age 13, Queens, NY, try on the vessel's firefighting gear on the main deck May 31...

  • The Gen. Frank Besson Jr., U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel 1, heads home to Fort Eustis, Va. leaving New York harbor after spending Memorial Day weekend in NYC as part of Fleet Week. The vessel approaches the Verrazano Bridge, NY as seen on the horizon. 

The primary mission of the LSV-1 is to provide transportation for vehicles, containers, and / or general cargo to remote, underdeveloped areas along coastlines and inland waterways; to support unit deployments, relocations and port-to-port operations as well as assist in discharging and back-loading ships in a Roll On / Roll Off or Logistics Over The Shore operation and provide cargo transportation along coastal main supply routes. 

The Gen. Frank S. Besson Jr. returned from Haiti March 29 after taking part in Operation Unified Response. The vessel was integral in the delivery of Humanitarian Assistance of food, shelter and cooking supplies to 1,000,000 displaced Haitians as a result of the Jan. 12 earthquake.  (U.S. Army photo Sgt 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater)

    Water-borne Sustainers support Fleet Week in New York

    The Gen. Frank Besson Jr., U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel 1, heads home to Fort Eustis, Va. leaving New York harbor after spending Memorial Day weekend in NYC as part of Fleet Week. The vessel approaches the Verrazano Bridge, NY as seen on the...

  • The Gen. Frank S. Besson Jr., Logistic Support Vessel 1, 335th Transportation Detachment, 24th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va. approaches New York City by way of the Hudson River the morning of May 27 in support of Fleet Week activities held annually at the city\'s Intrepid Pier. (U.S. Army photo Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater)

    Water-borne Sustainers support Fleet Week in New York

    The Gen. Frank S. Besson Jr., Logistic Support Vessel 1, 335th Transportation Detachment, 24th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va. approaches New York City by way of the Hudson River the morning of May 27 in support of...

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