Photo Credit: 7th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
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)