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U.S. Navy aircraft career USS John C. Stennis establishes a logistics hub in Sri Lanka

Taking advantage of a growing naval partnership with Sri Lanka, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) of the U.S. Pacific Fleet has established a logistics hub in Sri Lanka to receive support, supplies and services at sea, a U.S. Navy news report said.The hub, established on a temporary basis, provides logistics support to U.S. Navy ships operating in the Indian Ocean.A C-2 Greyhound carrier onboard delivery aircraft accessed the hub's strategic location before bringing supplies to John C. Stennis.The temporary air logistics hub concept allows for the use of an airstrip and storage facilities to receive large-scale shipments to move out in various directions in smaller shipments, allowing ships to continue operating at sea by receiving the right material at the right place and time.The hub can also be established to provide expeditionary logistics support during humanitarian and disaster relief missions (HADR)................

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