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Originally posted by PokeyJoe
Probably a re-fueling, jumping off point, with lots of traffic in and out, and they dont want the enemy to get a sense of what exactly is coming and going...
U.S. Naval Ship Richard G. Matthiesen arrives in the port of Praia, Azores, Portugal, June 28. The USNS Richard G. Matthiesen delivered more than nine million gallons of jet fuel to support operations at Lajes Field. (
The pier and the fuel infrastructure itself had recently been upgraded according to Maj. Bradford Coley, 65th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander. "Just under $30 million was spent to upgrade the fuel infrastructure and it is now state of the art."