Ready Reserve Force


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Ready Reserve Force

A force composed of ships acquired by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) with Navy funding and newer ships acquired by the MARAD for the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF). Although part of the NDRF, ships of the Ready Reserve Force are maintained in a higher state of readiness and can be made available without mobilization or congressionally declared state of emergency. Also called RRF. See also National Defense Reserve Fleet.
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Those vessels would replace some of the older platforms in the Ready Reserve Force including steam-powered ships.
Cape Rise is one of 50 Ready Reserve Force ships that offset the shortage of commercial U.S.-flagged ships that are able to transport large combat equipment.
The MSC manages five separate ship programs: the Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force, the Afloat Pre-positioning Force, Sealift Ships, Special-Mission Ships, and the Ready Reserve Force.
The current Ready Reserve Force consists of 68 ships maintained in four-, five-, 10- or 20-day readiness status, maintained by the Maritime Administration at three Reserve Fleet sites: in the James River at Fort Eustis near Newport News, Va.; in the Neches River at Beaumont, Texas; and in Suisun Bay near Concord, Calif.
Buzby told the audience that he had recently made the difficult decision to take a ship, one of his Ready Reserve Force ships, out of class because he could not afford to dock her for the repairs she needed.
At present, the AFP has 106,376 ready reserve force and reservist administrators.
Those ships are crewed by civilians but are part of the Navy's ready reserve force and can be rushed into service when needed.
Of the 120, 82 are in the Military Sealift Command active force and 38 are in the Ready Reserve Force. Only 28 of the 120 ships are medium speed or higher.
During this latest rotation, the ships of the Ready Reserve Force will be among the ships moving millions of square feet of unit cargo, said Col.
In 1990, the Supply Readiness of MARAD Ready Reserve Force ships was not acceptable.