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June 2, 2020

Navy Food Management Team San Diego Baking Seminar

The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego Navy Food Management Team (NFMT) held a baking seminar for ship and shore based culinary specialists (CSs) on October 16 and 17. The class was instructed by Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Nathaniel Maloney from NFMT San Diego.

June 2, 2020

WOMEN AFLOAT … A SUPPLY CORPS (AT) SEA STORY

I recently received a “Flash from the Chief,” from Rear Adm. Mike Lyden, announcing that one of the first women officers going aboard a submarine as ship’s company would be a Supply Corps officer. The Navy has changed since I retired in 1991. At that time, women had been allowed to go aboard non-combatants since 1978, but it would not be until 1994 that they could serve aboard combatants.

June 2, 2020

Where Are My Orders?

Many of us have received an email like this from our detailer and it begins an anxious process as we wait for hard copy orders to be released through message traffic and in the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System. The process is explained in the “It’s Your Detail” playbook on the eSUPPO app, but I want to delve deeper in this article.

June 1, 2020

From Trailer, to Barge, to Victory Bistro

USS Vicksburg (CG 69) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser going through the cruiser modernization program. Vicksburg is named after the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg and the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Her keel was laid down May 30, 1990, and she was launched on Sept. 7, 1991. She was commissioned Nov. 14, 1992. Vicksburg is currently undergoing maintenance overhaul in BAE Shipyard, Norfolk, Virginia.

June 1, 2020

EISENHOWER’S SUPPLY DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE FOR 225TH BIRTHDAY

The aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Supply Department offers services essential to Sailors’ missions and morale; from serving 24,000 meals a day, to the upkeep of laundry, and the sorting and organization of all parts, material and equipment coming aboard or departing the ship.

June 1, 2020

Naval Supply Turns Up Heat on Critical Weapon System Orders

As the sun set on summer, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) turned up the heat on its efforts to reduce high-priority backorders to bolster the readiness of the U.S. Navy.

June 1, 2020

Inventory Accuracy– Where Are We Now?

After the 2017 Ernst and Young audit of the Navy General Fund, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) stepped back and evaluated its inventory management systems and policies. As a result, NAVSUP WSS discovered opportunities for improvement and set out to bring its tactics, techniques, and procedures in line with industry best practices and Navy regulations, leading to improved fleet readiness.

June 1, 2020

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella Delivers Critical Fuel Support to Naval Station Rota’s Warfighters

​Perhaps not as exciting as laser-guided missiles destroying a target, or even the rapid refueling of a racecar in the pits, the fuels division of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella onboard Naval Station (NS) Rota, Spain quietly goes about its business ensuring everyone else has the fuel they need to carry out their missions.

June 1, 2020

Sustainment Study Ensures Future of Craney Island Defense Fuel Support Point

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk recently initiated the 2035 Facility Sustainment Study at Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Craney Island, Virginia, designed to ensure the landmark facility will continue its vital mission providing Class III bulk petroleum to the fleet for the remainder of the 21st century, as it has since the turn of the last century.

June 1, 2020

RESUPPLY FROM THE DEEP – THE GERMAN MILCHKUH (MILK COWS)

The problem of delivering logistics support in contested environments keeps military leaders up at night! Stealth Combat Logistics Force (CLF) ships and submerged caches of war materiel are the providence of today’s war planners and logistics futurists. These are not new ideas though; more than 70 years ago logisticians from the German navy launched their own submerged logistics fleet.