Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) highlighted how it is supporting the Sailor with “Fuel to Fight” at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Expo.
NAVSUP’s exhibit shows that by making sure both Sailors and the equipment they use get the proper “fuel,” we are optimizing our strategic readiness. The exhibit features five daily cooking demonstrations by Navy culinary specialists (CSs), and highlights NAVSUP Energy initiatives to support “The Great Green Fleet.”
“The exceptional demands placed on military personnel make good nutrition crucial,” said Rear Adm. Jonathan A. Yuen, commander, NAVSUP. “From nutrition basics, to performance nutrition, to weight management strategies, NAVSUP’s dietitian works with NAVSUP’s Navy Food Service division to make sure Sailors have the tools they need to make healthy choices both at work and at home.”
CSs demonstrated their skills and talents by cooking dishes using ingredients from the Navy Standard Core Menu, the menu cycle used to serve Sailors aboard ships every day. Recipe cards were available for the dishes.
NAVSUP Energy personnel were on hand to explain how the team provides engineering technical expertise for design and construction of fuel storage projects at all naval installations, as well as how NAVSUP Energy continues to support the Navy’s commitment to move away from a reliance on petroleum and dramatically increase our use of alternate energy.
“The Navy is no stranger in the race to find new ways to both reduce our energy consumption and use newly developed green technologies to meet established SECNAV energy goals,” said Yuen. “NAVSUP Energy plays an integral role in the upcoming ‘Sail the Great Green Fleet 2016’ and will continue to support the Navy’s energy goals.”
Some NAVSUP employees had the opportunity to attend the expo, and hear the Secretary of the Navy speak.
Scott George of NAVSUP Headquarters said hearing the SECNAV speak, “provided an opportunity to hear what is important at a very high level of the Navy, and provided a challenge to each of us to apply in our daily work.”
“There was plenty to learn,” said Troy Orr of NAVSUP Headquarters. “I even found opportunities for updates on initiatives that have been staffed in NAVSUP, like 3-D printing technology and Navy Food Service training programs.”
Louann Rockey of NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support was intrigued by the international aspect of the expo, and how Navies around the world work together. She said, “what you learn at the expo is amazing, it gives you the sense of where you fit in the big Navy picture.”
The Sea-Air-Space Exposition is the largest maritime symposium in the world, attracting nearly 10,000 attendees. It features more than 200 defense industry exhibits and professional seminars with top civilian and military leaders from the U.S. Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, and the defense industry who provide up-to-the-minute developments on policy and programs of the maritime services.
By Kathy Adams, NAVSUP Office of Corporate Communications