BY LORENZO SOLOMON, SITE DIRECTOR, SUPERVISOR OF SHIPBUILDING GULF COAST
NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER JACKSONVILLE DETACHMENT SUPSHIP GULF COAST
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Cmdr. Daniel Straub, commanding officer, LCS Crew 208, and Cmdr. Matthew Tardy, LCS program manager’s representative at SUPSHIP Gulf Coast, sign documents transferring future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) from Austal USA Shipyard to the U.S. Navy. Photo by: David Stoltz, SUPSHIP Gulf Coast public affairs officer.
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of future USS Montgomery (LCS 8), the fourth Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, under the oversight of the supervisor of shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) Gulf Coast, June 23.
A high-speed aluminum trimaran LCS, USS Montgomery is designed to operate in coastal waters and provide enhanced mission capabilities against multiple threats.
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville’s detachment at SUPSHIP Gulf Coast successfully outfitted coordinated shipboard allowance list material to include operating space items, store room items, and general use consumables, which ensures the ship is able to sustain operations at sea.
Along with this effort, NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville personnel at SUPSHIP Gulf Coast successfully completed bin validation of more than 1,800 items with 99.7 percent inventory accuracy. The outstanding teamwork from Master Chief Petty Officer Guillermo Reyesvalles, Chief Petty Officer Chequera Jones, the shipbuilder, and ship’s crew was paramount to this success.
“It is fitting that as we celebrated our nation’s independence, another Independence-class LCS was accepted for delivery.” said Glen Van Vorst, deputy director, Industrial Support Department, NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville.