By Carol Williams, Office of Corporate Communications, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville Site Naval Air Station Key West was awarded the Naval Retail Fuel Management Activity of the Year for superior fuel support in calendar year 2018.
In 2018, NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville’s Site Key West Fuels Division provided 17.3 million gallons of JP-5 mobile refueler support to 15,734 aircraft, vessels, support equipment and facilities throughout the area of operation. Led by the contract team, Data Monitoring Systems, they supported a wide variety of Department of Defense (DoD) and foreign aircraft and vessels, all accomplished safely and on time.
The facility and its maintenance team was singled out by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy to perform enhanced reoccurring maintenance and restoration pilot work on capitalized fuel facility infrastructure, completing 12 pilot projects valued at $1.75 million and over 1,200 inspections.
According to John Sykes of the Site Key West team, “Receiving this award is acknowledgement to the outstanding performance from our talented contract team as well as a collaborative partnering by DLA, Navy Petroleum Office and NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville to produce an exceptional pilot program in support of our warfighter.”
The Fuels Division provides direct support for a variety of Navy airframes, including the P-8A Poseidon; P-3C Orion; C-130T Hercules; F/A-18 Hornet; C-40A Clipper; T-45A Goshawk; E-2C Hawkeye; MH-60R Seahawk; and other DoD and foreign aircraft and maritime support. The Fuel Division’s trucks performed refueling transactions with an average response time of less than 20 minutes to squadrons, ensuring that our aviators never waited on fuel to accomplish their mission. In addition to providing aircraft with fuel support, the Fuels Division supported numerous military exercises, including counternarcotics operations, search and rescue and carrier air group support.
The 2018 Naval Retail Fuel Management Activity of the Year award was presented to the Fuels Division by Capt. Matthew Ott, commanding officer of NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville.
“This award recognizes the exceptional teamwork and commitment to our mission that our Key West team embodies each day,” said Ott. “Their support to our warfighter is unparalleled and I am incredibly proud of the team’s accomplishment.”