By Candice Villarreal, Director, Office of Corporate Communications
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego employees are working hard from a new workplace, following a complete renovation of the command’s Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO) onboard Naval Base San Diego.
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A new break and lunch room common area awaits NAVSUP FLC San Diego employees following a complete renovation of its JPPSO in San Diego.
The building 3376 renovations were completed as a result of a Joint effort between NAVSUP FLC San Diego and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest. In addition to a full remodel and modernization of the facility, the command’s active duty and civil service employees will also enjoy new equipment and technology upgrades to better and more efficiently enable them to support the fleet as it moves across the globe.
“One of the important things this command does is safeguard the property of America’s warfighting team and ensure that we do all we can to make difficult transitions for them as easy as possible with regard to their household goods and personal belongings,” said Lt. Cmdr. Shanna Gainer, NAVSUP FLC San Diego regional transportation officer. “While our personnel were working tirelessly to support the United States military as they moved worldwide, there was another group working just as hard to give building 3376 a much-needed overhaul. So much work has gone into this renovation; all for a very deserving group of dedicated patriots who displayed remarkable patience and grace during the renovation period.”
During the 13-month renovation, personnel assigned to the JPPSO were reassigned to three other buildings on three different bases, without letting changes in geography affect their support to the fleet. In 2018 alone, JPPSO-Southwest (SW) personnel coordinated more than 53,659 inbound/outbound moves and 4,117 personally procured moves, all while assisting more than 18,000 walk-in customers with household goods shipment and storage.
“To someone leaving the homes they have known for a tour of duty, or to someone departing to defend freedom at the tip of the spear, just knowing their personal effects are properly cared for allows them to focus their attention on their families, their missions, and their life changes ahead,” said NAVSUP FLC San Diego Commanding Officer Capt. Brian Anderson. “They put a great deal of faith in our team; they entrust us to protect their families’ most cherished possessions and safeguard those items when they are called away. It is important work, and we do not take our duties lightly.”
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New, modernized work spaces await NAVSUP FLC San Diego employees following a complete renovation of its Joint Personal Property Shipping Office in San Diego.
Anderson addressed the JPPSO-SW team during a ribbon cutting for the renovated facility Feb. 22, highlighting the importance of the JPPSO-SW scope of support and the level of responsibility that comes with it.
“Each of you here fulfill a vital duty for our nation’s warfighters,” said Anderson. “You have selflessly performed those tasks without a permanent workplace to call a home of your own. You have overlooked temporary but significant geographical and technological discomforts while simultaneously striving to give your very best to your customers, day in and day out. That speaks volumes for your levels of character and integrity, and it has not gone unnoticed.”
–photos by Candice Villarreal
The household goods and JPPSO-SW team assists military members and civil service employees with permanent change of station, home of record, new spouse, homeport change, retiree and separation moves within the United States and overseas. The JPPSO-SW division is part of the NAVSUP FLC San Diego Supply Management Department.