The newly established Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain is expanding its footprint in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility to provide improved service to its customers.
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NAVSUP FLC Bahrain Commanding Officer Capt. Gerald Raia shakes hands with NAVCENT Force Engineer Cmdr. Paul Chan, at the P-956 site tour.
As part of this expansion, NAVSUP FLC Bahrain began outfitting a newly constructed building anticipated to be ready for occupancy in June 2014 -- Building P-956. The Commander, U.S. Navy Central Command (NAVCENT)-owned building is part of a military contract expansion project referred to as Naval Support Activity NSA II and is easily accessible FLC Bahrain’s waterfront customers, including 12 forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) ships and harbor patrol unit vessels.
Capt. Gerald P. Raia, NAVSUP FLC Bahrain commanding officer said, “The expansion project allows NAVSUP FLC Bahrain to be better postured, not only for current FDNF ships, but also for future forces.”
“We’ve been working closely with NAVCENT, Commander Logistics Forces CTF 53, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Bahrain, and Task Force Commanders to capture and address battle force requirements. We’ve worked hard to build NAVSUP FLC Bahrain and are already planning for the projected footprint 10 years out.”
This new footprint encompasses nearly one-third of the 90,000 square-foot, climate controlled warehouse. Space allocated to NAVSUP FLC Bahrain will house temporary storage for supported ships including Consolidated Afloat Requisition Guide Overseas (CARGO) items, aircraft, shipboard repair parts, and general consumables. The warehouse will also serve as a depot-level repairable carcass turn-in site, as well as a pre-staging site for Code 500 industrial support services for mine counter measure ships, patrol coastal ships, and U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats that are berthed at Mina Salman pier in Manama, Bahrain.
By Lt.j.g. Analee Jacques, SC, USN, NAVSUP FLC Bahrain Public Affairs Officer