BY SKY M. LARON, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER YOKOSUKA
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka, Site Atsugi personnel were presented with the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Military Unit of the Year Award Jan. 17 on board Naval Air Facility Atsugi.
The award is highly competitive with the winner being selected from units across all Department of Defense components.
“It's just great news, we're very surprised,” said Keiko Ujiie, Site Atsugi traffic analyst. “Every day we work hard and we try to save money and we just try to do the little things every day to make things better.”
The Site Atsugi transportation division plays a vital role as a Western Pacific logistics integrator to provide a full array of high-quality transportation services.
“It’s not often that an award of this significance is received by any organization,” said Capt. Jeffery Davis, NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka commanding officer. “I want to say thank you for reflecting the very best of what we strive to provide our customers day in and day out.”
The team’s major customers include Carrier Air Wing FIVE and its nine squadrons, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron FIVE ONE, Commander Fleet Air Forward, Atsugi Aviation Support Division, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific, twenty-nine tenant commands of Naval Air Facility Atsugi and both permanent and transiting Forward Deployed Naval Forces operating in the FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet area of responsibility.
“Our team has a very high work ethic, they give it everything they have when it comes to fulfilling the requirement,” said Lt. Jeffrey Eom, Site Atsugi director. “Every single one of them works together to create this great team, which always puts its best effort forward to make things happen.”
The Site Atsugi transportation division provides technical support and area expertise to manage and process all categories of material ranging from high priority, classified and special handling required to routine requirements. The division actively engages with customers in direct support of the force deployment cycle, major exercises and tactical operations enabling them to achieve and maintain the highest levels of readiness while operating in a fast paced, forward deployed environment.
“This means a lot,” said James Eide, Site Atsugi traffic manager. “We have everybody from the shippers to the receivers, all using their own initiative to find ways to support this customer faster and cheaper.”