BY TIA NICHOLE MCMILLEN
OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER SIGONELLA
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella’s, site in Rota, Spain, conducted last minute operations in support of USS Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), and USS McFaul (DDG 74).
Site Rota’s Logistics Support Center (LSC) coordinated between the ships and support activities to provide a quick turn-around of fuel and other logistic requirements. The LSC coordinated with Naval Station Port Operations and NAVSUP FLC Sigonella bulk fuels division to ensure a timely brief-stop-for-fuel operation.
Site Rota’s bulk fuels division delivered 342,668 gallons of F-76 fuel to support all three units in an 18-hour period, while simultaneously receiving 6,716,386 gallons of JP-8 to support flightline fuel requirements.
The professionalism and the expedited fuel delivery allowed nearly 1,000 Sailors to reunite with their loved ones earlier than scheduled. The entire operation was a success and could not have happened without the efforts of the Site Rota fuels and LSC teams.
Naval Station Rota is strategically located near the Strait of Gibraltar and is the halfway point between the United States and Southwest Asia. It is home to four forward-deployed naval forces ships.