By David Smart, FLC Norfolk, NDW Director of Postal Operations
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X-Ray Machine. First step in the screening process
The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk (FLCN), Naval District Washington (NDW), Postal Division is the U.S. Navy’s first and largest centralized Consolidated Mail Facility (CMF), established in 1999 in Washington, DC to service the Department of the Navy (DON) in the National Capital Region (NCR). We process over 5 million mail items annually for over 400 Navy offices and 18 other Government agencies throughout the NCR. Today, we are the central mail facility for Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington Navy Yard, Naval Support Facility Dahlgren and Indian Head, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, and Naval Support Activity Annapolis. Our primary focus is on security of mail, cost savings through mail consolidation, and maintaining good performance standards by conducting annual inspections of all mail facilities and delivery points. We also work closely with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to develop and maintain good delivery addresses to ensure the mail is processed efficiently through the USPS system.
When it comes to the security of the mail, the NAVSUP FLC Norfolk NDW Postal Division was the first Navy location to receive and put into operation a Mail Screening Containment Unit. This increased capability ensures that 100 percent of all incoming mail processed uses cutting-edge technology to detect any hazardous materials that may be present. The entire process is conducted inside of an enclosed negative pressure screening unit. This process ensures that if a hazardous material is present, it will be contained inside of a screening unit and minimizes exposure to anyone in the building.
With a staff of 37 civilian employees and 18 contract employees, the NAVSUP FLC Norfolk NDW Postal Division strives daily to provide the best quality service to our customers, while ensuring the most safe, efficient and cost effective means are used.