BY SHANNON HANEY, PUBLIC AFFAIR S OFFICE, NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER SIGONELLA
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella marks its 10-year anniversary of providing excellent logistics support to the Fleet.
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella is located at the geographical heart of the Mediterranean, and is ideally positioned to serve as the logistics hub for Europe and Africa.
Since its establishment in 2005, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella’s diverse team of military, civil service, and foreign national personnel has adapted to a dynamic environment to provide NAVSUP products and services to a broad spectrum of installation and Fleet customers.
Over the last decade, the command established a network of coordinated sites located throughout eight different countries that function under a single chain of command. In return, the breadth and depth of its engagement with critical installation, Fleet and expeditionary customers expanded.
During that time, the National Defense Transportation Association Military Unit Award was presented to the command twice and they have been operationally engaged in conducting numerous real-world operations and annual exercises.
Today, the workforce consists of nearly 500 employees who work towards the same mission every day. That mission is to plan, coordinate, integrate, synchronize, and provide logistic support to U.S. Naval, Joint, and allied forces operating in peace, crisis, and wartime within the U.S. European Command and U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) areas of responsibility.
As NAVSUP FLC Sigonella marks 10 years onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, the command is poised to deliver logistics requirements that meet and exceed the high standards that they are known for.
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella will continue to support North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO’s) overall Ballistic Missile Defense System by providing logistic support to the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense system complex in Romania, the establishment of a second complex in Poland, and the continued support of Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Rota, Spain.
To further support the AFRICOM mission through Africa Partnership Station, the command is expanding its workforce to directly engage with the Camp Lemonnier deployed unit. This will lead to increased involvement from NAVSUP FLC Sigonella with pre-deployment and exercise planning in Djibouti, Africa. This also permits the command to expand support to the following expeditionary units; Naval Special Warfare, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
Recently, NAS Sigonella was selected as a forward operating base for the Triton Unmanned Aircraft Systems. NAVSUP FLC Sigonella will support the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance program by providing an array of NAVSUP products and services. Currently, the command supports the Global Hawk and Predator unmanned aerial vehicles by providing hazardous material management and fuel support.