Category: Feature Stories

March 11, 2021

A Message from USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) Commanding Officer Capt. J.J. “Yank” Cummings

Greetings from mighty warship USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)! Thank you for the opportunity to introduce some of the lesser-known technological improvements on our ship and how they specifically impact the Supply Corps community.

March 11, 2021

Navy Kicks Off Naval Sustainment System Supply

Top Navy leaders met Oct. 19 at the Pentagon to kick off Naval Sustainment System (NSS)- Supply, ushering in a transformative approach to aligning and managing supply chains differently via an integrated, strategic methodology to boost Navy readiness. Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. William Lescher welcomed the steering group, which included representation from multiple Navy commands along with Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos, who will lead NSS-Supply going forward.

March 10, 2021

An Interview with Rear Adm. Pete Stamatopoulos

It is my privilege to have this interview with you and to discuss the important role the Navy Supply Corps plays in securing peace and prosperity in the 21st century. Having the honor to serve 32 years in Navy, Joint and Allied commands the world over, I can say with confidence that our Nation, Allies and Joint Force consider the U.S. Navy’s maritime logistics prowess to be a pillar of global stability and critical to assuring the commercial, political and military access we all rely upon. You have much to be proud of, for it’s through maritime logistics enablement that we achieve our national defense and security goals.

March 10, 2021

Skubic becomes DLA's 20th Director

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) welcomed Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic back as its 20th director during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex July 24.

March 9, 2021

New 49th Chief of Supply Corps Assumes Command at NAVSUP

Rear Adm. Peter G. Stamatopoulos succeeded then Rear Adm. Michelle C. Skubic as Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and Chief of Supply Corps, during a change of command onboard Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, June 19.

June 2, 2020


The Philippine revolution that ousted Ferdinand Marcos occurred shortly before my change of command. After assuming command, I received a request from the new Philippine government to attend a meeting at Clark Air Force Base to discuss ways to increase the amount of money the U.S. Navy spent on Philippine products. I said I would attend and a colonel from the U.S. Air Force also agreed to attend, but their purchase operation was “small potatoes” compared to ours.

June 1, 2020

Fueling your Future… Internship

We live in a world that runs on fuel, and that fuel has to be guarded by experts with fuel knowledge. And who is going to do it, you? We have greater responsibilities than you can possibly fathom. Do you want to join our team? If so, keep reading.

June 1, 2020

Petroleum Management MBA at the University of Kansas

When someone hears “Kansas,” the first thoughts they may have are of a flat prairies and tumbleweeds or flyover country. This may be the case in western Kansas, but Lawrence, Kansas is a hidden gem with rolling hills in the eastern portion of the state and home to the Navy fuels 811 program at the University of Kansas (KU), less than one hour from Kansas City. In a lot of ways, Lawrence is very similar to your typical college town with the added bonus of being great for those who have families. The university and the city work hand-in-hand in structuring events for all age groups in the city, with KU basketball probably the biggest event in town.

June 1, 2020

A Day in the Life of an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Fuels

As the Leading Petty Officer (LPO) and Regional Quality Assurance Officer at the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka Fuels Department, my day begins around 0700. After dropping my kids off at school and daycare, I transit to my work site at Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Hakozaki, a 10 to 15 minute drive from Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka base. After a short shuttle boat ride, I arrive at Azuma Island, a unique facility that stores various types of petroleum products including JP5, JP8, F76, LTL, MUM, and FJ1. There are 22 aboveground and underground storage tanks throughout the island to hold our petroleum inventory.

June 1, 2020

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Centers Jacksonville and Norfolk Fuels Personnel Weather the Storm

For many Sailors and families stationed throughout the Southeastern United States, June 1 looms ominously on the horizon. The date officially marks the beginning of hurricane season, but the majority of preparations begin long before a hurricane makes landfall. Both the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville and NAVSUP FLC Norfolk fuels teams are no strangers to these essential and time-critical preparations.