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.