April 5, 2021

Path to Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer on Zumwalt Class Destroyer

I am one of the many Supply Corps officers that entered the Supply Corps from a different community. In my case, I left aviation after struggling with airsickness. Throughout my time at Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS), I knew I wanted a non-traditional first tour as a Supply Corps officer. Ultimately, I wanted either an expeditionary unit or a challenging tour on a surface ship. My dreams became a reality when it was my turn at orders reading and I saw the picture of the Navy’s newest destroyer on the screen behind me.

April 5, 2021

Beans, Bullets, Bandages and Care Packages–Fleet Logistics in the Indo-Pacific

The 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet with hundreds of ships, submarines and aircraft in the theater on any given day. That steady presence would not be possible without the responsive, resilient sustainment provided by the replenishment team at Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC)/Task Force 73 (CTF 73) and the Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) Combat Logistics Force.

April 2, 2021

Getting the Job Done During COVID-19

In these unprecedented times, adaptation is key. Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Boston began the year with a plan to host a face-to-face tabletop operational contracting support (OCS) exercise to integrate its active duty and Reserve force, build deployment skills, and stay always ready for wartime operations. In the face of COVID-19, the command made it happen.

April 2, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic Can’t Stop Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center

The mission of Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) is to mobilize and demobilize 7,000 active duty and Reserve individual augmentee (IA) customers annually. The disestablishment of 16 Navy and Mobilization Process Sites left ECRC as the Navy’s only command fully qualified to handle all aspects of the IA lifecycle from equipping, establishing pay, medical, training track management, reception, staging, onward movement, and integration (RSOI), and Warrior Transition Program. Therefore, every week of the year, without interruption, ECRC staff processes customers.

March 30, 2021

Remote Mission Support: Navy Reserve Telework Support to Defense Finance and Accounting Services Columbus during COVID-19 Crisis

In March, the COVID-19 crisis began to cause drastic changes to the country and the U.S. Navy Reserve. As national and state governments began restricting movement and implementing shelter at home policies, much of the civilian and military workforces were thrust into unplanned changes. Many private business and government organizations were forced to change business models.

March 30, 2021

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Supports Troops, Federal Agencies while Protecting Employees during COVID-19

Since March, the organization has shipped to worldwide troops over 15 million face coverings, 34,000 exam gloves, 54,000 bottles of hand sanitizer, 27,000 thermometers, 11,000 Tyvek suits, 1,600 boxes of testing swabs, 600 COVID-19 test kits and 350 oxygen tanks, as well as 65,000 heat-and-serve meals.

March 16, 2021

Defense Logistics Agency Provides Support to National COVID-19 Response

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) began planning support for COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical/pharmaceutical requirements in February. As employees across DLA’s supply chains anticipated needs for supplies, it became clear most demand within the United States would be routed to the agency through U.S. Army North (USARNORTH), U.S. Northern Command’s theater Army. As the Defense Department’s Joint Force Land Component Commander (JFLCC) for the pandemic response, USARNORTH provided multi-component, expeditionary medical capabilities to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency at nationwide hospitals.

March 16, 2021

Demonstrating the Supply Corps’ Culture of Excellence by Leveraging New Capabilities in a Constrained Training Environment

Responding quickly to the critical training gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) transitioned to a virtual learning environment in less than 14 days. Mission-essential training has been sustained and delivered in full compliance with all social distancing and safety protocols. Conversely, necessary safety protocols have reduced human-to-human interaction, significantly degrading the command’s ability to imbue the Supply Corps’ distinctive culture and ethos to newly assessed officers.

March 16, 2021

Supply Corps Reservists Provide Support to United States Transportation Command during COVID-19 Crisis

United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) faced uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country. The unwavering commitment to provide unrestricted customer support while maximizing telework, tracing/tracking member’s sicknesses, and updating/developing pandemic response plans was the foundation from which USTRANSCOM operated.

March 15, 2021

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella Code 200 COVID-19 Humanitarian Assistance Support to Italy

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella Code 200 Naples Shore Team supported the humanitarian assistance to the Italian Republic in response to COVID-19. The acquisition team consisted of Italian nationals, GS Civilian contracting officers, an enlisted intern, Office of General Counsel, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Site Naples personnel, and top leadership.