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March 15, 2021

San Diego Navy Postal Facility Meets, Exceeds Increased COVID-19 Mail Demand

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced most Americans to stay home, many people who were considered essential to be the lifeblood of the country, stayed on the job and in most cases, increased their workload. The civilians and Sailors at the Regional Navy Mail Facility (RNMC) here were among those essential personnel and have taken on up to 10 times the amount of mail than usual.

March 15, 2021

Mail Control Activity in Italy Plays Key Role during NAVSUP’s COVID-19 Response

Our small, but highly capable team is responsible for the secure and expeditious movement of mail through Fiumicino Airport to Navy and Joint warfighters stationed in the region, as well as transiting naval forces.

March 15, 2021

Building a Better Mousetrap: COVID-19 Adaptations Improve Team Whidbey’s Efficiency

If there is any silver lining to the COVID-19 cloud casting its shadow over the world, it is the innovation and creative energy people are calling upon to adapt to the situation. The ongoing pandemic and the Navy’s subsequent response has required military organizations to rethink how they do business. At times, in the course of seeking ways to carry out the mission while ensuring the health and safety of personnel, a unit can discover new procedures and protocols that make an operation more efficient overall, pandemic or not.

March 12, 2021

Familiar with the Unfamiliar: USS Abraham Lincoln’s (CVN 72) Supply Team Responds to the COVID-19 Crisis

Fresh off the longest aircraft carrier deployment since the Cold War, the supply team aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is familiar operating under times of adversity. After an unprecedented four extensions and only four-port calls over 296-days, three of which were in a logistically tricky port, the team had to consistently find creative solutions to atypical problems. Therefore, when COVID-19 began to take hold of the nation and alter operations aboard ships, Lincoln’s supply team led the fight in keeping the crew healthy, fed, and fit.

March 12, 2021

Supply Corps Officers Lead Supply Chain Task Force for National COVID-19 Response

Throughout the 225-year history of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps, it’s not difficult to find stories of those who were thrust into history and called on to serve the nation in times of crises. Our heritage is built on the tremendous contributions of our supply professionals across the spectrum of military operations, from major combat operations to humanitarian assistance and disaster response. In 2020, the nation was forced to confront a different and new threat.

March 11, 2021

First-tour Supply Corps Divisional Officers Pave the Way on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

Are you still at the Navy Supply Corps School and undecided with your preferences? Do you want to work alongside hundreds of years of experience in a wardroom of more than 200 officers? Do you want to be aboard the most advanced United States Navy aircraft carrier? Are you looking for guidance and mentorship from Supply Corps commanders, lieutenant commanders, and lieutenants? Do you want to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Supply Corps junior officers?

March 11, 2021

USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) Lesser-Known, Trash Disposal Technology, Plasma Arc Waste Destruction System

During independent steaming event (ISE) 7, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) served more than 100,000 meals to the crew and an additional 500 ship riders. The aircraft carrier also processed 42,000 pounds of trash.

March 11, 2021

Bless This Mess, USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) “Conglomerate” Galleys

When Carrier Air Wing (CVW)-8 flew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in May, it marked the ship's largest aircraft embark to date. It also marked a surge in the number of personnel aboard this first-in-class carrier, the first new carrier design in more than 40 years. The operation tested a new approach to feeding the nearly 4 thousand-strong force using a breakthrough concept in food preparation and service called conglomerate galleys.

March 11, 2021

Efficient Stores Elevators on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Increase Operational Proficiencies

The full pallet capable stores elevators aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) are a unique feature that supports almost all of supply department’s storage compartments. These elevators were put to the test during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with USNS Patuxent (T AO 201) in May.

March 11, 2021

Supplying the Future of Naval Aviation

The Chief of Naval Operations’ Fragmentary Order 01/2019: A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, emphasizes the Navy’s commitment to modernizing the force to ensure the Navy is ready to fight now and also to be prepared for tomorrow.