NAVSUP FLC Sigonella is committed to streamlining ergonomic processes in our work centers. Ergonomics aims to create safe and productive workspaces by bringing human abilities and limitations into the design of a workspace. Site Rota recently invested in a conveyor belt for the postal operations center, allowing postal personnel to load and unload mail from the mail truck more effectively and efficiently, thus streamlining loading and unloading time for an overall cost-savings. NAVSUP FLC Sigonella is always looking for ways to reform our processes to deliver the right supplies to the right place at the right time.
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Sailor in the Spotlight
Second Class Petty Officer Ronald Garcia is an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate, Fuels for NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Site Sigonella, and he’s also an artist. Garcia has been drawing since before he could write. His first experience painting in the Navy was when he painted the wings on his previous ship, the USS Boxer (LHD 4). It was there that his talent was recognized by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jessica Vargas, currently serving on Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella’s public affairs staff. After learning that Garcia, too, was assigned in Sigonella, Vargas suggested that he volunteer to paint a mural for a local school during one of NAS Sigonella’s many community relations events.
Last month, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella hosted a community relations event at the Istituto Maddalena di Canossa Catholic school in Catania, Sicily, where members of the command came together to pick up trash, paint, pull weeds, and scrape old rusty gates. Garcia quickly got to work painting two murals on the school’s walls. In honor of the school’s history and heritage, he chose to paint Saints Magdalene of Canossa and Josephine Margaret Bahkhita.
Garcia plans to sharpen his artistic craft studying at The Art Institute of California. If a chance arises to see one of ABF2’s paintings, do not miss it!
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella hosted nearly 30 employees and their families last Sunday to visit USS New York (LPD-21), where the group saw the ship's medical facilities, crew berthing, staterooms, the mess deck, the flight deck, the well deck, the wardroom, the galley, and the bridge.
"It was definitely an awesome experience to see the day-to-day operations and the functions our shipmates support. Aside from how the team operates and the comradery involved, what captivated me the most was the fact that seven tons of steel from the World Trade Center was built into the infrastructure of the ship. I literally had chills during the entire tour," said Nathan Andreas, Management Analyst for NAVSUP FLC Sigonella.
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Mr. Robert H. Raines Jr., Executive Director, USPS International Operations, recently visited the Rome International Airport to discuss postal operations, scanning and handling procedures, and safety precautions for both civilian and military mail operations. NAVSUP FLC Sigonella was happy to showcase our talented postal support team members from Sigonella and Rome!
“Ask the Chief” is a household phrase around the Navy. Chiefs are commended on their subject matter expertise and ability to lead others to success. Today we celebrate 125 years of tenacity, leadership, and always asking for tougher assignments.
Happy birthday, Navy Chiefs.
One day away from the Navy Chiefs’ 125th birthday! Who was your first Chief and what did they teach you?
What is a Chief?
What makes a chief? Is it the anchors? His experience? Her khakis? All Hands Magazine recently sat down with a group of chief petty officers at Naval Air Systems Command and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, to discuss what a chief is and the importance of deckplate leadership. #CPO125th #ITSINTHECREEDMaster Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Naval Air Station Patuxent RiverPosted by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy on Friday, March 30, 2018
DOD Household Goods System Back Online!
DOD members, employees, and their families use the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) to schedule their move with a transportation company prior to PCS. Recently, DPS was down for five days from 16-20 March. Now that the system is back online and is fully functioning, customers should note that any applications or updates performed in DPS between the dates indicated may have been lost. As a result, customers who processed household good shipment applications during that timeframe should access DPS and review their applications to ensure their applications do not need to be re-accomplished.
Customers may also contact their local Personal Property Shipping Office or the Household Goods Customer Contact Center at 855-HHG-MOVE (855-444-6683) for assistance.
Curious as to how the Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) supports a port visit? Check out how NAVSUP FLC Sigonella provides supplies and parts to the USNS Carson City (T-EPF-7) in this video.
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Supports USNS Carson City (T-EPF-7)
Curious as to how the Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) supports a port visit? Check out how NAVSUP FLC Sigonella provides supplies and parts to the USNS Carson City (T-EPF-7) in this video.Posted by NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella on Saturday, March 10, 2018
Happy International Women’s Day!
In Italy, la Festa della Donna celebrates the importance of women by giving and receiving the mimosa blossom.
Prior to WWII, International Women’s Day fell on various days in March. In 1945, the Union of Italian Women annually set the date to March 8th, with the rest of the world to follow.
Thank you to all the tenacious and talented women who serve in our enterprise.
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella HQ, in partnership with NAS Sigonella’s Emergency Control Center, conducted a Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) table top exercise addressing NAVSUP FLCSI’s response to a natural disaster. Core discussion topics included the impact to personnel and their families, providing customer support in crisis, and mitigating risk through operational planning. #AlwaysReady
Learn more about what you can ship in and out of Italy.
Commanding Officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, Capt. Dion English, celebrates the 223rd Supply Corps birthday with members of the Supply Corps community stationed in Sigonella, Sicily. Host nation civilians, U.S. civilians, officers, and enlisted personnel participated in honoring the long tradition of the Supply Corps supporting warfighting operations in the Mediterranean. The oldest Supply Corps officer in attendance was Mr. Gerry Harms, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Executive Director, and the youngest was Lt. Mitch Fuselier, a member of the command's operations department. Photo by MC2 Christopher Gordon, NAS Sigonella Public Affairs.
NAVSUP FLCSI hosted NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS) Commander RDML Grafton "Chip" Chase, and CMDCM Chris Fitzgerald, in Naples, Rota, Sigonella, and Souda Bay.
During the visit, RDML Chase conducted meetings with personnel and analyzed infrastructure and manning in the 6th Fleet area of operations.
Announcement from NAVSUP FLCSI Site Naples:
Due to the inclement weather the following services will be closed 27 February 2018:
All Postal Operations on JFC, Navy Base Capodichino, and NSA Support Site, as well as the Personal Property Office on NSA Support Site
Happy birthday, US Navy Supply Corps!
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella hosted NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS) Commander Rear Adm. Grafton “Chip” Chase, and Command Master Chief Chris Fitzgerald, to conduct meetings with personnel and to analyze infrastructure and manning in the 6th Fleet AOR.
A key component to the admiral’s visit was physically assessing infrastructure in Rota, Spain; Naples and Sigonella, Italy; and in Souda Bay, Greece. He met with senior base leadership at each site to better understand unique customs requirements, husbanding authorities, and foster relationships pertaining to delivering combat capability through logistics support across Europe and Africa.
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Hosts NAVSUP GLS
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella hosted NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS) Commander Rear Adm. Grafton “Chip” Chase, and Command Master Chief Chris Fitzgerald, to conduct meetings with personnel and to analyze infrastructure and manning in the 6th Fleet AOR. A key component to the admiral’s visit was physically assessing infrastructure in Rota, Spain; Naples and Sigonella, Italy; and in Souda Bay, Greece. He met with senior base leadership at each site to better understand unique customs requirements, husbanding authorities, and foster relationships pertaining to delivering combat capability through logistics support across Europe and Africa.Posted by NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella is no stranger to innovation. Learn more about our recent efforts in streamlining the postal process in the 6th Fleet area of operations.
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