There were two reenlistment ceremonies late last week. CDR Michael Schilling performed the ceremony for LSC Anthony Michalski on April 19th while CAPT Jeffery P. Davis, Commanding Officer of NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka, read the oath of the enlistment for LS2 Johnandrew Ramirez on April 20th. Congratulations and best of luck to both LSC Michalski and LS2 Ramirez in their U.S. Navy career!
Sailors and spouses in Japan have opportunity to influence COLA rates
Beginning in mid-April, service members throughout Japan will have the opportunity to participate in the Overseas Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey and have a direct impact on future COLA rates. The LPS will be available online April 15 - May 31 for personnel stationed at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Yokohama North Dock and May 1 - 31 for personnel at all other areas in Japan. To learn more watch the video and go to http://www.usfj.mil/Media/Press-Releases/Article-View/Article/1490071/service-members-in-japan-have-opportunity-to-influence-cola-rates/Posted by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan on Thursday, April 19, 2018
LS2 Steven Lees reenlisted in the Navy on Tuesday at NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Fleet Mail Center in Yokohama. CDR Shane Strohl proudly performed the reenlistment ceremony. Congratulations and best of luck to LS2 Lees in his U.S. Navy career!
Attention uniformed service members stationed in Yokosuka: Don't forget to participate in this important survey. It will take about 40-50 minutes of time. Your future COLA depends on it.
CM1 Michael W. Price enlisted in the Navy on Friday. LT Ryan Cram performed the reenlistment ceremony. Congratulations and best of luck to CM1 Price in his U.S. Navy career.
YN1 Giovanni Vanniel was sent off by his seniors and colleagues at a farewell ceremony on April 12 after spending 4 years in Yokosuka as an Assistant Leading Petty Officer in the Military Admin Office. He'll be missed very much. Good luck YN1!
Lt. Shuhei Sakaue, a supply officer with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), currently works as an intern at NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka. Lt. Sakaue had the opportunity to visit NAVSUP FLCY's Naval Overseas Air Cargo Terminal (NOACT) located at Yokota Air base in western Tokyo. During his visit, he was briefed on their operations by Ms. Toyomi Sakakibara, a cargo shipment clerk with NOACT.
The NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO) held a 2018 pre-peak season meeting March 30. This is a yearly event for the JPPSO Japan team, which will hold another post peak moving season meeting in October.
According to Percival Octavo, the JPPSO Japan director and regional personal property manager, the meeting is key to a successful moving season.
“The main purpose of the meeting is to get all the key players together in the same room before the peak season starts to discuss our projected workload in terms of number of outbound and inbound shipments for the summer months,” said Octavo. “It provides a solid plan to help overcome any capacity or capability issues in the carrier industry or on the government side.”
This year’s topics included a Navy household goods (HHG) enterprise and JPPSO regional information update; data comparison of previous and projected current year shipment metrics; peak season tips; management reminders; and question and answer session to discuss other items of interest.
Attendees included local moving companies from mainland and Okinawa, Japan and the personal property processing offices from the Navy, Army and USMC sites that fall under the JPPSO-Japan's area of responsibility. In addition, contracting offices representatives, Yokohama port representatives and the USAF Logistics Readiness Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan attended.
In late October, the group will meet again for a post peak season hot wash to discuss accomplishments, areas and processes that went well and those that did not. Lessons learned and best practices will be shared so the team can improve the overall moving process for Navy customers.
To our postal customers: The Yokosuka post office WILL BE open tomorrow during Spring Fest.
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka celebrated the 125th anniversary of the chief petty officer ranking. The rank of chief petty officer was born on April 1, 1893 as the highest attainable rate an enlisted sailor could acquire. CMDCM (SW/AW/IW) Steve E. Horton, command master chief, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, led his command chiefs in a ceremony to recognize the service of chief petty officers and their commitment to mentoring junior sailors and officers.
CPO's 125th Birthday Ceremony
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka celebrated the 125th anniversary of the chief petty officer ranking. The rank of chief petty officer was born on April 1, 1893 as the highest attainable rate an enlisted sailor could acquire. CMDCM (SW/AW/IW) Steve E. Horton, command master chief, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, led his command chiefs in a ceremony to recognize the service of chief petty officers and their commitment to mentoring junior sailors and officers.Posted by NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
The NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka First Class Petty Officer Association (FCPOA) visited the Shunko Gakuen Boys and Girls Home to volunteer their time with the children on March 29. The volunteers from FCPOA sat with the children and enjoyed some conversation. Afterwards, they ate pizza and participated in outdoor activities together. Shunko Gakuen is a home for boys and girls whose parents have neglected them or are experiencing financial difficulties. Currently, there are 51 kids ranging from 2 years old to 18 years old living together at the Yokosuka children's home.
The NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Business Operations Department held an informal Cherry Blossom Luncheon to celebrate the arrival of spring and beautiful Sakura on the base. Hello spring! (Photos by Ms. Hiromi Rikimaru)