PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Pearl Harbor fuels team earned a win for the calendar year 2017 Excellence in Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program (NFMRP) as announced April 2, by Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen, commander, NAVSUP.
The award recognizes NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor's Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Pearl Harbor facility as the Navy Bulk Fuel Terminal winner for the first award category.
This annual award recognizes activities and personnel who have made the most significant contributions to Department of the Navy bulk fuel operations, petroleum supply chain management and fleet fuel support.
"This win is a direct result of the hard work of the 98 remarkable naval petroleum professionals who support our warfighters," said Lt. Cmdr. Blake Whittle, fuel department director. "I see the outcome of this team's dedicated efforts every day, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to lead and work alongside this committed team."
On a daily basis, these 'fuelies' store, manage, and distribute petroleum, oil, and lubricants (POL), serving the needs of all Departments of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) units within Navy Region Hawaii.
DFSP Pearl Harbor led Navy Region Hawaii's efforts in sustaining the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility's operability for the next 20 years through discussions and planning sessions with the Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaii Department of Health. DFSP Pearl Harbor hosted over 40 strategic engagements with U.S. Senators, congressional representatives, local delegates, and community members to increase awareness of the strategic importance of Red Hill and their commitment to protect the environment.
"Our team has truly embraced its mission to provide DoD and other government agencies with top quality products and services in the most effective and efficient manner possible, while maintaining a loyal commitment to the community and the environment," said Whittle.
The award grades fuel operations in several categories including; administration, terminal operations, inventory control, environmental management and safety.
NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor is one of eight FLCs under Commander, NAVSUP. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP's mission is to provide supplies, services, and quality-of-life support to the Navy and joint warfighter.
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