PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Pearl Harbor and its partners conducted around-the-clock port operations at the ocean terminal onboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) from June 10-14 to support Pacific Pathways.
Pacific Pathways allows the U.S. Army to develop small units that will be forward-deployed for quick response to humanitarian emergencies or regional threats. It also lets the U.S. Army create a semi-permanent presence in parts of the Pacific where it is not feasible to establish bases.
NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor's Ocean Terminal Division onloaded 205 pieces of Army equipment and cargo onto commercial vessel Ocean Jazz, June 10-12.
On June 13-14, the division continued port operations with an offload of 215 pieces of Army equipment and cargo off of USNS Fisher (T-AKR 301) with support from Selected Reservists from Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 8 (NCHB 8) and Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 10 (NCHB 10).
"Having the ships back-to-back pushed our internal capabilities to the breaking point; we now have a better idea of what is needed for future operations that may require two ships being offloaded or on-loaded simultaneously," said Lt. Cmdr. Calvin White, ocean terminals director/operational support officer, NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor.
"I could not have successfully carried out the mission without Reserve support because they integrate themselves into our division, capitalize on their rating experience and greatly expand our operational capabilities," said White.
NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor is one of eight fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP GLS, which provides global logistics, business and support services to fleet, shore and industrial commands of the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, and allied forces. Services include contracting, regional transportation, fuel, material management, household goods movement support, postal and consolidated mail, warehousing, global logistics and husbanding, hazardous material management and integrated logistics support.
NAVSUP GLS provides global logistics for a global Navy. The command is made up of more than 6,300 military and civilian logistics professionals operating from 105 locations worldwide, providing an extensive array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy, Marine Corps, joint operational units, and allied forces across all warfare enterprises.
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