SIGONELLA, Sicily (NNS) -- Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella's site in Rota, Spain, conducted intermodal operations for four U.S. Marine Corps Marine Corps Tiltrotor Medium Lift MV-22B Ospreys on Aug. 8.
The Ospreys belong to Marine Medium Lift Squadron (VMM)-764, a Reserve Squadron based in Camp Pendleton, California. VMM-764 served as the Air Combat Element (ACE) of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response Africa (SPMAGTF-CRAF).
Logistics support representatives, assigned to the Logistics Support Center, ensured proper handling and delivery of the aircrafts from the airfield terminal to the pier. The team used multiple modes of transportation to reduce cargo handling, improve security, minimize damage, and allow quicker freight transportation.
Trained and qualified people are critical to operational execution, operational planning, and operational flexibility. Often, having the right people and right equipment in the right place can mean the difference between success and failure.
Naval Station Rota is strategically located near the Strait of Gibraltar and is the halfway point between the United States and Southwest Asia. It is the only base in the Navy region that has a port and airfield within one fence line and conducts operations 24 hours a day.
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella stands ready to fulfill logistic responsibilities and serves as a vital link to enable mission success throughout the Area of Operations. NAVSUP FLC Sigonella 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 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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