Fleet Support and Readiness Top NAVSUP's Best of 2019 Stories List

Story Number: NNS191218-08Release Date: 12/18/2019 12:04:00 PM
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By Benjamin Benson, NAVSUP Office of Corporate Communications Public Affairs

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) -- Naval Supply System Command’s (NAVSUP) best story of 2019 is "Naval Supply Turns Up Heat on Critical Weapon-System Orders."

Matthew Jones of NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) Public Affairs authored the winning article about NAVSUP WSS’s efforts to reduce high-priority backorders to bolster fleet readiness. The article was chosen by office of corporate communication / public affairs staffs at NAVSUP Enterprise commands around the globe.  The articles were judged on how well they (1) engaged readers, (2) demonstrated NAVSUP being ready, resourceful, and responsive, and (3) showcased NAVSUP’s positive work environment.

Many nominated articles focused on fleet support and readiness, including “NAVSUP WSS Hosts First Maritime Sustainment Summit with Eye on Readiness” by Kelly Luster, NAVSUP WSS; “HAZMAT Training Enables Force Multiplication in Europe for NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella” by Joe Yanik, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella; “Maiden Deployment of USS Detroit Brings a New Supporting Role to NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville” by Jessica McClanahan, NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville; “NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Supports Movement of Ships, Aircraft to Avoid Dorian” by Tom Kreidel, NAVSUP FLC Norfolk; “NAVSUP Strengthens Supplier Relationships for Greater Navy Readiness” by Benjamin Benson, NAVSUP Headquarters; and “Yokosuka Logistics Team Played Key Support Role During Talisman Saber 19 Exercise” by Tina Stillions, NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka.

“NAVSUP has some great stories,” said Janice Derk, NAVSUP’s office of corporate communications director.  “It is important to highlight the good work our people do for our customers, and demonstrate how NAVSUP is accountable for the extensive materiel and tax dollars we manage.  ”

NAVSUP personnel tirelessly provide supplies, services, and quality-of-life support to the Navy and Joint warfighter every day.  NAVSUP’s public affairs professionals support the enterprise by accurately reporting on the wide range of tasks and challenges our men and women tackle around the world.

“I am proud to share this year’s best stories,” said Derk. She congratulated all nominees, noting, “We depend on our team of professionals around the globe help our customers and communities appreciate the NAVSUP team’s diligent work in support of fleet readiness.”

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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Stevedores on-load provisions aboard USS New York (LPD 21) in the ship's homeport, Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Photo by Jessica McClanahan, NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville
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