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US and International Navy Ports

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Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Raymond Htut inspects a fuel sample for color and clarity aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided- missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) during a replenishment-at-sea with the feet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194)

Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino/Released funds. Nevarez said there is always something challenging to look tionship building here in Japan. Because we all work together in forward to at FLCY, such as managing the homeport swap involv- this busy AOR, we do a lot to help each other.” It turns out that in ing with USS America (LHA-6) and USS New Orleans (LPD-18) the military, relationships in the supply are every bit as important replacing USS Wasp (LHD-1) at Sasebo, or preparing to bring the as those in the commercial sector. Here, there is arguably more littoral combat ship and 2,000 new line items to Singapore. riding on the ?nal outcome.

With the constant personnel turnover, there are always lots of household goods (HHG) shipments coming and going. FLC Yo- kosuka manages more than 12,000 HHG shipments throughout the region, with a large number of those taking place during the summer months as families rotate between school years.

Nevarez says his team pays close attention to safety, security, ?scal responsibility and environmental stewardship throughout the FLC Yokosuka enterprise, which requires regular involvement

Edward Lundquist

The Author is a retired naval of?cer who writes on naval, maritime, of the CO all the way down to the deck plate level.

defense and security issues. He is a regular contributor to

One part of his job that he ?nds gratifying is the bilateral rela-

Maritime Reporter, Marine Technology Reporter and all tionship the US Navy shares with its host nation counterparts in the New Wave Media titles.

the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. “We do a lot of rela- 28 Maritime Logistics Professional May/June 2019 | |

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