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U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC)

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Supports Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group

by Thomas Kreidel, Office of Corporate Communicatioins, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk
18 October 2022

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departs Naval Station Norfolk on its first deployment.
NORFOLK (Oct. 4, 2022) The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departs Naval Station Norfolk on its first deployment, Oct. 4, 2022. The Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group (GRFCSG) is deployed in the Atlantic Ocean, conducting training and operations alongside NATO Allies and partners to enhance integration for future operations and demonstrate the U.S. Navy's commitment to a peaceful, stable and conflict-free Atlantic region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackson Adkins)
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departs Naval Station Norfolk on its first deployment.
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NORFOLK (Oct. 4, 2022) The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departs Naval Station Norfolk on its first deployment, Oct. 4, 2022. The Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group (GRFCSG) is deployed in the Atlantic Ocean, conducting training and operations alongside NATO Allies and partners to enhance integration for future operations and demonstrate the U.S. Navy's commitment to a peaceful, stable and conflict-free Atlantic region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackson Adkins)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackson Adkins
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NORFOLK, Va. - The Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group (GRFCSG) departed Naval Station Norfolk for its first deployment Oct. 4, thanks in part to the work of the Sailors and civilians of the NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Logistics Support Center (LSC).

According to Team One Logistics Support Supervisor Thaddeus Berry, the LSC coordinated the delivery of more than 1000 requisitions in support of the strike group, with an estimated value of over $100 million worth of material. In addition, the LSC ensured the delivery of 1,700 pallets of provisions worth $4.7 million.

Berry added that this deployment, being the first for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), added specific challenges for the LSC team.

“We had to get the ship’s personnel familiar with the services NAVSUP FLC Norfolk and our mission partners provide,” Berry explained.

He added that the LSC started preparing for the ships upcoming underway in March, with onboard meetings with the Supply Department key players.

Berry said preparing the battlegroup was a team effort for the entire LSC, citing Logistics Support Representative Zuleika Conill-Bonilla and Stores Web Operator Mr. Leroy McClan who were both assigned as the designated representatives for Ford.

 “I’m very proud to help ensure the warfighters are able to perform their duties as needed due to the provisions provided by the stores web operators,” said McClan.

With the battlegroup underway, the LSC team will continue their support, ensuring delivery schedules are kept on track and on time, with the continuous challenge of keeping up with their operating tempo. 

“As an LSR for Gerald R. Ford, I am proud to know that I am contributing to the ship’s mission,” said Conill-Bonilla.

The other commands and units of the GRFCSG include Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, USS Normandy (CG 60), USS Ramage (DDG 61), USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), USNS Joshua Humpreys (T-AO 188), USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), and USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753).

NAVSUP FLC Norfolk, commanded by Capt. Martin L. Edmonds, is the largest of eight globally positioned commands that provide the full range of solutions for logistics, business and support services to our mission partners. The more than 1800 Sailors, civilians and contractors that make up NAVSUP FLC Norfolk support operations at 37 sites across 13 states, plus Washington D.C.


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