NAVSUP FLC San Diego’s LST Maintains USS Freedom’s Operational Readiness

first_img View post tag: Diego NAVSUP FLC San Diego’s LST Maintains USS Freedom’s Operational Readiness View post tag: News by topic March 13, 2013 As USS Freedom (LCS 1) pulled in for its first port call in Hawaii March 11, Sailors and civilians assigned to Navy Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego were standing by to provide the ship with critical, innovative logistics support.NAVSUP FLC San Diego’s Logistics Support Team (LST) serves as the operational and tactical support partner for support ashore to Freedom and other Littoral Combat Ships. From food service management to logistics, husbanding and port service coordination, LST Sailors and civilians act as the action hub responsible for maintaining Freedom’s operational readiness as the ship sails through its maiden deployment.The LST, established in 2008, provides around-the-clock support to Freedom and the other LCS ships as they navigate in dynamic and uncertain theaters. Because Freedom does not have a full supply department like other ships, LST personnel often must anticipate the smaller crew’s needs.“Freedom’s Sailors can’t just walk across the ship to their supply department when they need to order items, so the global nature of our business and leveraging the extensive NAVSUP network is really what makes our shore support model effective,” said Deputy LST Officer Ferdinand Herrera. “We are always asking ourselves when she is going to need food and fuel so that we can stay ahead, on top of providing necessities like medical supplies, consumables and mail.”The LST support to Freedom began long before the ship departed March 1. In fiscal year 2012 alone, the LST coordinated 15 port visits, arranged more than $470,000 in subsistence deliveries and managed a combined $3 million for repairable and consumable parts for LCS ships.As the Navy’s mission around the globe expands, the command’s mission and supporting role are evolving, making organizational agility more important than ever. Fast, efficient support from the shoreline to the cutting-edge vessel at sea allows Freedom’s commanders to operate forward in unpredictable environments while countering the challenging threats the ship was built to overcome.Another in-house group of logistics pros, the Class Maintenance Team Loggies, are an equally important ally in Freedom’s operational corner.The loggies augment the Maintenance Support Team (MST), responsible for nearly all maintenance requirements aboard Freedom and other LCS ships. They employ their logistics and maintenance networks to ensure ship operators, technicians and engineers are equipped with the proper equipment, test gear, parts and training for support and sustainment of the vessel.“If we receive a casualty report (CASREP) or a request for support, we look at our options and figure out the most effective way to solve the problem, and that can mean anything from getting training manuals to the crew to flying out repair parts to support the techs and engineers who can meet the ship abroad,” said Craig Horton, Integrated Logistics Support Director for NAVSUP FLC San Diego. “It can mean providing distance support or even participating in assessments for availability periods and pre-deployment work-ups. Basically, we use every resource available to make sure that national asset is properly maintained. And, if something breaks, we get the parts quickly so the ship can stay on task and move ahead with its mission.”Because of the complexity of the ship’s infrastructure and maintenance networks, the loggies work closely with the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC), LCS squadrons, maintenance class team leads, port engineers, combat systems engineers and other support personnel to keep Freedom in tip-top shape.“If the SWRMC maintainers need anything in order to get that ship deployed, to keep it deployed or while it’s overseas to keep her operationally ready, that’s us,” said Horton. “That ship has got to stay ready to fight, and that’s what we keep our focus on. The crew’s job is to take that ship to the tip of the spear. Our job is to keep the ship working and afloat so they can do that.”The maintenance team has processed 102 research requests and 22 requisitions – in addition to assisting the crew with more than a dozen casualty reports – in the last two months alone. The LCS class’ reliance on automation and shore-based support differs from legacy ships, but smaller crew sizes result in savings that exceed funding requirements for shore support infrastructure systems like the MST and LST. “The vital economic and security interests of our nation linked to recent worldwide developments create a unique blend of evolving challenges and opportunities, not just for the warfighter, but also for us as we equip the warfighter,” said Commanding Officer Capt. Pete Stamatopoulos. “Our goal is to increase the trust and confidence our forces place on us as their proven support system ashore and give them the assurance of knowing that when they need us, we’re ready. That trust allows the Freedom crew to keep their focus on the mission at hand.”Freedom, the Navy’s first littoral combat ship, is currently making its way to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations while highlighting U.S. strategic intent in the region.NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego, one of seven fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS), provides global logistics, business and support services to fleet, shore and industrial commands of the Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, and other joint 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 comprises more than 5,700 military and civilian logistics professionals, contractors and foreign nationals operating as a single cohesive team providing global logistics services from 110 locations worldwide.A component of the Naval Supply Systems Command headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pa., NAVSUP GLS is part of a worldwide logistics network of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel providing combat capability through logistics.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 13, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Maintains View post tag: FLC View post tag: USS View post tag: LST Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today NAVSUP FLC San Diego’s LST Maintains USS Freedom’s Operational Readiness View post tag: Navy View post tag: NAVSUP Share this article View post tag: operational View post tag: Readiness View post tag: Naval View post tag: Freedom View post tag: Sanlast_img read more

USNS Comfort arrives in Peru

first_img Share this article Photo: USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) was at PortMiami for a press event before departing on its 2019 Enduring Promise deployment to South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Photo: US Navy View post tag: USNS Comfort View post tag: US Navycenter_img US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Callao, Peru, for the second port visit of its 2019 deployment.The ship arrived in Callao on July 8 to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs, including local populations and Venezuelans who have fled to Peru from the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.“Our team will work side-by-side with hundreds of doctors, nurses and surgeons throughout the region to build medical readiness, disaster capacity and lasting relationships,” said Adm. Craig S. Faller, Commander US Southern Command.Comfort’s team consists of military and civilian personnel from the United States and partner nations, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru.“Our team will work together toward a common goal of alleviating stress placed on the country’s medical systems,” said Capt. Brian J. Diebold, commander, Task Force 49. “We’re committed to increasing partner nation capacity to provide medical assistance and disaster relief.”This marks the fourth Comfort visit to Peru and the seventh to the region since 2007. The embarked medical teams will provide care on board Comfort and at two land-based medical sites.This mission stop is part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative and reflects the United States’ ongoing commitment to friendship, partnership, and solidarity with partner nations in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. It is also an invaluable opportunity to learn from other partner nations. View post tag: Venezuelalast_img read more

243 years until our next black dot

first_imgOxford witnessed an astronomical spectacle not seen in living memory when Venus crossed the face of Sun last Tuesday. Earth’s closest planetary neighbour became visible as a black dot on the Sun’s surface at 6.19am for the first time in 122 years. The University’s Museum of the History of Science and the Hanwell Community Observatory set up special equipment, such as telescopes fitted with solar filters, in the University Parks, where the transit could be viewed by members of the public from ten to twelve o’clock. Viewing was aided by good weather and relatively clear skies. Other events planned to mark the transit included an exhibition entitled ‘The most noble problem in nature’, about how astronomers hoped to use the event to measure the size of the solar system, as well as a play at the Burton-Taylor based on records from the last transit in 1874. The next transit visible from Britain will be in 2247.ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004last_img read more

Computer scientist Ryan Adams wins DARPA Young Faculty Award

first_imgRyan Adams, assistant professor of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has won a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award.Adams will receive $300,000 to support his project titled “Developing New Methods of Multi-Core Statistic Inference Towards Rapid Data Fusion and Information Extraction.”The grant will be focused on pursuing research towards large-scale inference using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. Many of the most powerful modern techniques for data analysis and machine learning rely on probabilistic models, and the manipulation of these models often presents a significant computational challenge.Adams’ group is looking for new ways to make these kinds of algorithms work on modern computational architecture, which favors multiple weakly coupled processors rather than a single fast CPU.“This is an exciting research direction, as significant progress in these techniques impacts not only computer science, but also many other fields such as physics, statistics, and biology,” says Adams. “We hope to couple innovative new mathematical foundations with engineering efforts to build practical and widely useful systems.”Adams joined Harvard in July 2011; he runs the Harvard Intelligent Probabilistic Systems group, which is dedicated to building intelligent algorithms.Previously, he was a CIFAR Junior Research Fellow at the University of Toronto. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge and B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.His research focuses on machine learning and computational statistics, but he is broadly interested in questions related to artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience, machine vision, and Bayesian nonparametrics. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Farmingdale Teen Accused of Racing in Crash That Killed 5

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A teenaged driver has been accused of luring his friend into a street race moments before the second vehicle crashed, killing all five teens inside in Farmingdale last year, authorities said Thursday.A grand jury indicted 18-year-old Cory Gloe of Farmingdale on charges of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and assault. He pleaded not guilty.“Unfortunately nothing will alleviate the pain or bring back the lives lost in this senseless crash,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. “We owe it to our kids and everyone on our roads to remember that speed and racing kill.”Prosecutors said Gloe stopped his Toyota Scion at the corner of Conklin Street and Route 110 when he allegedly challenged 17-year-old Tristan Reichle, who was driving a 2001 Nissan Sentra, shortly after midnight on May 10, 2014. Both drivers had four passengers in their vehicles at the time.When the light turned green, both vehicles raced westbound on Route 24 when Reichle lost control, crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and crashed into a GMC Terrain, authorities said.Reichle and his passengers—18-year-old Jesse Romero, 14-year-old Carly Lonnborg, 15-year-old Noah Francis and 17-year-old Cody Talanian, all of Farmingdale—were killed in the crash. Two adults in the GMC suffered serious injuries from which they are still recovering.The tragedy prompted New York State officials to enhance traffic safety measures in the area. Nassau County police have also stepped up patrols on those roadways. Singas pledged to crack down on street racing.Judge Terence Murphy set bail for Gloe at $50,000 cash or bond and suspended his license. Gloe is due back in court on Feb. 11. He faces up to 15 years in prison, if convicted.“My client did not cause this accident in any way,” his attorney, Stephen LaMagna, told reporters.last_img read more

PODCAST: Fire relief brings out the best in staff

first_imgSierra Central Credit Union in Yuba City, Calif., has three branch offices right in the heart of the “apocalyptic” wildfires, says John Cassidy, president/CEO of the $967 million asset institution.“These are some of the hottest fires ever recorded because of the type of timber and brush firefighters have to deal with,” he says.The devastation has affected both Sierra Central’s members and employees, but the credit union’s employees never wavered during the crisis. They continued serving members even when the crisis reached its pinnacle.Under Cassidy’s leadership, Sierra Central has provided relief to firefighters, first responders, and other care givers, offering generous financial support, food, water—even popsicles. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Teen Mom 2’s Kailyn Lowry Is ‘Done’ Fighting With Her Children’s Fathers

first_imgReaching a compromise. Kailyn Lowry said that she no longer intends to butt heads with the fathers of her four children — Javi Marroquin, Chris Lopez and Jo Rivera.On a recent episode of her “Baby Mamas No Drama” podcast, the Teen Mom 2 star spoke with her cohost, Vee Rivera, about agreeing to allow her children to be with their dads on Christmas Day.- Advertisement – Late last month, Us Weekly confirmed that Lowry was arrested in September for allegedly assaulting Lopez while exchanging custody at his house. The MTV personality was accused of punching her former beau during a dispute regarding their 3-year-old son.According to court docs obtained by Us, Lopez alleged that Lowry “started attacking him [and] punching him several times on the head and upper torso because she did not want the child’s hair cut.” He additionally claimed that he “did not fight back,” and his sister said that she allegedly “attempted to pull Kailyn off” of him.Lowry later spoke out about the allegations through her attorneys. “Ms. Lowry has filed a petition for custody in the matter involving her children Lux and Creed,” her rep said in a statement to Us on October 29. “The judge in the Delaware Family Court has ordered the parties to refrain from discussing all domestic matters until after the hearing next year.”- Advertisement – “In our agreement that I have with Javi and Jo, it says that this year, Christmas Eve, I think, is mine until Christmas Day at 12. But I don’t personally care about Christmas, so we don’t have to listen to the agreement,” the 28-year-old explained on the Tuesday, November 3, episode. “I told both of them they can have Christmas, like, that’s all theirs. I don’t care. But in the event that we got into a fight and I changed my mind, we would just fall back to the custody agreement because that is supposed to help.”Teen Mom 2 Kailyn Lowry Says She Is Done Fighting With Her Childrens FathersKailyn Lowry with Isaac, Lux, Lincoln and newborn Creed Courtesy Kailyn Lowry/InstagramThe reality star continued, “I’m not gonna fight. I’m not fighting with nobody. You know what? [In] 2021, Vee, I’m not even f–king playing. I am done paying for attorneys. I have six attorneys. When I told you I’m done paying f–king all of them, unless it’s related to my f–king businesses, I am done. I’m done! We [are] working this s–t out.”Lowry shares son Isaac, 10, with ex-boyfriend Rivera, 28, son Lincoln, 6, with ex-husband Marroquin, 27, and son Lux, 3, with ex-boyfriend Lopez, 26. In July, she welcomed her fourth son, 3-month-old Creed, with Lopez.- Advertisement – The statement continued, “Currently, Ms. Lowry has been awarded sole custody of the children despite the allegations pending in Family Court. Ms. Lowry does deny all of the allegations but cannot respond specifically at this time due to the orders of the judge.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Arsenal ready to take £20m gamble on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Raul Sanllehi policy U-turn

first_imgAdvertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are willing to let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang run down his contract at the club after Raul Sanllehi, the Gunners’ head of football, relaxed a policy over players entering the final 12 months of their deal.The 30-year-old has 13 months to run on his existing deal and he’s yet to sign an extension, though it’s unclear if Arsenal have officially tabled a new contract to the Gabon international.Nevertheless, the striker’s intimated he would not sign a new deal if they club fail to qualify for the Champions League for a fourth successive season and his situation has attracted interest from Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have an unfortunate recent history of letting players either leave for free or for cut-price fees due to the club’s failure to tie their best players down to long-term deals.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Jun 2020 11:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.9kShares Comment Arsenal ready to take £20m gamble on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Raul Sanllehi policy U-turn Aubameyang had been valued at £50m before the pandemic hit (Picture: Getty)Sanllehi vowed to put an end to that following the departure of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United but the Sun report that he’s now willing to relax that policy given the unprecedented circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic.The financial effects of the virus have been grave and clubs are not expected to spend the amounts that have been seen in previous transfer windows.Though Arsenal’s intention has always been to keep Aubameyang, they would have listened to offers of around £50m for the forward if he intimated that he would not sign a new deal. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThat’s now an unrealistic figure but Arsenal will not accept derisory fees with the Sun claiming they would rather allow Aubameyang to leave on a free in 2021 than accept bids of less than £20m for the forward. Aubameyang has bagged 61 goals in 97 appearances for the club and Arsenal doubt their chances of replacing him this summer, particularly for some of the paltry figures that have been suggested.MORE: Odion Ighalo fires warning to Man Utd rivals over Bruno Fernandeslast_img read more

Community pride is drawing buyers to an estate at Caloundra

first_imgBarbara and John Doherty were drawn to Creekwood by its strong sense of community pride.A STRONG sense of community pride has drawn Barbara and John Doherty to a new coastal development at Caloundra.While home design and location were important factors, the Creekwood development in Meridan Plains, Caloundra stood out with many clubs and activities to help new residents socialise and stay connected.“There’s a gardening club, fitness club, mum’s group and I have even established a walking club to take advantage of the beautiful parklands, wetlands and nature corridors we have at our doorstep,” Mrs Doherty said.“The majority of people here make an effort to get to know other residents and look out for one another, so I can say that we live among friends, not just neighbours.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoDeveloper AVJennings has completed construction on the final freehold homes at Creekwood, which have been designed to suit different lifestyles and personalities — with 11 floorplans on offer to cater to everyone from entertainers and home workers through to independent families.The new Creekwood Parkside precinct has 26 homes, which are now ready to move in to. The new Creekwood Parkside precinct boasts 26 homes, which are now ready to move in to, with two fully furnished display open daily for inspection.AVJennings Queensland general manager Tony Creighton said Creekwood Parkside appealed to buyers looking for a leafy locale and the opportunity to buy a brand new property on its own title, with the wide variety of floorplans available an added bonus.He said the three and four-bedroom homes, some with a multipurpose room and all with a minimum of two-bathrooms and one to two car spaces, offered up to 210sq m of living space were priced from $444,900.On completion Creekwood will feature 370 townhomes, terrace and loft homes and 470 home sites across 50ha including more than 11ha of parks and open spaces, all within a three minute walk of each home.last_img read more

Catherine Zeta Jones treated for bipolar disorder

first_img Share 35 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Catherine Zeta Jones treated for bipolar disorder by: – April 14, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Catherine Zeta Jones has received treatment for bipolar disorder after dealing with the stress of her husband’s battle with throat cancer.Zeta Jones, 41, made a decision to check into a “mental health facility” for a brief stay, said her publicist.Michael Douglas, who was diagnosed last year, said in January his tumour had gone and he was beating the disease.Last September, Zeta Jones said she was “furious” that doctors failed to detect the cancer earlier.Bipolar, also known as manic depression, causes severe mood swings, that usually last several weeks or months.Zeta Jones’s publicist Cece Yorke said the actress sought treatment for the condition following the stress of her husband’s cancer fight.“After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder,” said Yorke.“She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.”It is unclear when Zeta Jones, who is from Swansea, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder or where she received treatment.Mark Davies, from mental health charity Rethink, said the actress had shown courage in revealing the disorder as there was still a stigma around mental illness.“Although she’ll be feeling pretty fragile and vulnerable, she will have – in a sense – given some comfort to a lot of other people who are probably suffering in silence and probably feeling a great deal of fear,” he added.Mr Davies said the disorder could be triggered by a range of factors and that no individual case was the same.He said the star was likely to be given medication and talking therapy, recognised as increasingly effective in cases of serious mental illness.About 1% of the population suffers from bipolar disorder.Alun Thomas of the Welsh mental health charity Hafal said: “The important part of this news is Catherine has sought help.“Many parts of the press can sensationalise this but I think it’s important to discuss the issues sensitively and raise awareness.“Many creative and famous people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder… there are many people out there who have recovered and gone to be very productive in their lives.”Shortly after her husband was diagnosed with cancer, the actress revealed she was “furious” that doctors failed to detect the disease earlier.In an interview with People magazine last September, she said: “He sought every option and nothing was found. I knew something was up. He knew something was up.”“It makes me furious they didn’t detect it earlier,” she added.The star, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Chicago, was made a CBE by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in February.She first found fame in the UK on the small screen in the 1991 comedy drama, the Darling Buds of May, before heading to Hollywood to star in Entrapment, Traffic and The Mask of Zorro. Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more