Navy Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Feet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka Site Singapore completed an annual Postal Assist Visit (PAV) January 19, certifying the Site’s adherence to Department of Defense (DoD) regulations and enhancing the skills of post office workers through training opportunities.
“Mr. Mike Kinstle was sent here from our main body in Yokosuka to make sure that our post office is running in compliance with the DoD rules and regulations,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Myra Nortado, logistics specialist at FLC Site Singapore. “The PAV inspection ensures we are knowledgeable in how to handle the community's mail, the mail for any ships that are in port, order supplies, properly handle the financial aspects of a post office, and safeguard the security of the mail.”
For several years, the military community in Sembawang has participated in the Angel Tree program, which is a volunteer and giving program that benefits homes where children, for various reasons, are under the care of people other than their families.
In late December, members of the Sembawang military community were opportune in providing a bit of holiday love and cheer to the children of Chen Su Lan Methodist Children's Home. The home’s mission, according to Jonathan Tan, the program coordinator for the children’s home, is to provide loving, nurturing for needy and disadvantaged children of all races and religions and prepare them to be responsible members of family and community. The home currently houses 78 residents between the ages of 5 and 16 years of age and is expanding their services this January.
“We accomplish our mission by essentially breaking the cycle of abuse, neglect and poverty,” Tan said. “The tangible way to do this is to invest in the child’s spiritual and educational well-being because this is the only the way to increase their chances to a better future.”
The Environmental Department for Navy Region Center Singapore (NRCS) along with members of the British Defence Singapore Support Unit (BDSSU), conducted their annual Facility Response Training (FRT) Certification, Jan. 10, 2017, to hone spill response techniques and capabilities.
The NRCS Environmental Department hosted and sponsored the certification course, which included an in-class training session and a practical application event for both first responders assigned to the BDSSU and U.S. Navy staff assigned to the region. For NRCS, this was an opportunity to conduct annual training with the British and also to ensure safety measures for new real-world emergency scenarios were in place.
“The threat of oil spills occurring in our port is very real,” said Chantry Davis, NRCS Environmental Director. “The waterways between Singapore and Malaysia are busy shipping areas and we must be prepared to contain any oil or fuel spills in a matter of minutes.”
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day! Thank you to all those that came out to setup, run, cheer and be a part of a supportive and rallying force in our community. Shoes were flying off as runners enthusiastically dashed from the starting line. An appearance by our Chiefs made the morning extra special.