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    Singapore Area Coordinator Welcomes USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

    Singapore Area Coordinator Welcomes USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Veloicaza | SINGAPORE (April 5, 2018) – The Singapore Area Coordinator (SAC), welcomed Sailors...... read more read more



    Story by Christopher Veloicaza 

    Singapore Area Coordinator

    The Singapore Area Coordinator (SAC), welcomed Sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CVN 71) during their port visit to Singapore, April 2-5, 2018.
    The Roosevelt was accompanied by the USS Preble (DDG 88), the USS Halsey (DDG 97), and the USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). During port visits from U.S. Navy vessels, SAC supporting departments and tenant commands such as the Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Yokosuka, Site Singapore, often extend vigorous efforts in supporting of the Fleet. For example, FLC logistics teams coordinate with supply officers onboard ships prior to their arrival to provide quality logistics services such as provisions, fuel, postal services, and pier-side support.
    During the strike group's visit the extent and volume of support provided by FLCY Site Singapore included 48 pallets of provisions, 2,100 pieces of cargo at 103,000 pounds, 77 pallets of mail at 38,500 pounds.
    "A Strike Group port visit requires a lot of logistical muscle movement with lots of variables and multiple stakeholders involved; thus, advance planning, pre-coordination, and consistent coordinated engagement amongst the logistics organizations and partners are critical in making such a visit successful,” said Cmdr. Mark Ivan Axinto, SC, USN, Site Director, NAVSUP FLCY Site Singapore. “These coordination efforts are essential in de-conflicting schedules, prioritizing the deliveries of fleet cargoes, mail, fuel, provisions, supplies, and services to optimize the use of the shared and limited port resources, scheduling access of multiple support contractors, and myriad other logistics considerations.”

    Additionally, Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities were in full swing as the Sailors took advantage of the installation’s sports facilities and dined at the Terror Club along with other services such as shopping at the Navy Exchange and utilizing Navy Federal Credit Union banking services. By the end of the four-day period, for the strike group Sailors, it was about having familiar surroundings to rest and relax.
    For Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Ryan Johnston, having access to the installation’s resources made this port visit more enjoyable.
    “The laundry services were great and the Terror Club was amazing with the swimming pool, its open-air bar and indoor bar,” Johnston said. “It really took away the feeling of being on deployment - it was more of a vacation spot.”
    Strike group Sailors also found some quiet time at the Café Lah Community Center, a quaint coffee shop featuring espresso coffees, sandwiches and free Wi-Fi. Here, Sailors enjoyed free movies, comfortable seating and a place to unwind. Aside from Café Lah and along the Headquarters’ building walkway, local souvenir shops and a barbershop, which have been here for more than 20 years, saw much foot traffic.
    Meanwhile, the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CVN-71) left its home-port of San Diego, Calif., Oct. 6, 2017 for its regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility.



    Date Taken: 04.05.2018
    Date Posted: 04.06.2018 04:39
    Story ID: 272003
    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US 

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