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    Transition Team Prepares NOSC Des Moines for New Location

    DES MOINES (March 20, 2019)— Staff, Full Time Support Sailors, and Reserve Sailors assigned to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Des Moines partner into transition team as they prepare to move the unit to a new building.
    The NOSC will relocate from its current building in the heart of the city to a new location in Saylorville, Iowa, about 30 minutes from its current location, later this year.
    “Currently we’re in the oldest Reserve center in the [Department of Defense]. It’s an historic building but it’s time for an update and new facility that can meet our needs,” said Lt. Cmdr. Chad Rorstrom, commanding officer, NOSC Des Moines. “We’ll be getting training rooms, a distance learning center for the new computer based requirements that we’ve transitioned to, and the medical facilities will be updated significantly so we’ll be able to manage the readiness of our Sailors much better.”
    In anticipation of the move, transition team members have spent about six months preparing plans for the relocation; allocating spaces on the blueprints for various activities, figuring out logistics like overnight berthing spaces for those who drive in from out of town, and corresponding with local restaurants that may be able to provide lunch for drilling Sailors.
    Legalman 1st Class Joseph Dauterive, a transition team member, explained that the new building presents an environment tailored specifically to Reserve operational functions in order to better support the NOSC’s mission to support Reservists for mobilizations.
    “From what the plans have told us, it’ll have Wi-Fi throughout the facility and a strengthened signal. That’ll help with connectivity and help improve training. It’s going to help us with fitness as well because there will be a new gym facility, so we’ll be able to work out,” said Dauterive. “Also the location of the new NOSC is not in a congested municipality so there’s not a lot of city traffic around that area. I think that’ll all benefit us greatly.”
    So far the biggest challenge faced by the team has been building delays which were beyond their control, however, the new facility is projected to be complete and ready for use late this summer, barring any weather delays.
    “There’s a significant amount of work left to do,” Dauterive said. “A lot of people have had to do a lot of footwork, going from business to business getting quotes and estimates, but we still have further to go.”
    Undaunted by the work to come, the transition team is also carving out time to further emphasize the fresh start of the command’s next chapter by designing a new logo for the unit.
    “They’re doing an amazing job. The work that they’re putting in now is vital to the transition happening smoothly and without issues. The morale is going to skyrocket when we get to the new building,” said Rorstrom. “I think it’s important for the Sailors of Iowa who drill here to have this facility because it represents the Navy and Marine Corps Reserves commitments to those Sailors.”
    The NOSC’s new building will belong to the U.S. Marines and in addition to Navy Reserve personnel will also house Reserve Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines.
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    Date Taken: 03.20.2019
    Date Posted: 03.21.2019 11:28
    Story ID: 314977
    Location: DES MOINES, IA, US 

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    Transition Team Prepares NOSC Des Moines for New Location