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Pax River Supply Division Wins Supply Blue E

In its first year participating, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Detachment Patuxent River, has been awarded the Commander, Naval Air Forces’ Blue E Supply Excellence Award, presented to commands that provide exceptional supply management support. The award, based on a combination of monthly effectiveness reports and a multiple-day Supply Management Inspection (SMI), is given after careful evaluation of supply and materiel management, including finances, inventory control, warehouse support and the management of aviation-related repairable components. “We support all aviation activities on base,” said Dan Gardner, site director at Pax River. “That includes shipping, receiving and warehousing. We’ll issue squadrons aircraft parts when they fail, we’ll have parts inducted to the Fleet Readiness Center for repair, and we also provide fuel to the entire base.” Along with Deputy Site Director Scott Jaques, Gardner oversees 105 employees, a combination of Sailors, civilians and contractors; and it took Gardner and Jaques making a formal request before Pax River was approved for participation in the award. “The difference between Pax and the rest of the Navy’s air stations is that the [Aviation Support Division] and the Supply Department here are NAVSUP-run,” Gardner explained. “Everything else is run from Commander, Naval Air […]

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