deployed "Forward ALPHA", the first wave of Cargo Handlers for OIF in January 2004, the novice observer might have compared them to Neapolitan ice cream.
To address this situation, NAVELSF
personnel trained on Army equipment at Fort Eustis, Virginia, before deploying to Kuwait.
LT Don Green, Reservist deployed to NAVELSF
FWD HQ, Camp Arifjan Kuwait
combat logistics department identified Sailors within the department as well as NCHB-1 with unique driving skills, experience or potential and desire to participate in a convoy to drive these vehicles to Cheatham Annex (CAX), Williamsburg, from Orange, Texas, said CDR Danny Motley, NAVELSF
Director of Combat Logistics and convoy commander.
The 528th under the command of NAVELSF
Forward Bravo began its journey in July 2004 in Virginia and returned to Norfolk, Va., for demobilization processing in January 2005.
A third group of NAVELSF
Sailors--drawn from NCHB 9 in Springfield, Mo., and commanded by CDR (Sel) Joe Strenfel--is now on the ground in Iraq and building on the successes of their predecessors.
Members of NAVELSF
FWD OSCAR, a command made up of about 400 Navy Reservists, volunteered to support the Navy and the U.S.
The training provided was in addition to combat skills training provided by NAVELSF
. From Fort Bliss, Wave One deployed into theater with an initial stop in Kuwait where body armor and additional briefs were received.
SK2 Lillibeth Colorado, Reservist serving with NAVELSF
CAPT Terrance Ronan, NAVELSF
staff Reserve Operations/Plans Department Head, led the attendees in uplifting responsorial verses.
12, 2004, more than 400 Navy Reservists mobilized by the Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force (NAVELSF
) reported to Williamsburg, Va., to begin six weeks of intensive training to fulfill a customs inspection mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
As an example, he briefly discussed the upcoming Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force (NAVELSF
) reserve mobilization and deployment in support of the CENTCOM Customs mission.