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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 6, 1982, Tokyo, Japan November 1982 Guam Pacific stars and stripes Supply depot is Pacific grocery by army Douglas Burton Navy naval Supply depot last time you pinched a Tomato in the commissary or ordered your Steak medium rare at the did you Stop to contemplate How it got there after How Many cattle ranches have you passed on Marine drive the people behind that Tomato and Steak Are the subsistence division of the naval Supply depot heres a Sample of their shopping list dozen eggs pounds lettuce pounds tomatoes pounds onions to nods subsistence division this is simply a portion of their usual monthly food the amounts dont seem As when one realizes their Job is feeding Guam military an estimated Over Worth of groceries Are maintained in their warehouses at All appropriately they Call themselves the supermarket of the if you you Are affected by our work at says the divisions whether shopping in the eating in the club or going to Chow at the enlisted dining Foo gathering operation Burtons division is located just outside nods main Gate on xray named after xray which Borders their Large Foo gathering operation is accomplished by three branches inventory Stow and refrigeration together they store and disperse the foodstuffs required by both the air Force and Navy com which include All military pro Duce for the Seabee projects on Ponape and not to mention supplying All military ships coming into apra a key member of this team is Luis inventory management specialist in charge of inventory his lengthy title Means that Camacho manages an eight person staff to order maintain inventory records and process food requests received from their 22 major Cus Camacho has worked in his present position for the past year and a for an idea of the care Camacho staff takes in their just pick up a copy of their latest inventory report which boasts a percent they evidently know How to keep track of their potatoes and inventory report the inventory is even More of a Success because of our increased Dollar explains usually the More dollars you the More but not he said with a according to Good cooperation and understanding Are the keys that work for the Job is very he if you have too much lettuce you get in if you dont have enough lettuce you get in he but i like customers place orders with Cam aches who compile and order perishable items from Ala and nonperishable from provisions arrive every 10 Days by surface ship and perishable or emergency items Are airlifted weekly by commercial once the foodstuffs store keeper chief Mario Narciso co ordinates his seven civilian and seven military workers in the physical stowage and Issue of he is also charged with supervision and maintenance of three warehouses of xray com despite warehouses Narciso explained that space was once a problem with provisions waiting in refrigerated trucks to be through space is now a walk through the immense warehouse with their neatly stacked Walls of attests to Narciso also takes Pride in the successful inventory As proof that control exists against pilferage and loss problems that often accompany the storage staff workers get the Odd hours at xray our Job Joe Meno unloads us is to satisfy and Supply All Island explains we meet delivery deadlines not Only for the but the air sea and our other what would become of the cases of hamburger patties if one of Narcison Freezer rooms Ever quit that is where the third Branch of subsistence comes in refrigerator leading this essential Crew is Tomas men Diola has worked As a refrigeration Mechanic for Ned since serving under 16 commanding offi Mendiola and his Crew keep the antiquated ammonia refrigeration machinery delivered to Guam in the cold storage system is the largest on the Only one in and was shared by the air Force until they built their own smaller system five years the 10 men working with Mendiola maintain the portable air refrigerators and water coolers for All of the Job these men have chosen can be a dangerous ammonia is highly explosive in a confined any spark can create an expo according to he it is very if we have a we Are aware of it they have never had an the ammonia unit is soon to be currently under going it is being replaced by the modern freon22 room 2 of the Freezer warehouse is already under the new system and work has begun converting room 6 into a combination Freezer Hill we Hope to have room 6 operational two and a half months from said the replacement project is estimated at a Cost of whatever the Job is re Frig stowage or inventory control the three branches work together to make xray a very self sufficient compound so sufficient they Are often called a says ninety nine Point seven percent of All customer re quests Are id like to see that become 100 percent in quantities wanted or suitable Cus Tomer service is our whole reason for being if we dont satisfy a we Haven done our Andersen cracks Down on safety Belt problem by Clem Mewmaw air Force Andersen fab roaring through the Countryside in a pickup is a blast but having someone ride in the Back Only to fall out after hitting a bump or Hole is something to protect people on Andersen a revised base traffic Andersen fab regulation is being this revision deals specifically with people Riding in the Back of privately owned pickups and the use of safety belts in motor beginning people Riding in the Back or bed of pickups on Andersen fab will be required to Wear safety seat pickups with people not complying with this requirement will not be allowed on in More emphasis will be placed on the requirement that All occupants of motor vehicles Wear seat from now through people entering the base and those halted for Normal traffic stops will be reminded by Security police of these to enforce these the following administrative actions will be taken for those violating the code first commanders will give verbal or written counselling a second violation within a 12month period will result in suspension of driving privileges for 90 and 180 protecting our most important resource people is our said Eddie chief of ground safety for the 43rd strategic he also stressed that it is the Drivers responsibility to ensure everyone in the vehicle uses safety Gamble said the Only exception to the revised code will be military people Riding in the Back of government trucks or metro vans while performing official these people will be required to follow proper safety procedures which include being seated on the bed or floor of the not the wheel with arms and legs inside the reducing the risk of death or injury is a responsibility everyone must according to the insurance Institute for Highway the risk of death is reduced 72 percent with the use of la shoulder Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for contributions to this if you have a Story that would be of particular interest to this please let your Pao know about

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