The US Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) has opened a new headquarters building for Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) in Bahrain.

The opening ceremony for the building at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain was performed by NAVSUP commander rear admiral Michelle C Skubic and the 48th Chief of the Supply Corps.

NAVSUP FLC Bahrain commanding officer captain Terrel Fisher said: “Moving out of dispersed warehouse office spaces into a permanent office setting boosts the quality of life for the workforce.

“We now have improved facilities for our team to perform their daily work of supporting the fleet and our many partners around the base.”

“The Bahrain centre is one of eight FLCs currently operating under Commander, NAVSUP.”

The headquarters will help consolidate a number of departments working under NAVSUP FLC Bahrain and will enable cross-departmental communication and collaboration.

In addition, the facility will help increase the delivery of NAVSUP’s products and services to local customers.

With office accommodation for 97 personnel, the facility will be able to provide space for the NAVSUP’s leadership, administrative office, business office, contracting office, general counsel and command support staff.

The Bahrain centre is one of eight FLCs currently operating under Commander, NAVSUP.

Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, US, and employing a total worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, the US Navy command focuses on missions to deliver supplies, services and support to the navy and joint troops.

In April, the UK Royal Navy opened its new Naval Support Facility at Mina Salman port in Bahrain, which serves as the hub for the navy’s enhanced operations in the Gulf, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.