Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Commander Rear Adm. Katherine Gregory visited NAVFAC facilities in the Southeast region April 1 through 3.
Gregory visited Naval Submarine Base (NSB) Kings Bay, Georgia, Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Naval Station (NS) Mayport, Florida, and NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during the trip.
The purpose of the three-day visit was to get a first-hand look at the major projects that each base is working on, discuss issues that each might be experiencing, hold all-hands calls with the public works departments, and meet with leadership, field personnel, support commanders, and the military wardrooms.
One of the major projects she was briefed on during her visit was the NAS Jacksonville $51 million runway project, due to begin in June. Gregory toured the current runway and was shown the repair work that has been done to keep it operational until the project begins.
The trip was not all meetings and tours; during her stop Gregory recognized a few standouts at each of the installations, presenting several individuals with a coin and taking time to congratulate them for their hard work and dedication encouraging them to keep up the good work.
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