By Darrell E. Waller, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center Public Affairs
PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) completed a demonstration of energy efficient, expeditionary tent camp facilities and light construction expeditionary equipment Aug. 12-13.
The two-day demonstration was a milestone in the development of standard tent camp capability sets for use with all Navy Expeditionary Table of Allowances (TOAs), and included representatives from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), Naval Beach Groups, Naval Special Warfare Command, Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command, and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).
"This event provided the Navy Expeditionary Enterprise their first hands-on exposure to NAVFAC proposed standardized capabilities," said NAVFAC EXWC Commanding Officer Capt. Mark. K. Edelson. "The equipment displayed here is more energy efficient than previous types and delivers huge benefits to our nation's warfighters through reductions in energy use and fuel consumption on the battlefield."
The demonstration was part of a joint Naval Expeditionary Program Office (NEPO) and EXWC 2014 effort to redesign combat operation center infrastructure under SPAWAR's Navy Enterprise Tactical Command and Control capability directly supporting the NECC.
Batch laundry capabilities, and redesigned weapons transport containers and lightweight water purification system were among the items on display. Legacy configurations of the FY15 standardization effort were also highlighted, including multiple shower and latrine systems, energy-efficient environment control units, Tactical Quite Generators, power control panels, water and fuel systems including bladders and SIXCON's (shipping containers).
First-day highlights included informational briefs, discussions and a review of the comprehensive manual developed by NEPO and EXWC for the equipment displayed. Subject matter experts and technical staffs presented each facility or functional capability to assembled participants.
NEPO and EXWC will gather feedback and consider changes before implementation in the final TOA configurations.
NAVFAC EXWC is the Navy's premier activity for facilities and expeditionary technology solutions, engineering services, equipment logistics and products needed to equip the fleet and meet warfighter requirements. EXWC also delivers specialized engineering and technology solutions that support sustainable facilities and provides logistics and expeditionary systems support for Navy combat force capabilities.