CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan --
The Individual Issue Facility, formerly called the Consolidated Issue Facility, hosted an open house Tuesday at building 1024 to showcase its new location.
“We wanted to announce where we are and get the word out since many people may not know we have relocated to a new site,” said Glenn Brown Jr., Lion Vallen Industries site leader, Camp Schwab IIF, Consolidated Storage Program. “We know our customers will definitely like the new facility, especially since we’ve incorporated the mask issue/recovery point. Marines no longer have to go to Camp Hansen just to turn in their gas masks or check in to get sized for the individual protective equipment.”
The site was a former mess hall renovated to support IIF operations for Marines on Camp Schwab.
The 10-month renovation project produced increased areas for servicing customers, inventory processing, additional bulk storage capacity, MIRP and IPE sizing area, climate control, a covered area for cleaning equipment, outside processing areas for unit support, and a local security system with cameras.
“During the design process, the CSP made sure this facility would meet the requirements of the paradigm shift from the CIF to the IIF incorporating the one-stop shop for Marines to pick up all their individual issue equipment, whether it is individual combat equipment or field protective masks,” said Mary Koslowsky, quality assurance specialist, CSP. “This is in keeping with the CSP concept. We’ve just completed the transition of the MIRP into the IIF and we’re in the process of transitioning limited STAP equipment to support individual augmentees for III MEF.
The IIF staff is already receiving positive feedback, Brown added.
“This has been a great experience not having to drive to another base to turn my gear in,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesse Coddington, hospital corpsman, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. “These people have been easy to work with and it’s spacious, air-conditioned and clean.”
Marines are encouraged to visit the IIF at its new location.
For more information contact Glen Brown Jr. at 625-2767.