CAMP HANSEN, Japan –
Bulk fuel Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted training on revolutionary new equipment during the two-day procurement training of the Expeditionary Mobile Fuel Additization Capability (EMFAC) from June 13 through June 14 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The equipment, although still not fully transitioned into a Marine Corps program of record, is a major step forward for the future of Marine Corps warfighting concept development.
“The EMFAC is a straightforward solution to logistical problems the Marine Corps has identified in modern training exercises and operations,” explained Sgt. Calvin Gravette III, a local subject matter expert on the EMFAC.
“In most Marines’ allied countries, additives are not required for fuel,” explained Gravette, a bulk fuel specialist with Bulk Fuel Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. “The Marine Corps, on the other hand, has military specification for fuel for equipment and vehicles. What the EMFAC does is bridge that gap with our allies and partners by allowing us to test and produce military specific fuel anywhere.”