Posted by: arbeam | March 13, 2013

Apr 9: Luncheon Speaker Bob Cairns Manchester Fuel Depot

Bob CairnsFor our April Luncheon we are honored to have Bob Cairns, Deputy Director of the Manchester Fuel Depot, speaking  on the mission of the Manchester Fuel Department which includes a physical description of the facility, organization, and history and how we support DOD/Governmental Activities in the Pacific NW, Alaska, Hawaii and the West Coast.

Manchester Fuel Depot 250

He will brief also  on our Manchester’s recent noteworthy SECNAV mission of supplying alternative fuels made from algae, the camelina seed and cooking oil. The Manchester Fuel Depot loaded 950,000 gallons of alternative fuel in Support of RIMPAC, in July, a military exercise involving 24 nations.

Bob has spent his entire 45 year federal service career in military petroleum logistics. He has worked at 6 different facilities, including the largest one in the US Air Force(Goose Bay, Labrador-Stored 93 million gallons) and the largest Navy Fuel Terminal in the continental US(Manchester-Stores 79 million gallons). Bob worked at US Navy Station, Rota, Spain for 5 years and then has spent the last 27 years at Manchester, where he is the Deputy Director. Bob is responsible for a physical plant valued at $293 million dollars and a fuel inventory worth between $100-$250 million dollars.

Doors open at 11 am and program begins at 11:45 at the Bangor Conference Center-Trident Ball Room.


Please call Evergreen Transfer & Storage at 360 674-2762 for your lunch registration. Please call at your earliest convenience.

Hints to make this successful:

  • Cut off for reservations is April 2.
  • Please give your name as it appears on your driver’s license.
  • Spell your name to help make certain that it will be correct on the  gate access sheet.
  • If you do not have base access, you will need to provide your date of birth.

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