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NEWS | March 2, 2023

I Sustain This: February 2023 Nominees

PS Magazine’s I Sustain This campaign is designed to recognize civilian sustainers who exemplify the highest standards while maintaining equipment to meet combat readiness requirements and stay in the fight, even under the most arduous of circumstances.
For Feb 2023, we had one civilian sustainer nominated for this program. That individual was Raul C. Palomo of the TACOM Fleet Management Expansion (FMX) office, North Range, Ft Lee, VA.
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Mr. Raul Palomo, Heavy Mobile Technician, TACOM FMX, Ft Lee, VA
Raul C. Palomo
Heavy Mobile Technician
TACOM Fleet Management Expansion (FMX) office, North Range, Ft Lee, VA
Nominated by: Kevin C. Peavy

Why does this person deserve recognition? Mr. Palomo maintains the training base operational readiness fleet comprised of M88A1, M88A2, M113A3, M1089A1, M1089A1P2 and M1075A1 vehicles, as well as the M10000 forklift. His meticulous attention to detail and superior maintenance knowledge enables TACOM FMX, Fort Lee, Virginia, Ordnance Division, North Range to execute organizational maintenance procedures to accomplish the critical objectives of no missed training time. With his expert support, the team is able to maintain readiness rates above 90 percent fully missioned capable status and adhere to funding goals and allocations..

Additional Comments: As an additional duty, Mr. Palomo administers the North Range battery rejuvenation program, which ensures compliance with installation’s requirements for proper battery reutilization and disposal operations.
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