The Sailors of NECE JAX – a terrific group!
Highlights of my visit include an overview of the reference insect collection used to educate our deploying IAs and Sailors on specific insect threats; the testing and evaluation shop where I had the opportunity to see (and use!) the equipment our Sailors use for pest control; the laboratory and the small wind-tunnel used for aerosol tests (among other things); and the NECE insectary which contains some very “interesting” bugs, including the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.
|Receiving an overview of the thermal fogger |
(used to control mosquitoes) from
Engineman First Class Raul Pomales.
My visit to NECE was very useful and I was very impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of our NECE Sailors. And although our entomology mission may not be well-known throughout the Navy, this small group of dedicated Sailors has a very big mission that has a global impact for our Navy. All the best, JCHjr