GROTON, Conn.- Culinary Specialists from Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London’s Cross Hall Galley are helping to ensure personnel impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are staying well fed.
Hot meals are delivered daily to Sailors placed in Restriction of Movement (ROM) status at the base. Sailors who have traveled recently or just reported to SUBASE New London are placed in ROM status for 14 days to mitigate the spread of illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Naval Submarine Base New London Cross Hall Galley Team assures our national security capabilities by their commitment to mission and their critical contribution to continuity of operations. Every day, the Galley provides some 1,500 meals to Sailors to fuel them in their service to our Nation,” said Capt. Todd Moore, commanding officer, SUBASE New London. “In this pandemic environment, the Galley is not only an essential service to Naval Submarine School, but also, now, to multiple other commands with Sailors living on base in a Restriction of Movement status. Those include Sailors returning from overseas, mission-critical travel; those who may have had contact with a positive COVID-19 case; and, recently, some Sailors returning from the front lines, who served aboard USNS COMFORT in New York City. The Galley exemplifies the Navy’s parallel battles to halt the spread of COVID-19 while keeping the fleet mission capable and operational.”
SUBASE New London and its Sailors continue measures such as increased hygiene protocols, wearing facial coverings, and physical distancing when possible, to mitigate COVID-19 and help ensure the base and personnel are healthy and ready to support the essential mission, providing national security and defense when needed.