On October 2, 1995, the Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) was established with the merging of the former Aviation Supply Office (ASO) in Philadelphia and Ships Parts Control Center (SPCC) in Mechanicsburg. The purpose of this merger was to bring together all of the Navy's Program Support Inventory Control Point (PSICP) functions under a single command. The move to join the activities together as one Command, two sites, was the result of a need to reduce costs and infrastructure as well as to standardize inventory management procedures with a mission "to provide Navy, Marine Corps, Joint and Allied Forces quality supplies and services on a timely basis."
Aviation support has a rich history, dating back to 1917 with the establishment of the Naval Aircraft Factory at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. In order to support the expanding and complex Naval air system, ASO was founded on October 1, 1941, with 200 civilian employees and 14 officers at the Naval Aircraft Factory in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. In December 1942, ASO was given its own home within the Naval Aviation Supply Depot. By the end of 1945, the Depot boasted 5,332 civilians, 507 officers, and 676 enlisted personnel. There are now 1,145 civilians employed at the Philadelphia site. The Philadelphia site primarily focuses on aviation and weapon system support. Among the aircraft supported are the F/A-18 and the V-22 as well as various engines, common avionics, and support equipment.
Renamed to NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support