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Coast Guard, DLA senior leaders discuss current, future support
10/01/2014
DLA Logistics Operations Director Navy Rear Adm. Vincent Griffith and Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael Haycock, assistant commandant for engineering and logistics, were updated on a variety of topics Sept. 17 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.
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National Preparedness Month speaker stresses importance of planning
09/29/2014
Preventative planning and strong communication are keys to overcoming obstacles during times of distress, an expert on emergency management said Sept. 25. The theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month is: "Be disaster aware, take action to prepared."
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Annual Feds Feed Families campaign ends on high note for DLA
09/25/2014
DLA employees donated more than 23,700 pounds of food to the 2014 Feds Feed Families campaign this year, all in an effort to combat hunger across the nation. The contribution was more than 5,700 pounds higher than the previous year’s donation, officails said.
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DLA leaders learn logistics lessons at Antietam National Battlefield
09/24/2014
Senior DLA leaders and staff members got a firsthand look Sept. 19 at lessons learned from the bloodiest day in American military history at Antietam National Battlefield. A group of DLA Headquarters team members traveled to the Sharpsburg, Maryland, site.
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Continuous improvement central to Better Buying Power 3.0
09/23/2014
The undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics released a draft of the Pentagon’s Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative Sept. 19, noting that it emphasizes innovation and technical excellence while focusing on continual improvement.
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DLA Energy overcomes challenges to supply fuel in Afghanistan
09/22/2014
DLA Energy faces myriad challenges when supplying fuel to forces in Afghanistan. Along with the standard logistics of transporting fuel, the physical geography and the wartime operating environment are two of the biggest unique difficulties to overcome.
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Reporting suspicious behavior critical to stopping insider threats
09/19/2014
When dealing with potential insider threats, it’s crucial to report things that are out of the ordinary to the appropriate personnel, a senior special agent from the FBI’s Washington Field Office told McNamara Headquarters Complex employees Sept. 17.
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DLA civilian employee killed in line of duty in Afghanistan
09/18/2014
A DLA civilian employee deployed from DLA Land and Maritime, in Columbus, Ohio, died in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 16 when a car bomb was detonated near his location. Stephen Byus, 39, was a resolution specialist supervisor with Maritime Supplier Operations.
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DLA director: Logistics flexibility crucial to responding to challenges
09/18/2014
Logistics flexibility is crucial to responding to emerging challenges in an uncertain global environment, Defense Logistics Agency Director Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek told Air Force, government and industry representatives Sept. 16 in National Harbor, Maryland.
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Harnitchek urges communication with clothing and textiles industry partners
09/17/2014
What started as a small discussion forum has grown into an important decision-making opportunity, Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek said Sept. 12 during a Captains of Industry meeting focused on clothing and textiles.
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