DLA Headquarters News

Agency software consolidation, cloud migration save costs, boost warfighter support
By reducing and consolidating the number of software programs used by the agency, DLA Information Operations is helping cut costs, boost security and provide truly mobile worldwide warfighter support. Graphic by Paul Crank.
Oct. 16, 2018 - The effort to update, consolidate and standardize software across the Defense Logistics Agency, known as “application rationalization,” is helping the agency improve cybersecurity, lower costs and streamline its operating environments.

Navy birthday celebration unites leaders, shipmates
DLA Land and Maritime Commander Rear Adm. John Palmer addresses the audience as officers and sailors stand in formation along the staircase leading into the McNamara Headquarters Complex cafeteria during the Navy’s 243rd birthday celebration. Photo by Teodora Mocanu.
Oct. 15, 2018 - McNamara Headquarters Complex tenant organizations celebrated the Navy's 243rd birthday Oct. 11.

Visit to site of key World War I victory prompts reflection, appreciation
DLA Europe and Africa employees and guests visited the St. Mihiel American Cemetery, whose grounds are planted with fields of poppies. From left: Del Miltenberger, Tami Dinan, Rob Dinan, Mike Wolskey, Joe Caire, Jim White, Rhonda Johns, Ron Johns (Courtesy photo)
Oct. 12, 2018 - Nov. 11, 2018, marks not only Veterans Day but also the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Members of the DLA Europe and Africa Enterprise team recently visited the sites of the St. Mihiel Offensive — a key moment in the history of Europe and of the U.S. Army.

DLA employee volunteers time to track, observe dangerous elements
John Fertsch of DLA Information Operations volunteers as a 'storm chaser,' providing valuable information to federal weather officials when hurricanes and tornados threaten. Courtesy photo
Oct. 11, 2018 - Outside his work hours, a Defense Logistics Agency employee at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, volunteers in an activity that puts him in danger to provide valuable information to help his fellow Americans.

DLA Aviation News

DSCR recognizes annual Fire Prevention Week
Defense Logistics Agency Installation Operations Richmond Fire Inspector Evron Brightly trains Alexandra Rackley, food and beverage attendant, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Office, DLA Installation Operations Richmond, on the proper way to put out a fire using a fire extinguisher in the Center Restaurant during Defense Supply Center Richmond's National Fire Prevention Week kick-off festivities Oct. 9, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.
Oct. 16, 2018 - Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia recognized National Fire Prevention Week with a huge kick-off in support of this year’s theme “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware Fire can happen anywhere,” on Oct. 9.

DLA Distribution News

Globetrotting logistics champion Jerry Brown retires after 36 years
DLA Distribution deputy commander Twila Gonzales, Senior Executive Service, presents Jerry Brown with the DLA Exceptional Civilian Service Award.
Oct. 17, 2018 - Kuwait, Guam, Italy, Bahrain, Turkey, Germany: Each poses its own unique logistics challenges and, during his storied career, Jerry “JB” Brown tackled them all.

DLA Land and Maritime News

Puget Sound increases contracting awards nearly 50 percent, awarding small businesses millions
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, is home to one of seven Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s detachments. The detachments are separated into shipyards and depot-level reparable locations. Having forward presence locations at the detachment sites allows DLA Land and Maritime to ensure its serving the customers’ needs by providing business advice and assistance. Additionally, this presence provides oversight of the full range of planning, execution and administration of contractual actions to ensure accurate and timely delivery of the required supplies. Overall, DLA Land and Maritime is the headquarters for DLA’s Land and Maritime supply chains with over 2,500 employees in 37 locations around the world with primary operations at the Defense Supply Center Columbus in Columbus, Ohio.
Oct. 16, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Puget Sound detachment achieved a 43 percent increase in contracting actions this year. The contracting division executed more than $103 million in contract awards during fiscal year 2018 in support of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, an increase of nearly 50 percent over FY17.

Logistics In Action

Coolest job in the Air Force, in a manner of speaking
Airman 1st Class Molly Michael and Tech. Sgt. Ben Jonkman, both A-10 Thunderbolt II crew chiefs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., service A-10s with liquid oxygen at Selfridge, Oct. 14, 2018. Michael recently completed her initial technical training and Jonkman was supervising her on-the-job training.
Oct. 15, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Oxygen begins to boil at -297 degrees Fahrenheit and will freeze at around -361 degrees Fahrenheit — in between these two temperatures you have oxygen in liquid form. Handling liquid oxygen, also known as LOX, can be very dangerous and is done on a daily basis by the crew chiefs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

DLA Disposition Services News

Liehr named DLA Employee of Quarter
DLA Disposition Services materials examiner and identifier Jeremy Liehr was named Defense Logistics Agency Employee of the Quarter in October for serving as agency equipment manager in Afghanistan.
Oct. 12, 2018 - Jeremy Liehr, a materials examiner and identifier for the DLA Disposition Services at Lewis site, was recently named one of three Defense Logistics Agency Employees of the Quarter.

DLA Energy News

First quarterly DFSP site visit, Andrews AFB
DLA Energy employees stand in front of Defense Fuel Support Point at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, during a site-visit tour Sept. 26.  Photo by Elizabeth Stoeckmann
Oct. 16, 2018 - A firsthand glimpse at where the fuel comes in, where it is stored, how it is tested and transferred through underground pipelines is an important part of understanding Defense Logistics Agency Energy’s mission.

DLA Troop Support News

DLA Troop Support’s Joint Reserve Force meets with commander at inaugural town hall event
DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly addresses the Joint Reserve Force at Troop Support's first JRF town hall event Oct. 12 in Philadelphia. Simerly held the event to hear from and engage with the reservists. Photo by John Dwyer III.
Oct. 16, 2018 - Reservists assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support were recognized for their role in