DLA Headquarters News

DLA, Marine Corps officials refine logistics support
DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams (right) describes the strong U.S. Marine Corps and the Defense Logistics Agency  partnership to Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Mike Dana (left), deputy commandant of installations and logistics, and other officials during the annual Marine Corps-DLA Day at the McNamara Headquarters Complex June 13. Photo by Teodora Mocanu
June 21, 2018 - Weapons systems support and backorder reductions topped the agenda of the annual Marine Corps, DLA Day at McNamara Headquarters Complex June 13.

DLA forward presence enhances commodity, service support during Saber Strike
Army Master Sgt. Lewmas Laurinaitis, a culinary specialist with the 16th Sustainment Brigade cooks French toast in a mobile kitchen with subsistence items provided by DLA during Saber Strike 2018. DLA is supporting the U.S. Army, Europe-led exercise taking place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland June 3-15. Photo by Nutan Chada
June 19, 2018 - U.S. forces in the Baltics and Poland for Saber Strike 2018 have easier access to critical supplies like food, fuel and repair parts with the deployment of Defense Logistics Agency personnel to Powidz, Poland.

Army celebrates 243 years of traditions, transitions, sacrifice
DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams (second from right) and (far right) keynote speaker Army Lt. Gen. Mitchell Stevenson (retired) speak with Army Maj. Jeremy Haynes (seated), who was injured while deployed to Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan. Photo by Teodora Mocanu.
June 18, 2018 - Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mitchell Stevenson, former Army deputy chief of staff for logistics, reflected on the Army's contributions to the nation at a June 14 Army birthday celebration at DLA's McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Expeditionary contracting officers needed to provide global logistics support
Members of DLA’s Expeditionary Contracting Cadre support the initial stages of disaster and contingency operations such as the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Joe Andrews from DLA Aviation deployed last fall to provide expeditionary contracting support for this mobile surgical hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico, while the local civilian hospital underwent repairs. Courtesy photo
June 15, 2018 - The DLA Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office needs contracting specialists to join its Expeditionary Contracting Cadre, a group of volunteers who deploy to establish logistics support in the initial stages of disaster relief and contingency operations around the world.

DLA Aviation News

Construction Begins on DSCR’s New East Gate
Defense Logistics Agency Installation Operations Richmond begins construction on the new East Gate, located near the former housing area on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia this month and is expected to be completed by August 2019. (Courtesy Graphic)
June 11, 2018 - In an effort to comply with current anti-terrorism standards, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Operations Richmond is embarking on a $6 million project to replace the East Gate. The new gate will be located near the former housing area adjacent to Jefferson Davis Highway on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The work began this month and is expected to be completed by August 2019.

DLA Distribution News

McGee assumes command at DLA Distribution Korea
Army Lt. Col. James M. McGee assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea in a June 21 ceremony.
June 21, 2018 - United States Army Lt. Col. James M. McGee assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea in a June 21 ceremony officiated by DLA Pacific commander, Navy Capt. Timothy Daniels.

DLA Land and Maritime News

Industry partnerships, small business dominate final day of logistics conference
Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams greets members of the DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Office Earl Madison and Ami Banks during a visit to the exhibition hall June 19 shortly after his keynote address to kick off the 2018 DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Exposition in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The exposition featured more than 70 exhibitor booths representing organizations that produce or supply equipment or services to support the Warfighter on both land and at sea.
June 21, 2018 - The 2018 Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Exposition concluded June 20 with discussions on evolving industry partnerships and small business opportunities.

Logistics In Action

442nd AES aerial porters 'move the fight'
Airman 1st Class Ariel Santos, 442nd Air Expeditionary Squadron aerial porter, directs a K-loader during an aircraft unloading, June 7, 2018, at Camp Taji, Iraq. The 442nd AES was responsible for distributing more than 117 tons of cargo in the month of May, which supported Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz)
June 21, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing website — Airmen from the 442nd Air Expeditionary Squadron, located at Camp Taji, manage one of the aerial ports-of-entry for assets in Iraq. This port directly supports a multi-national coalition conducting missions for Operation Inherent Resolve.

DLA Disposition Services News

Agency supports Veterans Affairs outreach to Grand Rapids veterans
After learning about resources, veterans receive surplus military items provided to Veterans Affairs from DLA Disposition Services.
June 20, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency employees leant their support to veterans in need through a Veteran Affairs Stand Down in Wyoming, Michigan, on June 15.

DLA Energy News

Fueling Saber Strike
(Left to right) DLA Energy Europe and Africa liaison to Headquarters United States Army Europe Mark Knapp, chief of Fuel Division for Polish Headquarters Inspectorate of Support Lt. Col. Waldek Majkowski, and Army’s 16th Sustainment Brigade Sgt. 1st Class Ropati Sooala pose at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, during their observation of the fuel system supply point. Photo courtesy of Mark Knapp.
June 21, 2018 - Acquisition Cross Service Agreements provided reciprocal fuel support between partner nations, contracts were issued for the direct delivery of bulk fuel to the region, and DLA Energy Europe and Africa personnel were forward-deployed to ensure the warfighters had the support needed throughout the multinational training exercise, Saber Strike 2018, held in the Baltic States and Poland, June 3-15.

DLA Troop Support News

Troop Support commander engages local business leaders to share DLA mission, impact
Members of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce pose with Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support senior leaders during the chamber's visit to the Philadelphia location June 18. Troop Support hosted the visit and provided information on the DLA mission and Troop Support's local and global impacts.
June 20, 2018 - Members of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce learned more about the mission and impact of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia at a meeting June 18.