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Archive: May, 2015

May 29, 2015

Better Buying Power in practice

As part of the Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative to drive down costs and provide faster service, the DLA Land and Maritime Strategic Acquisitions Program Directorate has long-term contracts covering 52,000 items representing more than $650 million in annual spending.

May 29, 2015

From material handler to DLA Distribution Jacksonville director: A spotlight on Brian Burkholder’s career

Brian Burkholder’s career spans from material handler to the director of DLA Distribution Jacksonville, Fla.

May 29, 2015

Bahrain native sees green at DLA records management training

Shaima Haji, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Bahrain, started her career as a librarian for the Navy in 2012. In March, 2013 Haji transferred to DLA to take on the role of command records management coordinator. Recently, Haji traveled to the U.S. for the first time to attend training provided for records coordinators at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa.

May 28, 2015

Muhammad retires, passes responsibility to Tobin

In a ceremony filled with laughter and memories, the Defense Logistics Agency’s senior enlisted leader marked the end of a 32-year U.S. Army career and passed responsibility to his replacement May 27 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

May 28, 2015

TACOM life cycle group visits DLA Distribution

To give customers a firsthand view of their items in DLA’s care, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution hosted a visit from members of TACOM’s Integrated Logistics Support Center May 27.

May 28, 2015

DLA expands refueling capability and Pacific resiliency

In support of Pacific Command warfighter requirements, Defense Logistics Agency Energy and Military Sealift Command revived a long-standing capability for delivering fuel to the fleet for the first time in more than a decade.

May 27, 2015

Red River’s Harding named Employee of the Quarter

Marsha Harding, information assistant at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas, has been named DLA Distribution Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.

May 27, 2015

DLA Distribution Oklahoma City Honors Three with Employee of the Year awards

On May 4, seven Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Ohla., employees were honored at the 2015 Public Service Recognition Awards ceremony sponsored by the Federal Executive Board. Of the seven nominees submitted by DLA Distribution Oklahoma City, three were selected as Employees of the Year.

May 26, 2015

DLA Aviation meets with strategic suppliers to discuss common concerns

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation senior leaders met with their strategic suppliers May 6 at the 21st Senior Executive Partnership Roundtable in Richmond, Virginia. Topics focused on challenges faced in today’s budgetary environment, Better Buying Power and commercial pricing.

May 26, 2015

Life lessons from a team member and Vietnam Veteran at DLA Distribution Korea

By his calm and respectful demeanor, Chae Pong Yu seems no different from many of his colleagues at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea. Indeed, his full head of dark hair and toned skin suggest a man much younger than his life experiences. Yu’s work ethic and energy level reinforces the notion that he is a much younger man. But looks often deceive, and quiet professionals do not announce their many accomplishments. Yu is in fact a proud veteran of the Vietnam War and has served United States Forces Korea for over four decades, including the last 10 years here at DLA Distribution Korea.