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Dec. 30, 2016

DLA Aviation in JAX teams with Navy employees to support local Toys for Tots

Employees from Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Jacksonville, Florida, along with Navy employees from Fleet Readiness Center Southeast’s Avionics Shop collected and donated toys in support of the annual Toys for Tots Program.

Dec. 30, 2016

Oklahoma City’s Stella awarded the Paul D. Oliver DLA Distribution Packaging Excellence Award

David Stella, packaging specialist for the Preservation, Packaging, Packing and Marking branch at DLA Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., was awarded the 2015 Paul D. Oliver DLA Distribution Packaging Excellence Award.

Dec. 29, 2016

Time is running out to give to CFC

In this question and answer session, Doug Thomas, DLA Energy Strategic Programs and Policy Directorate program manager, discusses the charity he supports through CFC, the charity he supported in the past, and why it’s important to him.

Dec. 29, 2016

Travel authorizations streamlined, DTS compliance rates improved

last minute, overseas mission was put into jeopardy earlier this year due to errors in employees’ Defense Travel System accounts. Scenarios like this caused two Troop Support employees to peak under the hood of DTS to find out why and fix it.

Dec. 29, 2016

Richmond’s Gambrell retires after 27 years of federal service

David R. Gambrell, DLA Distribution Richmond, Va., deputy director will retire on Dec. 31, after 27 years of federal service.

Dec. 29, 2016

Best Places to Work rankings show DLA employees with high job satisfaction

Federal employee job satisfaction increased slightly in 2016, and Defense Logistics Agency employees’ job satisfaction reflected that trend.

Dec. 28, 2016

Keeping the cold out

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Eielson Air Force Base website — The Airmen at the Central Heat and Power Plant are a big part of the reason buildings on base stay warm during the holiday season, despite the below-freezing temperatures outside.

Dec. 28, 2016

DLA, DHA save millions on military medical materiel through ECAT

Anyone who has been in a big-box retailer knows two-gallon buckets of mayonnaise have lower per-unit prices than 20-ounce jars. It’s just basic bulk purchasing power at work. And as interagency collaboration within DOD is proving, it applies to more than just condiments.

Dec. 28, 2016

Susquehanna’s Finn presented award for support to National Guard and Reserve

On December 16, Paul Finn, Eastern Distribution Center operations manager at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., was presented the Patriotic Employer award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, South Central Pennsylvania.

Dec. 28, 2016

Agency employees learn to value ‘sound of silence’

Improving communication among the workforce has long been a goal of the Defense Logistics Agency, and employees over the years have asked for instruction in American Sign Language to help them communicate with their deaf and hard-of-hearing coworkers.