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Dec. 10, 2018

Blind snack bar proprietor retires

It’s 4 a.m. and the silver urn coffee pots are percolating with hot coffee. Christmas music plays in the background. The Defense Logistics Agency police force eagerly fill their coffee cups and hail the snack shop’s 80 year old proprietor Clellan Vandevander, affectionately known as “Mac.”

Dec. 10, 2018

Tablet usage – a modernization beginning for DLA Distribution Tobyhanna

Employees at DLA Distribution Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania have been using tablets in the warehouse since 2016.

Dec. 10, 2018

Ramstein Airmen build a bare base in contested exercise

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Ramstein Air Base website — Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing's 435th Contingency Response Group and more than 11 other organizations, along with one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Grostenquin Air Base, France, to participate in exercise Contested Forge.

Dec. 7, 2018

Agency employees share holiday spirit with their neighbors

Once again Defense Logistics Agency employees in Battle Creek, Michigan, connected with the community to help those in need enjoy the holiday season through the employees’ contributions to the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program.

Dec. 7, 2018

Headquarters complex employees ring in the holidays

McNamara Headquarters Complex employees celebrated an annual tradition at the Dec. 6 Christmas tree lighting ceremony and holiday social. Before the tree lighting ceremony, DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams hosted an agencywide open house event to encourage its employees to share talents, mingle and partake in refreshments.

Dec. 7, 2018

NASA engineer talks culture, resilience at annual Native American heritage celebration

An aerospace engineer and Haudenosaunee tribal member headlined the Defense Federal Community’s Native American Heritage Month celebration Nov. 29 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Dec. 7, 2018

DLA Troop Support presents new planning for wildfire support

With several wild fires blazing this year, DLA Troop Support and other federal agencies changed its planning approach to supporting the USDA’s Wildland Fire Protection Program.

Dec. 7, 2018

Providing Power, Maintaining Barriers at ADAB

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing website — Imagine this: a fighter aircraft has no power resistance to catch it, causing it to run off the runway upon landing. Or this: a major power outage inside a medical treatment facility keeps patients from receiving care.

Dec. 7, 2018

Transportation employees receive award at Defense conference

Two DLA Distribution transportation employees were honored at the 2018 National Defense Transportation Association-United States Transportation Command Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Dec. 6, 2018

DLA Energy honors fourth quarter employees

Putting the operational needs of the warfighter first earned Defense Logistics Agency Energy employees special mention for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018.