DLA Headquarters News

Fuel’s Gold
The Navy is using temporary tanks like these to store fuel oil reclaimed.
Jan. 18, 2019 - Turning byproducts into usable fuel sources cuts waste, maximizes the supply chain and helps build a more secure future.

Actions to help others should be focus of Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, says nephew
Isaac Farris Jr. (center, seated) and Melissa Tune of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency listen to a performance by Eric L. Taylor and Army Lt. Nafrettifi Griffin during an observance to mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 16, 2019, at the McNamara Headquarters Complex. Photo by Teodora Mocanu.
Jan. 16, 2019 - Isaac Newton Farris Jr. remembers the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as “Uncle M.L.,” his mother’s lighthearted younger brother, fond of bike rides and pranks. He also remembers two major themes his uncle would advocate for just as strongly today, he told an audience Jan. 16 in the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

HUBs of Opportunity
An employee prepares finished aviation headsets before shipment at the Roanwell manufacturing facility in the Bronx, New York.
Jan. 16, 2019 - Small businesses are employing residents of low-income communities while helping DLA ensure readiness and lethality for the warfighter.

Building Global Alliances
A Royal Canadian air force CF-18 Hornet sits on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line while a U.S. Air Force fuel truck prepares to refuel the aircraft during an exercise in Alaska. The exercise provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperability for U.S. and international forces.
Jan. 15, 2019 - To supply critical fuel to U.S. partners and allies worldwide, DLA Energy experts smooth the way with a growing network of international agreements.

DLA Aviation News

In good company - DLA leaders learn from each other through working group
Officers in the Leadership Working Group from Defense Logistics Agency Aviation serve one-year terms. Past and present officers are pictured, first row (seated) from left: 2018 officers are Rennae Kimbrough, secretary; Marita Hawkins Beckles, coordinator; Julia Roquemore, president; Jason Sagadraca, vice-president. The new 2019 officers seen standing, from left: Army Lt. Col. Clarence Montague, president; Maria Ryan, secretary; James “Travis” Beasley, vice-president; Lisa Alexander, coordinator. (Photo by Jackie Roberts)
Jan. 17, 2019 - A meeting of some of the best and brightest minds at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation occurs monthly through the DLA Aviation Leadership Working Group, an organization created to provide a peer network of and for supervisors. Officers in the group serve one-year terms, and this year’s new 2019 officers are:

DLA Distribution News

DLA Distribution Commanding Officers’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Message
Kevin Jones
RDML, SC, USN, Commanding Officer DLA Distribution
Jan. 18, 2019 - DLA Distribution Teammates, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded the world that, "Human progress is

DLA Land and Maritime News

DSCC honors King by remembering his dream
Chenelle Jones is presented a memento of appreciation by Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Chief of Staff Air Force Col. Janette Ketchum. Jones provided the keynote remarks during the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program Jan. 16 in the Defense Supply Center Columbus Operations Center Auditorium. Jones is the lead Criminal Justice Administration Faculty at Franklin University.
Jan. 18, 2019 - DSCC associates gathered to remember the past, celebrate the victories and were reminded to carry on the actions for the future during the Jan. 16 program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “It’s inspiring that we reflect earnestly on the ideals of diversity, tolerance and equality that he lived his life by,” said Ketchum as she introduced the keynote speaker, Chenelle Jones, Franklin University’s lead faculty for the Criminal Justice Administration.

Logistics In Action

173rd FW vehicle maintenance braces for heavy winter snows
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Childs, 173rd Fighter Wing vehicle maintenance shop, releases a cascade of sparks with a cutting torch during fabrication of a support bracket for a roll-over snow plow, Jan. 14, 2019. If a part is unavailable, then the mechanics at the 173rd Fighter Wing vehicle maintenance shop at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon fabricate it themselves in order to quickly return the vehicle to operation.
Jan. 17, 2019 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — The Klamath Basin sits at more than 4,000 feet of elevation and gets its fair share of snow during the winter months. Thanks to plowing operations the 173rd Fighter Wing continues to train pilots all through the winter months without delay.

DLA Disposition Services News

Hurricane recovery support ongoing at Tyndall AFB
Hurricane Michael created an estimated 15 million pounds of scrap and more than 450 uninhabitable buildings at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. DLA Disposition Services personnel scrap disposal coordination at the installation may last as long as six months.
Jan. 15, 2019 - Area disposition personnel are putting in extra work to help Florida's Tyndall Air Force Base make the speediest recovery possible from the devastation of Hurricane Michael.

DLA Energy News

DLA Energy officer selected for LRO award
Air Force Capt. Angele Montfort was selected as the DLA 2018 Air Force Outstanding Logistics Readiness Officer of the Year in December 2018.
Jan. 18, 2019 - She attributed her award to her peers, coworkers and employees for teaching her what she knows about Defense Logistics Agency Energy.

DLA Troop Support News

Reorganizing for employee development, future success
DLA Troop Support Industrial Hardware’s first Material Planner Training Team poses for a photo after touring DLA Distribution’s Eastern Distribution Center Nov. 27, 2018 in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. According to IH’s material planner training team lead Eric Williams, partnering with Distribution for an end-to-end overview of how planners’ jobs effect the lifecycle logistics process helps employees realize the full spectrum of their job. Distribution employees led the planners through an item’s flow from intake, to shipment, to disposal with emphasis on procedures for “frustrated freight” and “blocked stock” - items that enter the warehouse but cannot be immediately shipped – helping the visitors understand that their actions at Troop Support have tangible results in the lifecycle DLA process, Williams said. Courtesy Photo.
Jan. 17, 2019 - For new employees, “learning the ropes” can be a challenge. So leaders in the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Industrial Hardware supply chain found a way to help set up certain new employees for success. Developed in 2018, the IH Material Planning training branch took a cue from IH’s Technical and Quality Division and helped standardize training and “build the bench” of more skilled, knowledgeable interns and employees in the Pathways to Career Excellence program, or PaCErs.