DLA Headquarters News

Headquarters complex employees ring in the holidays
Organizers of the open house event, Deborah Reeves (second from left) and Charles Brown (far right) pose with participants of the “Ugly Sweater/Most Festively-dressed Contest.” Photo by Teodora Mocanu
Dec. 7, 2018 - 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.

Adopt-a-Family Program lets employees spread goodwill, Christmas cheer to HQC families
All McNamara Headquarters Complex employees are invited to participate in the Annual Adopt-a-Family Program.
Dec. 6, 2018 - All McNamara Headquarters Complex employees are invited to participate in the Annual Adopt-a-Family Program.

The bots are coming: Robotic process automation saves DLA time, money
Time-consuming, tedious manual processes are now being done via robotic process automation, adding efficiency and saving costs. Graphic by Paul Crank
Dec. 4, 2018 - DLA is using robotic process automation, also called bots, to eliminate repetitive, manual tasks and benefit the agency.

Strategic Data Services Office to connect employees, mission through technology
A new video highlights the DLA Strategic Data Services Office created by Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations.
Dec. 3, 2018 - A new video highlights the new DLA Strategic Data Services Office, established by DLA Information Operations to create a data-driven culture.

DLA Aviation News

DLA Installation Operations Richmond firefighters promoted
Defense Logistics Agency Installation Operations Richmond Firefighter, Rick Ferrell is pinned with his new rank by his wife, Jennifer, as he is promoted to assistant chief, Technical Services at the fire station on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, at a Nov. 14, 2018 ceremony.
Nov. 29, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency Installation Operations Richmond’s Fire and Emergency Services Chief Don Rodgers promoted two firefighters in a pinning ceremony on Nov. 14 at the fire station on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

DLA Distribution News

Transportation employees receive award at Defense conference
James McHale, DLA Distribution traffic management specialist, received the NDTA Strategic Distribution Award for 2018 from USTRANSCOM deputy commander Marine Lt. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow.  McHale received the award for his contributions to the Trans-Arabian Network which serves as a robust ground network throughout the Arabian Peninsula.
Dec. 7, 2018 - Two DLA Distribution transportation employees were honored at the 2018 National Defense Transportation Association-United States Transportation Command Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.

DLA Land and Maritime News

NASA engineer talks culture, resilience at annual Native American heritage celebration
Dec. 7, 2018 - 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.

Logistics In Action

Providing Power, Maintaining Barriers at ADAB
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elisha O’Leske, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production and barrier maintenance craftsman, sprays red paint on the centerline donut of a BAK-12 Aircraft Arresting System at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 24, 2018. The Power Production barrier maintenance shop’s job centers on a 195-foot-long cable that assists in the case of a fighter jet in need of an emergency landing at ADAB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
Dec. 7, 2018 - 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.

DLA Disposition Services News

Agency employees share holiday spirit with their neighbors
Don Phillips, DLA Installation Support at Battle Creek site director, pulls a cart full of donated items into the Salvation Army facility.
Dec. 7, 2018 - 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.

DLA Energy News

DLA Energy honors fourth quarter employees
Two employees were recognized as the civilian Employee of the Quarter in their respective grade level:
(left) Larry Lewis, DLA Energy Americas at Houston, Texas, inventory management specialist, earned the WG/WL/GS-7 to 12 category and (right) Marcus Ortman, DLA Energy Quality/Tech Support quality program manager, earned the GS-13 to GS-15 category for the period of July 1 through Sept. 30. Graphic by Connie Braesch
Dec. 6, 2018 - Putting the operational needs of the warfighter first earned Defense Logistics Agency Energy employees special mention for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018.

DLA Troop Support News

DLA Troop Support presents new planning for wildfire support
Representatives from DLA Troop Support and U.S. Forest Service discuss planning for operation support during a meeting at DLA Troop Support Nov. 6, 2018 in Philadelphia. DLA Troop Support hosted representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies for a two-day visit in November to review the 2018 wildfire season and plan for future operations.
Dec. 7, 2018 - 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.