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DLA Headquarters Recent 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.

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.

A marathon of support: DLA provides new American-made athletic footwear
Air Force clothing initial issue section chief Vernalynne Carter and 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Commander Air Force Lt. Col Ernest Cage issue new American-made athletic footwear to Air Force recruits Daniel Sterling, right, and Ryan Padro, second right, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Jan. 3, 2019. Nearly 900 Air Force recruits were the first to receive the new item procured by Defense Logistics Agency as a result of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which mandated the Department of Defense to provide American-made athletic footwear to enlistees upon their initial entry into the armed forces.
Jan. 15, 2019 - Nearly 900 Air Force recruits were the first to receive new American-made athletic footwear early January, procured by Defense Logistics Agency as a result of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which mandated the Department of Defense to provide to enlistees the footwear upon their initial entry into the armed forces.

Tested Process
The sole of a military-issue boot is ripped apart by the Product Test Center-Analytical Instron tensile tester. Using the interchangeable jaws of the machine, footwear can be tested to ensure the soles have the proper bond strength and won’t separate under field conditions.
Jan. 14, 2019 - Science in support of the warfighter — the Product Test Center-Analytical way.

Subsistence employee’s hard decision ultimately earns him 2018 Employee Leader of the Year recognition
DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams, left, DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly, center, and Navy Command Master Chief Shaun Brahmsteadt (far right) present Roberto Santana Irizarry, second left, contracting officer representative, DLA Troop Support Subsistence supply chain, with the DLA Leader of the Year award during the 51st Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony, Dec. 13, 2018 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Auditorium, Ft. Belvoir, Va. Santana Irizarry received the award for his significant achievements in providing logistical support to the Warfighter throughout Afghanistan.
Jan. 10, 2019 - Having to convince your wife and five kids to leave a familiar place to go to an unfamiliar place may seem like a daunting task. For one Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employee this one decision led to one of his most gratifying experiences being selected as the 2018 Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Leader of the Year.

Troop Support honors Army reservist’s retirement
Rebecca Oduba, left, grandmother of Army Lt. Col. Thomas E. Wooden Jr., receives an American flag in honor of her grandson's retirement Jan. 4, 2018 in Philadelphia. Army Master Sgt. Monique Nero presented the flag to Oduba, marking the end of Wooden's 29-year military career.
Jan. 7, 2019 - Army Lt. Col. Thomas Wooden Jr. was honored for 29 years of service to his nation at a retirement ceremony held Jan. 4 at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia where he spent the last 29 years of his military career as an Army reservist. During the ceremony, presiding official and DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly thanked Wooden and his more than 20 family members in attendance for their support to the Army and to the nation. “We know that serving in the armed services poses challenges for our soldiers that many civilians and their families cannot appreciate, but you all can,” Simerly said. “And your support to [Wooden] has been essential in his success.”