DLA News

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month spotlight: Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas
Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas often mentions heroes like his grandfather, a World War II Army veteran who survived the Bataan death march, and his father, a Navy Seabee and Vietnam veteran, inspired him to serve. Pictured with his family: wife, Joy, his children, Jonah and Malea, and their dog, Roxy.
May 14, 2021 - Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy “Vegas” Canlas is the DLA Energy commander responsible for enabling mission readiness by providing globally resilient energy solutions to the Warfighter and Whole of Government. Born on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, we asked him what Asian Pacific American Heritage Month means to him and why his heritage is important.

Virtual workshops examine waste disposal alternatives
Tires lay in a pile at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Air Force, Army Corps of Engineers and Defense Logistics Agency research and development scientists and engineers, along with property disposal specialists, are examining ways to reduce the military's waste stream by turning items like used tires into fuel, electricity, and recycled products.
May 12, 2021 - DLA and Army Corps of Engineers personnel will soon begin meeting online to brainstorm waste disposal methods and technologies.

DLA Energy Commander visits Pacific regional commands
Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas recognizes DLA Energy Facility Support Engineer Jill Chouinard with a command coin on April 26, 2021, for her efforts in ensuring a smoothly run petroleum and oil operations facility project at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska. Chouinard provides engineering and project management oversight for DLA Energy Sustainment Restoration and Modernization and military construction projects for Alaska. Photo by DLA Energy Lt. Cmdr. John Renquist
May 12, 2021 - Fuel storage facility tours and a ribbon cutting ceremony highlighted DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas’ command familiarization tour to Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam, April 25-May 5. In his first official travel since taking command last June, Canlas hosted town halls at all three locations to meet and learn about his regional employees. 

DLA delivers flu vaccine to warfighters in the southern hemisphere
An Airman receives the flu vaccine at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2020. Starting last year, DLA Troop Support Medical began acquiring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved flu vaccine for the southern hemisphere which is required by servicemembers serving 14 or more days in the region, according to a March 2020 Defense Health Agency memo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford)
May 11, 2021 - The Defense Logistics Agency received 87,980 doses of a flu vaccine April 28 intended to support warfighters in the southern hemisphere to meet Department mandates. DLA Troop Support’s Medical directorate’s $1.25 million contract is in support of the March 2020 Defense Health Agency memo that requires service members stationed or performing duty in the southern hemisphere to receive an additional flu vaccine that targets strains affecting that region.

Directly Delivery Fuels shines brightly in the Best-in-Class category
The Defense Logistics Agency Energy Direct Delivery Fuels
May 10, 2021 - The Direct Delivery Fuels program is designated as "Best-in-Class" and is one of three business units in DLA Energy that buys petroleum products for its customers. 

DLA vice director: Resilience critical to agency’s success during pandemic
DLA Deputy Director Brad Bunn
May 10, 2021 - DLA Vice Director Brad Bunn describes how organizational and employee resilience contributed to the agency's success during the pandemic.

McGovern departs DLA Distribution Corpus Christi and Autrey takes command
Army Lt. Col. Justin McGovern, left, outgoing commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, transferred leadership to incoming Army Lt. Col. Cody Autrey during a change of command ceremony May 7.
May 7, 2021 - Texas native Army Lt. Col. Cody Autrey took command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, from outgoing commander Army Lt. Col. Justin McGovern in a change of command ceremony May 7.

DLA Aviation hosts Industry Day June 8-9
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation hosts its first virtual Industry Day June 8-9, 2021. Suppliers are invited to the opening sessions, may participate in 14 sessions addressing acquisition and supply chain topics and can showcase their capabilities via a “bring your own booth” virtual display. (DLA Graphic by Paul Crank).
May 7, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is holding its first virtual Industry Day June 8-9. The theme is ‘From a Challenging Year to Unprecedented Opportunities: Opening the Door to Virtual Accessibility.”

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