DLA News

DLA celebrates small business partnerships during National Small Business Week
DLA has about 1,200 suppliers and over 80% of them are small businesses.
Sept. 25, 2020 - DLA has about 1,200 suppliers and over 80% of them are small businesses. During National Small Business Week, the agency celebrates small business contributions.

Contingency IT Team supports Hurricane Laura response
Jimmie Warren, Defense Logistics Agency Contingency Information Technology Team member; Air Force Tech. Sgt. Zachary Beggin, DLA Energy; and Army Lt. Col. Julian Perez, DLA Energy Americas East commander, coordinate DLA’s support following Hurricane Laura in DLA Information Operations’ Mobile Emergency Response Center at Fort Hood, Texas.
Sept. 24, 2020 - DLA's Contingency Information Technology Team provided tactical communications for DLA Energy during the hurricane response effort following Hurricane Laura in Louisiana.

Agency adjusted support, provided global capabilities during Vietnam War
Sandbags line a defensive position at an airbase in Vietnam in 1967. Sandbags were frequently used during the war and remain a common item in Defense Logistics Agency support. File photo
Sept. 24, 2020 - Though once restricted to wholesale logistics in the continental United States, DLA proved during the Vietnam War it could supply warfighters in foreign lands.

Teamwork makes short work out of long containers
Obsolete containers once needed to protect main rotor blades used on UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters await disposal at the DLA Disposition Services site at Anniston, Alabama.
Sept. 24, 2020 - Strong partnerships between two major subordinate commands of the Defense Logistics Agency helped ensure the safe and economical disposal of 150 helicopter blade containers that had become obsolete.

Surplus DOD tanker truck used to haul ethanol for hand sanitizer for Nebraska emergency workers, schools
Lewis Sieber, Nebraska Forest Service’s equipment manager
unloads a tanker the Nebraska Forest Service acquired through the Defense Department’s Firefighter Property Program. Under normal conditions the tanker is used to haul water to help fight wild fires but was pressed into service to transport ethanol that was processed into hand sanitizer.
Sept. 23, 2020 - An excess military tanker truck repurposed by the Nebraska Forest Service for firefighting was recently pressed into service as an ethanol hauler for hand sanitizer being used by emergency managers and public schools.

Employee praised for helping new agency operations center
The Defense Logistics Agency’s new state-of-the-art Agency Synchronization Operations Center opened Nov. 6, 2019, at the McNamara Headquarters Complex on Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Photo by Phil Prater
Sept. 22, 2020 - A Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services employee was recognized Sept. 14 for his service as one of the early volunteers for temporary duty at the Agency Synchronization Operations Center at DLA Headquarters on Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: María del Consuelo Badillo Zamora
Consuelo Badillo Zamora enjoys the chance to share thoughts about her Mexican heritage and daily work challenges in DLA Finance.
Sept. 22, 2020 - System Accountant Consuelo Badillo Zamora enjoys the chance to share thoughts about her Mexican heritage and positively impact her supervisors and co-workers.

It's business as usual for Fort Meade's property disposal experts
Fort Meade, Maryland-based property disposal specialists were recently featured in a
Sept. 21, 2020 - Property disposal staff at the DLA Disposition Services site at Fort Meade, Maryland, were recently featured in a "Logistics On Location" highlight video produced by the agency.

Loglines September-October  2019