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A new leash on life
Defense Logistics Agency Energy employee Jason Searls received his service dog, Hawkeye, from Leashes of Valor to help ease the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Hawkeye is trained to observe Searls behavior and interrupt anxiety attacks and triggers. Photo courtesy of Jason Searls.
Oct. 19, 2021 - A dog is said to be “a man’s best friend,” but for this DLA Energy employee a dog is much more. Jason Searls and his service dog, Hawkeye, are working together to heal deep emotional wounds.

Repurposed military tech helps autistic students learn
Instructor Nicole Marinaro guides students through educational games using iPads acquired by the Anderson Center for Autism through DLA Disposition Services’ Computers For Learning donation program in 2021.
Oct. 19, 2021 - A recent donation to the Anderson Center for Autism shows how military units can leverage DOD Computers For Learning to directly benefit local classrooms and communities.

DLA Distribution presents remediation project to DOD Hazardous Materials Packaging Working Group
Material received at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution centers must be properly marked, packaged and certified to ensure timely delivery to overseas warfighters. (Photo by Dawn Bonsell, DLA Distribution PAO)
Oct. 15, 2021 - The Defense Department’s Hazardous Materials Packaging Working Group, chaired by Jennifer Smith, Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters Logistic Operations Tech Quality Department, met virtually Sept. 30 to discuss remediation efforts for frustrated hazardous shipments, including a remediation process put in place by DLA Distribution.

Celebrating 60 years: DLA proves itself in the 1960s
Defense General Supply Center employees learn how to run the SAMMS on IBM 360 computers in 1972 at DGSC Richmond, Virginia. DSA designed SAMMS from 1964 to 1971 to integrate supply chain management, which was a priority effort of Navy Vice Adm. Joseph M. Lyle, director of DSA from 1964 to 1967. DLA photo
Oct. 15, 2021 - This is the second in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

DLA Energy Commander visits Texas aerostat site
Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas and a team from DLA Energy Aerospace visited the Tethered Aerostat Radar System site at El Indio, Texas, Sept. 29. The balloons, technically known as aerostats, are filled with DLA Energy Aerospace helium and are operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. They are equipped with an array of high-powered surveillance and communications equipment. Photo courtesy of DLA Energy Aerospace.
Oct. 14, 2021 - Two miles east of the Rio Grande, high above the desolate South Texas chaparral land, tethered surveillance balloons, filled with helium from DLA Energy Aerospace keep watch. Observing the large, low-altitude aircraft, a DLA Energy team visited the Tethered Aerostat Radar System site at El Indio, Texas, Sept. 29. 

DLA exceeds small business goal for ninth consecutive year, expands access in underutilized business zones
By Congressional mandate, government contracting agencies must meet annual goals of awarding contracts to small businesses, including HUBZone-certified businesses. This is the first year DLA has exceeded the goal in more than a decade.
Oct. 14, 2021 - DLA small business officials have expanded their reach in a challenging subcategory: historically underutilized business zones. This is the first time in a decade that DLA has exceeded its 3% goal for awarding contracts in the HUBZone program.

Defense Department disability awards ceremony honors DLA, individual achievements
DLA has won for best mid-sized component for the fifth consecutive year based on its consistency in hiring, retaining and advancing individuals with disabilities. The agency was also recognized for ensuring accessible information and communication technology in the workplace.
Oct. 13, 2021 - During the Oct. 7 Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony, DLA earned best DOD mid-sized component for the fifth consecutive year. The agency was also recognized for ensuring accessible information and communication technology in the workplace, and DLA Aviation general supply specialist Aaron Wessman was honored as an outstanding DOD employee with a disability.

Coast Guard Training Center gets energy savings contract
A Defense Logistics Agency Energy Savings Performance Contract will add energy resiliency and reduce reliance on the power grid for the Coast Guard’s largest West Coast Training Center, TRACEN Petaluma. The $46.9 million contract is expected to create annual savings of $1.3 million, providing 8.6 million kilowatts of electricity and 49,500 gallons of propane. Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard
Oct. 12, 2021 - A DLA Energy Savings Performance Contract will add energy resiliency and reduce reliance on the power grid for a northern California U.S. Coast Guard Training Center. TRACEN Petaluma will implement six energy conservation measures across the 837-acre campus to reduce its electric load and increase the on-base distribution system reliability.

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