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DLA Central employee champions women’s causes through pageantry
Andrea Forester, a program manager for DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM’s Business Management Office, poses for a photo with her 4-year-old daughter Evangeline, 2-year-old son Declan and husband Michael. As Mrs. Florida, she will compete June 10-12, 2021, for the Mrs. U.S. Continental title. Courtesy photo
May 5, 2021 - Andrea Forester from DLA Central will compete for the Mrs. U.S. Continental title in June with the goal of helping women gain economic independence and personal growth through nonprofits like Dress for Success and EmpowHERment.

DLA takes center stage during virtual Small Business Networking Session
Tracy Hart, Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services director of contracting, briefs small businesses during the Coffee & Contracting virtual networking event April 28, 2021.
May 3, 2021 - DLA provides Michigan small businesses with networking tools and educates them on government purchasing and selling capabilities.

DLA provides critical supplies to USAID for India pandemic response
Airmen assigned to the 60th Aerial Port Squadron strap down cargo April 28, 2021, in the 60th APS Warehouse at Travis Air Force Base, California. The Defense Logistics Agency is providing rapid test kits, N95 masks and oxygen concentrators to the U.S. Agency for International Development in support of the effort. Photo by Air Force Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell
April 30, 2021 - Rapid COVID-19 tests and N95 masks are among initial supplies from the Defense Logistics Agency being flown to India as part of the U.S. government’s effort to help meet urgent health needs there.

QARS perform internal tank inspection at sea
Defense Logistics Agency Energy Middle East Quality Assurance Representative Army Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Grace climbs down into the oil tanker LEFKARA fuel tank to inspect its lining April 9. The LEFKARA was the second internal tank inspection for Grace and qualified her to perform tank inspections on her own. Photo courtesy of DLA Energy Middle East
April 30, 2021 - DLA Energy Middle East Quality Assurance Representatives Mark Mizrahi and Army Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Grace received hands on training when they conducted an internal tank inspection of the oil tanker LEFKARA on April 9.  

DLA Distribution supports ERDC to complete RAIL demo 
Barron Dulaney, a Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston employee, is guided by Landon Magouryk, a DLA Distribution employee, as he drives an M1A1 Abrams tank onto a platform using a rear off-load platform configuration. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Photo by Mark Cleghorn)
April 30, 2021 - RAIL, a program sponsored by the United States Transportation Command, began in October 2020. It was developed to provide an expeditionary railhead capability for loading and unloading tracked and wheeled vehicles.

Property disposal field offices to close
DLA Disposition Services has begun the process of shuttering 35 field offices to keep pace with ongoing defense reduction directives. We expect to complete all closings before October 2022. This repositioning is expected to provide nearly $2 million over two years in cost-avoidance for the organization. Additionally, we expect receipts to increase by 126,000 and for customer wait time averages across the enterprise to drop by nearly a full day.
April 29, 2021 - 60 employee positions will be realigned over the coming year to optimize disposal network capacity and improve overall support to the warfighter.

DLA Energy deputy commander named new DLA chief of staff
W. Eric Smith, Defense Logistics Agency deputy commander, was named new DLA chief of staff April 27, 2021.
April 29, 2021 - W. Eric Smith, DLA Energy deputy commander, has been selected as DLA's new chief of staff. 

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Spotlight: Rachel Nolan
DLA Distribution Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Rachel Nolan provides sexual assault prevention education and outreach to agency employees.
April 29, 2021 - DLA Distribution Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Rachel Nolan educates employees on sexual assault prevention, advocates for victims of sexual violence.

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