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Aug. 13, 2015

3D printing could help DLA cut costs, improve parts support

The Defense Logistics Agency is evaluating whether 3D printing, a process commercial manufacturers use to produce everything from prosthetics to airplane parts, could lower the cost and reduce lead times for hard-to-source, obsolete and back-ordered parts.

June 23, 2015

Army Reserve fuelers support DLA Energy during nationwide exercise

Army Reserve Soldiers from 18 states participated in the Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise June 7-20 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. About 1,100 Soldiers came from as far away as Michigan and Puerto Rico and as near as North Carolina to haul fuel for the Defense Logistics Agency.

May 29, 2015

Better Buying Power in practice

As part of the Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative to drive down costs and provide faster service, the DLA Land and Maritime Strategic Acquisitions Program Directorate has long-term contracts covering 52,000 items representing more than $650 million in annual spending.

May 28, 2015

Muhammad retires, passes responsibility to Tobin

In a ceremony filled with laughter and memories, the Defense Logistics Agency’s senior enlisted leader marked the end of a 32-year U.S. Army career and passed responsibility to his replacement May 27 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

May 26, 2015

DLA Aviation meets with strategic suppliers to discuss common concerns

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation senior leaders met with their strategic suppliers May 6 at the 21st Senior Executive Partnership Roundtable in Richmond, Virginia. Topics focused on challenges faced in today’s budgetary environment, Better Buying Power and commercial pricing.

May 20, 2015

A hand up, not a handout

The program analysis master planning branch chief for Defense Logistics Agency Energy is leading the effort to implement a tablet- and desktop-based remote interpretive service for deaf employees across the agency.

May 19, 2015

President surprises DLA employee’s parents

Calvin and Donna Andrew, Utah residents and parents of DLA Document Services employee Nansi Malesic, got to meet the president thanks to some lighthearted banter between Malesic and members of the White House Office of the Staff Secretary.

May 19, 2015

Busch shares leadership principles, future outlook at Distribution town hall

Navigating the Defense Logistics Agency through an unknown future was the focus of DLA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch’s first address to the DLA Distribution workforce during a May 11 town hall in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

May 19, 2015

Susquehanna employees honored for saving the life of a teammate

Following an act of selfless service and response to a coworker in distress, five employees at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, were honored for their actions on the day they saved the life of an employee in the Receiving Branch.

May 18, 2015

DLA discusses opportunities, options with information technology vendors

The Defense Logistics Agency’s information technology vendors can help the agency be a world-class IT provider by becoming true partners on costs and services, DLA’s chief information officer said during a roundtable meeting May 11 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.