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June 21, 2019
From the 19th century to now, Troop Support embroiderers continue Betsy Ross’ flag making legacy
As Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s history dates back to 1800 with the construction of the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia, so does its partnership with American flag maker Betsy Ross.
July 17, 2018
DLA ‘flag ladies’ see only 49-star presidential flag ever made
DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles embroiders see the only 49-star presidential flag made during a visit from presidential flag collectors in late June in Philadelphia. DLA embroiders are the sole authorized producers of the current 50-star presidential and vice presidential flags.
Oct. 11, 2013
New ‘flag ladies’ bring unique skills, undergo DLA-specific training
Only seven days into her embroidery position, one of DLA's newest “flag ladies” set a personal goal to stitch just one star on a presidential flag, she said.