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Oct. 7, 2022

$48 million collected from international fuel exchanges

More than $48 million will be added to the DOD Working Capital Fund after a DLA Finance Energy team settled several fuel direct bill and FEA invoices with international partners at the DLA Energy Fuels Exchange Agreements Forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Sept. 20-22.

Oct. 3, 2022

DLA Energy hosts 17th annual international Fuels Exchange Agreement Forum

Representatives from 13 countries met in person to talk fuel infrastructure, future operations, future initiatives, challenges, and increased partnership opportunities during the 17th annual DLA Energy Fuels Exchange Agreement Forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Sept. 20-22.

June 1, 2022

New fuel commanders learn roles and responsibilities

Six incoming and outgoing DLA Energy regional military commanders participated in a two-day course to prepare them for their role and responsibilities as fuel providers to Combatant Commands at the McNamara Headquarters Complex on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, May 16-18.

Dec. 7, 2021

16th annual international DLA Energy Europe and Africa Fuel Exchange Agreements Forum

Representatives from 15 countries met in person for the first time in two years to talk fuel infrastructure, future operations and increased partnership opportunities during the 16th annual DLA Fuel Exchange Agreements Forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Nov. 16-18.

Sept. 30, 2021

DLA petroleum lab partners with high school in Germany

Two Ramstein High School students are getting hands-on learning at the DLA Energy Europe & Africa petroleum lab in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The six-month Department of Defense Education Activity Europe Career Practicum Student Internship Program matches a student with a professional experience based on their career interest.

Aug. 12, 2021

Fueling DoD’s northernmost installation

Once a year, when the weather and ice conditions allow, DLA Energy experts plan for the delivery of fuel to the Defense Department’s northernmost installation, Thule Air Base, Greenland. In late July, DLA Energy quality assurance specialists took advantage of the warmer weather to make the delivery.

July 26, 2021

New fuel agreement with United Kingdom for Scotland fuel storage

DLA Energy signed a new fuel support agreement with United Kingdom Naval Command Headquarters to improve coordination and contingency operations. This fuel agreement along with ones recently signed with Lithuania, India and Romania bring the total number of DLA Energy fuel agreements with allies around the world to 42.

June 28, 2021

New commander tours Europe and Africa fuel lab

One of five DLA Energy fuel laboratories worldwide, the Europe & Africa facility at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Germany tests around 2,000 fuel samples each year including routine quality surveillance, investigations of possible contamination as well as testing for secured fuels. DLA Energy Europe & Africa’s new commander Army Lt. Col. Benverren Fortune visited the lab to learn more about its capabilities and services June 10.   

June 10, 2021

DLA Energy Europe and Africa changes leadership

In a time-honored tradition, DLA Energy Europe & Africa Commander Army Lt. Col. Donna Welch transferred her authority and responsibility during a virtual change of command ceremony on Kleber-Kaserne, Germany, June 4. Incoming Commander Army Lt. Col. Benverren Fortune joins the DLA Energy team from DLA Troop Support Europe & Africa, where he served as Operations Officer since 2019.

April 14, 2020

DLA Energy maintains fuel quality with modified procedures

Quality assurance representatives at DLA Energy are modifying procedures to ensure military fuel remains on-spec during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are closely synchronizing fuel movements with suppliers, and in some cases where there is an acceptable level of risk to the supply chain, using remote oversight methods to overcome restricted travel and social distancing requirements.