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Jan. 13, 2022

Documentary showcases DLA’s 60 years as DOD logistics provider

A new 30-minute documentary proves wrong the early skeptics who thought a largely civilian organization could never handle the challenge of consolidating supplies and logistics services for the entire Defense Department.

Oct. 26, 2021

DOD logistics agency touches American lives 

From crackers and sanitation kits for America’s fallout shelters during the Cold War to COVID-19 supplies so direly needed in every state and town, DLA has the power to provide essentials in the nation’s time of need. 

Sept. 16, 2021

New book chronicles DLA’s 60-year history

A new 82-page book by Defense Logistics Agency Historian Colin Williams is the first comprehensive account of the agency’s six-decade history.

Sept. 1, 2021

DLA launches 60th anniversary celebration

DLA launches its diamond anniversary celebration Sept. 1 to mark the agency’s 60 years of logistics support.

April 22, 2021

Slogan by DLA mechanic to mark agency’s 60th anniversary 

An automotive mechanic with a penchant for World War I and II history is the winner of the Defense Logistics Agency’s 60th anniversary slogan contest with “Forged by History, Focused on the Future.” 

Oct. 1, 2020

Oct. 1 recognized as DLA’s foundation date despite debate

Oct. 1 is widely recognized as the Defense Logistics Agency's birthday, as it was the agency’s first day of operations.

Oct. 1, 2019

DLA celebrates 58th birthday

The Defense Logistics Agency celebrates its 58th birthday Oct. 1. The agency’s mission has changed and expanded since Army Lt. Gen. Andrew T. McNamara took command in 1961, but DLA employees still provide world-class logistics support.