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May 5, 2020

DOD Focuses on Sustaining Industrial Base Through Pandemic

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website —The Defense Department is using an array of tools to ensure the defense industrial base stays afloat so it can provide critical materiel now and remain robust after COVID-19 has passed.

May 5, 2020

DLA Distribution Susquehanna commander mitigates concerns among essential workers

Leaders at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, are mitigating concerns among essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by updating them on policy changes and safety measures through on-site meetings.

May 4, 2020

First responders use DLA excess for pandemic readiness

Police and fire organizations around the country are using their access to surplus military equipment to augment healthcare response in their local jurisdictions.

May 4, 2020

DLA rapid deployment teams ready to provide emergency logistics support

Three Defense Logistics Agency Rapid Deployment Teams stand ready to help military and federal agencies supporting global emergencies like humanitarian assistance and pandemic response. Employees on the cross-functional, 13-member red, white and blue teams are trained to immediately deploy wherever they’re needed.

April 30, 2020

DLA helps schools provide fresh produce to students, families during COVID-19

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees are working with school districts, produce vendors and officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program to provide fresh produce for breakfasts and lunches that are normally served to students in school cafeterias.

April 30, 2020

Pentagon’s logistics agency pivots to support national COVID-19 response

The agency that traditionally contributes to America’s military readiness with items like fuel and food has so far ordered over $920 million in lifesaving supplies and equipment to support the nation’s COVID-19 response. 

April 28, 2020

DLA sends more protective equipment to Pacific troops

Marine Corps units on Okinawa get 150k surgical masks from the agency's surplus stock.

April 28, 2020

DLA expands DOD additive manufacturing tool in fight against COVID-19

A Defense Logistics Agency tool that consolidates the Defense Department’s technical data packages for advance manufacturing could be a new weapon in the battle against COVID-19.

April 28, 2020

DLA Energy provides fuel for State Department aircraft delivering COVID-19 support

A U.S. State Department need to fuel four newly contracted aircraft delivering supplies to fight the coronavirus was met in 2.5 hours by the Defense Logistics Agency April 10.

April 27, 2020

DLA customer support liaison assists FEMA in national COVID-19 response

Jim Mead is used to coordinating with federal agencies as a customer support liaison with the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Operations and Plans Directorate in Philadelphia. But his experience doesn’t come solely from his DLA experience and training. Also a colonel in the Air Force Reserve, Mead was called up in early March to support