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April 15, 2020

DLA Aviation makes remote operations memorable while supporting the global fight against COVID-19

The Defense Logistics Agency provides daily, behind-the-scenes support for U.S. military operations around the world and is also now providing supplies in the fight against COVID-19.

April 14, 2020

Defense Production Act Contract to Provide 39 Million Masks

A Defense Department contract under the Defense Production Act will provide more than 39 million N95 respirator masks over the next 90 days to help in the fight against the coronavirus, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.

April 14, 2020

DLA Troop Support expedites disposable gloves to Korea, protects soldiers against coronavirus

As people around the world continue to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is helping protect soldiers in Korea with disposable gloves. In late March, the Clothing and Textiles organizational clothing and individual equipment team expedited an emergency order for 30,000 pairs of gloves for the 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Korea.

April 14, 2020

DLA Aviation monitors, expands contract to include COVID-19 combatants

In February, DLA Aviation started looking at its chemical, petroleum, oils and lubricants contract with Science Applications International Corporation to review products available to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

April 13, 2020

DOD Transports Vital COVID-19 Medical Supplies to Points of Need

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — U.S. Transportation Command is moving people and supplies around the world in support of the whole-of-government effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 13, 2020

Agency locates 47,000 excess N95 masks for Coast Guard responders

A respirator lot was retrieved by DLA Disposition Services personnel from an excess property contract sales warehouse where they had been sent prior to the coronavirus outbreak.

April 13, 2020

Troop Support provides essential supplies to floating hospitals

As the USNS Comfort and Mercy medical staffs care for patients on the East and West coasts, they are using supplies and equipment procured by the various Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support supply chains to perform their mission. The two Navy hospital ships, docked in New York City and Los Angeles, were deployed in March to relieve land-based hospitals overwhelmed by the COVID-19 epidemic.

April 13, 2020

Teamwork provides protective masks quickly

Quick efforts by elements of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command moved 154,000 N95 masks from storage at Albany, Georgia, to make them available to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services or the military in their response to COVID-19.

April 9, 2020

DLA works to protect mission essential staff at Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna

Many Defense Logistics Agency Distribution employees designated as mission essential in their role of resupplying the military and other government agencies continue to report to work at Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna and Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, and Defense Logistics Agency Distribution leaders are taking measures to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workspace.

April 7, 2020

Logistics data experts help fight against COVID-19

It takes a lot of supplies and many types of equipment to fight a pandemic. Recently, logistics data experts at the Defense Logistics Agency’s Logistics Information Services used their skills to help customers find materials they need to battle the COVID-19 virus.