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Nov. 27, 2020

Surplus military tents repurposed as coronavirus testing sites

New Jersey’s Union County is among DLA’s many excess-property recipients reusing former mobile shelters in their local fight against COVID-19.

Nov. 17, 2020

DLA support to nursing homes: A ‘challenging, humbling’ success

The Defense Logistics Agency overcame hurdles to support the nation’s demand for personal protective equipment for at-risk populations early in the coronavirus pandemic. As one of the U.S.’s most susceptible populations, the elderly became a primary focus of DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain when the Department of Health and Human Service requested two tranches of pre-packaged lifesaving protective items for 15,455 nursing homes nationwide.

Nov. 9, 2020

DLA historian chronicles agency’s early COVID-19 response

Contracting expertise, on-hand supplies and crisis-management strengths enabled DLA to quickly aid the nation’s pandemic response, according to a 41-page historical account titled “Combating the Coronavirus: DLA Efforts to Defeat COVID-19.”

Nov. 9, 2020

Excess property continues to aid fight against pandemic

Forces battling the pandemic have much to be thankful for this year as Defense Logistics Agency employees at DLA Disposition Services locations across the country have transferred almost $36.8 million worth of excess military items to service members and first responders working to stop the coronavirus spread and help those already afflicted.

Nov. 3, 2020

DLA provides four months of PPE for DOD ahead of second COVID-19 wave

DLA has replenished on-hand stock for military services and geographic combatant commands to give them four months of personal protective equipment to see troops and families through the second wave of COVID-19.

Nov. 3, 2020

DLA Distribution packs, ships COVID-19 rapid test kits for nursing homes, troops

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, is packing and distributing 6 million COVID-19 rapid test kits on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Nov. 2, 2020

DLA ensures textiles-based PPE is American-made per Berry Amendment

Despite worldwide shortages of medical supplies for COVID-19, DLA is helping the Department of Health and Human Services provide items like masks and gloves that are made here in America when possible.

Oct. 22, 2020

DLA COVID-19 support guided by strong alliances with whole-of-government partnerships

Strong alliances with other federal agencies and its role as the Defense Department’s lead agent for medical supplies made the Defense Logistics Agency an essential contributor to the nation’s coronavirus response.

Oct. 7, 2020

DLA, HHS deliver rapid-result COVID-19 test kits across the nation

The Defense Logistics Agency supplied over 11 million rapid COVID-19 test kits that provide on-site results within 15 minutes to thousands of sites nationwide by Oct. 2. The deliveries are part of a contract awarded Aug. 28 for 150 million tests on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services and are expected to continue through December.

Sept. 23, 2020

Surplus DOD tanker truck used to haul ethanol for hand sanitizer for Nebraska emergency workers, schools

An excess military tanker truck repurposed by the Nebraska Forest Service for firefighting was recently pressed into service as an ethanol hauler for hand sanitizer being used by emergency managers and public schools.