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April 26, 2022

Medical team partners with federal agencies to provide COVID-19 support to island nations

In continued support of the U.S. and international partners’ fight against COVID-19, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided over $800,000 in testing and treatment equipment to the Solomon Islands and American Samoa in April. DLA Troop Support Medical supply chain’s partnerships with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and Department of Health and Human Services aided in the acquisition and ongoing delivery of more than 39,000 at-home tests and ten oxygen concentrators to help control the spread and effects of COVID-19.

March 10, 2022

New application helps DLA track COVID-19 test kits for White House mission

The Defense Logistics Agency has developed a new dashboard application to provide real-time metrics as it packs and distributes millions of free COVID-19 at-home tests to American households as part of the White House test kit mission.

Feb. 22, 2022

DLA packs, ships COVID-19 tests for White House mission

The Defense Logistics Agency has been working with the U.S. Postal Service since mid-January to pack and distribute 500 million free COVID-19 at-home tests to American households.

Feb. 10, 2022

COVID-19 Coordination Team leads DLA workforce through pandemic 

DLA's COVID-19 Coordination Team has worked since its creation in March 2020 to anticipate the virus’ next move and establish DLA policies that protect employees while allowing the agency to continue its mission.

Jan. 13, 2022

DLA award winners announced, seven from Columbus workforce named

Seven Defense Supply Center Columbus employees and one workforce team have been recognized as top performers at the Defense Logistics Agency’s 54th Annual Employee Recognition Awards for the calendar year 2021.

Jan. 7, 2022

DLA supports local COVID-19 surge testing in southwest Philly

As Southwest Philadelphians line up at the opening of a new federal COVID-19 surge testing site at the Cibotti Recreation Center on 77th Street this afternoon, employees of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support can be proud that their hard work is supporting communities in the local area. DLA Troop Support fulfilled the request for 1,000 surgical masks, 2,000 KN95 masks and 80,000 nitrile gloves January 5, just one day after receiving the request for support, according to the organization’s Whole of Government Division Chief Dorothy O’Connell.

Dec. 23, 2021

DLA Distribution distributes 1 million COVID-19 vaccines

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution shipped the 1 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccines to Defense Department employees Dec. 17, less than a year after the initial shipment Dec. 22, 2020.

Nov. 19, 2021

DLA unifies, polishes its reputation in the 2010s

This is the final in a series of seven articles “Celebrating 60 years” and highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

Nov. 19, 2021

DLA Distribution increases Veterans Affairs support

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution is expanding support to the Department of Veterans Affairs, increasing the original three-year $24.5 million VA agreement to a five-year $180 million agreement.

Nov. 5, 2021

As military COVID-19 vaccine mandate looms, DLA Distribution ships vaccines to overseas troops

To protect the force and defend the American people, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum directing full COVID-19 vaccinations for all U.S. Armed Forces Aug. 23. Since this mandate, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution has been working tirelessly to ship vaccines for unvaccinated deployed troops.