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Feb. 9, 2021

Product Test Lab verifies conformance of COVID-19 supplies, military gear

A Defense Logistics Agency laboratory known for burning boots, crushing helmets and ripping combat uniforms is also putting COVID-19 surgical gowns through 25 cycles of wash – all in the name of safety and product conformance.

Feb. 2, 2021

DLA Disposition Services manager shares COVID-19 support story

Keeping employees safe, supporting warfighters, helping the nation fight COVID-19 – that’s what Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Camp Pendleton Area Manager Luis Guzman did with his 2020.

Jan. 29, 2021

ASOC, COVID-19 Task Force fortified with reservists

At the nexus of mission readiness and enterprise sustainment, the Defense Logistics Agency’s Agency Synchronization Operations Center operationalizes logistical support to the warfighter and federal partners conducting missions around the globe.

Jan. 25, 2021

DLA Distribution employees pack, ship pandemic supplies to worldwide customers

An 18-member team at DLA Distribution Susquehanna works through breaks, arrives early and stays late to ensure personal protective equipment for COVID-19 is shipped to military and federal customers.

Jan. 22, 2021

A conversation with DLA cold chain expert Dana Dallas

Dana Dallas, the Defense Logistics Agency’s cold chain management expert, has been recognized for her expertise many times over her nearly 20 years in the field. Dallas’ inputs and updates to Defense Department joint cold chain management policy were key points in how DLA managed its tasked distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to overseas military and Navy Fleet customers. DLA Troop Support Corporate Communications talked with Dallas to get more insight on cold chain management and how she became a DOD expert.

Jan. 22, 2021

Patient care a priority for customer operations team fulfilling DOD COVID-19 orders

Behind every order for COVID-19 supplies, every question about shipment status or query on stock availability, there’s a person. So believes Nora Steigerwalt and her customer operations staff in the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s medical supply chain.

Jan. 21, 2021

DLA Distribution Sigonella delivers COVID-19 vaccine for troops

As part of the Defense Department’s mission to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella, Italy, began receiving, packaging and shipping the -20 degrees Celsius Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to Defense Department employees outside the continental U.S Jan.7.

Jan. 21, 2021

RDT program manager consolidates DLA’s pandemic support data, assists vaccine distribution

As a COVID-19 Task Force member, Amy Stayer is assisting vaccine distribution and tracking commodity support to help agency leaders make supply and distribution decisions that affect DOD and federal partners.

Jan. 19, 2021

DLA contracting officers tap numerous sources to provide critical medical supplies 

DLA Troop Support’s Medical Readiness Division team develops new processes and taps new sources of supply to support the ever-increasing demands of the pandemic.

Jan. 15, 2021

DLA supports SOUTHCOM pandemic response efforts

The Defense Logistics Agency is assisting U.S. Southern Command’s COVID-19 relief efforts in a number of countries in their area of responsibility through DoD’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, in addition to their ongoing support of national efforts. Since receiving the initial request on May 29, 2020, DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain has provided 24 field hospitals to SOUTHCOM, who donated them to 11 countries within their AOR.