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Aug. 5, 2022

Contracting division chief receives Aviation leadership award

Amanda Parker, contracting division chief in the Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation in Richmond, Virginia, was awarded the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award for the month of March.

May 31, 2022

Future material leaders observe day-to-day weapons systems operations and attend LOA symposium

Four Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Logistics Career Broadening Program members visited Salt Lake City, Utah, March 9-11 to learn about challenges in sustaining legacy weapon systems and expanding capabilities to meet future demands. After their site visit, they attend the Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Salt Lake City.

May 6, 2022

DLA Aviation CPI project improves organic manufacturing process

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Continuous Process Improvement Office completed a project that shortened the time to process emergency requests for organically manufactured parts by 21%.

April 19, 2022

February employees of the month rise to meet production challenges for A-10 aircraft

DeAnne Allshouse and Theresa McKinzie, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation customer specialists were selected as Employees of the Month for February. Allshouse won the general schedule 1-9 category and McKinzie took the award in the GS 10-13 category.

March 28, 2022

Tour provides DLA Aviation glimpse into their role in keeping Virginia Army National Guard helicopters flying

More than a dozen members of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Original Equipment Manufacturer Directorate toured the Virginia Army National Guard’s Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia, March 17.

March 22, 2022

Respected and highly impressive performers earn DLA Aviation’s employee of the month honors for January

Reggie Sanders, a sustainment specialist within the Planning Division at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Jacksonville, Florida, and June Leeper, , a contracting specialist within the Emergency Contract Support Division at DLA Aviation at San Diego, California, were selected as DLA Aviation’s Employees of the Month for January. Leeper won in the general schedule 10-13 category. Sanders took the award in the GS 1-9 category.

March 16, 2022

Tube assembly contracts expand supplier base, provide inventory for Air Force

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation recently awarded contracts to two suppliers that will more than double the number of TF33 tube assemblies available to meet demand from Air Force engineering operations.

March 15, 2022

DLA flu vaccine program attributes success to battle rhythm, partnerships

Thanks to early action and teamwork between Defense Logistics Agency partners, three contracts totaling 3.4 million doses of the influenza vaccine were awarded Feb. 25, meaning DLA will start receiving shipments of the inoculations in August, well ahead of the 2022-2023 flu season. The awards went to three vendors with a total maximum value of $70.4 million and will satisfy the needs of warfighters and eligible dependents around the globe.

March 8, 2022

Customizable medical kits help modernize USAF deployable assets, provide tailored solutions for warfighters

Air Force health care providers responsible for life-saving operations will soon have access to customizable medical kits provided by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical team as the agency awarded a $5.4 million contract for 27 kits March 7. The “made-to-order” medical kits includes items such as bandages, gauze, pharmaceuticals, and tracheal tubes as well as a variety of support equipment and cases to house it all. The MTO kits will provide warfighters across the globe support of their unique needs and situations.

March 4, 2022

Collaborating for success: DLA Troop Support hosts Headquarters National Account Managers to strengthen partnership

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted the DLA Headquarters National Account Manager team March 3 in Philadelphia where they were able to collaborate in-person and strengthen a partnership that ensures DLA delivers the best warfighter support possible to its customers. National Account Manager teams for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force stay in contact with logisticians and planners at the Defense Department-level to help align DLA goals with those of service leaders. DLA customer and warfighter support representatives are also co-located with customers at the tactical level to help solve everyday problems like supply shortages and last-minute requirements.