DLA News Archive

Tag: fuel quality

Aug. 10, 2022

Breaking records: DLA Energy quality assurance specialist has a need for speed

Jaron Tyner, a DLA Energy Americas quality assurance representative, is a member of a motorcycle race team that’s won multiple world records for land speed racing.

April 7, 2022

Chemist, quality expert inducted into DLA Energy Hall of Fame

Lee Barry Oppenheim was inducted into the DLA Energy Hall of Fame on March 22. He retired from DLA Energy in 2018 as the Quality Technical deputy director with a distinguished 42-year federal career – all of which was spent with DLA.

Feb. 24, 2022

DLA chemist leading efforts in alternative fuel, other DOD bulk fuel initiatives

Lindsey Hicks has served the Defense Logistics Agency as a pioneering chemist for over 30 years. He is currently the program manager leading DLA Research & Development’s Energy Readiness Program supporting the Defense Department’s bulk fuel and energy supply system. ERP’s strategic focus areas are fuel refining and distribution, fuel instability and contamination issues, and alternative fuel certification efforts.

Nov. 30, 2021

A fuel handler’s storied 42-year career

Chuck Allyson’s storied career in fuel has carried him from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; through Fort Lee and Fort Belvoir in Virginia; to Germany, South Korea, and Alaska. His final duty assignment landed him traveling throughout the northeast region of New England. After 21 years in the Army and another 21 years working as a civilian DLA fuel quality assurance representative, it’s time to move on.

Nov. 1, 2021

A high quality career

Mike Purkey has served nearly 50 years both in and out of uniform, 27 of those years as a Quality Assurance Specialist with DLA Energy. He's traveled the world sharing his knowledge, experience, and leadership to serve the warfighter.

Aug. 12, 2021

Fueling DoD’s northernmost installation

Once a year, when the weather and ice conditions allow, DLA Energy experts plan for the delivery of fuel to the Defense Department’s northernmost installation, Thule Air Base, Greenland. In late July, DLA Energy quality assurance specialists took advantage of the warmer weather to make the delivery.

June 28, 2021

New commander tours Europe and Africa fuel lab

One of five DLA Energy fuel laboratories worldwide, the Europe & Africa facility at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Germany tests around 2,000 fuel samples each year including routine quality surveillance, investigations of possible contamination as well as testing for secured fuels. DLA Energy Europe & Africa’s new commander Army Lt. Col. Benverren Fortune visited the lab to learn more about its capabilities and services June 10.   

May 24, 2021

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month spotlight: Patricia Wilkins

Patricia Wilkins is the acting DLA Energy Deputy Commander. For more than 20 years, she has been a part of the DLA team with 17 of those years with DLA Energy. In this spotlight, we asked her about her career and what Asian Pacific American Heritage Month means to her.

April 30, 2021

QARS perform internal tank inspection at sea

DLA Energy Middle East Quality Assurance Representatives Mark Mizrahi and Army Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Grace received hands on training when they conducted an internal tank inspection of the oil tanker LEFKARA on April 9.  

April 14, 2020

DLA Energy maintains fuel quality with modified procedures

Quality assurance representatives at DLA Energy are modifying procedures to ensure military fuel remains on-spec during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are closely synchronizing fuel movements with suppliers, and in some cases where there is an acceptable level of risk to the supply chain, using remote oversight methods to overcome restricted travel and social distancing requirements.