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June 16, 2021

Agency representatives ready for 2021 hurricane season

DLA has provided hurricane response since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and is ready to support organizations like FEMA and NORTHCOM during the 2021 season.

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.

Aug. 27, 2020

Call center agents, warehouse workers rush equipment orders for firefighters

Call center agents and warehouse workers at the Defense Logistics Agency are working 24/7 to connect firefighters with emergency supplies needed to put out wildfires sprawling across millions of acres in California, Arizona, Colorado, Montana and other states. 

July 17, 2020

Deployable civilians needed for deputy commander, operations officer positions on DLA rapid deployment teams

Civilian volunteers are needed to fulfil deputy commander and operations officer roles for three Defense Logistics Agency Rapid Deployment Teams that will deploy on short notice to assist military and federal agencies during international emergencies and contingencies in 2021.

Feb. 25, 2020

DLA Energy deputy commander reorients with Distribution colleagues

Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones, commanding officer, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution and his leadership team met with DLA Energy deputy commander, Eric Smith, senior executive service, Feb. 20 to provide an overview of operations at DLA Distribution.

Nov. 20, 2019

Troop Support improves international relief readiness through USAID course

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course led by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance in Philadelphia Nov. 13-14.

Sept. 4, 2019

DLA poised to support relief operations in wake of Hurricane Dorian 

The Defense Logistics Agency is prepositioning necessities like food and fuel along the east coast for first responders who’ll support relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

July 30, 2019

621st CRW teams up with joint partners in 'Southeast Asia' for exercise

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center website — Nearly 1.6 million people are still trying to get their bearing after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake ravaged Southeast Asia. After a request for assistance from South Torbia, U.S. Transportation Command calls upon its premier response forces: 621st Contingency Response Wing, 689th Rapid Port Opening Element and the Defense Logistics Agency’s Rapid Deployment Team-Blue. This was the exercise scenario for Turbo Distribution 19-03, held July 18-24, 2019, at Contingency Operating Base Panther in North Vernon, Indiana.

March 25, 2019

Guard members respond to Midwest's historic flooding

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — More than 340 National Guard members are responding to flooding affecting thousands throughout Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and other Midwest states.

March 6, 2019

DLA’s Whole of Government Division continues to refine its support to federal agencies responding to natural disasters.

DLA’s Whole of Government Division continues to refine its support to federal agencies responding to natural disasters.