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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.

Nov. 22, 2021

DLA Troop Support Europe and Africa employees and families build overseas morale with Turkey Trot

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe and Africa hosted a “Turkey Trot” 5K run and 3K walk November 19, 2021, for employees and families living in the local Kaiserslautern area. The event was held on nature trails near Kleber Kaserne to promote team building and increase morale prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Prizes were awarded for the fastest run time and the best costume.

Nov. 19, 2021

DLA Troop Support Europe and Africa team demonstrates subsistence excellence in support of USS Hershel "Woody" Williams

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe and Africa provided operational subsistence support to the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams from August 10 to November 1 this year. Packages were delivered during four port calls in Accra, Ghana; Bradbury, Angola; Cape Town, South Africa; and Cotati, Seychelles.

Nov. 3, 2021

DLA Troop Support enhances training through technology, innovation

Leaders from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Training Academy and DLA Information Operations, are delivering a more immersive educational experience to employees starting this week. Harnessing a combination of existing collaboration tools and a newly implemented open-source training software, instructors will provide “on-the-job,” on-demand training to meet the needs of geographically distributed employees in need of more localized training than other systems provide. “This will create a ‘ground level’ view of systems and tasks we do here at Troop Support,” Training Academy lead Joanne Anello said.

Oct. 26, 2021

DLA, Navy Surgeon General discuss COVID-19, medical logistics

COVID-19 and medical logistics were key topics of discussion between the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support leaders and Navy Surgeon General Read Adm. Bruce Gillingham during a visit Oct. 20 in Philadelphia. Both sides of the table provided feedback on current and future challenges, as well as how to best partner to overcome them.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA lab tests 3D scanner to inform agency use, improve coordination with partners

A 3D scanner, delivered to the Defense Logistics Troop Support Product Test Center the week of October 11, is undergoing testing to explore how the technology can improve agency operations. The machine may also help the PTC coordinate with customers, vendors and DLA teammates to better visualize parts and potential defects.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA provides food, medicine to incoming Afghans in support of Operation Allies Welcome

The Defense Logistics Agency provided more than $42 million worth of food and nearly 448,000 doses of 15 different vaccines to Afghan nationals in support of Operation Allies Welcome over the past three months, while standing by to provide additional assistance to U.S. Northern Command and other mission partners.

Oct. 12, 2021

Evolution of DLA Troop Support: Forging a path through the 21st century

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s history in Philadelphia and around the world is one of evolution and adaptation. This growth has continued throughout the 21st century, as the organization forges ahead while remaining in sync with the nation’s demands, industry changes and digital transformation. Harnessing the power of technology to enhance warfighter readiness and supporting national disasters via federal partners are some of the ways DLA Troop Support has continued to improve support to warfighters and continues to evolve as a leader in defense logistics.

Oct. 7, 2021

DLA Troop Support earns award for supporting National Guard, Reserve employees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support was honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s “Above and Beyond Award,” presented by ESGR Chair Emeritus retired Army Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig Oct. 7, in Philadelphia, for their outstanding support of National Guard and reserve members employed by the organization.

Oct. 1, 2021

Industrial Hardware realignment brings strength, resilience of team to DLA partners

Although the Industrial Hardware supply chain was officially disestablished by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia effective October 1, the talent and energy of the workforce that managed the 937 thousand items remains unchanged. The warfighter support for hardware continues through other DLA offices, and the energy and talent of more than 400 employees is shared throughout the organization.