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Jan. 21, 2022

DLA Troop Support member, team recognized for excellence

An acquisition specialist with Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical’s National Contracts team and the organization’s J3/5 Operations and Plans Weapon System Readiness Support Branch, were recognized for their accomplishments in fiscal year 2021 fourth quarter. Ryan Ferry was selected as DLA’s Employee of the Quarter and the J3/5 team was recognized for their contributions towards DLA Strategic Goals. The recognition period for the awards was July 1 through Sept. 31, 2021, and award selections were announced Dec. 2021.

Jan. 20, 2022

Continuous Process Improvement project improves efficiencies, effectiveness of new employees and teams

What are the organizational impacts of new employee onboarding delays, and how can the processes improve? That is exactly the question the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Continuous Process Improvement team asked in 2018, and ultimately answered December 2021. Six projects and a little more than two years later, the impacts are an estimated $2.7 million in cost offsets over a three-year period, and several weeks of productivity per new employee, CPI Branch Chief Maximo Ayala-Ortiz said.

Jan. 18, 2022

Transformative and dynamic leader awarded DLA Aviation October Leadership Award

Douglas Williams, branch chief in the Commodities Branch in the Material Management Division at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Oklahoma City, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, was awarded the DLA Aviation Leadership Award for October.

Jan. 14, 2022

Army Sustainment Command leadership visits DLA Troop Support

Army Sustainment Command Commanding General Maj. Gen. Christopher Mohan and Command Sgt. Major Marco Torres visited the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support headquarters in Philadelphia Jan. 7.

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.

Dec. 21, 2021

Highly recognized leader and subject matter expert awarded DLA Aviation September Leadership Award

Christy Crumpler, branch chief in the Industrial Plant Equipment Services Division in the Engineering Directorate at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation in Richmond, Virginia, was awarded the DLA Aviation Leadership Award for September.

Dec. 16, 2021

DLA Troop Support celebrates more than five centuries of experience as 14 civilian employees retire

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the careers of 14 retiring civilian employees during a retirement ceremony Dec. 15.

Dec. 8, 2021

Take care of yourself, loved ones during the holiday season

There are many resources available for those struggling with difficult issues during the holidays, including sexual violence.

Dec. 3, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Jordan Willis

Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139.

Nov. 22, 2021

DLA Troop Support has key ingredients to get Thanksgiving meals to troops

For more than 50 years, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has provided traditional Thanksgiving dishes to field kitchens, dining facilities and galleys in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and other locations around the world.