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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. 18, 2021

DLA Troop Support hosts FEMA Region 3 partner visit

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region III visited the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Headquarters in Philadelphia on Nov. 15. The group met with the command office, each of the four supply chains, and toured the agency’s Flag Room and Product Test Center.

Nov. 15, 2021

National Native American Heritage Month event highlights theme: ‘Grounded in tradition, resilient in spirit’

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated National Native American Heritage Month with a virtual observance on Nov. 10 at its Philadelphia headquarters. James Metcalfe II, the director of the Western New York National Cemetery and a citizen of the Seneca Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy, was the event’s keynote speaker. He addressed this year’s theme of, “Grounded in tradition, resilient in spirit.”

Nov. 2, 2021

DLA Troop Support, Distribution provides meals to Louisiana food banks

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support worked with DLA Distribution to get more than 800,000 commercial shelf-stable meals to six different food banks in Louisiana in support of those still left without a home or electricity after Hurricane Ida.

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. 20, 2021

New Subsistence director navigates organization through COVID-19 filter

Army Col. Larry Dean joined the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support as the new director of the Subsistence supply chain in July. He is learning the supply chain and agency in the unique work environment that is a result of COVID-19.

Oct. 18, 2021

Hard-work pays off: July employees of the month receive recognition for a job well done

Stephen Adams, sustainment specialist in the Planning and Support Division of the Customer Operations Directorate for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Latoya Whitehead, contract specialist in the Supplier Operations Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Directorate for DLA Aviation in Richmond, Virginia, were both named DLA Aviation Employee of the Month for July.

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.