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June 15, 2021

Filmmaker addresses visibility, helping LGBTQ community during DLA Troop Support Pride Month event

Award-winning filmmaker Lauren Lubin was the guest speaker at the annual LGBTQ Pride Month observation, held virtually June 9.

June 7, 2021

DLA Troop Support welcomes new Indo-Pacific commander for a virtual visit

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support welcomed Navy Cmdr. Eric Decker, the new Troop Support Indo-Pacific commander, to the organization during a two-day virtual visit June 3-4.

May 19, 2021

Caring, trustworthy leader receives recognition

Damon Heemstra, the chief, of the Planning and Support Division in the Customer Operations Directorate at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Jacksonville, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award for the month of March 2021.

May 18, 2021

A fond farewell: Commander celebrates time at DLA, says goodbye to Philly workforce

Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said goodbye to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support during a relinquishment of command ceremony in his honor May 14 in Philadelphia. The ceremony marked Lawrence’s transition from DLA Troop Support after serving nearly two years and guiding the organization through the challenges of a pandemic while providing more than $19 billion per year in support to the warfighter and nation while improving the culture of the team. “It was just awesome to see [the Troop Support workforce] in action, and humbling to be a part of it during this brief period that I’ve had the good fortune to command this organization,” Lawrence said.

May 13, 2021

AAPI presentation shares struggles, joys of cultural integration with DLA employees

Sarun Chan identifies as many things: an American, a south Philadelphian, and Cambodian, but not necessarily in that order. His experiences as an infant born in a refugee camp in Thailand, a child raised in poverty in Philadelphia and as the Executive Director of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia define who he is. During a virtual event honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 12, Chan shared those identities and what they mean to him and his community with Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees.

May 13, 2021

Commander addresses questions, says goodbye during final town hall

Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, addressed a number of topics ranging from COVID-19 vaccines to the new DLA Strategic Plan, and took time to say goodbye to the workforce during his final town hall, held virtually May 10.

May 12, 2021

DLA Aviation hosts Air Force noncommissioned officers’ promotion ceremony

The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation recognized four Air Force noncommissioned officers assigned to several divisions throughout the command, during an Air Force promotion ceremony held in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, May 7.

May 11, 2021

DLA delivers flu vaccine to warfighters in the southern hemisphere

The Defense Logistics Agency received 87,980 doses of a flu vaccine April 28 intended to support warfighters in the southern hemisphere to meet Department mandates. DLA Troop Support’s Medical directorate’s $1.25 million contract is in support of the March 2020 Defense Health Agency memo that requires service members stationed or performing duty in the southern hemisphere to receive an additional flu vaccine that targets strains affecting that region.

May 4, 2021

‘Lunch and learn’ session discusses importance of protecting yourself, family from sexual assault

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted a speaker from Women Organized Against Rape/Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence for a virtual lunch and learn session on April 28 to conclude a number of activities and observations held during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

May 4, 2021

Philadelphia-based DoD agency delivers life-saving COVID-19 medical supplies to India

A Philadelphia-based government agency is enabling support to India through the acquisition of medical supplies as part of the Defense Logistics Agency’s effort to help meet urgent health needs there. DLA Troop Support, located in northeast Philadelphia, worked with interagency partners to coordinate two shipments of supplies from Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28 and 29 that included 702,400 test kits and 84,000 N95 masks so far. A third shipment third with oxygen concentrators, additional test kits and N95 masks left April 30, and a fourth shipment is scheduled to arrive in India today. Planning is ongoing for additional flights to send more supplies.