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March 4, 2022

Collaborating for success: DLA Troop Support hosts Headquarters National Account Managers to strengthen partnership

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted the DLA Headquarters National Account Manager team March 3 in Philadelphia where they were able to collaborate in-person and strengthen a partnership that ensures DLA delivers the best warfighter support possible to its customers. National Account Manager teams for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force stay in contact with logisticians and planners at the Defense Department-level to help align DLA goals with those of service leaders. DLA customer and warfighter support representatives are also co-located with customers at the tactical level to help solve everyday problems like supply shortages and last-minute requirements.

Feb. 28, 2022

December employees of the month recognized for exemplary work performance

Trang Ho Nguyen, an inventory management specialist in the Materiel Management Division of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Christina Nelson, a customer support specialist lead in the Materiel Management Division of DLA Aviation at Jacksonville, Florida, were both named DLA Aviation Employees of the Month for December 2021.

Feb. 14, 2022

DLA director meets with DLA Aviation at Oklahoma City leadership team

Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic saw how the DLA Aviation at Oklahoma City team supports the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex’s critical missions during her Feb. 9 visit to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Feb. 14, 2022

Troop Support Black History Month event speaker calls for continuing change, resilience

The continued need to recognize Black History Month was a central theme of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s annual event hosted virtually Feb. 10. Keynote speaker, Shirley A. Jones, 15th national president of the Blacks In Government organization and managing associate general counsel for the Government Accountability Office’s Office of General Counsel, expressed the need to continue highlighting diversity and equality in many aspects of life.

Feb. 10, 2022

Medical supply chain sweeps DLA Troop Support annual awards

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical team is walking a little taller after sweeping the organization’s three major annual award categories in recognition of their support to the nation in 2021. The awards recognized Thomas Heleniak, Medical Tailored Vendor Logistics Specialist, as Employee of the Year; the Operation Allies Welcome/Refuge group as Team of the Year; and Nora Steigerwalt, director of Customer Operations, as the Supervisor of the Year.

Feb. 9, 2022

Kind and caring leader awarded DLA Aviation November Leadership Award

Oscar Moore , was awarded the DLA Aviation Leadership Award for November 2021. Moore is a supervisory inventory management specialist in the Component/Indirect Material Planning and Support Branch at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Jan. 27, 2022

DLA Troop Support celebrates retirement of three civilian employees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the retirement of two civilian employees during a ceremony Jan. 26 in Philadelphia.

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.