DLA News Archive

Tag: humanitarian aid

Sept. 7, 2021

DLA supports Operation Allies Welcome

The Defense Logistics Agency is providing humanitarian assistance supplies in support of U.S. Northern Command’s Operation Allies Welcome, the mission to evacuate Afghan refugees as part of ongoing efforts across the federal government, now led by the Department of Homeland Security.

June 16, 2021

Agency representatives ready for 2021 hurricane season

DLA has provided hurricane response since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and is ready to support organizations like FEMA and NORTHCOM during the 2021 season.

Oct. 22, 2020

DLA COVID-19 support guided by strong alliances with whole-of-government partnerships

Strong alliances with other federal agencies and its role as the Defense Department’s lead agent for medical supplies made the Defense Logistics Agency an essential contributor to the nation’s coronavirus response.

July 17, 2020

Deployable civilians needed for deputy commander, operations officer positions on DLA rapid deployment teams

Civilian volunteers are needed to fulfil deputy commander and operations officer roles for three Defense Logistics Agency Rapid Deployment Teams that will deploy on short notice to assist military and federal agencies during international emergencies and contingencies in 2021.

Aug. 26, 2019

This Is What We Do: Syrian Logistics Cell

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 1st Theater Sustainment Command website —Tucked away in northern Iraq is a small group of Mississippi Army National Guard Soldiers dedicated to coordinating and fulfilling the essential logistics needed for warfighters.

July 30, 2019

621st CRW teams up with joint partners in 'Southeast Asia' for exercise

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center website — Nearly 1.6 million people are still trying to get their bearing after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake ravaged Southeast Asia. After a request for assistance from South Torbia, U.S. Transportation Command calls upon its premier response forces: 621st Contingency Response Wing, 689th Rapid Port Opening Element and the Defense Logistics Agency’s Rapid Deployment Team-Blue. This was the exercise scenario for Turbo Distribution 19-03, held July 18-24, 2019, at Contingency Operating Base Panther in North Vernon, Indiana.

March 8, 2019

LRC Italy supports humanitarian relief efforts to Ukrainian rehabilitation center

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 405th Army Field Support Brigade website — The Logistic Readiness Center-Italy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program loaded a shipment of humanitarian aid supplies headed for Ukraine, at Camp Darby, Italy ,Feb. 13-14.

Aug. 23, 2018

Hospital Ship to Support Humanitarian Effort in Latin America

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — The Navy's Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to Central America and South America in late September to begin a two-month humanitarian mission with stops in Colombia and elsewhere in the region.

Feb. 13, 2018

C&T provides winter clothes to Syrians returning home

Nearly 15,000 internally displaced persons returning to a liberated Raqqah, Syria, received winter clothes and blankets provided by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Nov. 13, 2017

DLA Aviation provides critical part to hospital in the wake of Hurricane Maria

The evening of Sept. 18, Hurricane Maria roared through the Island of Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane. A week later the Military Liaison Office in the Barbados and Eastern Caribbean U.S. Embassy reached out to Defense Logistics Agency Aviation with a critical support need from the main hospital in Roseau, the capital of the Caribbean island nation of Dominica.