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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. 20, 2022

Advanced manufacturing collaboration takes center stage on DSCR

Leaders from various military aviation components, as well as representatives from Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, DLA Troop Support and DLA Headquarters, met Jan. 13 to exchange ideas, initiatives and developments in manufacturing focused on additive manufacturing for hard-to-source and obsolete parts.

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. 22, 2021

Troop Support delivers 187 tons of holiday foods for Christmas

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support started working in the spring to get thousands of pounds of turkey and the trimmings out to troops serving around the world this Christmas dinner.

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. 7, 2021

Troop Support hosts annual military clothing, textiles industry event

Nearly 700 representatives from the Defense Logistics Agency, military services and domestic clothing and textiles manufacturer firms attended DLA Troop Support’s Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry in Cherry Hill, New Jersey Nov. 17-18.

Dec. 1, 2021

Chaplain resources help military members practice their faith

Army Col. Christopher Archer has served in many challenging assignments in various locations during his more than 20-year career as a chaplain, but he chose his current assignment at DLA in December 2020. Working with his Religious Affairs NCO and DLA Troop Support counterparts, he ensures customers get the religious supplies they need in a timely manner.