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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. 2, 2022

Troop Support honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during virtual remembrance event

As the nation celebrated the federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 17, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support remembered his legacy with a virtual program Jan. 27.

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. 26, 2022

Troop Support takes over fielding of Army green service uniform for new recruits, soldiers

After years of planning, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is now providing Army green service uniform items to recruits, and soon soldiers shopping at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores.

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.