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Nov. 3, 2021

DLA Troop Support enhances training through technology, innovation

Leaders from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Training Academy and DLA Information Operations, are delivering a more immersive educational experience to employees starting this week. Harnessing a combination of existing collaboration tools and a newly implemented open-source training software, instructors will provide “on-the-job,” on-demand training to meet the needs of geographically distributed employees in need of more localized training than other systems provide. “This will create a ‘ground level’ view of systems and tasks we do here at Troop Support,” Training Academy lead Joanne Anello said.

Nov. 2, 2021

DLA Troop Support, Distribution provides meals to Louisiana food banks

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support worked with DLA Distribution to get more than 800,000 commercial shelf-stable meals to six different food banks in Louisiana in support of those still left without a home or electricity after Hurricane Ida.

Oct. 29, 2021

Employee recognition, COVID-19 updates key topics at Troop Support commander’s town hall

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees tuned into a commander’s town hall event virtually and in-person Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley provided business and personnel updates to the workforce in addition to presenting individual and team awards.

Oct. 26, 2021

DLA, Navy Surgeon General discuss COVID-19, medical logistics

COVID-19 and medical logistics were key topics of discussion between the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support leaders and Navy Surgeon General Read Adm. Bruce Gillingham during a visit Oct. 20 in Philadelphia. Both sides of the table provided feedback on current and future challenges, as well as how to best partner to overcome them.

Oct. 20, 2021

New Subsistence director navigates organization through COVID-19 filter

Army Col. Larry Dean joined the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support as the new director of the Subsistence supply chain in July. He is learning the supply chain and agency in the unique work environment that is a result of COVID-19.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA lab tests 3D scanner to inform agency use, improve coordination with partners

A 3D scanner, delivered to the Defense Logistics Troop Support Product Test Center the week of October 11, is undergoing testing to explore how the technology can improve agency operations. The machine may also help the PTC coordinate with customers, vendors and DLA teammates to better visualize parts and potential defects.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA provides food, medicine to incoming Afghans in support of Operation Allies Welcome

The Defense Logistics Agency provided more than $42 million worth of food and nearly 448,000 doses of 15 different vaccines to Afghan nationals in support of Operation Allies Welcome over the past three months, while standing by to provide additional assistance to U.S. Northern Command and other mission partners.

Oct. 12, 2021

Clothing and Textiles helps Army get new female improved hot weather uniforms to recruits

Extensive coordination enabled the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support to help the Army field female improved hot weather uniforms to new recruits at training centers across the country. Approximately 1,600 sets of the female IHWCU coats and trousers have been issued at the RTCs, with Fort Benning and Fort Sill receiving sets in mid-August, Fort Leonard Wood in September, and Fort Jackson early October.

Oct. 12, 2021

Evolution of DLA Troop Support: Forging a path through the 21st century

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s history in Philadelphia and around the world is one of evolution and adaptation. This growth has continued throughout the 21st century, as the organization forges ahead while remaining in sync with the nation’s demands, industry changes and digital transformation. Harnessing the power of technology to enhance warfighter readiness and supporting national disasters via federal partners are some of the ways DLA Troop Support has continued to improve support to warfighters and continues to evolve as a leader in defense logistics.

Oct. 7, 2021

DLA Troop Support earns award for supporting National Guard, Reserve employees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support was honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s “Above and Beyond Award,” presented by ESGR Chair Emeritus retired Army Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig Oct. 7, in Philadelphia, for their outstanding support of National Guard and reserve members employed by the organization.