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Aug. 13, 2019

Riggers are the Foundation for Every Parachute in the U.S. Army

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Reserve website — Behind every military aerial delivery is a highly skilled group that meticulously prepare the chutes and the packages that seem to fall effortlessly out of their military transports. They are called Riggers.

Aug. 17, 2018

DLA Distribution Rigger’s Operations NCO promoted to Army Staff Sergeant

DLA Distribution’s newly promoted Army Staff Sgt. Brittany Sheehan was an E-5/Sgt. for three years prior to this promotion.

July 1, 2018

DLA parachute riggers do more than just pack chutes

DLA parachute riggers do more than just pack chutes.

Dec. 8, 2017

Distribution’s Rosenkranz honored as Carlisle Barracks NCO of the Year

On Dec. 1, DLA Distribution Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Rosenkranz was honored by Army Maj. Gen. John Kem, commanding general and 51st commandant, U.S. Army War College, as Carlisle Barracks’ Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, fiscal year 2017.

July 6, 2015

Distribution’s airborne riggers: Support on the ground and in the air

Among the boxes, air pallets, and trucks at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., there is a unique team tucked in the midst: DLA’s only parachute rigger unit. The team’s set of responsibilities is unlike any other; not only do they provide mission receiving support like other distribution centers, they also provide parachute pack and maintenance activities for units across all military services.