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Sept. 27, 2021

National Preparedness Month includes emergency prepping for our pets

Being prepared for an emergency means thinking about the needs of all family members—including pets.

Sept. 8, 2021

Communication systems are key to timely warnings during emergencies

Communication is probably the most important critical issue that can profoundly impact the outcomes of an emergency. Communication is essential because, without effective, continuous, and consistent communication, all the other areas of emergency management would be unmanageable.

Sept. 8, 2021

Tips for emergency management: Make a plan

As National Preparedness Month starts while many employees of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support continue supporting the warfighter in a work-from-home environment, newly installed DLA Philadelphia Emergency Management Specialist Donnell Riley has one key takeaway for the workforce: Now more than ever, be prepared.

Sept. 16, 2020

Disaster preparedness, one step at a time

Virginia has seen its share of disaster events this year. From heavy snow to damaging winds, to flooding and tornadoes, residents continue to prove their resilience in the face of adverse events.

Sept. 11, 2020

Be prepared, build an emergency kit

September is National Preparedness Month. Are you prepared for an emergency?

Sept. 4, 2020

Plan ahead to be cyber-ready, tech-ready during disasters

DLA’s Computer Emergency Response Team is asking DLA employees and contractors to help keep the agency’s networks, systems and data safe from phishing.

Sept. 1, 2020

September is National Preparedness Month 

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual outreach program sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that educates and empowers Americans to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters like flooding, active shooter incidents and terrorist attacks. 

Sept. 17, 2019

16 years later: DLA Distribution forklift mechanic remembers Hurricane Isabel 

Ben Stoline, a forklift mechanic for DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, remembers Hurricane Isabel’s blow to his home and community 16 years later.

Sept. 9, 2019

Warming up to fire safety

As part of this year’s Emergency Preparedness Month campaign at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management, Richmond Fire and Emergency Services’ Fire Prevention Office is working to ensure everyone is aware of the risks associated with using candles, kerosene heaters, and home-use generators during and after disaster-related events.

Sept. 3, 2019

DLA employee recalls 2011 earthquake that rocked the McNamara Headquarters Complex

Linda Adams, a management analyst for Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations, recalls the rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the McNamara Headquarters Complex in 2011.