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June 16, 2022

DLA Troop Support flag room staff celebrates Flag Day at Betsy Ross House

To celebrate Flag Day, June 14, The DLA Troop Support Flag Room team demonstrated the making of the presidential flag to visitors at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia. The Flag Room is the sole producer of the presidential and vice presidential flags, and its staff are considered the “Betsy Ross of the 21st century,” for their patriotic flag making.

March 18, 2022

Troop Support, Space Force discuss new uniform support

After more than a year of virtual collaboration, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles and U.S. Space Force Office of the Chief of Space Operations personnel met in person during a visit to DLA Troop Support’s headquarters in Philadelphia Mar. 8.

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.

Aug. 13, 2020

Flag makers use technology, social distance to continue mission during pandemic

Nearly eight years ago at a print shop in Philadelphia, a graphic designer taught himself machine embroidery and went from designing custom shoes for Lebron James to helping create the first U.S. Space Force flag.

Feb. 6, 2020

Flag Room team recognized for hard work, dedication

Defense Logistics Agency Chaplain Army Col. Bob Wichman recognized 15 DLA Troop Support Flag Room employees for the hard work, dedication and talent they bring to making military unit flags and hand embroidering the president and vice-presidential flags.

June 21, 2019

From the 19th century to now, Troop Support embroiderers continue Betsy Ross’ flag making legacy

As Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s history dates back to 1800 with the construction of the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia, so does its partnership with American flag maker Betsy Ross.

July 30, 2018

Embroiderer recognized for 26 years of flag making at DLA Troop Support

Hue Nguyen retired after 26 years working in the production of flags the agency provides, which also includes flags for military units.

July 17, 2018

DLA ‘flag ladies’ see only 49-star presidential flag ever made

DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles embroiders see the only 49-star presidential flag made during a visit from presidential flag collectors in late June in Philadelphia. DLA embroiders are the sole authorized producers of the current 50-star presidential and vice presidential flags.

Aug. 30, 2016

Rosa Parks' heroics celebrated at Women's Equality Day event

An actress portraying Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks described voting as an integral part of being an American citizen during a Women’s Equality Day event Aug. 24 at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Oct. 14, 2015

DLA senior leaders impressed with Troop Support's confidence, efficiency

DLA's senior enlisted leader and foreign policy advisor learned about Troop Support's mission and capabilities during a visit to Philadelphia Oct. 8.