DLA News Archive


Nov. 9, 2021

Practice makes perfect: DLA personnel conduct emergency training exercise on DSCR

Key personnel within Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond, including representatives from Security and Emergency Services, Environmental Management, and DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office, gathered in Conference Room One of Bldg. 34 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 4 for a tabletop exercise.

Oct. 15, 2021

DLA Distribution presents remediation project to DOD Hazardous Materials Packaging Working Group

The Defense Department’s Hazardous Materials Packaging Working Group, chaired by Jennifer Smith, Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters Logistic Operations Tech Quality Department, met virtually Sept. 30 to discuss remediation efforts for frustrated hazardous shipments, including a remediation process put in place by DLA Distribution.

July 19, 2021

Arnold AFB program oversees cradle-to-grave management of hazardous materials, waste

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Arnold Air Force Base website — The test and evaluation activities that take place in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex facilities at Arnold Air Force Base at times utilize materials labeled as “hazardous.” However, Arnold has programs in place to safeguard its employees and the environment from hazardous materials and hazardous waste.

Dec. 13, 2020

Logistics Center in Japan Completes Successful Year of HAZMAT Operations

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Navy website — Nearing the end of 2020, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka is on track to complete a successful year in the proper disposal, storage and inspection of hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

May 6, 2019

DLA Distribution employees respond during HAZMAT exercise in Germersheim

Employees at DLA Distribution Europe conducted HAZMAT training at their main facility at the Germersheim Army Depot. The training took place as DDDE officials wait for German authorities to permit expansion of their HAZMAT storage capacity to support NATO and other military readiness requirements.

April 2, 2019

Environmental team manages HAZWASTE disposal, recycling

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s environmental team know how to turn trash into treasure, leading the recycling, waste disposal, and hazardous material management effort at Al Udeid.

Jan. 25, 2019

Recycling and disposing HAZMAT for readiness

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Camp Pendleton website — Imagine that a lithium ion battery is thrown away in the trash and taken to a landfill. It just happens to be summer time, and it is record hitting heat. The lithium ion battery that was improperly disposed of overheats and activates a chemical reaction within the battery that ignites it.

July 6, 2017

New consolidated DoD HAZMAT website saves time and money

Military and NASA customers looking for hazardous material information now have access to a new consolidated defense resource for environmental, occupational, safety and health missions.

June 8, 2016

Reservists assist in special HAZMAT mission at Susquehanna

In a ceremony officiated by Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard Dix, 11 Navy and Air Force reservists were presented awards for their time spent at DLA Distribution Susquehanna assisting with hazardous material packing.

April 27, 2016

DLA Aviation leads bio-based synthetic oil testing for federal vehicles

Non-tactical federal vehicles may soon become less environmentally harmful, thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Hazardous Minimization and Green Products Program.