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May 11, 2021

DLA delivers flu vaccine to warfighters in the southern hemisphere

The Defense Logistics Agency received 87,980 doses of a flu vaccine April 28 intended to support warfighters in the southern hemisphere to meet Department mandates. DLA Troop Support’s Medical directorate’s $1.25 million contract is in support of the March 2020 Defense Health Agency memo that requires service members stationed or performing duty in the southern hemisphere to receive an additional flu vaccine that targets strains affecting that region.

March 24, 2021

DLA flu program - ahead of the curve for 2021

With the annual flu season coming to a successful close, the Defense Logistics Agency is prepared to safeguard the Department of Defense sooner than ever. In late February, DLA Troop Support Medical’s supply chain awarded a contract for 3.3 million doses of the flu vaccine, valued at $44.7 million in preparation for the 2021 flu season.

Jan. 22, 2021

A conversation with DLA cold chain expert Dana Dallas

Dana Dallas, the Defense Logistics Agency’s cold chain management expert, has been recognized for her expertise many times over her nearly 20 years in the field. Dallas’ inputs and updates to Defense Department joint cold chain management policy were key points in how DLA managed its tasked distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to overseas military and Navy Fleet customers. DLA Troop Support Corporate Communications talked with Dallas to get more insight on cold chain management and how she became a DOD expert.

Jan. 22, 2021

Patient care a priority for customer operations team fulfilling DOD COVID-19 orders

Behind every order for COVID-19 supplies, every question about shipment status or query on stock availability, there’s a person. So believes Nora Steigerwalt and her customer operations staff in the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s medical supply chain.

Jan. 8, 2021

Medical supply chain team achieves seemingly impossible pandemic support

DLA Troop Support’s Dan Keefe has worked with FEMA, HHS and DOD officials since March to outline requirements and support for everything from antigen test kits for schools and nursing homes to replenishment of the Strategic National Stockpile in response to COVID-19. 

Dec. 23, 2020

DLA acquisition supports Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine distribution

In order to facilitate DLA’s role in the Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, the first 30,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine destined for OCONUS and deployed Navy Fleet requirements were ordered on Dec. 11 by the organization’s pharmaceutical support arm in anticipation of an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

Dec. 9, 2020

Partnerships, innovation enable medical material availability

Vendors rolling out new items they want to sell to the Defense Department need stock numbers assigned to those supplies so customers and government systems have a common reference. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical Supplier Support Team normally handles this for items like surgical and hospital equipment.

March 18, 2020

Whether in uniform or now a veteran – Troop Support Medical is there

A Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain team is providing face-to-face training to Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, resulting in the facilities getting the most out of the supply chain’s programs.

March 4, 2020

Professional development session improves support to special operations missions

The DLA Troop Support Medical supply chain hosted three members from the Joint Special Operations Command to open dialogue on issues, programs and future requirements as part of a monthly supply chain Leader Professional Development engagement.

Feb. 7, 2020

Medical, IH teams face off in CIT event

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical and Industrial Hardware supply chain Culture Improvement Teams sponsored a trivia-based event promoting cross-functional integration between employees.