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Jan. 15, 2021

DLA Troop Support’s construction, equipment team ‘heroes’ of agency’s PPE support

Supplier operations director describes DLA Troop Support's construction and equipment team’s work providing almost half of the agency's pandemic support as miraculous and inspirational.

Jan. 14, 2021

Resilience, hard work keystones of clothing, textiles team’s support for COVID-19

Clothing, textiles team has worked overtime since March to procure textiles-based items ranging from nitrile gloves to face masks for DOD, HHS and FEMA.

Jan. 13, 2021

Disposal property specialists help meet needs for critical pandemic supplies

Property disposal specialists like Jennifer Lobello and Carol Fix have provided over $40 million worth of excess property to aid in military and federal agencies’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jan. 11, 2021

DLA reservist collects agency-wide data on agency’s COVID-19 response

Army Lt. Col. Mark Laskoski, a DLA Energy civilian and member of the DLA Joint Reserve Force, helped manage information and communications for the agency’s COVID-19 support March through October.

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. 

Jan. 7, 2021

Former LNO guides DLA’s pandemic support to FEMA

Before becoming the Military Services Support Division deputy director in October, Phyllis Erkins supported the national pandemic response by working with DLA supply chain officials to relay information like prices, shipping options, and quantities and types of supplies the agency could provide to FEMA.

Dec. 21, 2020

DLA, industry strengthen partnerships to support warfighters

DLA Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic and other agency senior leaders hosted a Demand Forecast webinar Dec. 17 with private-sector leaders from 11 associations to help them best respond to DLA’s anticipated contract requirements and notify them of future business opportunities with DLA.

Nov. 9, 2020

DLA historian chronicles agency’s early COVID-19 response

Contracting expertise, on-hand supplies and crisis-management strengths enabled DLA to quickly aid the nation’s pandemic response, according to a 41-page historical account titled “Combating the Coronavirus: DLA Efforts to Defeat COVID-19.”

Nov. 2, 2020

DLA ensures textiles-based PPE is American-made per Berry Amendment

Despite worldwide shortages of medical supplies for COVID-19, DLA is helping the Department of Health and Human Services provide items like masks and gloves that are made here in America when possible.

Oct. 29, 2020

DLA leaders brief DOD comptroller on financial successes, challenges during pandemic

DLA Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic and other agency leaders provided a financial overview to Acting Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller Hon. Thomas Harker at DLA Headquarters Oct. 23.