DLA News Archive

Tag: Hurricane Harvey

Sept. 28, 2017

TSP rules for hardship withdrawal relaxed for employees affected by recent natural disasters

The Thrift Savings Plan has made a temporary change to allow participants affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma to make hardship withdrawals under certain circumstances.

Sept. 26, 2017

DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas Bounces Back from Hurricane Harvey

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas is bouncing back from wind damage sustained from Hurricane Harvey, a category-4 hurricane that formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas with wind speeds of up to 130 miles per hour. In the days following the hurricane, rain added another element of destruction to the already damaged area.

Sept. 25, 2017

Eye on the ground: A look inside Distribution’s Expeditionary Team’s hurricane support

Before the 2017 hurricane season, DLA Distribution had never had all three expeditionary teams deployed simultaneously in support of a natural disaster. They worked together on deployments in Afghanistan but never for a FEMA response.

Sept. 22, 2017

Distribution Transportation Team ensures meals, water and other supplies delivered to those affected by hurricanes

Every March, the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Headquarters Transportation Team works with Surface Deployment and Distribution Command on DLA/FEMA requirements to prepare a solicitation to the carrier industry for disaster support rates. When FEMA requirements are sent, the team utilizes the carriers and rates from this solicitation to quickly position supplies at the FEMA staging locations.

Sept. 18, 2017

DLA Distribution Susquehanna supports Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recovery

As the Defense Logistics Agency continues working with U.S. Northern Command and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a supporting role in the overall whole of government disaster response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, its distribution center in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania has been steadfastly shipping relief items to the affected areas while its deployed employees manage receipt and delivery of items.

Sept. 15, 2017

JBSA-Randolph defenders provide ‘flawless’ protection of FEMA assets

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — As Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers continue to be hauled away from the south ramp of Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, members of the 902nd Security Forces Squadron are nearing the end of the important role they played in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Sept. 15, 2017

TSP temporarily changes hardship withdrawal rules

The Thrift Savings Plan has made a temporary change to the financial hardship withdrawal rules for participants affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Sept. 15, 2017

El Paso to Orange: Soldiers travel 1000 miles in wake of Harvey

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Army website — On Aug. 28th, Gov. Greg Abbott mobilized approximately 12,000 members of the Texas Military Department after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Coast with high winds and upwards to 50 inches of rain - leaving many areas devastated with the high, unprecedented floodwaters.

Sept. 14, 2017

DLA Troop Support continues hurricane relief support

DLA Troop Support continues to manage the delivery of more than 30 million meals and 82 generators to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s hurricane relief efforts.

Sept. 8, 2017

DLA Energy Americas transitions to Hurricane Irma

Preparing for Hurricane Irma, Defense Logistics Agency Energy Americas and Task Force Americas personnel deployed to Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, Sept. 7.