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Feb. 10, 2016

DLA Distribution Europe supports Turkey humanitarian mission virtually

To facilitate the delivery of humanitarian supplies to millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey and surrounding areas, DLA Distribution Europe, located in Germersheim, Germany, had to verify and receipt materiel virtually- a first for DLA Distribution.

Feb. 10, 2016

DLA Distribution San Joaquin’s Deep Dive Disposal Team receives Big Ideas Award

The DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., Fiscal Year 2015 Deep Dive Disposal Team has been named the DLA Distribution Big Ideas Award winners in the “Small” category for the fourth quarter of FY15.

Feb. 10, 2016

DLA employees get preview of new Smithsonian African American museum

John W. Franklin, of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, spoke to employees of DLA's McNamara Headquarters Complex Feb. 3 to commemorate African American History Month and discuss the features of the forthcoming museum.

Feb. 9, 2016

DLA director hosts Town Hall at DSCR

Defense Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch returned to his old command at DLA Aviation on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 5 meeting with senior leaders in the morning and the center’s workforce in the afternoon.

Feb. 9, 2016

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor visits DoD’s premier storage and distribution operations

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack made his inaugural visit to Defense Logistics Agency Distribution headquarters in New Cumberland on Jan. 28 to learn more about the organization’s military supply mission and witness firsthand how it provides to the local economy throughout the commonwealth.

Feb. 8, 2016

Subsistence helps Army Spec Ops nutrition program

When the U.S. Army Special Operations Command decided to add the nutrition element of a human performance program to the menu at a Fort Bragg dining facility, they asked the Subsistence supply chain to help.

Feb. 8, 2016

Japan distribution center empowers workforce through culture improvements

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, is a unique workforce that supports U.S. forces in the region, but is largely made up of local national employees. To help improve communication and empowerment of these employees, the distribution center established a Command Culture Center of Excellence and Diversity Inclusion Committee, responsible for addressing the constant change and modification that improving culture requires.

Feb. 5, 2016

Norfolk’s Hayes receives Employee of the Quarter Award

Christina Hayes, safety specialist at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Va., has received DLA Distribution’s Employee of the Quarter award for first quarter, fiscal year 2016, for her administration of the safety, environmental, and occupational health programs at one of Norfolk’s detachment locations in Portsmouth, Va.

Feb. 5, 2016

Bahrain distribution center participates in Army Watercraft testing mission

Due to an increase in responsibilities, DLA Distribution Bahrain was looking to tap into agency resources within the region, coordinating with DLA Disposition Kuwait to determine if demilitarization capabilities existed within its local mission. At the same time and as part of the process to establish the Trans Arabian Network, DLA Support Team - Kuwait was looking for opportunities to test the Army Watercraft mission.

Feb. 4, 2016

Oklahoma City’s deputy director retires after 54-year career

DLA Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., deputy director Augustus Mays, Jr., has retired from federal service after a 54-year career.