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April 26, 2016

Urgency drives DLA Puget Sound team in maintaining ballistic-missile submarines

The design of the Ohio-class submarine allows the vessel to operate 15 or more years between major overhauls. On average, the submarines spend 77 days at sea followed by only 35 days in-port for maintenance, creating urgency for on-shore personnel who must ensure the vessel is ready when called back to action.

April 26, 2016

Norfolk distribution center adds NAVSEA Regional Maintenance Center material to its roster

Last week Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Va., received the first set of Naval Sea Systems Command Regional Maintenance Center materials, marking the commencement of a new collaboration.

April 25, 2016

A bird’s eye view from a Blackhawk Helicopter

Erik Wetterhall, shown here aboard a UH-60M Blackhawk, is a customer logistics site specialist at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Huntsville, Alabama. Wetterhall was part of a support team traveling to Marietta Georgia April 6, 2016 to assist a Georgia National Guard unit with a fuel cell issue.

April 25, 2016

DSCC Shred Day accomplishes goal

Defense Supply Center Columbus held its annual Shred Day April 20 on the installation. Associates were encouraged to bring anything they wanted shredded, including personal and work documents. DSCC’s Environmental Division processed 7.56 Tons of paper, which translates to saving 129 trees and 38 cubic yards of landfill.

April 25, 2016

C-130 parts delivered on time, every time by DLA Distribution Warner Robins

More than half the work completed at DLA Distribution Warner Robins, Ga., is in support of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. The organization's inventory includes parts and equipment for F-15, C-130, C-5 and C-17 aircraft, target acquisition systems, and most airborne electronic warfare systems.

April 22, 2016

Strategic Goals Award winners announced for first quarter, fiscal 2016

Defense Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch has announced the DLA Strategic Goals Award winners for the first quarter of fiscal 2016. This quarterly award recognizes measurable contributions by teams or individuals to achieving the goals set forth in the DLA Strategic Plan.

April 22, 2016

DLA Distribution celebrates Earth Day 2016

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection and sustainability. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

April 22, 2016

DLA Land & Maritime commander retires

DLA Director U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch announced the retirement of Rear Adm. John King from DLA Land and Maritime, effective April 21, 2016. King served as the Commander of DLA Land and Maritime since August 2014.

April 22, 2016

Susquehanna Williams named Employee of the Week

Brian Williams, material examiner identifier supervisor at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., has been named Employee of the Week, for the week of April 18 to 22, 2016.

April 22, 2016

DLA Distribution Korea’s So retires after 43 years of federal service

Sang-Hwan So, a supply technician inspector at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea, retired after 43 years of federal service, eight of which have been with DLA Distribution Korea in March 2016.