DLA News Archive

Archive: June, 2016

June 20, 2016

Norfolk team ships jet components for Marine Corps

Over the years, the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Va., Traffic Management team has shipped some unusual items to places around the world. Recently, the team shipped large components of a United States Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet for repair.

June 17, 2016

Retail side of warfighter support is focus of DLA event

DLA’s Retail Operations Division, in coordination with DLA Land and Maritime, brought total focus to the retail side of DLA's warfighter support at the second Semi-Annual Total Retail Sustainment Review, May 24-25 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

June 16, 2016

Aviation Process Excellence policy rolls out

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation leaders gathered in the Lotts Conference Center June 14 as DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day signed the DLA Aviation Process Excellence, or APEx, policy officially making APEx the system of choice to be used throughout the organization for process management.

June 16, 2016

DLA acquisition director encourages Philly workforce to be resilient

The Defense Logistics Agency’s senior acquisition executive declared in Philadelphia June 10 that procurement is a team sport and it takes the whole acquisition workforce to meet warfighters’ needs.

June 16, 2016

Korea distribution center welcomes new commander

Army Maj. Gary D. Whittacre assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea in a ceremony June 16. The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution’s Army Reserve Element team leader and Joint Reserve Task Force commander Army Col. Ronnie M. Davis.

June 15, 2016

DSCR celebrates Army Birthday

Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees gathered in the Center Restaurant June 15 to celebrate the Army’s 241st Birthday. This year’s theme is “The American Soldier – Always Ready, Always Leading.”

June 15, 2016

Agency successfully completes one-time tugboat sale in Kuwait

After a year of navigating tricky waters, DLA Disposition Services personnel gave an old Army tugboat its final sendoff for a post-retirement life back at sea.

June 15, 2016

Troop Support recognizes volunteer, humanitarian efforts during awards ceremony

More than 100 Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees were recognized for various achievements during the quarterly awards ceremony June 14.

June 15, 2016

DLA Aviation helps sustain America’s first long-range bomber for another 30 plus years

If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to see an Air Force B-52 bomber up close on the ground or in the air, you fully understand its sheer magnitude. Built by Boeing, the B-52 Stratofortress is more than 40 feet high, has a wingspan of 185 feet, and is 160 feet long. To put that into perspective, that’s 25 feet wider and a little less than half the length of a regulation football field.

June 15, 2016

Korea commander recognized for outstanding achievements during tenure

Army Lt. Col. Mark Wolf has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his achievements while serving as commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea. During his tenure, his leadership resulted in the organization performing well above the DLA standards in quality, performance, accountability, and safety.