DLA News Archive

Archive: August, 2016

Aug. 18, 2016

Support goes on as Army divestiture continues

A recent visit by two senior Army logistics leaders allowed them to witness Defense Logistics Agency employees at Ft. Hood, Texas, demonstrate the agency’s ongoing support for Army divestiture.

Aug. 17, 2016

Troop Support NCOs keep kids active at Philly Play Summer Challenge

Local children climbed walls and crawled under trucks with help from noncommissioned officers at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support and other military personnel during an active play event Aug. 10 in Northeast Philadelphia.

Aug. 17, 2016

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland civilian employee fuels base mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — For Will Daniels, 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Fuels Management Flight fuels distribution worker at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, every day affords him an opportunity to make a direct impact on the mission.

Aug. 17, 2016

Louisiana Air National Guard provides security, aid and comfort

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — The Louisiana Air National Guard mobilized more than 100 Airmen to maintain order and provide assistance at the Celtic Media Centre movie studio facility shelter in Baton Rouge in response to rising floodwaters that forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes, Aug. 14.

Aug. 17, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Victor Thomas

With more than four decades of federal service under his belt, Victor Thomas, a material examiner identifier for Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Richmond, is still happy to be supporting the warfighter.

Aug. 17, 2016

Red River’s Merrell celebrates 50 years of federal service

Shirley Merrell, a supply system analyst with DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, recently celebrated her 50th year of federal service.

Aug. 17, 2016

Foreign-travel employee requirements and tips

If you're a DLA employee who will be traveling internationally for work in two months or less, now is the time to make sure you've fulfilled all the travel requirements, which go well beyond just completing your travel orders.

Aug. 16, 2016

Aviation Leader Commentary: One team, one victory

Why do we do what we do? Obviously supporting our families and preparing for our future and retirement are motivations for many of us. I have two daughters in college, so I know how important that paycheck is. But that is not why I work at the Defense Logistics Agency.

Aug. 16, 2016

Army wellness manager on resilience: choice to live healthy is yours

The leading cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease and the population's behavior is the cause. An Army Wellness manager spoke to DLA Troop Support employees about resilience and three areas that people can improve to be healthier.

Aug. 16, 2016

Former Tobyhanna commander promoted to brigadier general

Army Col. Michael Talley, former commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pa., was promoted to the rank of brigadier general at a ceremony held at Marshall Hall, U.S. Army Forces Command in Fort Bragg, N.C., on Aug. 5.