DLA News Archive

Archive: 2017

Dec. 31, 2017

Aircrew flight equipment team provides essential safety for flyers

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 123rd Airlift Wing website — From the bottom of the pack to the top of the canopy, line by line, inch by inch, touching every seem, stitch and grommet, Tech. Sgt. Christopher Brawner, painstakingly examines a parachute for anything that might make the life-saving equipment not function properly.

Dec. 28, 2017

Sasebo director retires after 41 years of service

Kenneth “Joe” Pirman, director of DLA Distribution Yokosuka at Sasebo, Japan, will retire on Dec. 31, after 41 combined years of military and federal service.

Dec. 28, 2017

DLA expands Middle East vendor pool with workshop for Omani businesses

To help local businesses in Oman learn how to work with the U.S. government, DLA joined U.S. Central Command and the State Department in hosting a workshop for potential vendors.

Dec. 27, 2017

Lucio returns to Puget Sound as deputy commander

Susan Lucio has been announced as the newest deputy commander of DLA Distribution Puget Sound, Washington. Lucio previously served as the distribution center’s distribution facilities manager from 2008 to 2011.

Dec. 27, 2017

Investigative analyst is first Installation Support Security Specialist of the Year

An investigative analyst at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation in Richmond recently received the first-ever award recognizing the top civilian security specialist across all of DLA Installation Support.

Dec. 26, 2017

Replenishment at sea aboard USS San Diego

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marines website — The line that Marines and Sailors of the USS San Diego and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit had formed to begin resupplying the ship during a replenishment at sea, Dec. 22, 2017.

Dec. 26, 2017

DLA Energy readiness in action

A video highlighting DLA Energy and Task Force Americas’ Hurricane Maria rescue efforts debuted on the Agency’s YouTube and Facebook sites Dec. 20.

Dec. 26, 2017

NAVSUP WSS commander visits Distribution

Navy Rear Adm. Duke Heinz, commander of Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons Systems Support, visited DLA Distribution headquarters in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 15 to discuss how DLA Distribution supports the storage and distribution of critical parts for the Navy through its global network.

Dec. 25, 2017

Air Force contributes to joint special operations mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force website — The original Sparta was a warrior society in ancient Greece and Spartan culture was centered on loyalty to military service. Located at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, such a place still exists.

Dec. 23, 2017

Staff helps heat up winter training for artillery unit

Timely customer engagement by Defense Logistics Agency employees has helped some 2nd Infantry Division soldiers cross heating equipment off their Christmas list.