DLA News Archive

Archive: 2017

Dec. 15, 2017

In-flight kitchen: A peek behind the service line

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Whiteman Air Force Base website — Their day begins long before the rise of the sun – The modest-sized staff, consisting of six active-duty Airmen and three civilian contractors, must prepare for the 200-plus guests who walk through the doors of the “Touch n’ Go” flight kitchen, also known as the in-flight kitchen.

Dec. 15, 2017

DLA Troop Support and Distribution connection highlighted in tour

Employees with DLA Troop Support saw a clearer picture of how they work with DLA Distribution during a tour of the Eastern Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Dec. 12.

Dec. 15, 2017

774 EAS loadmaster ensures safe delivery of pax and cargo

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing website — Extensive coordination goes into planning any U.S. Air Force flight. This rings especially true when transporting both people and supplies from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan to austere airstrips throughout the country.

Dec. 15, 2017

Red River hosts annual Employee Appreciation Day

DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, held their annual Employee Appreciation Day on Nov. 17.

Dec. 15, 2017

Continuous improvement: the path to process excellence

Continuous improvement is how DLA improves business processes and delivers optimal outcomes while maintaining customer focus; to that end, a new manual describes how that effort now focuses on more than just process.

Dec. 14, 2017

Maintainers Help Aircrews Deliver Bundles of Joy

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Pacific Command website — Flying 3 C-130’s thousands of miles daily does not happen without a team of professionals to keep the sleigh in the air. Airmen from the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work tirelessly around the clock to ensure the aircraft are always mission ready and fully capable.

Dec. 14, 2017

Autonomous Flight Technology to Provide Rapid Resupply for Marines

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — Cutting edge technology sponsored by the Office of Naval Research may one day enable the Marine Corps to resupply combat-deployed troops via unmanned aerial vehicles.

Dec. 14, 2017

Maintenance personnel behind the missions in Southwest Asia

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — On any given day it is possible to walk down to the flight line of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia and see the unsung heroes of the Air Force. And then, there are the supporters behind the curtain.

Dec. 14, 2017

Israel Security Assistance Liaison Officers visits DLA Distribution

Israel Security Assistance Liaison Officers visited the largest distribution center in the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution network, DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 11 to learn about DLA’s global logistics processes and how DLA Distribution supports foreign military sales customers.

Dec. 13, 2017

Shaping The Future of 3-D Printing

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 1st Marine Logistics Group website — Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, has been a one of the Marine Corps' recent endeavors to eliminate the wait time it takes to receive parts for essential equipment; turning potentially months of waiting into just a few days, and ensuring Marines will be ready when duty calls.