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Oct. 5, 2017

Distribution celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, along with DLA Distribution’s Multicultural Committee, celebrated the culture, traditions and history of Hispanic Heritage Month with a program held on Wednesday, Sept. 20. This year’s theme, chosen by the National Council of Hispanic Employment Managers is: “Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity.”

Oct. 5, 2017

DLA looks to industry for innovative ideas that improve logistics support, boost readiness

The innovation of commercial industry and academia is a critical part of maintaining decades-old weapons systems like the B-52 bomber, the Defense Logistics Agency’s director of logistics operations said during the agency’s second annual Industry Day, Oct. 3 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Oct. 4, 2017

Hospital Ship Arrives in Puerto Rico, DoD Works on Commodity Distribution

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Defense Department is working to build a comprehensive commodities distribution and medical support network, the governor of Puerto Rico said.

Oct. 4, 2017

Florida National Guard Engineers clear Hurricane Irma debris from Monroe County homes

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — On Sept. 25, Gov. Rick Scott activated a 400-Soldier task force, led by the newly formed 753rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, to conduct debris clearance and residential de-mucking for the residents of Monroe County.

Oct. 4, 2017

Local troops, supplies headed to Caribbean for hurricane relief

The same day more than 120 tractor-trailers filled with hurricane relief aid left Fort Bragg, officials announced that hundreds of local soldiers would be deployed to Puerto Rico to help rebuild the island.

Oct. 4, 2017

Defense Federal Community celebrates the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans

Central Ohio’s Defense Federal Community celebrated its 2017 National Hispanic Heritage Month during a ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and Defense Finance and Accounting Service Columbus’ Equal Employment Opportunity Offices and the Hispanic Employment Program sponsored the event.

Oct. 4, 2017

DLA delivers produce for sailors aboard USS Oak Hill on hurricane relief mission

When acquisition professionals at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support received an emergency order to restock the galley of a Navy ship performing hurricane-relief operations, they raced against the clock to ensure the sailors had fresh produce to fuel their efforts.

Oct. 3, 2017

DLA Energy-contracted fuel trucks headed to Puerto Rico

More than 100 Defense Logistics Agency Energy-contracted fuel trucks carrying 299,000 gallons of fuel arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico via barge in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency Hurricane Maria relief operations, Oct. 3.

Oct. 3, 2017

Cherry Point employee retires after more than 30 years with government

Denise Champine has dedicated her life to the military and her nation and now she’s hanging up her hat, but not before imparting some valuable insight to those she leaves behind.

Oct. 3, 2017

Dover Airmen lifeline to hurricane survivors

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Mobility Command website — The 3rd Airlift Squadron from the 436th Airlift Wing supported relief efforts for Katrina and Haiti and the squadron continues this tradition with the C-17 Globemaster III by transporting essential recovery supplies to the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.