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April 28, 2020

DLA Energy provides fuel for State Department aircraft delivering COVID-19 support

A U.S. State Department need to fuel four newly contracted aircraft delivering supplies to fight the coronavirus was met in 2.5 hours by the Defense Logistics Agency April 10.

April 28, 2020

911 awareness procedures help DSCR employees

National 911 Awareness Month is observed every April on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The 911 system serves as a vital link between emergency responders and the public. The number gives the public a single, simple way to call for help in the event of a fire or other emergency. 911 was chosen as the national emergency phone number during the days of rotary telephones because the 9 and the 1 were easy to find on the dial.

April 27, 2020

DOD observes Holocaust Days of Remembrance, recognizes 75th anniversary of liberation

Each year, our nation observes the Holocaust Days of Remembrance week established by Congress to honor and remember the victims of the Holocaust and their liberators. The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute is highlighting the significant contributions of special observance groups towards achieving total victory in this watershed event.

April 27, 2020

Commentary: Comforting items, retreat spaces can be therapeutic in difficult times

In this week’s blog, DLA Land and Maritime’s Employee Assistance Program Manager Drew Henderson offers recommendation for maintaining good mental health as a family.

April 27, 2020

DLA customer support liaison assists FEMA in national COVID-19 response

Jim Mead is used to coordinating with federal agencies as a customer support liaison with the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Operations and Plans Directorate in Philadelphia. But his experience doesn’t come solely from his DLA experience and training. Also a colonel in the Air Force Reserve, Mead was called up in early March to support

April 27, 2020

Team honored for aiding with strategic goals

The team that devised and executed the first wall-to-wall inventory for Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services was recently honored with a Strategic Goals Award from DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams.

April 27, 2020

Excess military trucks support LAPD during COVID-19 pandemic

The department has received three flatbed trucks from the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services team at Barstow, California, through the Law Enforcement Support Office Program, also known as the 1033 Program.

April 27, 2020

DLA Distribution Oklahoma City keeps F-35 parts moving during COVID-19 pandemic

Oklahomans have a long history of overcoming adversity, lending a helping hand to neighbors and always maintaining hope and resiliency, even in the most trying of times. It’s what they proudly refer to as “The Oklahoma Standard.”

April 27, 2020

DLA buys cloth face masks to protect DOD employees against coronavirus

The Defense Logistics Agency is proactively procuring cloth face masks to protect Defense Department employees against the coronavirus. The agency began working with American manufacturers to award contracts for reusable, non-surgical, cloth face masks in various styles soon after DOD released guidance requiring people to wear cloth masks on DOD property, installations and facilities in early April.

April 24, 2020

DLA PaCE Program bringing in the best of the best in quest for superior support to the nation’s warfighters

Over the next three weeks, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Public Affairs will run a series of stories profiling the DLA Pathways to Career Excellence (PaCE) Program and the experiences of those who are just beginning the program, those halfway through and those who have successfully graduated. Today, we spotlight Robert Sparks, product specialist, Nuclear Division, Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate. He has been in the program for a little more than four months.