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April 20, 2020

Maintenance Airmen execute mission safely during COVID-19

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord website — The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Jan. 3. Since then, Air Force bases have been responding to the crisis, eventually going to mission essential personnel to maintain the safety of their Airmen while also continuing to provide worldwide support.

April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Plant Closures Affect DOD's Industrial Base

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The most serious impacts to the Defense Department from COVID-19 industrial closures domestically are in the aviation supply chain, shipbuilding and small space launch, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

April 20, 2020

DLA helps Army donate 1,300 cots to the Philippines’ COVID-19 response

The cancellation of an annual field exercise allowed for the quick donation of the excess bedding units to the longtime treaty partner.

April 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Protecting yourself and DLA from cyber threats

The coronavirus pandemic has created stress and fear for many, and unfortunately, hackers are taking advantage of the situation in cyberspace. With an unprecedented number of Defense Logistics Agency employees – as many as 20 to 25 thousand – teleworking in response to the coronavirus, the agency faces increased security risks. 

April 20, 2020

DLA Distribution Susquehanna ships urgent COVID-19 supplies

The Defense Department’s largest distribution processing facility continues packing and shipping vital supplies to military services and federal agencies supporting the global COVID-19 response.

April 18, 2020

Activities continue to raise awareness for sexual assault prevention

This year the activities are a bit different since most of the workforce is teleworking and those onsite are focused on mission essential taskings. All activities this year are focused on raising awareness without distracting from the mission.

April 17, 2020

Employee Spotlight: DLA Troop Support employee answers call, joins military response to pandemic

As Defense Logistics Agency employees provide essential equipment to warfighters and whole-of-government partners responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, some are joining those on the front line.Michael Moody, a packaging specialist with DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain in Philadelphia, has found himself at the forefront of

April 17, 2020

Amateur mask makers proliferate among property disposal workforce

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services associates around the globe have jumped aboard the do-it-yourself mask-making craze to protect their families and meet new safety requirements for essential Defense Department workers.

April 17, 2020

DLA, DTRA offers excess protective suits for COVID-19 with help from Marine Corps

More than 40,000 protective suits earmarked for military response to chemical and biological hazards have been redirected to protect those battling COVID-19 after joint efforts by the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Marine Corps Logistics Command.

April 17, 2020

DLA Distribution San Diego providing mission essential support to national fight against COVID-19

Employees with the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego are providing mission essential support to the ongoing national fight against COVID-19 by providing critical supplies to the USNS MERCY currently docked at the Port of Los Angeles. The ship and its medical crew were deployed to alleviate the load on the local healthcare system by taking onboard non-COVID-19 patients.