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Jan. 22, 2021

Columbus awardees recognized

Eight Columbus employees and two teams garnered top honors in the 53rd Annual Employee Recognition Awards announced by the Defense Logistics Agency. Due to current health guidelines, employees received recognition via a virtual ceremony that is scheduled to be released later this month. As part of that recognition, DLA Land and Maritime is highlighting several Columbus recipients each week. The first group includes two Land Supplier Operations associates and a safety and occupational health specialist.

Jan. 22, 2021

A conversation with DLA cold chain expert Dana Dallas

Dana Dallas, the Defense Logistics Agency’s cold chain management expert, has been recognized for her expertise many times over her nearly 20 years in the field. Dallas’ inputs and updates to Defense Department joint cold chain management policy were key points in how DLA managed its tasked distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to overseas military and Navy Fleet customers. DLA Troop Support Corporate Communications talked with Dallas to get more insight on cold chain management and how she became a DOD expert.

Jan. 22, 2021

Former military vehicles shield police during Ohio shootout

Armored personnel carriers received through DLA’s Law Enforcement Support Office kept officers safe from a hail of bullets in Springfield Jan. 2.

Jan. 22, 2021

Patient care a priority for customer operations team fulfilling DOD COVID-19 orders

Behind every order for COVID-19 supplies, every question about shipment status or query on stock availability, there’s a person. So believes Nora Steigerwalt and her customer operations staff in the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s medical supply chain.

Jan. 22, 2021

DLA Aviation in Huntsville moves onto a campus that is “just the right size” for them

After three years of working to find workspaces for its staff members that were close to each other and met their needs, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Procurement Operations in Huntsville, Alabama, finalized their move into four buildings co-located within walking distance of each other Dec. 14.

Jan. 21, 2021

DLA Distribution Sigonella delivers COVID-19 vaccine for troops

As part of the Defense Department’s mission to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella, Italy, began receiving, packaging and shipping the -20 degrees Celsius Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to Defense Department employees outside the continental U.S Jan.7.

Jan. 21, 2021

RDT program manager consolidates DLA’s pandemic support data, assists vaccine distribution

As a COVID-19 Task Force member, Amy Stayer is assisting vaccine distribution and tracking commodity support to help agency leaders make supply and distribution decisions that affect DOD and federal partners.

Jan. 21, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Jeremy Walsworth

Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

Jan. 20, 2021

DLA provides food, uniforms, COVID tests for military during Inauguration support

As of January 20, DLA Troop Support has provided more than 50,000 cases of bottled water, 864 cases of meals-ready-to-eat, 864 cases of tailored operational training meals, 448 modules of unitized group rations, honor guard uniform items and 2,000 rapid COVID-19 tests in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration. “As a joint partner in the Department of Defense, DLA Troop Support is proud to provide the items our nation’s military needs to enable their success,” DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said.

Jan. 20, 2021

DLA Aviation military members recognized for excellence in warfighter support

The winners of the Defense Logistics Agency 53rd Annual Employee Recognition Awards program were announced Dec. 5 and DLA Aviation was well represented in the military personnel category. The award recognizes superior performance between Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020.