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Jan. 20, 2021

King remembered in virtual event

While the pandemic kept employees at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center apart they were still able to remember “one of America’s great heroes” through a virtual event sponsored by the Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity Office staff.

Jan. 19, 2021

Culture survey results show positive trends in all categories

Employees rated the agency higher than ever in areas like mission goals, organizational learning and team orientation according to initial analysis of results from the 2020 Defense Logistics Agency Culture/Climate Survey.

Jan. 19, 2021

DSCC honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Defense Supply Center Columbus’ annual celebration honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was released in a virtual format this week as the nation celebrates what would’ve been his 92nd birthday.

Jan. 19, 2021

Surmacz selected to serve as Distribution’s chief of staff

Gene Surmacz has been selected to serve as Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s next chief of staff. Surmacz, who has been serving as acting chief of staff since July 13, 2020, previously held the position of director of Acquisition since 2004.

Jan. 19, 2021

DLA contracting officers tap numerous sources to provide critical medical supplies 

DLA Troop Support’s Medical Readiness Division team develops new processes and taps new sources of supply to support the ever-increasing demands of the pandemic.

Jan. 15, 2021

DLA Disposition Services site increases ability to support customers with new equipment and training

The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services uses a wide variety of material handling equipment to load and off-load trucks every day in support of warfighters. Having people trained on the MHEs is vital not only to complete the mission but to ensure it is done in a safe manner. Without trained operators, equipment sits idle; tasks go undone.

Jan. 15, 2021

Celebrating the Life and Ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - DLA Distribution Commanding General's Message

Each year, on the third Monday in January, the Department of Defense joins the nation in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by making the holiday a day of community service—“A Day On, Not A Day Off.” This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service will be recognized on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Jan. 15, 2021

DLA supports SOUTHCOM pandemic response efforts

The Defense Logistics Agency is assisting U.S. Southern Command’s COVID-19 relief efforts in a number of countries in their area of responsibility through DoD’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, in addition to their ongoing support of national efforts. Since receiving the initial request on May 29, 2020, DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain has provided 24 field hospitals to SOUTHCOM, who donated them to 11 countries within their AOR.

Jan. 15, 2021

DLA Troop Support’s construction, equipment team ‘heroes’ of agency’s PPE support

Supplier operations director describes DLA Troop Support's construction and equipment team’s work providing almost half of the agency's pandemic support as miraculous and inspirational.

Jan. 15, 2021

Leadership change at DLA Support Team Kuwait – Distribution’s Rozzell accomplishments lauded

Navy Cmdr. Mark Rozzell relinquished command of Defense Logistics Agency Support Team-Kuwait to Navy Cmdr. Chris Thompson in a virtual change of command ceremony Dec. 10.