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May 19, 2021

DLA Energy supports Northern Edge 21 exercise

DLA Energy Americas North provided fuel solutions for Air Force and Marine Corps units operating at remote Alaskan sites during exercise Northern Edge 21, May 3-17. NE21 is a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercise designed to provide war fighter training, test joint interoperability, and enhance the combat readiness of participating forces while utilizing Alaska's strategic location.

May 19, 2021

Global pandemic support, future initiatives top Global Town Hall agenda

The Defense Logistics Agency’s role in operations like the Afghanistan drawdown and its ability to provide critical supplies for Americans and other nations during the pandemic show there is an increasing awareness and demand for the agency’s capabilities, the DLA director said during a prerecorded Global Town Hall May 18. 

May 19, 2021

DLA ships Pfizer vaccines OCONUS for DOD youth

DLA has shipped first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. European, Central and Indo-Pacific Commands. 

May 19, 2021

Caring, trustworthy leader receives recognition

Damon Heemstra, the chief, of the Planning and Support Division in the Customer Operations Directorate at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Jacksonville, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award for the month of March 2021.

May 19, 2021

National EMS Week Spotlight: Chris Abraham

National Emergency Medical Technician Week will be celebrated May 16 – 22. This year’s theme is “This Is EMS: Caring for Our Communities.” According to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians website, in 1974 President Gerald Ford authorized Emergency Medical Services Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities.

May 19, 2021

Truck from DLA helps Garrison Volunteer Fire Department lead with heart

The Garrison VFD said they wanted to share hope and support for the community by literally showing their colors when they converted the excess 6x6 military truck they acquired from DLA. The truck honors individuals and bears their names on ribbons, stressing hope and awareness.

May 18, 2021

III MEF: Transforming How We Fuel the Fight

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps website — Bulk fuel Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted training on revolutionary new equipment during the two-day procurement training of the Expeditionary Mobile Fuel Additization Capability from June 13 through June 14 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.

May 18, 2021

A fond farewell: Commander celebrates time at DLA, says goodbye to Philly workforce

Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said goodbye to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support during a relinquishment of command ceremony in his honor May 14 in Philadelphia. The ceremony marked Lawrence’s transition from DLA Troop Support after serving nearly two years and guiding the organization through the challenges of a pandemic while providing more than $19 billion per year in support to the warfighter and nation while improving the culture of the team. “It was just awesome to see [the Troop Support workforce] in action, and humbling to be a part of it during this brief period that I’ve had the good fortune to command this organization,” Lawrence said.

May 17, 2021

DLA Distribution Tobyhanna changes command

Missouri native Army Lt. Col. Robert J. West took command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, from acting director Raymond Martin in a change of command ceremony May 17.

May 17, 2021

Gimcheon environmental chief honored

Danny Kim was recently named DLA Disposition Services Employee of the Quarter for his property disposal support to warfighters in Korea.