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May 17, 2021

Agile acquisition response keeps C-130s in the air

Resolving aircraft safety issues is a time-sensitive mission affecting a number of agencies, and when a critical part was needed to repair C-130 Hercules aircraft, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation collaborated with other groups to ensure parts were available six weeks ahead of schedule.

May 14, 2021

Culture Spotlight: Brienne Hallifax

The site lead from Rota, Spain, talks about her life and working for DLA.

May 14, 2021

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month spotlight: Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas

Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy “Vegas” Canlas is the DLA Energy commander responsible for enabling mission readiness by providing globally resilient energy solutions to the Warfighter and Whole of Government. Raised in the Philippines, we asked him what Asian Pacific American Heritage Month means to him and why his heritage is important.

May 14, 2021

Fuels Program delivers cost-saving services to Anderson AFB

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Center website — Guam may be a tropical island paradise for residents and visitors, but its warm climate and salty, humid air wreak havoc on fuel infrastructure at military installations on the island.

May 14, 2021

Police Week 2021 Spotlight: Capt. Greg Bock

As part of National Police Week virtual observances, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Management at Richmond spotlight Capt. Greg Bock, who selflessly secures and protects Defense Supply Center Richmond, its people and our neighbors every day.

May 13, 2021

AAPI presentation shares struggles, joys of cultural integration with DLA employees

Sarun Chan identifies as many things: an American, a south Philadelphian, and Cambodian, but not necessarily in that order. His experiences as an infant born in a refugee camp in Thailand, a child raised in poverty in Philadelphia and as the Executive Director of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia define who he is. During a virtual event honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 12, Chan shared those identities and what they mean to him and his community with Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees.

May 13, 2021

Take care of supplies, take care of people - 375th SFS Supply fuel Defenders

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Scott Air Force Base website — The 375th Security Forces Squadron supply team is split into different sections directly impacting the mission of Defenders across Scott Air Force Base and on deployments around the world. By issuing, inspecting and maintaining equipment behind the scenes for the 230 SFS Airmen, supply team members such as Staff Sgt. Brittany Harris, 375th SFS supply NCO in charge, helps fuel mission success.

May 13, 2021

Preparing to take command

Seven prospective DLA Energy commanding officers and two departing commanders participated in a pre-command orientation at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, May 6-7. With seven regional change of commands scheduled for June and July, the two-day course is designed to prepare commanders for their role and responsibilities as fuel providers to Combatant Commanders.

May 13, 2021

Commander addresses questions, says goodbye during final town hall

Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, addressed a number of topics ranging from COVID-19 vaccines to the new DLA Strategic Plan, and took time to say goodbye to the workforce during his final town hall, held virtually May 10.

May 13, 2021

DLA law enforcement officers pay tribute to local officers killed in the line of duty

Law enforcement officers from Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, joined officers and sheriff’s deputies from Chesterfield County honoring local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. They gathered for a wreath laying ceremony at the Police Memorial in Chesterfield, Virginia, May 11.