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Sept. 8, 2021

DLA Aviation employees remember 9/11: Vinson Avery

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Public Affairs Office is running a week-long series Sept. 6-11 sharing the stories of DLA Aviation employees who remember where they were and what they were doing that fateful day.

Sept. 8, 2021

DLA Installation Management Susquehanna, Pennsylvania’s Security & Emergency Services provides tips on building an emergency kit 

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Susquehanna, Pennsylvania’s Security & Emergency Services will provide helpful tips and resources focusing on hazard preparedness!

Sept. 8, 2021

The Elk of Defense Supply Center Richmond

When the crisp autumn air permeates the woods of Virginia, the elk population at Defense Supply Center Richmond finds itself in the mood for love. Bugle calls of the wooing bull elk pierce the quiet, signaling a mating ritual that may include wallowing in mud and headstrong males battling for the affections of the elk cows in the herd.

Sept. 8, 2021

DLA Susquehanna firefighters assist in search-and-rescue efforts at Florida condo collapse

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support Susquehanna firefighters Captains John Fogg and James O’Brien, DLA Susquehanna firefighters, share their experience from their deployment to support the search and rescue efforts at the Champlain Towers Collapse in Surfside, Florida, with Pennsylvania Task Force 1.

Sept. 8, 2021

Communication systems are key to timely warnings during emergencies

Communication is probably the most important critical issue that can profoundly impact the outcomes of an emergency. Communication is essential because, without effective, continuous, and consistent communication, all the other areas of emergency management would be unmanageable.

Sept. 8, 2021

Celebrating DLA's 60th Anniversary: The journey of a barrel of jet fuel

DLA is celebrating 60 years of logistics support since it was created Oct. 1, 1961. The theme is “Forged by History, Focused on the Future.” In this story, we update and reprint a story from August 2017 written by DLA Energy Public Affairs Specialist Ron Inman about the journey of a barrel of jet fuel from the refinery to the flight line.For more

Sept. 8, 2021

Tips for emergency management: Make a plan

As National Preparedness Month starts while many employees of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support continue supporting the warfighter in a work-from-home environment, newly installed DLA Philadelphia Emergency Management Specialist Donnell Riley has one key takeaway for the workforce: Now more than ever, be prepared.

Sept. 8, 2021

40-year procurement veteran recalls early years at DLA

Procurement Analyst Anne Burleigh has witnessed a lot of DLA's 60-year history. She reflects on her four decades of service to the agency and its important mission to support the nation's warfighters.

Sept. 7, 2021

DLA supports Operation Allies Welcome

The Defense Logistics Agency is providing humanitarian assistance supplies in support of U.S. Northern Command’s Operation Allies Welcome, the mission to evacuate Afghan refugees as part of ongoing efforts across the federal government, now led by the Department of Homeland Security.

Sept. 7, 2021

Celebrating DLA's 60th Anniversary: DLA Energy employee spotlight, Matt Shuster

DLA is celebrating 60 years of logistics support since it was created Oct. 1, 1961. The theme is “Forged by History, Focused on the Future.” In this story, we celebrate and honor DLA Energy employee Matt Shuster who joined the agency as a clerk-typist in 1982.