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DLA CENTCOM and SOCOM News

Sept. 6, 2022

DLA leaders visit agency employees, Navy leaders in Bahrain

DLA's commander of regional combat support discussed DLA’s future support to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with Navy leaders and DLA employees at Naval Support Activity Bahrain Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

June 30, 2022

DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM commander mentors CENTCOM logistics staff officers

Army Col. Gerard Acosta, DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM commander, led an Officer Professional Development session June 15, 2022, at MacDill Air Force Base for U.S. Central Command logistics staff officers.

May 27, 2022

DLA Distribution Bahrain hosts DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM Commander

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Bahrain hosted Army Col. Gerard Acosta, commander of Defense Logistics Agency CENTCOM & SOCOM who visited the DDNB facilities May 11.

Feb. 14, 2022

Deployer spotlight: Anthony Barlow

Blending industrial and tactical safety principles into operations is paramount to success in military operations, and a DLA Support Team-Middle East safety and occupational health specialist is helping to do just that. 

Dec. 22, 2021

DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM commander visits DLA Distribution Bahrain

U.S. Army Col. Gerard Acosta, commander Defense Logistics Agency Central Command and Southern Command, visited DLA Distribution, Bahrain Nov. 3, to receive a tour of DLA Distribution Bahrain facilities and learn more of what the distribution center offers, specifically to DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM.

Nov. 29, 2021

Tribute to heroes display honors DLA employees lost, injured in war on terror

A new Tribute to DLA Heroes display honors one current and three former employees who were injured or killed in the war on terror.

Nov. 5, 2021

WWII veteran’s grave rediscovered thanks to DLA Land and Maritime associate’s efforts

A Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime employee is generating a lot of buzz around the world this week. Army veteran and DLA Land and Maritime Customer Account Specialist Nathan Reynolds is being lauded across the globe for his instrumental efforts to rediscover the gravesite of World War II veteran Arthur Lewis and ensure the delivery of a proper gravestone marking his service. 

Nov. 1, 2021

DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM celebrates 18 years of warfighter support

DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM celebrated 18 years of support to warfighters in the Middle East and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The regional command is recognized as a battle-hardened organization with a combined workforce of joint warfighters and expeditionary civilians working alongside CENTCOM and SOCOM staff in a complex environment.

Aug. 6, 2021

Disposition Services refuses to let the pandemic sink its naval support

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services recently partnered with the U.S. Navy to provide disposal requirements for current operations on multiple vessels in the Central region even through a global pandemic.

June 16, 2021

Disposition Services Central director wraps up tour of duty

Lt. Col. Jason Logan’s tour as Disposition Services Director of Central Region comes to an end.

May 5, 2021

DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM employee champions women’s causes through pageantry

Andrea Forester from DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM will compete for the Mrs. U.S. Continental title in June with the goal of helping women gain economic independence and personal growth through nonprofits like Dress for Success and EmpowHERment.

March 16, 2021

New approach helps avoid backlogs

The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services site at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, cleared a hurdle Feb. 28 when the last two mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles from a large backlog were cut up for disposal.

Feb. 22, 2021

Afghan operations making milestones

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services employees have been serving in Afghanistan in support of U.S. forces deployed there and noted significant milestones for DLA in the past few weeks.

Feb. 15, 2021

Battle Creek team helps equip Central operations

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services employees at global sites often count on colleagues in Battle Creek, Michigan, to ensure essential equipment they need like the team who helps keep the specialized equipment site staffs rely on getting to where it is needed.

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.

Jan. 12, 2021

Senior enlisted leader honored by Defense Logistics Agency

A Defense Logistics Agency award has gone out to Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Samson McLester, a senior enlisted leader, for his service in 2020.

Nov. 30, 2020

Kuwait-based disposal representative named employee of quarter

Honner Raul Carbajal-Sanchez was recently honored for his contributions to the agency’s property disposal operations in the Middle East.

Sept. 1, 2020

DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM, DLA Energy Middle East bids Cruz farewell

DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM and DLA Energy Middle East bids farewell to Edwin J. Cruz during a retirement ceremony July 31 at MacDill AFB. Cruz retired after 34 years of federal service.

Aug. 10, 2020

Vehicles offer final service as rescue trainers

Defense Logistics Agency employees at Kandahar, Afghanistan, combined their roles of supporting the warfighter and ensuring the proper disposal of excess equipment to host recent field training for a local Air Force unit.

July 16, 2020

McBeath is appointed first civilian acting commander of DLA Support Team — Afghanistan

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s Debra McBeath was appointed acting commander, DLA Support Team — Afghanistan, by Army Col. Hattie L. Richardson, commander, DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM, June 26.

June 17, 2020

Agency aids NATO disposal needs

Defense Logistics Agency personnel in Afghanistan not only support the equipment disposal needs for U.S. forces, but they also answer the call for NATO items.

Dec. 30, 2019

Keeping disposal safe with inspections

Some things you absolutely have to get right because mistakes can be too costly. Making sure vehicles turned-in for disposal do not contain any hidden surprises is one of those things.

Aug. 9, 2019

New commander tours Bagram site

Defense Logistics Agency employees at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, recently welcomed the new commander of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command for a visit.

May 6, 2019

Excess items avoid landfill to help people in need

It took more than luck to complete a long and challenging donation process to provide excess items to Bahrain’s Red Crescent Society, but the charity’s local leaders recently wished good fortune on Defense Logistics Agency employees there for extra efforts from agency employees to provide support.

Jan. 10, 2019

Bagram staff shares mission info with senior logistics leader

Defense Logistics Agency employees serving in Bagram, Afghanistan, had the chance to enhance warfighter trust and get their New Year off to a good start with a visit from a senior logistician on the U.S. Central Command staff.