DLA Disposition Services News

Archive: 2020

Dec. 1, 2020

Leadership Spotlight: Omar Khlifi

Get to know Omar Khlifi, DLA Disposition Services Director, South East region.

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.

Nov. 27, 2020

Surplus military tents repurposed as coronavirus testing sites

New Jersey’s Union County is among DLA’s many excess-property recipients reusing former mobile shelters in their local fight against COVID-19.

Nov. 24, 2020

Agency team helps Army shed excess equipment at Fort Bragg

Defense Logistics Agency employees and U.S. Army Special Operations Command personnel are partnering at Fort Bragg North Carolina, to support the Army’s divestiture of excess initiative.

Nov. 23, 2020

Free fitness program lasts through year’s end

The Battle Creek Morale, Welfare and Recreation office is providing free employee access to Wellbeats, an online fitness provider that delivers on-demand classes, challenges, and fitness assessments to its subscribers anytime, anywhere.

Nov. 21, 2020

Team recognized for helping Army commands divest during pandemic

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions a Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services team showed their strong partnership with U.S. Army Forces Command as they met the command’s critical and essential disposals across 27 installations, earning a DLA Strategic Goals Award for the 3rd Quarter.

Nov. 18, 2020

Texas volunteer firefighters use former military trucks

Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department has converted a second Steward Stevenson, excess military truck from the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services into a firefighting machine by adding a slip-on unit, front bumper nozzles, and drafting capability.

Battle Creek, Mich. Nov. 16, 2020

Vets resource event held virtually

The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center recently held a virtual veteran’s resource fair in observance of Veterans Day. With most workers from the Battle Creek, Michigan, landmark working from home, this year’s Veterans Day program was conducted online Nov. 10.

Nov. 13, 2020

DLA Disposition Services deputy director promoted to colonel

Franyate Taylor received a promotion to the rank of colonel during a social distanced and virtual frocking ceremony at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center Nov. 10.

Battle Creek, Michigan Nov. 12, 2020

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services sets new standards with virtual safety summit

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services held a virtual Material Handling Equipment Safety Summit in November. Due to travel restrictions put in place by the Defense Department to help combat the pandemic, the annual material handling event was held online for the first time.

Nov. 9, 2020

Excess property continues to aid fight against pandemic

Forces battling the pandemic have much to be thankful for this year as Defense Logistics Agency employees at DLA Disposition Services locations across the country have transferred almost $36.8 million worth of excess military items to service members and first responders working to stop the coronavirus spread and help those already afflicted.

Nov. 3, 2020

Cannon shares intent for coming year

The DLA Disposition Services director’s remarks closed out a virtual leadership summit recently hosted in Battle Creek.

Nov. 3, 2020

A conversation with DLA Disposition Services Deputy Director Col. Franyate Taylor

Meet DLA Disposition Services Deputy Director Army Col. Franyate Taylor. Taylor shares her first impressions, her expectations and a little about herself.

Nov. 1, 2020

Native American Spotlight: Patricia Komondy

November is Native American Heritage Month. Meet Patricia Komondy, DLA Disposition Services Battle Creek headquarters training coordinator and lead training coordinator for Disposition Services field training coordinators.

Oct. 30, 2020

“Disability does not define me”

DLA Finance Business Analyst Brad Messenger shares part of his personal story to help observe National Disability Awareness Month in October.