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Archive: June, 2020

June 30, 2020

Meade site adds warehouse capacity

A 40,000 square foot expansion is just part one of a three-pronged development plan for the geographically critical military property disposal site.

June 25, 2020

Property, waste disposal effort grows in Poland

Major exercises in Eastern Europe mean regular engagements for DLA Disposition Services personnel supporting rotational forces in Poland.

June 22, 2020

States receive $4.5 million in excess medical supplies

From syringes to snowblowers, U.S. states have long relied on DLA’s excess military property for everything from rural firefighting vehicles and education technology to pandemic response equipment.

June 19, 2020

Army teams with DLA for property purge

Defense Logistics Agency employees in Hawaii recently partnered with the Army’s 25th Infantry Division based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to clean house during Operation Lightning Purge.

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.

June 15, 2020

Former staffer earns honors at top level school

Before he became a distinguished graduate at the National Defense University, Don Phillips distinguished himself as a leader at the Defense Logistics Agency.

June 12, 2020

From clerk typist to SES, Gonzales retires from DLA Distribution with 40 years of federal service

Over 40 years ago, while still in college, Twila Coleen Gonzales, Senior Executive Service, embarked on a remarkable journey. The journey began in her native state, California, with her first federal position as a GS-01 clerk typist at the former Sharpe Army Depot — now part of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California. Gonzales rose through the ranks from clerk typist, concluding her 40 year federal career at the SES level as deputy commander of DLA Distribution.

June 12, 2020

Agency employees make every day a Flag Day

Many Americans will continue a 104-year-old tradition June 14 when they celebrate Flag Day to show respect for the Star Spangled Banner, something Defense Logistics Agency employees do year round.

June 10, 2020

Then and Now: A 2020 look into LESO

Since its inception over 20 years ago, the Law Enforcement Support Office, more commonly referred to as the 1033 program, has provided various kinds of excess Department of Defense property to law enforcement agencies across the country. Throughout its history, numerous questions have been asked: where did the program originate, what is the purpose, who is eligible to participate and how does it work?

June 8, 2020

Bagram staff remembers fallen comrade

Defense Logistics Agency personnel in Afghanistan took time to remember a colleague lost in a rocket attack five years ago.

June 5, 2020

Excess property donation fills state needs

Used Defense Department equipment and excess goods flow to organizations of all sizes through DLA Disposition Services and the national network of state surplus property offices.