DLA Distribution News

Feb. 17, 2021

Winter storm no match for COVID-19 federal response team at DLA Distribution Susquehanna 

Despite hazardous conditions, the COVID-19 federal response mission of receiving and shipping Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and ancillary supply kits to 21 DOD overseas locations continued during a recent multi day storm Feb. 1 – 2, 2021. The entire installation contributed a tremendous amount of effort to ensure mission success.

Feb. 12, 2021

Commanding General's National Black History Month Message

Each year, during the month of February, the Department of Defense joins the nation in honoring Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month.

Feb. 9, 2021

Collaboration and understanding improves national supply chain

When an opportunity arose to improve the national supply chain, DLA Distribution Deputy Commander (former Chief of Staff) Perry Knight, Senior Executive Service, tasked Improvement Specialist, Sherry Amrhein, to put a team in place to start researching a solution to a U.S. General Services Administration export transshipment issue.

Feb. 5, 2021

One aircraft, two missions: Travis AFB C-17 delivers aid to support two COCOMs

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Travis Air Force Base website — The Airmen of the 60th Air Mobility Wing delivered COVID-19 personal protective equipment and humanitarian aid bound for two separate combatant commands.

Feb. 3, 2021

DLA Distribution coordinates COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to DOD locations in South Korea

As part of the Defense Department’s mission to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea is coordinating with DLA Indo-Pacific, U.S. Army Medical Material Center Korea, FedEx and U.S. Forces Korea Provost Marshall Office to ensure successful delivery of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to U.S. Forces Korea.

Feb. 2, 2021

DLA Distribution San Diego conducts training on active shooter response

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, San Diego, California hosted Naval Base San Diego Police Department officers Dec. 16, 2020 to participate in training to simulate an active shooter event.

Jan. 29, 2021

DLA Distribution, DLA Installation Management Susquehanna, DLA Installation Management San Joaquin recognized for outstanding performance at virtual DLA 53rd Annual Employee Recognition Awards Event

Nineteen individuals and teams from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution and two installations garnered accolades at the agency’s 53rd Annual Employee Recognition Awards event Jan. 28.

Jan. 27, 2021

DLA Distribution Tobyhanna improves material identification with a simple continuous process improvement tool

Tobyhanna Army Depot CECOM examiner initiated a simple fix to a communication challenge that improved receiving bay workflow. 

Jan. 25, 2021

DLA Distribution employees pack, ship pandemic supplies to worldwide customers

An 18-member team at DLA Distribution Susquehanna works through breaks, arrives early and stays late to ensure personal protective equipment for COVID-19 is shipped to military and federal customers.

Jan. 21, 2021

DLA Distribution Sigonella delivers COVID-19 vaccine for troops

As part of the Defense Department’s mission to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella, Italy, began receiving, packaging and shipping the -20 degrees Celsius Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to Defense Department employees outside the continental U.S Jan.7.

Jan. 19, 2021

Surmacz selected to serve as Distribution’s chief of staff

Gene Surmacz has been selected to serve as Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s next chief of staff. Surmacz, who has been serving as acting chief of staff since July 13, 2020, previously held the position of director of Acquisition since 2004.

Jan. 15, 2021

Celebrating the Life and Ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - DLA Distribution Commanding General's Message

Each year, on the third Monday in January, the Department of Defense joins the nation in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by making the holiday a day of community service—“A Day On, Not A Day Off.” This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service will be recognized on Monday, January 18, 2021.

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. 14, 2021

DLA Distribution Norfolk sends first COVID-19 vaccine military air

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Virginia’s medical mission team is supporting Operation Warp Speed by delivering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to overseas Defense Department locations, deployed Navy Fleet units and several locations within the continental U.S.

Jan. 13, 2021

DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas honors and remembers teammates lost during 2020

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, recently set up a small memorial to honor and remember their teammates lost over the past year.