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Aug. 11, 2015

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution participates in USTRANSCOM’s Turbo Distribution exercises

Recently, a team from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Headquarters traveled to Lakehurst, N.J., to participate in the U.S. Transportation Command’s assessment of Joint Task Force Port Opening airport and distribution operations.

Aug. 10, 2015

Pearl Harbor’s Ginez wins DLA Distribution Mission Impact Award

Michael Ginez, equipment specialist at DLA Distribution Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, has been awarded the DLA Distribution Mission Impact Award for his resourcefulness in the management of the distribution center’s vehicles and equipment.

Aug. 10, 2015

Yokosuka’s Tokunaga wins Global Distribution Excellence: Vehicle/MHE Management Civilian Supervisor of the Year

Hirokazu Tokunaga has been named Global Distribution Excellence: Vehicle/Materiel Handling Equipment Management Civilian Supervisor of the Year for his focus on customer service and safety.

Aug. 7, 2015

Norfolk employee climbs career ladder

Sheldon Parson, the transportation officer at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Va., at Portsmouth, has served in a variety of jobs throughout his almost 15-year career.

Aug. 7, 2015

Puget Sound’s Camagong named DLA Distribution Employee of the Quarter

Sergio M. Camagong, material handler at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Puget Sound, Wash., has been named Employee of the Quarter for third quarter, fiscal year 2015 for his steadfast dedication to supporting Naval customers.

Aug. 6, 2015

Living in Okinawa: A perspective on overseas assignments

Working in Okinawa – a detachment location of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan - is both challenging and rewarding.

Aug. 6, 2015

Yokosuka’s Vacho awarded Global Distribution Excellence: Materiel Management Enlisted Member of the Year award

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Alyssa Vacho has received the 2014 Global Distribution Excellence: Materiel Management Enlisted Member of the Year award for her unprecedented performance, dedication and commitment while serving as a logistics specialist within the Warehouse Division at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan.

Aug. 5, 2015

DLA Distribution Europe named recipient of Patricia A. Kuntz DLA Distribution Center of the Year award

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Patricia A. Kuntz DLA Distribution Center of the Year award in the “Small” category for its support to all four service components throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Aug. 5, 2015

Cherry Point’s Troutner named DLA Distribution Employee of the Quarter

Patrick Troutner, distribution process worker at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Cherry Point, N.C., has been named one of DLA Distribution’s Employees of the Quarter for third quarter, fiscal year 2015.

Aug. 4, 2015

Sigonella’s Rapisarda wins Edward Sweger DLA Distribution Systems Innovation/Automation award

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella, Italy’s Carmelo Rapisarda has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Edward Sweger DLA Distribution Systems Innovation/Automation award for his outstanding Distribution Standard System support.

Aug. 4, 2015

DLA Distribution Korea’s Continuous Process Improvement Team receives Global Distribution Excellence Award: Team Performance of the Year Award

The Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea Continuous Process Improvement Team has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence Award for DLA Distribution Team of the Year.

Aug. 3, 2015

Susquehanna installation wins CINC award

On July 6, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna was selected as one of five military bases to be awarded the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence, the highest award for excellence among installations.

Aug. 3, 2015

Distribution HQ’s Wright wins Global Distribution Excellence: Administrative Support Performance of the Year Award

Melissa Wright, command support specialist at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution headquarters in New Cumberland, Pa., has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Administrative Support Performance of the Year award for her administrative guidance and assistance to DLA Distribution headquarters staff, commanders, deputies and administrative personnel throughout DLA Distribution’s network of 24 distribution centers and detachments.

July 31, 2015

San Diego distribution center welcomes new commander

United States Navy Capt. John Soracco assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, Calif., on July 31 with a traditional Navy ceremony officiated by Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support vice commander William E. Bickert, Jr. Soracco’s mother, Sara, assisted in pinning the Command Ashore Insignia on her sons uniform.

July 31, 2015

San Joaquin’s Placeres wins Global Distribution Excellence: Material Management Senior Civilian Manager of the Year

Frances Placeres, receiving division chief at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., has been awarded Global Distribution Excellence: Material Management Senior Civilian Manager of the Year for her innovation and dedication to the distribution center’s mission.