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July 4, 2015

2015 Independence Day Message

On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence and democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American dream. Here at DLA Distribution, we come to work every day to support the warfighters and civilians who allow this to continue to be the "land of the free and the home of the brave."

July 2, 2015

DLA Distribution celebrates Vietnam War 50th anniversary

To kick off its participation in a federal, 13-year long commemoration of those that served during the Vietnam War, DLA Distribution hosted veterans Sgt. (Ret.) Joseph Boslet and re-enactor Timothy Meade from the U.S. Army Heritage Center in Carlisle, Pa.

July 2, 2015

Oklahoma City’s Williamson awarded Global Distribution Excellence: Special Services Civilian Leader of the Year Award

George Williamson, a Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., employee has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Special Services Civilian Leader of the Year Award for his leadership.

July 1, 2015

San Diego’s Roddy wins Global Distribution Excellence: Transportation Management Senior Civilian Manager of the Year

Carol Roddy, transportation management specialist at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, Calif., has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Transportation Management Senior Civilian of the Year for her expertise in transportation policy, attention to detail and outstanding customer service.

June 30, 2015

New girl at DLA Distribution: A woman’s struggle for transgender understanding

Monday through Friday, Anne Blakeley’s morning routine is the same. She wakes up, does her hair and makeup, chooses an outfit, has breakfast, and, just before walking out the door, checks herself in the mirror and makes sure she has her required items for the day.

June 30, 2015

DLA Distribution Oklahoma City’s Driskell named GDE: Outstanding Employee with a Disability of the Year

Lynda Driskell, management analyst, with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., won the Global Distribution Excellence Outstanding Employee with a Disability of the Year.

June 25, 2015

Help Wanted: Stories from Distribution in West Africa

If you were flown into a rainforest in one of the poorest countries in the world and tasked with receiving, storing and issuing items to support the construction and operation of treatment units to battle the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, what would be your first step?

June 24, 2015

San Joaquin achieves positive results during recent DoD IG Audit

The DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., team is doing their part in helping DLA remain on track to comply with DoD Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness, or FIAR, guidance. The team successfully completed their DoD Inspector General Audit, which focused on substantive testing on the Plan to Stock business cycle and San Joaquin’s inventory profile.

June 24, 2015

DLA Distribution commander mentors local middle school students through Junior Achievement Program of Central Pennsylvania

Late last month, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard Dix took time out of his busy schedule to volunteer with the Junior Achievement Program of Central Pennsylvania.

June 23, 2015

Distribution promotes Better Buying Power goals with effective competition

Working to increase small business competition across its network of 24 centers around the globe, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution is supporting Better Buying Power goals through more effective use of market research.

June 22, 2015

DLA Distributions Laird graduates from 2015 Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program

Brian P. Laird, deputy director of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s Future Plans Directorate, graduated from the Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program on May 21.

June 22, 2015

A community celebrates DLA Distribution’s incoming and outgoing leaders with Hail and Farewell

Friends, family, coworkers and local government officials gathered together inside the Texarkana College’s Truman Arnold Student Center for the Hail and Farewell ceremony of Army Lt. Col. Anthony A. Stoeger and Army Lt. Col. Milton G. Kelly June 11. The ceremony was hosted by the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce.

June 19, 2015

Oklahoma City’s Rickey named DLA Employee of the Quarter

Jimmie Rickey, acting operations division chief at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., was named DLA Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of this fiscal year.

June 18, 2015

DLA Distribution Bahrain welcomes new director

Paul A. McMillan assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Bahrain, Southwest Asia, in a ceremony June 18. The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard Dix.

June 17, 2015

Hunter recognized for achievements as first commander of Bahrain distribution center

Navy Supply Corps Cmdr. Julie M. Hunter has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for her achievements while serving as commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Bahrain, Southwest Asia.