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Nov. 18, 2015

San Joaquin celebrates the Marine Corps Birthday and paid tribute to all veterans

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, Calif. celebrated the 240th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps Nov. 9 during an afternoon ceremony. Distribution center employees and tenants attended the time-honored tradition and witnessed the tradi¬tional cake cutting ceremony.

Nov. 18, 2015

DLA Director presents Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna with the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence

On Oct. 28, Defense Logistics Agency director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch presented Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence, the highest award for excellence among installations.

Nov. 17, 2015

CFC Agency Fair held on Susquehanna installation

In addition to donating to a favorite non-profit, the Combined Federal Campaign provides an opportunity for Federal employees to learn about other local charities and the services they provide. As it often happens, making a personal connection to a charity leads to a mutually benefiting, long-term relationship. To educate employees and make those connections, an agency fair was held at Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna, Nov. 5.

Nov. 16, 2015

Guam distribution center holds active shooter exercise

A 2000-2013 Federal Bureau of Investigation study reported approximately 160 active shooter incidents in the United States, which have occurred in commerce areas, education environments, open spaces, residences, houses of worship, health care facilities, military, and other government properties. “Here on Guam, a beautiful tropical island in the Pacific, we are not immune to such an occurrence of an active shooter situation,” said Macy Ooka, the DLA Distribution Guam, Marianas’ director. “I felt duty-bound to address this very real threat.” As a result, on October 27, the distribution center conducted its first ever full-scale active shooter exercise.

Nov. 13, 2015

Susquehanna military help a local veteran in need

Assisting Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area, several military members stationed at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., along with others from Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna, helped rehab a home in a unique way – by veterans for a veteran.

Nov. 12, 2015

San Diego’s McVey celebrates 50 years of service

James E. McVey, a materials handler supervisor at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, Calif., will celebrate a major accomplishment this month. He will have dedicated 50 years of his life to serving the United States of America.

Nov. 12, 2015

Susquehanna distribution center celebrates the Marine Corps’ Birthday

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., celebrated the Marine Corps' Birthday by honoring former and current Marine employees.

Nov. 10, 2015

Former Air Force supply liaison reflects on life during the Vietnam War

Jack Sandmeier, who is currently a supply technician at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., spent 24 years in the United States Air Force, several of which were during the Vietnam War. This week, DLA Distribution is saluting veteran employees, and this is what Sandmeier had to say about his time in the Air Force.

Nov. 10, 2015

DLA Distribution recognizes the U.S. Marines Corps

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution employees and leadership gathered to wish a collective “Happy Birthday” to the U.S. Marines Corps November 10, in honor of the service’s 240th birthday. November 10, 1775 was the day that the Continental Marines, later renamed the United States Marine Corps, was established and each year the nation celebrates United States Marine Corps Day.

Nov. 9, 2015

Susquehanna Vietnam Veteran reflects on his time in the Marine Corps

Rodney Brown, a material examiner and identifier at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., served four years in the United States Marine Corps. Remembering all of our Veterans this week, DLA Distribution is honoring Brown’s service in Vietnam.

Nov. 9, 2015

Oklahoma City’s Pearson awarded Outstanding DoD Employee with a Disability

Pearl Pearson, Jr., a packer assigned to the Preservation, Packaging, Packing and Marking Branch at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., was presented with the 2015 Outstanding DoD Employee with a Disability Award at the 35th annual Department of Defense Disability Awards ceremony held in the Pentagon Auditorium on Oct. 29.

Nov. 6, 2015

DLA Distribution commander participates in panel at annual NDTA-USTRANSCOM fall meeting

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard B. Dix, attended the third annual National Defense Transportation Association – U.S. Transportation Command fall meeting at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington, DC, from September 28 through 30.

Nov. 6, 2015

Tobyhanna’s Farnsworth and Verton win Global Distribution Excellence: Quarterly Contract Quality Assurance Program Commendable Service award

Brian Farnsworth and Michael Verton, quality assurance evaluators at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pa., have received the Global Distribution Excellence: Quarterly Contract Quality Assurance Program Commendable Service award for their outstanding leadership and knowledge, which resulted in a 100 percent performance for three consecutive months.

Nov. 5, 2015

DLA Director updates Distribution workforce on strategic goals

During the DLA Director’s inaugural visit to DLA Distribution in May, he was in the process of developing the Agency’s seven-year strategic plan. On Oct. 27, he returned to the field activity’s headquarters in New Cumberland, Pa., to update the workforce on the main tenants of the now complete plan.

Nov. 3, 2015

Yokosuka’s Bartolome receives Global Distribution Excellence: Junior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year award

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jayzen Bartolome has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Junior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year award for his work as the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, Storage Division leading petty officer.