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Oct. 8, 2015

Puget Sound employee art showcases “warfighter first” focus

Thanks to the talents of one employee, the DLA Distribution Puget Sound, Wash., workforce has a permanent reminder of the mission they serve.

Oct. 8, 2015

Yokosuka’s Royal wins Global Distribution Excellence: Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Navy Chief Petty Officer Murphy Royal, former Emergency Supply Operations Center and Future Planning chief at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, has received the Global Distribution Excellence: Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year award for his exceptional performance, outstanding professional skills, knowledge and leadership.

Oct. 7, 2015

Bringing storage and distribution into the Performance Based Logistics market

How often is the most efficient solution to a business problem also the most cost effective, for both customers and service providers? The answer is, unfortunately, less often than is desirable. When it comes to the storage and distribution for several Performance Based Logistics contracts, however, DLA Distribution has discovered an outcome that is efficient, effective and best value for vendors, customers and the Agency alike.

Oct. 6, 2015

DLA Distribution’s Expeditionary Team talks capabilities with Emergency Management Workgroup

As part of the recent Emergency Management Workgroup at Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna, the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Expeditionary Team was on hand to talk about their own capabilities – both in the event of contingency operations, and closer to home in central Pennsylvania.

Oct. 5, 2015

Tobyhanna distribution center hosts pilot of Foundations of High Performing Leadership program

As the first in a new pilot, leaders at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pa., recently completed the new Foundations of High Performing Leadership, a week-long training program designed to provide specific tools and knowledge to help plan, teach, and coach employees on a daily basis.

Oct. 2, 2015

DLA Distribution focuses on hurricane and flood preparedness

Typically, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November, and this season the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a 70 percent chance of six to 11 named storms, including three major hurricanes. As Hurricane Joaquin heads towards the east coast of the United States this weekend, DLA Distribution is urging employees to be prepared.

Oct. 1, 2015

DLA Distribution headquarters hosts KPMG

As the external audit nears, DLA Distribution continues to prepare the agency for success. Recently, the organization welcomed three executive members from KPMG’s Management Consulting Advisory practice. Ken Drover, lead partner, Global Defense Center of Excellence, Patty St. George, partner, Federal Advisory and Jeff Langley, director, Supply Chain and Logistics, visited DLA Distribution for a discussion with leadership on operational and financial supply chain transformation. KPMG is the advisory firm currently assisting DLA Distribution prepare for the independent audit.

Sept. 29, 2015

Cherry Point’s Corrales awarded DLA Distribution Company Grade Officer of the Quarter

Navy Lt. Jill Corrales, retail manager at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Cherry Point, N.C., has received the Company Grade Officer of the Quarter award for third quarter, fiscal year 2015, for working closely with the Fleet Readiness Center-East, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and other units onboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to support the warfighter and ensure combat readiness.

Sept. 28, 2015

Norfolk’s Sandman awarded DLA Distribution’s Field Grade Officer of the Quarter

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brett Sandman, director of DLA Distribution Norfolk, Va., at New London, Conn., has been awarded the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Field Grade Officer of the Quarter award for third quarter, fiscal year 2015.

Sept. 25, 2015

DLA Distribution Korea’s So reminisces on almost 43 years of federal service

Sang-Hwan So, a supply technician inspector at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea, will hit a milestone in March 2016. That feat is the completion of 43 years of federal service, eight of which have been with DLA Distribution Korea.

Sept. 23, 2015

DLA Director visits DLA Distribution San Joaquin

Defense Logistics Agency director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch visited DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., Sept. 11 to discuss command operations and tour facilities at DLA’s western Strategic Distribution Platform as well as host a town hall discussing the DLA Strategic Plan.

Sept. 23, 2015

DLA Distribution’s DSS Systems Access Team wins Team of the Quarter award

Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters DSS Systems Access Team has been awarded the DLA Distribution Team of the Quarter award for third quarter, fiscal year 2015, for their efforts in training and revalidating all DLA Distribution employees that require access to the Distribution Standard System.

Sept. 22, 2015

Red River’s safety specialist supports MRAP DEMIL in Afghanistan

Kent Martz, a safety specialist at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas, has spent the last six months in Afghanistan supporting the MRAP Demilitarization mission. Arriving in March 2015, he is expected to return home to Red River at the end of September 2015.

Sept. 22, 2015

Norfolk’s Pacheco wins Employee of the Quarter award

Erwin Pacheco, distribution process worker at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Va., has been awarded the Employee of the Quarter award for third quarter, fiscal year 2015, for his outstanding work in accomplishing a wide variety of distribution-related duties.

Sept. 21, 2015

Acquisition Operations’ Skinnell wins Global Distribution Excellence: Acquisition Civilian of the Year award

Diane Skinnell, acquisition project officer at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution headquarters, has received the Global Distribution Excellence: Acquisition Civilian of the Year award for her outstanding customer support and expert knowledge.