DLA Distribution News

Archive: November, 2015

Nov. 30, 2015

Red River hosts annual Employee Appreciation Day

Each year, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas, hosts its annual Employee Appreciation Day at Elliott Lake, a recreational area located at Red River Army Depot to show appreciation to all employees for their hard work. This year’s event was held on Oct. 16.

Nov. 30, 2015

Susquehanna celebrates new building with a ribbon cutting

Defense Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., celebrated the opening of their newest warehouse, Building 780, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Nov. 16. Robert Montefour, site director for Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Defense Distribution Susquehanna opened the ceremony with a few words before introducing Army Col. Corey A. New, commander DLA Distribution Susquehanna.

Nov. 27, 2015

Corpus Christi workforce practices fire safety with extinguisher training

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 53 employees were killed by workplace fires in 2014. Although the number of fire-related fatalities has dropped 35 percent from 2013 to 2014, one fatality is too many.

Nov. 25, 2015

Susquehanna installation military help local community have a happy Thanksgiving

For many local community members, a Thanksgiving meal can be difficult to afford. On Nov. 20, military members and their spouses stationed at Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna helped the West Shore Senior Center provide meals to those in need.

Nov. 24, 2015

DLA Distribution Red River honors Veterans

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas, hosts an annual Veterans Day event to show appreciation to all veterans for their hard work and dedication throughout the year providing the most effective, efficient and best value logistics services for the warfighters.

Nov. 24, 2015

Susquehanna’s Emergency Supply Operations Center practice the Continuity of Operations Plan

Members of the Continuity of Operations planners of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution gathered in the Emergency Supply Operations Center of Defense Distribution Susquehanna on Nov. 6 to test the center’s ability to receive high priority ESOC orders, and to successfully pick, pack and ship items to the customer, in an environment where Defense Standard System is not available.

Nov. 23, 2015

DLA Distribution hosts 5k and chili cook-off to raise money for CFC

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution headquarters hosted a 5k and chili cook-off to raise money for the Combined Federal Campaign this past week.

Nov. 20, 2015

Turkish Land Forces Command visits DLA Distribution

Members of the Turkish Land Forces Command visited the largest distribution center in the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution network, DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., on Nov. 19 to discuss DLA’s global logistics processes and how DLA Distribution supports foreign military sales customers. The visit included Maj. Gen. Mehmet Özoğlu, head of the Logistics Directorate in the Turkish Land Forces Command.

Nov. 19, 2015

DLA Distribution headquarters hosts new DLA National Account Managers

The newly assigned Defense Logistics Agency National Account Managers representing the Army, Air Force and the Marine Corps, as well as representatives from DLA headquarters customer assistance and strategic engagement teams visited DLA Distribution headquarters and its largest distribution center in the network, DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., on Nov. 17 to discuss DLA’s global logistics processes.

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. 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. 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.