DLA Distribution News

Archive: June, 2015

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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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.

June 16, 2015

San Joaquin hosts Expeditionary Academy

DLA Distribution Expeditionary team members at DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., hosted a two-day Expeditionary Academy for the Distribution Operations Team San Joaquin Navy Reserve unit June 6 to provide hands-on training in assembling and building a deployable campus.

June 16, 2015

Red River MRAP team receives Global Distribution Excellence award

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas’ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Team has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: DLA Distribution Team Performance of the Year in the medium category for 2014.

June 15, 2015

Distribution’s first female director of an OCONUS location reflects on 24 years of service

Macy Ooka has spent her life on the Pacific island of Guam, and has worked for the federal government for 24 years. Now Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Guam’s director, she began her career as a temporary GS-01 for Naval Supply Depot Security during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

June 12, 2015

DLA Distribution recognizes the U.S. Army birthday and National Flag Day

This weekend the United States celebrates two patriotic holidays that symbolize our great country, our flag and our Army. Sunday, June 14, 2015 marks the 240th birthday of the U.S. Army as well as National Flag Day.