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March 25, 2016

Distribution Susquehanna’s Employee of the Week

Shakira Clark, distribution process worker supervisor at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., has been selected as employee of the week for March 21 through 25.

March 25, 2016

Laskodi named next commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution

The Army Chief of Staff has announced that Army Col. (Promotable) John S. Laskodi will be the next commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution

March 25, 2016

Cassel named next Distribution Current Operations director

Joe Cassel, Jr. has been selected as director, DLA Distribution Current Operations. Currently, he serves as director, Stakeholder Integration Services, DLA Information Operations.

March 25, 2016

DLA director visits Pacific region

The director of DLA recently traveled to DLA’s Pacific region to engage with logistics partners, senior military officials and DLA organizations — and get a firsthand, detailed update on DLA’s activities in the region.

March 24, 2016

Dix announced as next commander of Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard B. Dix has been announced as the next commanding general, Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command, Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

March 23, 2016

Distribution Susquehanna’s Employee of the Week

David Spangenburg, lead supply technician at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., has been selected as Employee of the Week for the week of March 14 through 18.

March 22, 2016

Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna hosts Force Protection Lecture Series

Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna recently hosted a force protection lecture series which highlighted active shooter response teams, featuring guest speaker Derrick Boucher, FBI supervisory special agent-in-charge of the Philadelphia Division’s Harrisburg field office.

March 21, 2016

Blast from the Past: Distribution’s first commander returns

It’s been nearly two decades since United States Army Ret. Major General Kenneth L. Privratsky took the reins as the first commander of DLA Distribution, then known as Defense Distribution Center. But the legacy he left behind in his two years with the organization has lived on, as he witnessed during his Mar. 17 visit.

March 21, 2016

Corpus Christi’s Odom announced as employee of the quarter

Magalli Odom, supply technician at DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, has been named DLA Distribution’s Employee of the Quarter for first quarter, fiscal year 2016, for her performance and significant support to the customer.

March 18, 2016

Korea’s NCOIC promoted to Master Sergeant

DLA Distribution Korea celebrated the promotion of Army Master Sgt. Stephane Dia during a ceremony on Mar. 7. Currently serving as distributions noncommissioned officer in charge, his Army career has spanned 14 years.

March 17, 2016

Distribution’s Organizational Management and Expeditionary Directorate celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a chili cook-off

DLA Distribution’s office of Organizational Management and Expeditionary Directorate celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and office comradery with a traditional chili cook-off on Mar. 14, as part of the DLA Climate Culture.

March 17, 2016

FY2016 DLA Distribution Training Coordinators On-Site Academy

DLA Distribution’s Organizational Management Division together with the Material Logistics Training Division and Forward Presence Training Team presented a unique opportunity for 32 training coordinators from a majority of the 24 distribution centers to come together for an on-site academy which commenced on March 8 for three days.

March 16, 2016

DLA acquisition professional challenges the status quo

A new acquisition professionals video focusing on a DLA Aviation employee in the program management acquisition career field was released on DLA's YouTube and Facebook sites March 16.

March 14, 2016

Yokosuka’s JID Inventory Team awarded Commander’s Mission Impact Team of the Quarter award

The Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, JID Inventory Team, which includes 17 U.S. civil service and Japanese master labor contract employees, has been awarded the Commander’s Mission Impact Team of the Quarter award for first quarter, fiscal year 2016.

March 11, 2016

Yokosuka employee’s quick thinking saves a life

On a recent evening, Osamu Takaura, a cargo shipment clerk at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan’s, Sasebo detachment, happened upon an apartment in his neighborhood where he noticed black smoke coming from the roof.