DLA Distribution News

Archive: 2017

May 12, 2017

San Diego distribution center welcomes new commander

United States Navy Capt. Jerome R. White assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, California, on May 12 with a traditional Navy ceremony officiated by DLA Distribution commanding general Army. Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi.

May 11, 2017

Soracco recognized for achievements as commander of San Diego distribution center

Navy Supply Corps Capt. John D. Soracco has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal for his achievements while serving as commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, Calif.

May 10, 2017

Distribution supports Operation Pacific Reach

DLA Distribution’s 25th distribution center, the Expeditionary Team with the support from a DLA Distribution Korea team deployed in support of Operation Pacific Reach, which is an exercise conducted every other year. This year’s exercise was held from April 10 through April 21 at Dogu Beach in Pohang, South Korea.

May 9, 2017

DLA’s director of logistics operations visits Norfolk distribution center

On May 2, Navy Rear Adm. Vincent Griffith, director of Defense Logistics Agency Logistics Operations, visited Norfolk, Virginia, for a tour of the pre-commissioned unit USS Ford, and of DLA Distribution’s operations.

May 8, 2017

DLA Distribution Corpus Christi assists the Blue Angels

Who do you call to offload and upload support equipment for world famous flight demonstration team, the Navy Blue Angels? DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas- that’s who!

May 5, 2017

Norfolk distribution center celebrates Navy chief petty officer’s birthday

April 1 marked the 124th birthday of the Navy chief petty officer rank. The team at DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, paused on March 31 to celebrate this event.

May 4, 2017

DLA Distribution practices the Continuity of Operations Plan

In keeping with the efforts to strengthen preparedness capabilities, the Continuity of Operations planners of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution recently took the Emergency Relocation Group to an alternate work site. Federal Continuity Directive 1, dated October 26, 2012, governs the COOP program, and training visits to alternate work sites are one of its annual requirements. It states there are four pillars of continuity capabilities: leadership, staff, communication and facilities.

May 3, 2017

San Joaquin’s Gomez selected as winner of the Donald P. Brown Award for Operations Cost Effectiveness

Matthew Gomez, Distribution Group chief at DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California, is the recipient of the 2016 Donald P. Brown Award for Operations Cost Effectiveness.

May 2, 2017

Corpus Christi team awarded Frances L. Scranton DLA Distribution Packaging Achievement Award

The DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking Team was awarded the Frances L. Scranton DLA Distribution Packaging Achievement Award for its vigilance in protecting customer assets and implementing cost-saving measures.

May 1, 2017

Distribution honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

Employees of DLA Distribution Headquarters in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, paid respect to Holocaust Remembrance Day on Apr. 26, with a presentation featuring Dr. Edward S. Beck, a retired college professor and professional counselor. This year’s theme was “Learning from the Holocaust: the Strength of the Human Spirit.”

April 28, 2017

DLA Distribution celebrates Month of the Military Child

Almost 1.9 million children in the United States have a military parent, and April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, highlighting the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child is an opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices and continued resilience.

April 27, 2017

Corpus deputy retires after 35 years of service

Bob Rosarius, DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, deputy commander, has retired following 35 years of service to his country.

April 26, 2017

DLA employee celebrates Earth Day teaching elementary students about recycling

One DLA Distribution employee went above and beyond to celebrate Earth Day April 21, volunteering her time to teach local second-graders the importance of taking care of the environment.

April 25, 2017

Sasebo detachment employees assist local community in cleanup efforts

Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan’s, Sasebo detachment assisted the Tawaraga-Uro Cho community in cleanup and maintenance efforts in the area.

April 24, 2017

Susquehanna’s Dixon awarded Global Distribution Excellence: Jerri L. Taylor Award for Individual Outstanding Contributions

Jennifer Dixon, distribution process worker at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Jerri L. Taylor Award for Individual Outstanding Contributions for her swift thinking and fast action after seeing a vehicle accident.