DLA Distribution News

Archive: 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna celebrates Fire Prevention Week

Recognizing the Fire Prevention Week Theme “Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out!” Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, planned a week of fun to teach employees and children critical fire prevention methods.

Oct. 20, 2017

Toomey advisor meets with DLA Distribution leadership on MILCON projects, economic impact

Sam Amber, national security advisor for U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa., visited the midstate on October 11 meet with the leadership of DLA Distribution in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

Oct. 20, 2017

DLA Distribution San Joaquin’s executive officer “takes the rock”

Always pushing herself to exceed her physical ability, DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California’s executive officer, Air Force Capt. Dawn Pieper, recently checked another block on her list of accomplishments. Pieper completed the grueling “Take the Rock” 1.3 mile swim through the San Francisco Bay. The course started at Alcatraz Island and ended at Aquatic Park in San Francisco, California.

Oct. 19, 2017

Susquehanna’s Dixon awarded 2017 Spirit of Courage Award

Jennifer Dixon, distribution process worker at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2017 Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Award, during a ceremony held Tuesday, Sept. 26, for her swift thinking and fast action after seeing a vehicle accident.

Oct. 18, 2017

San Joaquin provides critical support to firefighters during devastating wildfire season

The year’s wildfire season is one of the worst in United States history. As of Oct. 13, nearly 8.6 million acres have burned, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

Oct. 18, 2017

DLA Distribution celebrates Navy birthday

To honor the United States Navy’s 242nd birthday, DLA Distribution employees gathered together to sing the Navy service song and cut a birthday cake.

Oct. 17, 2017

Call for volunteers to deploy with FEMA taskforce attracts over 130 DLA employees

Over 130 employees volunteered for ten assignment opportunities to support hurricane relief efforts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will soon deploy to Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.

Oct. 16, 2017

DLA Distribution meets with ROK Army partners to discuss PACOM support, hurricane support logistics

To educate the organization’s partners and customers from the Republic of Korea on how DLA’s network is set up to support the Combatant Commands- particularly in the Pacific- DLA Distribution commanding general Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi hosted ROK Army Logistics Command commanding general Lt. Gen. Lee, Jeong Keun and several other ROK ALC representatives Oct. 12.

Oct. 16, 2017

Information Operations provides support for hurricane relief

DLA Information Operations continues to play a big role in making DLA's support to hurricane relief this year, most notably printing maps and providing communications and IT support for emergency response.

Oct. 13, 2017

Susquehanna distribution center commander praises team’s hurricane response efforts

Following nearly two months of facilitating the shipment of critical supplies ultimately distributed amongst those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania commander Army Col. Brad Eungard is praising the efforts of his team in meeting the mission while maintaining green metrics in its day to day support to the global warfighter.

Oct. 12, 2017

DLA Distribution Albany ships over 80,000 meals to feed those affected by hurricanes

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 major hurricane forming Aug. 17, and making landfall in Southern Texas on Aug. 25, was an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane, becoming the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year drought in which no hurricanes had made landfall at such an intensity in the country.

Oct. 11, 2017

Holz selected as director of Distribution Installation Support

William K. Holz has been selected as director of Installation Support for DLA Distribution.

Oct. 11, 2017

CBV and Reservists assist during hurricane relief efforts

During the past month and a half of the 2017 hurricane season, the southern portions of the U.S. has been continuously battered by category 4 or higher storms.

Oct. 9, 2017

DLA Distribution Commanding General's Columbus Day Message

In a few days, we will observe Columbus Day commemorating Christopher Columbus’ first landing in the New World 525 years ago. Great perseverance, dedication, and courage defined this expedition and those who sailed on this landmark voyage.

Oct. 6, 2017

Distribution kicks off Material Handling Equipment Center of Excellence instructor training

DLA Distribution Headquarters Current Operations and Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania kicked off the agency’s Material Handling Equipment Center of Excellence instructor training pilot on Sept. 25.