DLA Distribution News

Archive: 2017

Oct. 5, 2017

Distribution celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, along with DLA Distribution’s Multicultural Committee, celebrated the culture, traditions and history of Hispanic Heritage Month with a program held on Wednesday, Sept. 20. This year’s theme, chosen by the National Council of Hispanic Employment Managers is: “Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity.”

Oct. 4, 2017

Local troops, supplies headed to Caribbean for hurricane relief

The same day more than 120 tractor-trailers filled with hurricane relief aid left Fort Bragg, officials announced that hundreds of local soldiers would be deployed to Puerto Rico to help rebuild the island.

Oct. 2, 2017

Joint effort delivers relief cargo to Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Charleston website — Members of the 15th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, flew a C-17 Globemaster III to Fort Drum, N.Y., Sept. 28 to pick up aid supplies before flying to San Juan Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, battered the U.S. territory.

Oct. 2, 2017

DLA San Joaquin’s IT Contingency team members provide crucial communications to hurricane relief efforts

Preparation was key to the successful deployment of two DLA Information Operations Contingency Information Technology Support team members from DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California, during DLA’s current humanitarian efforts for hurricane relief.

Sept. 29, 2017

DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The Defense Department is continuing relief operations in areas of the Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on the island of Dominica, which were stricken by hurricanes in recent weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 29, 2017

Red River’s Expeditionary team assists hurricane victims

The DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, Expeditionary team makes up one-third of the DLA Distribution Expeditionary team. The other two-thirds are located at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California.

Sept. 28, 2017

DLA Distribution senior leaders visit DSCC

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Commander Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi and members of his command staff toured the Defense Supply Center Columbus during a Sept. 26 operational assessment.

Sept. 28, 2017

Installation Support hosts Preparedness Training

In support of National Preparedness Month, DLA Installation Support at Susquehanna’s Security and Emergency Services conducted a Preparedness Training session at DLA Distribution headquarters on September 19.

Sept. 27, 2017

Distribution Warner Robins aids cot storage and distribution mission in support of Hurricane Irma

When DLA Distribution Warner Robins, Georgia, received the call that the Georgia Army National Guard’s 277th Maintenance Company needed assistance receiving and storing cots slated for Hurricane Irma evacuees, the answer was a resounding yes.

Sept. 26, 2017

DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas Bounces Back from Hurricane Harvey

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas is bouncing back from wind damage sustained from Hurricane Harvey, a category-4 hurricane that formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas with wind speeds of up to 130 miles per hour. In the days following the hurricane, rain added another element of destruction to the already damaged area.

Sept. 25, 2017

Eye on the ground: A look inside Distribution’s Expeditionary Team’s hurricane support

Before the 2017 hurricane season, DLA Distribution had never had all three expeditionary teams deployed simultaneously in support of a natural disaster. They worked together on deployments in Afghanistan but never for a FEMA response.

Sept. 22, 2017

Distribution Transportation Team ensures meals, water and other supplies delivered to those affected by hurricanes

Every March, the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Headquarters Transportation Team works with Surface Deployment and Distribution Command on DLA/FEMA requirements to prepare a solicitation to the carrier industry for disaster support rates. When FEMA requirements are sent, the team utilizes the carriers and rates from this solicitation to quickly position supplies at the FEMA staging locations.

Sept. 22, 2017

Distribution celebrates 70 years of the Air Force “Breaking Barriers”

On Sept. 18, the DLA Distribution team came together to celebrates the United States Air Force’s 70th birthday.

Sept. 22, 2017

DLA Distribution welcomes new Future Operations deputy

United States Navy Supply Corps Cmdr. Christopher R. Zegley has assumed the position of deputy director, DLA Distribution Future Operations division.

Sept. 21, 2017

Norfolk distribution center supports troops at Guantanamo Bay with fresh foods delivery

Adding to DLA Distribution’s ongoing support to Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, last week its Norfolk, Virginia, distribution center shipped various food items to warfighters at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.