DLA Distribution News

Archive: April, 2017

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.

April 19, 2017

Distribution’s recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Because of this special emphasis month, DLA Distribution’s Multicultural Committee hosted a session with one of Distributions Sexual Assault Response Coordinator’s, A.J. Brandt on April 12. This year’s Department of Defense theme is “Protecting our people, protecting our nation.”

April 18, 2017

Local students meet with DLA Distribution’s deputy commander, learn how the warfighter receives supplies

On April 11, students from Juniata High School’s advanced placement Political Science class visited Defense Logistics Agency Distribution headquarters for an overview on how the Department of Defense supplies its men and women in uniform.

April 17, 2017

Red River’s Gibson receives Achievement Medal for Civilian Service

Sue Gibson, inventory management specialist at DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, was awarded the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service by U.S Tactical Command, on Mar. 8.

April 14, 2017

Distribution’s Kopsick receives AFRICOM’s Interagency Partner of the Year award

Edward Kopsick, logistics management specialist with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, has received the United States Africa Command Interagency Partner of the Year award for his work in supporting distribution operations in the area of responsibility.

April 13, 2017

DLA Distribution Jacksonville: Making a difference!

With audit readiness at the forefront of all we do and the challenges all warehouses face on a day-to-day basis, DLA Distribution Jacksonville, Florida takes a moment to reflect on the progress and difference a great group of people can make.

April 13, 2017

DLA Distribution commander discusses warfighter support with Troop Support leaders

The DLA Distribution commander touted how his team works with DLA Troop Support to provide the best warfighter support at the best value for the Department of Defense during a visit to Philadelphia April 7.

April 12, 2017

Land and Maritime, Distribution leadership gather to discuss future efficiencies

On Apr. 5, DLA Land and Maritime senior leadership met with DLA Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi and key staff members to discuss the duo’s partnership and ways to create efficiencies benefitting the DLA enterprise.

April 10, 2017

Susquehanna’s first female senior enlisted leader departs as first Marine comes onboard

The April 5 Change of Responsibility ceremony between Army 1st Sgt. Janine Burr and Marine Master Sgt. Bryan Alberts was historic for two reasons: the DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, community was bidding farewell to the organization’s first female senior enlisted advisor as it welcomed its first Marine to serve the position.

April 7, 2017

Distribution’s Expeditionary Team supports Operation Pacific Reach

DLA Distribution’s 25th distribution center, the Expeditionary Team is currently deployed in support of Operation Pacific Reach, which is an exercise conducted every other year. This year’s exercise is being held from April 10 through April 21 at Dogu Beach in Pohang, South Korea. The Expeditionary Team consists of 19 total personnel, 17 civilians and two military.

April 6, 2017

DLA Distribution commanding general visits DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commanding general Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi visited DLA’s western Strategic Distribution Platform to conduct a town hall and tour the distribution center’s facilities.