DLA Distribution News

Archive: 2018

Feb. 20, 2018

Helping the less fortunate on Valentine’s Day

The leadership team at DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California put the less fortunate before themselves and donated items to the women and children at the Women’s Center, Youth and Family Services for Valentine’s Day. The team’s donations provided flowers to the mothers and small gifts to include coloring books, crayons, stickers, activity books, cards and games to the children.

Feb. 16, 2018

DLA Distribution Sigonella military meets with Spanish partners

Military personnel from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella, Italy, visited the Spanish Air Force’s Grappa detachment, currently operating out of Naval Air Station Sigonella to discuss logistics achievements in support of operations in the Mediterranean.

Feb. 15, 2018

Distribution Headquarter employees volunteer to help homeless vets during annual Homeless Vet Stand Down

The 12th annual Harrisburg Area Homeless Veterans Stand Down was held from Jan. 19 to 21, hosted by the Pennsylvania National Guard at the Harrisburg Military Post. DLA Distribution Headquarters Organizational Management and Transportation employees as well as members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1620 – Middletown, Pennsylvania, Donnie Thompson, Andy Bradford, Army Staff Sgt. William Fernandez, Charlie Hughley and Rick Snyder, volunteered at the event.

Feb. 14, 2018

8th Theater Sustainment Command’s Command Sergeant Major tours DDSP

Command Sgt. Maj. Jacinto Garza, 8th Theater Sustainment Command’s, Command Sergeant Major, has been in his position at Fort Shafter, Hawaii for just a short time -- seven months. In his first couple of months on duty there, he toured the Pacific Command Area to get an idea of the common operating picture.

Feb. 13, 2018

Transporting History Halfway Across the Globe: DLA Distribution repatriation project returns antique rifles from Philippines to U.S. despite obstacles

For over 25 years, DLA Distribution has prided itself as the leading provider of global distribution support to America's military and other federal agencies. With a focus on the execution of its core competency- the receipt, storage and issuance of materiel in support of America’s warfighter- the organization is regularly seeking ways to increase warfighter readiness.

Feb. 9, 2018

Oklahoma City distribution center hosts Disposition Enterprise Rotation Program participant

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is currently participating in the DLA Enterprise Rotation Program. Miguel Rocha, a major command representative with Disposition Services has been assigned to Distribution from January 2018 to December 2018.

Feb. 8, 2018

DLA Distribution trains workforce on recognizing and responding to homemade explosives

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Field Office and the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Emergency and Special Response, DLA Installation Operations Susquehanna, Security and Emergency Services provided no cost training on Improvised Explosive Devices to Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna employees Jan. 25.

Feb. 7, 2018

Distribution’s Lewis promoted to lieutenant colonel

DLA Distribution’s Army Maj. Christina Lewis was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during a Feb. 2 ceremony officiated by DLA Distribution commanding general Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi.

Feb. 6, 2018

Former DLA Distribution commander announced as incoming director for logistics at USPACOM

Former Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander Army Maj. Gen. Susan Davidson has been announced as the incoming director for logistics, engineering and security cooperation, J-4, United States Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Feb. 5, 2018

San Diego Distribution center participates in Operation Warfighter internship program

DLA Distribution San Diego, California, in conjunction with the Department of Defense’s Operation Warfighter internship program, recently hosted Navy Petty Officers Heather Fournier and Christine Broadhurst.

Feb. 2, 2018

Distribution leadership hosts Gen. Darren McDew, USAF, USTRANSCOM Commander

Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew, commander, U.S. Transportation Command and members of his team visited DLA Distribution Jan. 30 for a DLA Distribution update.

Feb. 1, 2018

Distribution Commanding General visits Oklahoma City distribution center

On the afternoon of Jan. 17, DLA Distribution commanding general Army, Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi visited DLA Distribution Oklahoma City, Oklahoma employees in Warehouse 469 at Tinker Air Force Base.

Jan. 30, 2018

New Hill Distribution Center director visits DLA Distribution Headquarters

DLA Distribution Hill, Utah’s, new director, Jim McArthur visited DLA Distribution Headquarters in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania for orientation the week of Jan. 23 to 26.

Jan. 29, 2018

DLA HR director rolls out People and Culture Plan to Distribution workforce

Defense Logistics Agency Human Resources director Brad Bunn, Senior Executive Service, paid a visit to the DLA Distribution workforce on Jan. 18 to unveil the Agency’s first independent People and Culture Plan.

Jan. 26, 2018

Safely in Hand: DLA Distribution helps Army deliver new pistol to warfighters

When the Army ended its search for a new standard-issue pistol by choosing a variant of the Sig Sauer P320, the service relied on Defense Logistics Agency Distribution to safely transport the weapon to Army units.