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Aug. 8, 2018

Distribution Sasebo sailors volunteer time to local orphanage

DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan at Sasebo sailors, Navy Logistics Specialist 1st Class Mark Alvaro, Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Enrito Jambalos and Logistics Specialist Seaman Recruit Jonathan Schroeder along with other USO Sasebo volunteers spent their Saturday morning handing out gifts and spending quality play time with Japanese children living at a local orphanage on July 14.

Aug. 7, 2018

DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan holds retirement ceremony for MLC employees

On June 28, 2018, DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan held retirement ceremonies for five of eight Master Labor Contract employees, honoring their significant contribution in an exceptional amount of time. With over 250 years of combined experience, DDYJ will feel the loss of these employee’s work ethic and efforts.

Aug. 6, 2018

DLA Distribution hosts Initial Robotics and Automation Collaboration Meeting between DLA HQ Research and Development, DLA Distribution, industry and academia counterparts

DLA Distribution held a first of its kind collaborative meeting between Distribution, DLA Headquarters Research and Development, and academia partners to discuss ideas and potential opportunities in support of DLA Distribution’s Modernization Program.

Aug. 3, 2018

Aspiring artist on the rise

The artistic works of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni are known throughout the world. However, on the horizon a bright young artist by the name of Lillian E. Allen arises.

Aug. 2, 2018

DLA employees earn DoD Workforce Recruitment Program awards

Two Defense Logistics Agency employees were recognized during a Department of Defense Workforce Recruitment Program Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon Conference Center in Arlington, Virginia, July 26.

July 31, 2018

Yokosuka’s Kojima-san to retire after 35 years

DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan’s, Akimasa Kojima will retire from federal service after more than 35 years of service, 19 of which have been with DLA Distribution, on Sept. 30, 2018.

July 30, 2018

DLA Distribution supports Army LRC initiatives

DLA Distribution is working with DLA HQ, Army G4, Army Materiel Command and Army Sustainment Command on a Proof of Principle to reduce customer wait time and on-hand inventory costs for Army Installation Supply Support Activities at Fort Carson, Colorado, and Fort Drum, New York.

July 27, 2018

South Korea Ministry of Defense representatives visit DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

Lifecycle Management Division Representatives of the South Korea Ministry of Defense was presented the DLA Distribution command brief and given a tour of the Eastern Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania July 19.

July 26, 2018

Yokosuka distribution center hosts training event for Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force officers

DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan provided a training engagement for 28 Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force officers on DLA business concepts and the distribution center operations during a visit to the distribution center on June 11.

July 25, 2018

DLA Reservists go to Poland for Saber Strike 18

Thirty one Defense Logistics Agency Reserve Sailors from Distribution Depot Norfolk, Va. and Distribution Depot Susquehanna, Pa. were sent to Poland May 3- June 21 to support and participate in Saber Strike 18.

July 25, 2018

DLA’s Information Operations CIO hosts town hall at DLA Distribution headquarters

Defense Logistics Agency’s Kathy Cutler, DLA Information Operations director, and chief information officer hosted an “Ask the CIO” Town Hall July 10 in the Gainey Auditorium at the DLA Distribution Headquarters in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

July 24, 2018

2018 Summerfest to feature Golden Knights, Dance Spectacular Productions among entertainment

On August 15, Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna will host its annual Centennial Summerfest and Organization Day celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 23, 2018

DDRV team member retires after 40 years of service

Edward S. Lord worked as a bindery machine operator at DLA Distribution Richmond, Virginia. After 40 years of government service, the Vietnam Veteran is retiring.

July 20, 2018

New Distribution commander visits Corpus Christi site

DLA Distribution commander Navy Supply Corps Rear Adm. Kevin Jones recently made his first trip to DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, which serves as the primary wholesale distribution point for major components to support helicopter repair missions for Department of Defense and Foreign Military Sales customers worldwide.

July 19, 2018

DDSP’s Active Shooter Exercise tests installation fire department and police force, and community county crisis response teams

As soon as you step into the empty section of Building 54 on the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna, Pennsylvania installation, an eerie calm awaits you. This part of the building hasn’t been used since the occupants moved out in early May. There are empty offices and cubicles, and some of the left-behind furniture and equipment is in disarray – haphazardly laying here and there. The air inside is stagnant, very warm, and very humid.