DLA Distribution News

Archive: June, 2018

June 29, 2018

Ackiss takes command at DLA Distribution Europe

Army Lt. Col. Jonathan Ackiss assumed command during a change of command ceremony held at DLA Distribution Europe in Germersheim, Germany, June 29.

June 28, 2018

Sliman receives DMSM for achievements as commander, DLA Distribution Europe

Army Col. Zorn T. Sliman has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his numerous accomplishments while serving as commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe from June 2016 to June 2018.

June 27, 2018

Charlton named deputy of Albany distribution center

Andre Charlton has been selected as deputy director of DLA Distribution Albany, Georgia.

June 27, 2018

DLA Distribution Richmond, Virginia employee retires after 44 years of Federal Service

Darryl E. Braxton started working for the Department of Defense May 21, 1974, at the Directorate of Storage and Transportation depot in Richmond, Virginia. A few years later the depot name was changed to Defense Depot Richmond, Virginia.

June 26, 2018

DLA Distribution Center Yokosuka, Japan Welcomes SOLE

One of the most unique opportunities leadership in DLA Distribution Centers positioned outside the United States have is the sharing of logistics’ concepts through multi-national, Key Leadership Engagements. One such engagement for DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan was with the Japan Chapter of the International Society of Logistics or SOLE, on May 25, 2018. A total of 26 members of the Society visited DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan to learn and observe the operation and to exchange views and thoughts as professional logisticians.

June 25, 2018

DLA Distribution pilots new Warehouse and Transportation Management System at Corpus Christi site

DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, has launched a commercial, off-the-shelf Warehouse Management System- the first of its kind within the network. The system is designed to offer flexible, automated support for processing various goods movements and for managing stocks within the distribution center.

June 22, 2018

Distribution headquarters celebrates the 243rd Army birthday

In a ceremony held in the DLA Distribution Headquarters lobby, senior leaders, military members and civilian staff celebrated the U.S. Army’s 243rd Birthday on June 14, 2018. Distribution’s chief of staff, Perry Knight spoke about the significance and history of the day.

June 21, 2018

McGee assumes command at DLA Distribution Korea

United States Army Lt. Col. James M. McGee assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea in a June 21 ceremony officiated by DLA Pacific commander, Navy Capt. Timothy Daniels.

June 20, 2018

Whittacre recognized for achievements as commander of Korean distribution center

Army Lt. Col. Gary Whittacre has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his achievements while serving as commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea, from June 2016 to June 2018.

June 19, 2018

DLA MSCs in Ogden host joint Safety Expo

On May 30, 2018, DLA entities at Ogden, Utah held their first annual Voluntary Protection Program Safety Expo. The participants consisted of groups from Distribution, Aviation, Information Operations, Disposition Services, and Document Services to show many elements of safety affecting all aspects of employee lives, both personally and professionally.

June 19, 2018

DLA forward presence enhances commodity, service support during Saber Strike

U.S. forces in the Baltics and Poland for Saber Strike 2018 have easier access to critical supplies like food, fuel and repair parts with the deployment of Defense Logistics Agency personnel to Powidz, Poland.

June 18, 2018

DLA Distribution Yokosuka Japan celebrates Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The rich heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders spans the world and the depths of America’s history. Generation after generation, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have forged a proud legacy that reflects the spirit of our Nation - a country that values the contributions of everyone that calls America home.

June 15, 2018

NASA Logisticians visit DLA Distribution HQ’s

Logisticians from NASA began their late April morning visit to DLA Distribution with an overview presentation detailing the organization’s business processes and mission capabilities. After the presentation, the group proceeded to a walking tour of the New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Eastern Distribution Center, the largest in the Department of Defense.

June 14, 2018

Jones takes the helm at DLA Distribution

Navy Rear Adm. Kevin Jones formally took over as DLA Distribution commanding officer during a June 12 Change of Command ceremony, when he accepted the organization’s colors from DLA director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams.

June 12, 2018

Distribution Multicultural Committee honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

DLA Distribution’s Multicultural Committee celebrated the culture, traditions and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with a program held on Wednesday, May 30. This year’s theme is “Unite our vision by working together.”