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April 17, 2020

DLA, DTRA offers excess protective suits for COVID-19 with help from Marine Corps

More than 40,000 protective suits earmarked for military response to chemical and biological hazards have been redirected to protect those battling COVID-19 after joint efforts by the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Marine Corps Logistics Command.

April 17, 2020

DLA Distribution San Diego providing mission essential support to national fight against COVID-19

Employees with the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego are providing mission essential support to the ongoing national fight against COVID-19 by providing critical supplies to the USNS MERCY currently docked at the Port of Los Angeles. The ship and its medical crew were deployed to alleviate the load on the local healthcare system by taking onboard non-COVID-19 patients.

April 13, 2020

Teamwork provides protective masks quickly

Quick efforts by elements of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command moved 154,000 N95 masks from storage at Albany, Georgia, to make them available to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services or the military in their response to COVID-19.

April 9, 2020

DLA works to protect mission essential staff at Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna

Many Defense Logistics Agency Distribution employees designated as mission essential in their role of resupplying the military and other government agencies continue to report to work at Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna and Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, and Defense Logistics Agency Distribution leaders are taking measures to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workspace.

April 7, 2020

San Joaquin employees rising to the occasion despite global pandemic

The men and women of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, are a resilient workforce and understand the importance of providing world-class support to the warfighters and first responders during this coronavirus pandemic. The team is working in unison with U.S. Northern Command, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency who is leading the federal government response to COVID-19 efforts in the continental United States.

April 5, 2020

DLA Distribution’s Current Operations team ships Passover/Easter ceremonial items to overseas troops

For more than 20 years DLA has been involved with the yearly distribution of ashes, wine and palm leaves to as many as 50 foreign locations. Whether attending Easter mass in a tent in Afghanistan or Passover service on a ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Bennage says chances are DLA was in some way involved in the process.

April 3, 2020

DLA Distribution San Diego’s Martinez retires after 42 years of service

DDDC commander hosts retirement ceremony for Martinez Feb. 28.

April 2, 2020

DLA Distribution Europe helps provide Red Cross comfort kits

As leaders worldwide declare “war” against COVID-19, DLA Distribution Europe supports the EUCOM effort against the pandemic.

March 31, 2020

DLA Distribution Norfolk provides mission support to USNS Comfort bound for NYC

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Virginia’s support to USNS Comfort load out and support to the COVID-19 Medical Mission is DDNV’s No. 1 priority.

March 29, 2020

DLA Joint Reserve Force Director visits DLA Distribution San Joaquin

The Defense Logistics Agency Director of the Joint Reserve Force, Navy Reserve Rear Adm. Grafton Chase, visited DLA Distribution Expeditionary San Joaquin March 8 at DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California.

March 27, 2020

San Joaquin’s Ybarra named South San Joaquin County Firefighter of the Year

Firefighter Capt. Gilbert Ybarra from Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management San Joaquin, California received the top honor at a community recognition dinner Feb. 29.

March 22, 2020

DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan welcomes leadership from USFJ J4 and JJS J4

Navy Cmdr. Allen “AJ” Rivera, commander of DDYJ, welcomed and hosted the United States Forces Japan J4 logistics leadership to include Marine Col. Michael Taylor, Director of Logistics & Installations as well as Japan Joint Staff & Logistics, Rear Adm. Satoshi Abe, Director General J4 JJS Feb. 28.

March 20, 2020

DLA Troop Support and Distribution get hand-washing stations to the field in less than 30 hours

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support and Distribution worked together to get 48 hand-washing stations to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in less than two days so service men and women can practice proper hygiene during the coronavirus outbreak.

March 20, 2020

DLA Distribution Korea employee instrumental in handling installation COVID-19 response

At the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Korea, employees at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, Korea, have been working tirelessly and with dedicated effort to meet the operational needs of U.S.warfighters, all while adhering firmly to the measures and precautions needed to contain and fight back the outbreak that was spiking rapidly in Korea.

March 18, 2020

Director of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Detachment Point Loma, California, shares leadership principles and experiences with DLA Distribution San Diego team during visit

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, California hosted Ricky Davis, director, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Detachment Point Loma, California, for a High Performance Leadership Engagement Feb. 19.