DLA Distribution News

Archive: 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

San Joaquin’s Foster selected for the 2020 Blacks in Government Military Meritorious Service Award

Supervisory Management and Program Analyst Pearl Foster of Defense Logistics Agency San Joaquin, California, was awarded the 2020 Blacks in Government Military Meritorious Service award. Foster is currently serving as the Resource Management Group chief managing over 107 employees in the distribution center’s most diverse group with missions that impact day-to-day operations across the entire center.

Sept. 3, 2020

DLA Distribution and Defense Security Cooperation Agency align mission and efficiencies to save costs.

In response to the defense wide review conducted Dec. 17, 2019, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution assumed oversight of three Defense Security Cooperation Agency Humanitarian Assistance Program Excess Property sites. The alignment, a current and on-going effort, will not involve the movement or exchange of material, but, with DLA Distribution assuming oversight, is projected to save taxpayers upward of 18% of the current storage and distribution costs.

Sept. 2, 2020

DLA stores, distributes PPE for VA facilities ahead of potential virus spread in fall

A Defense Logistics Agency and Veterans Health Administration partnership is ensuring over 1,200 Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care facilities nationwide have 120 days of personal protective equipment to face a potential fall outbreak of COVID-19.

Sept. 1, 2020

DLA Distribution Anniston’s Garrett awarded the Inventory Management Civilian Supervisor/Leader of the Year for 2019

Lead Supply Technician, Curtis Garrett, a former warfighter, knows the importance of receiving the right equipment when requested. He significantly contributed to warfighter support during down time in the inventory process.

Sept. 1, 2020

Off-duty DLA Susquehanna police officer rescues child from drowning at family gathering

Defense Logistics Agency Susquehanna Police Officer Jerome Whitfield rescued a 10-year-old boy from drowning while off duty July 28.

Aug. 31, 2020

DLA Distribution Anniston’s Black recognized as the Vehicle/ Material Handling Equipment Management Civilian Supervisor/Leader of the Year 

As the Accountable Property Officer, Black identified and turned in several pieces of excess equipment valued at over $400,000, resulting in receiving a commendable rating during the Accountable Property Compliance Audit from DLA headquarters.

Aug. 31, 2020

DLA Distribution Pearl Harbor, Hawaii has earned the Team Performance of the Year award

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, has earned the DLA Distribution Team Performance of the Year Award for their efforts in accountability, cost savings and team improvements.

Aug. 28, 2020

Distribution Red River foam machines save time, more efficient

“It’s helped us out tremendously since we’ve started using it,” said Distribution Process Worker Supervisor Annie Fields.

Aug. 27, 2020

Call center agents, warehouse workers rush equipment orders for firefighters

Call center agents and warehouse workers at the Defense Logistics Agency are working 24/7 to connect firefighters with emergency supplies needed to put out wildfires sprawling across millions of acres in California, Arizona, Colorado, Montana and other states. 

Aug. 27, 2020

DOD logistics agency to ship 1.5M N95 respirator masks to nursing homes with dwindling supplies

The Defense Department’s lead agency for logistics is receiving, processing and shipping 1.5 million N95 respirator masks for the Department of Health and Human Services as it assists nationwide nursing homes facing mask shortages for healthcare staff.

Aug. 27, 2020

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Guam, Marianas is awarded the Patricia A. Kuntz Distribution Center of the Year Award

Maintaining a warfighter first mentality and implementing initiatives that position the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution for success, DLA Distribution Guam, Marianas, has been awarded the Patricia A. Kuntz Distribution Center of the Year Award, for small distribution centers.

Aug. 26, 2020

San Joaquin’s Louie recognized as the DLA Distribution High Performing Leader of the Year

Supervisory General Supply Specialist Cynthia Louie of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, was selected as the DLA Distribution High Performing Leader of the Year. Additionally, Louie serves as the accountable officer and chief of the Inventory Action Team.

Aug. 25, 2020

Cassandra Glos is awarded the Jerri L Taylor Award for Individual Outstanding Contributions

Cassandra Glos, office manager for the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Office of Strategic Plans, consistently sought out ways to learn and take on new duties, in addition to her normal position description, and implemented changes that would enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of DLA Distribution.

Aug. 24, 2020

DLA Distribution Anniston’s McMillon is the Vehicle/material Handling Equipment Management Civilian Manager of the Year

Supervisor Supply Management Specialist Darryl McMillon earned the award for his outstanding work performance.

Aug. 21, 2020

Maurice Hammond, DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, is awarded Vehicle/MHE Management Civilian Leader of the Year

Serving as a motor vehicle operator leader for Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, Norfolk, at the largest U.S. naval base, Maurice Hammond has consistently demonstrated professionalism, a willingness to instruct and has earned the admiration of his peers. As a result, Hammond has been named the DLA Distribution Vehicle/HME Management Civilian Leader of the Year.