DLA Distribution News

Archive: July, 2020

July 30, 2020

San Joaquin’s Cruz retires after 42 years of federal service

Distribution Process Worker Leader Philip Cruz Jr. of the Bin Packing Division at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, is retiring after 42 years of dedicated federal service in support of America’s warfighters.

July 28, 2020

DLA Distribution Norfolk fulfills resupply mission for Operation Pacer Goose

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Virginia’s Pier 8 is a hotbed of activity every summer in preparation of Operation Pacer Goose, an annual resupply mission to Thule Air Base, a remote U.S. Air Force base in the Arctic region of Greenland.

July 27, 2020

DLA San Joaquin Firefighters assist in saving homes

The fire crew at Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management San Joaquin’s Fire Station 262 were dispatched for mutual aid by South San Joaquin County Dispatch in the late afternoon of July 5. They were later called out for a second alarm working residential structure fire in the city of Tracy, California.

July 24, 2020

Reventlow returns to DLA Distribution as Commanding General

In a virtual ceremony signifying a change of leadership at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Headquarters in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, DLA Distribution Acting Director, Perry L. Knight, passed the helm to Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Keith D. Reventlow, July 21. Acting DLA Director, Michael D. Scott, Senior Executive Service, presided over the ceremony via video teleconference from DLA Headquarters in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

July 23, 2020

World War II-era warehouse at Richmond depot to get major overhaul

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Defense Logistics Agency are teaming up on a project to restore a Defense Supply Center Richmond warehouse built in 1942.

July 22, 2020

DLA Distribution’s French retires after 42 years of service

Ramona French began her DLA career in 1989 at the Defense Depot Memphis, Tennessee, where she worked as a Systems Administrator for six years.

July 20, 2020

DLA medical logistics team provides personal protective equipment to new COVID hotspots

The Defense Logistics Agency is providing much needed personal protective equipment and test supplies to state and local hotspots as COVID-19 cases continue rising in the U.S. The DLA Troop Support medical team worked with DLA Distribution during the July 4 holiday to fulfill multiple requests for items used at test sites in Texas, Florida and Louisiana.

July 20, 2020

San Joaquin’s Lee selected as the Global Distribution Excellence Training Civilian of the Year

Management Analyst Nina Lee of the Resource Management Group’s Workforce Development team at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, was selected as the DLA Distribution Global Distribution Excellence Training Civilian of the Year.

July 17, 2020

DLA Distribution San Joaquin’s Hackette promoted to master sergeant

Army Sgt. 1st Class Kwesi Hackette was promoted to the rank of Master Sgt. during a late morning ceremony at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, June 5 in the company of a small group of family and co-workers. Hackette serves as the Operations and Installation non-commissioned officer in charge.

July 16, 2020

McBeath is appointed first civilian acting commander of DLA Support Team — Afghanistan

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s Debra McBeath was appointed acting commander, DLA Support Team — Afghanistan, by Army Col. Hattie L. Richardson, commander, DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM, June 26.

July 15, 2020

Establishing a legacy of success; Army Col. Frederic Maddox is awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal

For exemplary actions in driving the warfighter first principle of the Defense Logistics Agency, Army Col. Frederic Maddox was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal June 25, by Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones, former commander, DLA Distribution.

July 13, 2020

Navy Cmdr. Chris Newell takes command of DLA Distribution Pearl Harbor and Navy Cmdr. Sean Andrews awarded for meritorious service

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Navy Cmdr. Sean Andrews passed command to Navy Cmdr. Chris Newell in a small, socially distanced ceremony on Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, July 10. Navy Capt. Jason Adams, commander, DLA Indo-Pacific presided over the ceremony.

July 10, 2020

DLA Distribution Korea, a key strategic logistics hub, conducts virtual change of command

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, Korea, conducted a virtual change of command ceremony July 10 with outgoing commander, Army Lt. Col. James M McGee, transferring command to Army Lt. Col. Corinne McClellan. Navy Capt. Jason Adams, Supply Corps, commander, DLA Indo-Pacific, presided virtually.

July 9, 2020

San Joaquin honors Class of 2020 amid pandemic

The Civilian Welfare Fund Council at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, is constantly finding ways to give back to the workforce and build morale. Weekly, the team meets to discuss ideas for fundraising opportunities and discuss ways of giving back to the employees.

July 8, 2020

Marine Corps MSgt Alberts retires after a 24-year military career

A small group of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, senior leaders, military members and civilians said farewell to Marine Corps Master Sgt. Bryan J. Alberts, as he retired after more than 24 years of dedicated service to our country.