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Archive: November, 2021

Nov. 24, 2021

DLA Distribution Commanding General delivers Thanksgiving Day remarks

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth colonists’ celebration of a harrowing but fruitful first year in America thanks to the aid of the Wampanoag and Pawtuxet tribes, and 158 years since, in the midst of a Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November "as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise" following a significant Union victory at Gettysburg.

Nov. 23, 2021

DLA Distribution's Shipman rescues woman from drowning

While on temporary duty in Copenhagen, Denmark, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. James Shipman, rescued a woman from drowning in the Inderhavnsbroen canal Oct. 25.

Nov. 19, 2021

DLA Distribution increases Veterans Affairs support

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution is expanding support to the Department of Veterans Affairs, increasing the original three-year $24.5 million VA agreement to a five-year $180 million agreement.

Nov. 19, 2021

In Their Own Words David Olenick, DLA Distribution

David Olenick, DLA Distribution, talks about his history with the agency for DLA's 60th Anniversary

Nov. 18, 2021

DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan celebrates promotion, annual Distribution awards

Navy Cmdr. Horacio Tan, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, meritoriously promoted a DDYJ employee and recognized 2020 Global Distribution Excellence award winners.

Nov. 17, 2021

DLA 60th Anniversary Shout Out: Phyllis Copeland

DLA 60th Anniversary Shout Out: Phyllis Copeland, DLA Distribution Norfolk, sends a shout out to DLA for the 60th Anniversary.

Nov. 15, 2021

DLA Distribution team wins DLA Director's Strategic Goals Award in two categories

The DLA Vaccine Operations Team won the Trusted Mission Partner, Warfighter Always award and the DLA Distribution Norfolk CEP-156 Medical Mission Team was recognized in the Warfighter Always, Support to the Nation award.

Nov. 15, 2021

DLA 60th Anniversary: In their own words

John Webber, Jr., DLA Distribution, talks about his history with the agency for DLA's 60th Anniversary.

Nov. 11, 2021

DLA Distribution Commanding General delivers Veterans Day remarks

The theme for Veterans Day 2021, “Honoring All Who Served,” is centered on the centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which was dedicated on Armistice Day, November 11, 1921, with the burial of an unknown World War I service member. In the aftermath of WWII and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Nov. 10, 2021

DLA Distribution Commanding General delivers Marine Corps birthday message

November 10th marks the 246th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps Birthday; I would like to wish all Marines, past and present, and our DLA Distribution employees a Very Happy Marine Corps Birthday!

Nov. 10, 2021

Voice Pick technology implemented at DLA Distribution Hill 

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Hill, Utah, has been using Voice Pick technology in their high traffic areas since February. 

Nov. 8, 2021

DLA Distribution Sigonella supports Navy ships amid historic flooding

As a Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone, also known as a “medicane,” battered southern Italy for a third day in late October, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella workers raced to prepare shipments for Navy customers.

Nov. 5, 2021

As military COVID-19 vaccine mandate looms, DLA Distribution ships vaccines to overseas troops

To protect the force and defend the American people, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum directing full COVID-19 vaccinations for all U.S. Armed Forces Aug. 23. Since this mandate, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution has been working tirelessly to ship vaccines for unvaccinated deployed troops.

Nov. 4, 2021

DLA Distribution Brenda Watkins retiring after 16 year career

Brenda Watkins is retiring from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Alabama in December following a 16-year career. Watkins started her career in January 2005 as a distribution process worker.

Nov. 3, 2021

DLA Logistics Operations director visits DDDE

Rear Adm. Joseph D. Noble Jr., the director of Defense Logistics Agency Logistics Operations, visited DLA Distribution Europe and toured the facilities Oct. 20.