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May 6, 2016

Pribble, DLA general counsel, retires after 35 years at DoD

Defense Logistics Agency General Counsel Fred T. Pribble retired May 3 after a 35-year career at the Department of Defense, in a ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

May 5, 2016

Behavior ethics, rationalization share roles with Hitler, fear in Holocaust

Hitler and fear may be among the first thoughts of those considering who and what was responsible for the Holocaust, but rationalizations made by ordinary people also played a large role, a professor from George Mason University said during a Holocaust Ethical Leadership Symposium at the McNamara Headquarters Complex May 4.

May 4, 2016

Operational contract support planners discuss progress, way ahead

Operational contract support planners from the Defense Logistics Agency, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff logistics directorate met April 26-28 in Springfield, Virginia, to share best practices for operational contract support and reinforce the need for a joint-service approach.

May 4, 2016

Recognition Week spotlights work of public servants

Defense Logistics Agency employees make a difference, the agency’s senior enlisted leader said in a May 2 blog post in honor of Public Service Recognition Week.

May 3, 2016

DLA to help rid Army of excess equipment

Army officials are depending on the Defense Logistics Agency’s disposal and distribution experts to help remove more than 1.2 million pieces of excess equipment from unit inventories in the next two to three years.

May 2, 2016

Holocaust survivor shares story of resilience with DLA employees

John Koenigsberg was just five years old when the Gestapo took away his grandfather and forced his family into hiding in occupied Holland. He would spend the next two years in the care of a Catholic family who took him in, while his father joined the Dutch resistance movement and his mother’s fate remained unknown to him.

April 29, 2016

Children of Headquarters employees get to see Mom, Dad in the 'real world'

Children of McNamara Headquarters Complex employees took a break from school to “shadow” their parents during “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” April 28. HQC Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored the event.

April 29, 2016

Document Services supports sailors’ career advancement

Over the span of nine months, the Document Services team processed 358,686 exams in 9,767 individual print orders for the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center.

April 27, 2016

DLA Troop Support employee featured in new video

A new acquisition professionals video focusing on a DLA Troop Support employee was released on the organization’s YouTube and Facebook sites April 27.

April 27, 2016

DLA Aviation leads bio-based synthetic oil testing for federal vehicles

Non-tactical federal vehicles may soon become less environmentally harmful, thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Hazardous Minimization and Green Products Program.

April 27, 2016

Sign language interpreter training focuses on Middle Eastern culture

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Equal Employment, Opportunity and Diversity Office hosted a Federal Interpreter Training Workshop April 8 in Chester, Virginia.

April 26, 2016

Urgency drives DLA Puget Sound team in maintaining ballistic-missile submarines

The design of the Ohio-class submarine allows the vessel to operate 15 or more years between major overhauls. On average, the submarines spend 77 days at sea followed by only 35 days in-port for maintenance, creating urgency for on-shore personnel who must ensure the vessel is ready when called back to action.

April 22, 2016

Strategic Goals Award winners announced for first quarter, fiscal 2016

Defense Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch has announced the DLA Strategic Goals Award winners for the first quarter of fiscal 2016. This quarterly award recognizes measurable contributions by teams or individuals to achieving the goals set forth in the DLA Strategic Plan.

April 22, 2016

DLA Land & Maritime commander retires

DLA Director U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch announced the retirement of Rear Adm. John King from DLA Land and Maritime, effective April 21, 2016. King served as the Commander of DLA Land and Maritime since August 2014.

April 21, 2016

King’s ship sets sail after more than 30 years in the Navy

After more than 30 years serving as a naval officer, outgoing Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Admiral John King King officially retired and is transitioning to the next chapter in his life. “It’s just been unbelievable how fast my time here at Land and Maritime has flown by and I have to tell you I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with such an inspired group of professionals,” said King.