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Sept. 7, 2016

Conference highlights warfighter support, opportunities for small businesses

Small businesses play a large role in supporting the warfighter, and that impact was on display Aug. 30 – Sep. 1 at a Defense Logistics Agency conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Sept. 6, 2016

Busch hosts FEMA deputy chief to kick off National Preparedness Month

To kick off National Preparedness Month, Defense Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch hosted Joseph Nimmich, deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, at a Sept. 1 event in the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Sept. 2, 2016

Americas at San Pedro personnel demonstrate resiliency

Defense Logistics Agency Energy Americas at San Pedro, California, employees showed effective distribution management during a supply chain disruption and demonstrated resiliency in the Jet A aviation fuel supply chain at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

Sept. 2, 2016

DSCR employee wins gold in 2016 National Veterans’ Wheelchair Games

Kathy Tilbury brought home four gold medals after competing in the 2016 National Veterans’ Wheelchair Games June 26 – July 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She medaled in three swim events, the 100-meter backstroke, 100- and 200-meter freestyle, and Handle Ball bowling.

Sept. 2, 2016

Pentagon’s top acquisition official talks innovation, sustainment with defense industry

The United States’ technological superiority is being challenged, and the Department of Defense must start implementing new, innovative ideas to beat the competition, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official told military and industry officials Aug. 31 at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio.

Sept. 1, 2016

DLA Distribution initiates mapping operations at Fort Bragg

On August 16, DLA Distribution’s newest operation, DLA Distribution Mapping at Fort Bragg, delivered its first shipment, consisting of four topographic maps for mission planning, to local customers.

Sept. 1, 2016

Smart buyers, common sense key to equipment readiness says leader of Army’s combat ground systems

The Army’s program executive officer for Ground Combat Systems advised fellow logisticians and industrial representatives to not become victims of the acquisition process Sept. 30 during the DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Expo at Columbus, Ohio.

Aug. 30, 2016

DLA, defense industry collaborate on maximizing warfighter readiness

DLA keeps its promise to support warfighters around the world because of America’s defense industrial base, DLA Logistics Operations Director Navy Rear Adm. Vincent Griffith said Aug. 30 during the DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio.

Aug. 30, 2016

The Hatch Act and you: Social media Q&A with DLA OGC

The use of social media is an area where it can be easy for a federal employee to violate the rule if not careful. Here an attorney from DLA’s Office of General Counsel answers questions about various uses of new media.

Aug. 28, 2016

More than a Help Desk

DLA’s Customer Interaction Center at Battle Creek, Michigan, takes up to 1,600 contacts a day to help customers place orders, check delivery status and more.

Aug. 28, 2016

Crushing It in Europe

A multinational exercise in Poland hones DLA logisticians’ skills while working with other agencies and allied nations under high pressure.

Aug. 28, 2016

Battle Ready in Battle Creek and Beyond

DLA’s quick-reaction teams not only help set up port openings and obtain needed supplies for contingencies. They also do expeditionary disposition.

Aug. 28, 2016

DLA Troop Support's 'Dream Team' Saves Big on Drugs

A team from DLA Troop Support has helped save hundreds of millions of dollars through contracts to buy generic drugs.

Aug. 28, 2016

Road to Recovery

An employee injured while on duty suffers life-threatening injuries but returns in just 10 months to his job at DLA’s Office of the Inspector General.

Aug. 28, 2016

Workplace Injuries — Now What?

When an employee sustains an injury at work, time is of the essence for submitting the proper forms. Fortunately, the process is easy, and there are people who can help.