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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.

April 21, 2016

DLA Troop Support helps Jewish service members celebrate Passover

Jewish military members around the world can have a traditional Seder and keep kosher during Passover, thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency.

April 21, 2016

Soldier who survived gunshot is presented lifesaving helmet

DLA Troop Support supplies America's warfighters protective gear such as the Army Combat Helmet, one of which helped a soldier escape serious injury while searching for explosives in Afghanistan.

April 21, 2016

DLA director notes value of partnerships for clothing, textiles

The director of the Defense Logistics Agency delivered a keynote presentation to about 150 government and industry partners, including leaders from DLA Troop Support, at the National Council of Textile Organizations 13th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 12.

April 20, 2016

Power to the Warfighters

DLA’s research into new battery technologies aims to cut costs, enhance manufacturing and advance technology for DLA’s battery supply chain.

April 20, 2016

DLA Research and Development: A Strategic Activity That Lives in an Operational Environment

DLA’s current Research and Development program focuses on end-to-end supply chain for traditional programs, but also looks at strategic priorities.

April 20, 2016

Land & Maritime employee featured in new video

A new acquisition professionals video focusing on a DLA Land & Maritime employee was released on the organization’s YouTube and Facebook sites April 20.