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Oct. 6, 2017

Displaced Puerto Rico site manager keeps Warfighter First

DLA's help to the people of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria is a big story. Here's a small slice of the effort: how DLA Disposition Services' Luis Pena, a Puerto Rican native, has continued his mission in the face of trying times.

Oct. 5, 2017

DLA looks to industry for innovative ideas that improve logistics support, boost readiness

The innovation of commercial industry and academia is a critical part of maintaining decades-old weapons systems like the B-52 bomber, the Defense Logistics Agency’s director of logistics operations said during the agency’s second annual Industry Day, Oct. 3 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Oct. 3, 2017

DLA Energy-contracted fuel trucks headed to Puerto Rico

More than 100 Defense Logistics Agency Energy-contracted fuel trucks carrying 299,000 gallons of fuel arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico via barge in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency Hurricane Maria relief operations, Oct. 3.

Oct. 3, 2017

DLA adds deployment team as role in disaster relief increases

Federal agencies have increasingly relied on DLA for critical support to disaster relief and humanitarian assistance in the past decade, and DLA’s commitment is now reflected in the addition of another full-time team of volunteers ready to deploy on short notice.

Sept. 28, 2017

TSP rules for hardship withdrawal relaxed for employees affected by recent natural disasters

The Thrift Savings Plan has made a temporary change to allow participants affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma to make hardship withdrawals under certain circumstances.

Sept. 25, 2017

DLA encourages R&D partnerships at October Industry Day

Logistics leaders from the Defense Logistics Agency Research and Development division will host the second annual Industry Day Oct. 3 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Sept. 22, 2017

Five leaders join the ranks of DLA Hall of Fame members

The Defense Logistics Agency inducted five leaders into its Hall of Fame in a Sept. 21, 2017, ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex. Several current and former senior leaders from throughout the agency attended, as well as dignitaries from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the families of the honorees.

Sept. 22, 2017

All employees responsible for America’s future, says FDA official

All government employees, Hispanic and otherwise, have a part in shaping the future of America, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration official told McNamara Headquarters Complex employees during a Hispanic Heritage Month observance Sept. 20.

Sept. 21, 2017

Wilson, who reformed systems by empowering people, joins Hall of Fame

Larry Wilson, who rose from Army civilian intern to SES leader in Information Operations where he helped lead major reforms, joins the DLA Hall of Fame Sept. 21.

Sept. 20, 2017

Studevant, former deputy director, DLA Richmond leader, to join DLA Hall of Fame

Mary Studevant, who during her 30-year service to DLA spearheaded a program to help employees complete their education, will be inducted into the DLA Hall of Fame Sept. 21.

Sept. 19, 2017

Peschka reflects on career of transitions, triumphs

The former deputy director of DLA Energy’s Bulk Fuels division will be inducted into the DLA Hall of Fame Sept. 21.

Sept. 18, 2017

Greger, former Logistics Information Services director, added to DLA Hall of Fame catalog

All the accomplishments and firsts tied to Deborah Greger’s legacy are reasons enough for recognition, but if the people who knew her are any judge, it’s her leadership skills that earned her a place in the Defense Logistics Agency Hall of Fame.

Sept. 15, 2017

Gainey 'distributes' credit to unsung heroes behind career achievements

The retired commander of what is now DLA Distribution is one of five honorees nominated in 2016 who will be inducted into the DLA Hall of Fame Sept. 21.

Sept. 15, 2017

DLA director visits Maxwell Air Force Base

The director of the Defense Logistics Agency recently visited Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, an incident staging base for relief efforts led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the Department of Homeland Security following Hurricane Irma.

Sept. 15, 2017

DLA Energy continues support for FEMA Hurricane Irma relief

Defense Logistics Agency Energy’s Task Force Americas relocated from Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia to Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Florida to support Federal Emergency Management Agency relief operations there, Sept. 14.