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Aug. 18, 2017

Nothing eclipses DLA’s nationwide support

The total solar eclipse will draw eyes and darken skies as it travels across the United States, but it can’t dim the continued support of some Defense Logistics Agency locations in its path. Out of all of DLA’s locations worldwide, seven places will see the sun completely obscured by the moon in the eclipse’s path of totality Aug. 21.

Aug. 15, 2017

DLA employees recognized by packaging community

Two Defense Logistics Agency employees recently received awards from the National Institute of Packaging, Handling and Logistics Engineers for their contributions to the packaging community.

Aug. 11, 2017

DLA hones support to Marines on forward stock, transparent armor, disposal of excess, leaders report at Marine Corps/DLA Day

Logistics leaders from the Marine Corps and the Defense Logistics Agency discussed how both organizations can refine their support to deployed Marines at the Marine Corps/DLA day Aug. 10.

Aug. 9, 2017

DLA Joint Reserves leader brings closure to families of sailors killed at Pearl Harbor

The chief of staff for the Defense Logistics Agency Joint Reserve Force has volunteered to serve on two honor details this year, returning to family members the remains of newly identified sailors killed in World War II.

Aug. 4, 2017

Stay fit, involved, ready, DLA director urges service members at military breakfast

Military service members on duty at the Defense Logistics Agency headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, participated in a day of fellowship, fitness and focus on the mission Aug. 4, during the director’s first DLA 5K Run, Military Breakfast and Picnic.

Aug. 3, 2017

New DLA Charter outlines agency’s authorities

DLA customers throughout the government will likely find it easier than ever to obtain support from the agency, thanks to a long-awaited revision to a critical document.

Aug. 2, 2017

Document Services supports high-profile White House, shipboard events

Document Services, a division of DLA Information Operations, recently supported a high-profile White House event and the commissioning of the Navy's largest ship.

July 27, 2017

Defense Logistics Agency continues critical support to wildland firefighting, working with state, federal, local partners

For four years and counting, the Defense Logistics Agency has worked closely with the U.S. Forest Service during wildfire season to get wildland firefighters the equipment they need.

July 26, 2017

Annual Feds Feed Families campaign open through August

DLA headquarters employees can help make sure local families have enough to eat, by donating canned and packaged goods through August.

July 24, 2017

Agency garners four Pentagon awards

One DLA employee and three DLA teams received fiscal 2016 DoD Value Engineering Achievement Awards at a July 18 Pentagon ceremony.

July 21, 2017

New DLA command creates joint ops center to boost warfighter support

A new joint operations team is now active at the newly created Defense Logistics Agency CENTCOM & SOCOM headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

July 20, 2017

DLA Intel chief, U.S. Pacific Command leaders discuss latest threats, travel rules, more

The director of DLA Intelligence visited DLA Pacific and U.S. PACOM headquarters in June to discuss the latest developments affecting the DLA workforce and ways her organization is working with DoD partners in the region.

July 17, 2017

Herndon takes command of DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM in ceremony

Defense Logistics Agency Central Command and Special Operations Command bade farewell to Army Col. Derrin Williams during a July 7 change-of-command ceremony at CENTCOM headquarters, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

July 13, 2017

DLA Logistics Operations director retires after 35 years of Navy service

Navy Rear Adm. Vincent Griffith expected time in the Navy to be the launching point for his dream career in big business. Instead, it filled him with such overwhelming patriotism and loyalty that a few years turned into 35.

July 12, 2017

An American Story: Army Command Sgt. Major Charles Tobin

DLA's senior enlisted leader retires July 12 after a 33-year Army career. He has served as DLA’s senior enlisted leader since May 2015, the agency’s sixth SEL since the position was established. His rise to the top of the enlisted ranks is a uniquely American story.