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Archive: July, 2017

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.

July 11, 2017

DLA group learns use of tools to ensure blind, visually impaired users have equal access

Defense Logistics Agency participants in a recent workshop learned to use special software to ensure blind and visually impaired users can read and navigate web pages easily.

July 10, 2017

Latest DLA Hall of Fame inductees announced

Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams has announced the 2016 DLA Hall of Fame inductees.

July 7, 2017

Williams hosts first town hall as DLA director

In his first Town Hall as Defense Logistics Agency director, Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams took time to show DLA Headquarters employees a personal side of himself as well as share his strategic goals.

July 6, 2017

DLA director hosts DLA Aviation change of command

Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees filled the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center to capacity June 28 during the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Change of Command ceremony to bid farewell to Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day and welcome Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry as the next commander.

July 6, 2017

The role of a noncommissioned officer in a joint forces environment

DLA's senior enlisted leader discusses how he adapted to his unique role in a defense agency made up primarily of civilian employees, reflects on the rewards of serving in a joint environment and offers insights for current and future senior NCOs.

July 6, 2017

Deputy command chaplain broadens religious support to DLA reservists, HQC employees

DLA's deputy command chaplain says his work, whether with a group of service members on the firing range or a sole employee in the halls of the agency headquarters, boils down to one thing.

July 6, 2017

New consolidated DoD HAZMAT website saves time and money

Military and NASA customers looking for hazardous material information now have access to a new consolidated defense resource for environmental, occupational, safety and health missions.