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June 10, 2021

Agency’s 8th director to be inducted into 2020 DLA Hall of Fame 

Former Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Donald Babers, who led the agency through rapid growth in material management and contract administration from 1984 to 1986, is among nine inductees into the 2020 DLA Hall of Fame. 

June 9, 2021

Joint Reserve Force leaders recount contributions to pandemic, DLA mission

Joint Reserve Force Director Navy Rear Adm. Grafton Chase hosted 100 reserve leaders from six major subordinate commands during a virtual and in-person Annual Leadership Review June 3-6 at Fort Belvoir.

June 8, 2021

Chief counsel of labor, employment issues helps set agency pandemic policies 

From the effect of facial hair on proper mask fitting to teleworker requests for ergonomic chairs, Tia Miller is the Defense Logistics Agency’s go-to source on what’s legal and what leaders can expect of DLA’s 26,000 employees during the pandemic. 

June 8, 2021

DLA director and senior enlisted leader address DLA Joint Reserve Force

The DLA director and senior enlisted leader spoke to DLA reservists at the Joint Reserve Force Annual Leadership Review June 4. The event, held each year as a weekend-long training and career development exercise for reservist leaders, was conducted both in-person and virtually.

June 4, 2021

DLA now the sole provider for printing AND office devices in DOD

The Defense Logistics Agency, already the designated sole provider of Department of Defense printing services, expanded its mission to include office print devices. In a directive signed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment last month, DLA will now procure, deliver and sustain all office devices for DOD. This includes office, desktop and stand-alone printers. It also includes copiers, fax machines, scanners and multi-function devices.

June 3, 2021

DOD warehouse utilization project aims to increase use of storage space, save millions 

New technology being tested at select facilities throughout the Defense Department is generating data on warehouse capacity and unused storage space that could lead to warehouse consolidations or reorganizations, putting material closer to users to support more efficient operations and saving an estimated $600 million.

June 2, 2021

Readiness, demand planning top agenda at Air Force-DLA Day

DLA and Air Force leaders discussed several collaborative issues such as readiness, demand planning and budget issues during Air Force-DLA Day May 24, the first service day DLA has hosted since November 2019. 

June 1, 2021

Customer Relationship Management team moving to modern service tool 

Customer Relationship Management team members throughout the Defense Logistics Agency are transitioning to a new service-management tool called ServiceNow that enables easier, more efficient handling of customer inquiries.

May 24, 2021

DLA Director Addresses Support to Global Pandemic, Future of Work During NDTA Webinar

Speaking to a virtual audience of over 100 attendees, Defense Logistics Agency Director Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic addressed the Washington D.C. Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association May 20. She outlined DLA’s priorities for supporting the warfighter, the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, recent support missions and took questions.

May 24, 2021

DLA Logistics Operations director retires with 32 years 

Air Force Maj. Gen. Allan Day, DLA's director of logistics operations, reflects on the challenges and joys of his military career.

May 21, 2021

National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month ends with successful virtual event

In April, more than 450 DLA employees participated in a virtual Teal Ribbon Relay to support National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

May 21, 2021

DLA senior enlisted leader encourages military members to ‘spring into fitness’ with new video

In a new video, DLA Senior Enlisted Leader Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O’Neal encourages military members to "spring into fitness" and complete annual physical fitness tests.

May 19, 2021

Global pandemic support, future initiatives top Global Town Hall agenda

The Defense Logistics Agency’s role in operations like the Afghanistan drawdown and its ability to provide critical supplies for Americans and other nations during the pandemic show there is an increasing awareness and demand for the agency’s capabilities, the DLA director said during a prerecorded Global Town Hall May 18. 

May 19, 2021

DLA ships Pfizer vaccines OCONUS for DOD youth

DLA has shipped first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. European, Central and Indo-Pacific Commands. 

May 10, 2021

DLA vice director: Resilience critical to agency’s success during pandemic

DLA Vice Director Brad Bunn describes how organizational and employee resilience contributed to the agency's success during the pandemic.