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News | July 4, 2017

DLA Distribution Commanding General's Independence Day Message

By BG John S. Laskodi

DLA Distribution Team,

As we celebrate this Independence Day, please remember our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Civilians who are deployed in harm's way, fighting to preserve the hard fought freedoms which we continue to enjoy.  Freedom isn't free, so please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers as well, as we are thankful for their sacrifice which allows these heroes to serve our Nation.   

Our global DLA Distribution network is a vital national security resource which provides the right the right place and time...without which the Warfighter could not conduct their combat mission.  This Distribution capability is provided by you, our superb workforce, who understands the importance of your mission and works hard every day to deliver upon DLA's commitment to the Department of Defense.  

Every one of you is important to our ability to deliver our Distribution capability.  As you enjoy some time off this holiday weekend, do it safely to prevent unnecessary injury or loss of life.  According to the American Automobile Association, a record-breaking 44.2 million people will travel the nation's roads, skies, rails and waterways over the holiday weekend, an increase of 1.3 million from last year.  Whether you have longstanding travel plans or a last minute road trip in mind, take appropriate precautions to ensure everyone arrives, enjoys the trip, and returns home safely.  

On behalf of Ms. Gonzales and I, and from my family to yours, enjoy some well-deserved time with family and friends and thank you for what you do every day.  I am proud to be on your team!   

Happy Independence Day!  


BG John S. Laskodi

Commanding General

DLA Distribution


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