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News | Sept. 6, 2019

U.S. Army 1st Theater Sustainment Command representatives visit DLA Distribution Bahrain

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Representatives from the U.S. Army 1st Theater Sustainment Command conducted a site visit to Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Bahrain Aug. 19. 

Following a command brief presentation, DDNB Deputy Director, Karen Lundy, facilitated a tour in which they visited buildings 400, 200 and 100. Discussions focused on DDNB operations and some specific questions about the Trans-Arabian Network transportation system. 

DDNB maintains forward-positioned stock and provides multi-modal distribution to all branches of service operating in the U.S. Central Command area of operations and serves as the single theater distribution platform within CENTCOM.

Located in Bahrain's capital city, Manama, the distribution center performs standard distribution operations to include receipt, store, ship, and issue as well as inventory control, care of stock in storage, packaging and preservation.

Providing tailored distribution services through its material processing centers in Bahrain, the MPC performs core business functions on fleet requisitioned materiel such as receiving; customized sorting; temporary storage; customized delivery options; expedited shipment tracking; and freight forwarding functions.

“They were impressed with our customs timelines,” said Lundy, “We stressed the importance of our partnership when shipping to Iraq, as currently, we ship to Kuwait and HL (Heavy Lift) takes it the rest of the way into Iraq.”

“Overall, the tour was successful, as the visitors were very receptive and expressed interest in possibly using our TAN for some of their shipments,” noted Lundy. 

“They were genuinely impressed with the size and scope of DDNB’s operation,” said Lundy.