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News | Oct. 5, 2020

DLA Distribution Susquehanna Pennsylvania inventory support team complete large reserve force training evolution

By Matthew Mahoney, DLA Distribution Public Affairs

The inventory support team at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania successfully completed a large scale training evolution of the joint reserve force.

Through the combined efforts of military and civilian personnel more than 150 reservists were trained in the use of six different pieces of materials handling equipment for a cumulative total of over 600 hours of instruction

These efforts directly led to a 4,000 hour inventory of nearly 93,000 line items and the completion of a wall to wall inventory during the austere working conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The inventory of over 16 million items, valued at more than $440 million and spanning across 25 warehouses, was made possible through the dedicated leadership and management of a combined civilian and military team.

In addition to the training needed to conduct the inventory the team would also train 20 joint personnel as part of the DLA hurricane support team, part of the DLA whole of government response.

The dedication to duty and focused approach to warfighter always mentality is directly visible in their actions and the resultant efforts. Their efforts not only accomplished the mission set forth, but set up DDSP for continued success with the vast increase in MHE qualified individuals.