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News | Oct. 15, 2015

‘Story of Us’ video celebrates DLA’s dedicated employees, diverse missions

By Amanda Neumann DLA Public Affairs

From acquisition to disposition, employees in the Defense Logistics Agency work hard to solve problems, fill orders and connect with military customers around the globe. A new video shows how everyone in the agency is connected and brings something to the mission. 

The seven-minute illustrated video, “The Story of Us,” aims to show employees how important they are to the agency, to each other and to DLA’s customers, DLA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch wrote in an Aug. 17 blog post.

“It gives the big picture – factory to foxhole – and the steps we take to ‘Deliver the right solution on time, every time,’” he wrote.

The story behind DLA is really a story of its employees. As a big agency with a global mission, DLA wouldn't be successful without its more than 25,000 civilian and military professionals in 48 states and 28 countries, the video explains.

According to the video, those skilled employees manage nearly 6 million items, nine supply chains, 2,400 weapon systems and 24 distribution centers worldwide. On average, employees process nearly 9,000 contract actions a day, support federal, state and local agencies with logistics support and provide humanitarian assistance at home and abroad when needed.

“But the key to DLA’s success is its people, all of us, working in almost 200 different specialties,” the video explains.

In addition, the video details how the agency is organized, how the military and the agency plan and communicate with each other, and how the agency’s six field activities and support offices work together to meet customer requirements.

“No matter your job series, you are important,” the video explains. “We are all tied together and we all contribute to the success of our mission. You count, you are valued, you are connected. Without you, there would be no ‘Story of Us.’”