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News | Feb. 12, 2016

Susquehanna’s Unit Material Fielding Point team follows pallets to the customer

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Select Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., Unit Material Fielding Point employees, along with employees from Troop Support in Philadelphia, visited Dover Air Force Base to see what happens to their work after it leaves the distribution center.

The team was able to follow the process after the Air Lines of Communication pallets they build leave DLA Distribution Susquehanna, and see how their work directly impacts the warfighter.  ALOC pallets are specialty shipments for aircraft transport to theater.

Last calendar year, the UMFP area processed and shipped more than 900 ALOC pallets to Dover Air Force Base for forward shipment to Afghanistan and Iraq.  “The tour was important for us because we had the opportunity to see what happens to our pallets when they get to Dover,” said Jay Lightner, UMFP supervisor.   “We wanted to see if there was anything we could do to enhance the process.”

 “This was also a great networking opportunity for us to finally meet the people we talk to on a weekly basis,” concluded Lightner.  “I think we all left with a greater appreciation for our work and its impact on the warfighter.”