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News | Sept. 20, 2016

Distribution headquarters celebrates Air Force birthday

By Brianne M. Bender DLA Distribution Public Affairs

DLA Distribution headquarters employees gathered to celebrate the 69th birthday of the U.S. Air Force and to recognize two of DLA Distribution's Air Force Reserve employees Sept. 16.

Opening the event, DLA Distribution Commander Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi gave a quick history of our nation’s youngest service branch. He then presented Joint Service Commendation medals to two Air Force Reserve employees for their hard work and dedication to the Distribution hazardous materials mission.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Carrie Wade and Tech. Sgt. Isaac Johnson were assigned as hazardous material packers with the Joint Reserve Task Force FSG-80 at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, from October 2015 through June 2016.

During that time, both Wade and Johnson completed a two-week certification course and nearly 80 hours of follow-on training, which provided them the aptitude to lead a joint team of 20 soldiers, sailors and airmen.

“It was a pleasure and honor to be a part of this Joint Reserve Task Force FSG-80. I look forward to the next mission,” said Wade.

With three major Air Force customer bases DLA Distribution centers are collocated to fulfill both on-base and off-base requirements for Air Force customers.

DLA Distribution at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, supports two on-base fighter wings and maintenance functions performed by the Ogden Air Logistics Center as well as numerous military units throughout the world.

DLA Distribution Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, provides a full range of distribution services in support of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base tenants, and other global customers.

More than half the work completed at the Warner Robins, Georgia, distribution center is in support of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.  The organization’s $11 billion inventory includes parts and equipment for F-15, C-130, C-5 and C-17 aircraft, target acquisition systems and most airborne electronic warfare systems.