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June 8, 2020

Army transportation officer takes charge of DLA Troop Support Europe & Africa

The charge to deliver food, uniforms, medical items and more to ensure the combat readiness of America’s warfighters throughout EUCOM, AFRICOM and CENTCOM changed hands June 5 as Army Lt. Col. Tracy Yates assumed command of DLA Troop Support Europe & Africa.

May 29, 2020

U.S. Army’s food truck program expands to Germany

The latest food truck in the Army’s Culinary Outpost fleet was the first sent overseas, according to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain. Getting the vehicle to Germany for its grand opening celebration at the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command required coordination between DLA Troop Support and other agencies.

May 21, 2020

DLA flag makers create first Space Force flag

Defense leaders presented the Space Force flag to President Donald J. Trump May 15 at the White House in Washington, D.C. The flag was created at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support flag room in Philadelphia.

May 20, 2020

DLA Troop Support gets hurricane-ready amid COVID-19 response

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support stands ready to support federal partners as the 2020 hurricane season approaches amid COVID-19.

May 19, 2020

DLA Troop Support rushes blankets to customers in Europe

Quick action and strong ties with a vendor by Defense Logistics Agency employees helped speed delivery of 200 wool blankets to U.S. Army Europe Mortuary Affairs in Stuttgart, Germany, in response to COVID-19 in late April.

May 13, 2020

DLA orders protective equipment for US nursing homes

The Defense Logistics Agency ordered about $134 million in personal protective equipment for U.S. nursing homes amid COVID-19. The White House Coronavirus Task Force requested the items, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to equip medical staffs at approximately 14,900 Medicaid- and Medicare-certified locations with 14 days of protective gear. Nursing homes will receive the gear in two shipments, each with seven days’ worth of PPE.

April 30, 2020

DLA helps schools provide fresh produce to students, families during COVID-19

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees are working with school districts, produce vendors and officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program to provide fresh produce for breakfasts and lunches that are normally served to students in school cafeterias.

April 27, 2020

DLA customer support liaison assists FEMA in national COVID-19 response

Jim Mead is used to coordinating with federal agencies as a customer support liaison with the

April 27, 2020

DLA buys cloth face masks to protect DOD employees against coronavirus

The Defense Logistics Agency is proactively procuring cloth face masks to protect Defense Department employees against the coronavirus. The agency began working with American manufacturers to award contracts for reusable, non-surgical, cloth face masks in various styles soon after DOD released guidance requiring people to wear cloth masks on DOD property, installations and facilities in early April.

April 22, 2020

C&T continues mission, social distancing with virtual Dress Clothing Industry Day

Social distancing due to the coronavirus did not deter Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain from getting vital information to American manufacturers by hosting a virtual Dress Clothing Industry Day April 8.

April 22, 2020

Mindfulness techniques help employees maintain resilience in stay-at-home environment

An event by DLA Troop Support’s Resiliency and Education for Achievable Careers and Health Program shared mindfulness and resilience practices to help employees manage stress and challenges while teleworking.

April 17, 2020

Employee Spotlight: DLA Troop Support employee answers call, joins military response to pandemic

As Defense Logistics Agency employees provide essential equipment to warfighters and

April 16, 2020

DLA Troop Support supplies pre-made meals for sailors in quarantine

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain received a request from the U.S. Navy for individually wrapped, pre-made sandwiches, salads and breakfast sandwiches in March, said Patricia Scott, chief of DLA Troop Support’s Customer Operations Garrison Feeding Division. These items will go to ships, mostly aircraft carriers, docking in Seattle, Washington; San Diego, California; Norfolk, Virginia; and Mayport, Florida, she said, to feed soldiers in quarantine and limit exposure.

April 14, 2020

DLA Troop Support expedites disposable gloves to Korea, protects soldiers against coronavirus

As people around the world continue to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is helping protect soldiers in Korea with disposable gloves. In late March, the Clothing and Textiles organizational clothing and individual equipment team expedited an emergency order for 30,000 pairs of gloves for the 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Korea.

April 13, 2020

Troop Support provides essential supplies to floating hospitals

As the USNS Comfort and Mercy medical staffs care for patients on the East and West coasts, they are using supplies and equipment procured by the various Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support supply chains to perform their mission. The two Navy hospital ships, docked in New York City and Los Angeles, were deployed in March to relieve land-based hospitals overwhelmed by the COVID-19 epidemic.