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April 10, 2020

Despite COVID-19 delays, DLA delivers Seder kits to soldiers in Germany for Passover

An emergency order of Seder kits was held up, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on its way to help Jewish soldiers with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany, celebrate the Passover holiday. DLA reps maintained constant contact with the Army unit's chaplain throughout the delivery.

April 7, 2020

New Troop Support sexual assault response coordinator encourages virtual awareness, prevention observance

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s new Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Gina Ingrao encourages the workforce to observe Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month virtually, and to still reach out for help or assistance during these times.

April 6, 2020

Op-Ed: My new normal

A Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Audit Readiness business process analyst writes about her experience with her “new normal” of teleworking from home, and presents recommendations to the workforce for ways they can improve morale and maintain team cohesion during the COVID-19 mandated telework.

April 5, 2020

DLA Distribution’s Current Operations team ships Passover/Easter ceremonial items to overseas troops

For more than 20 years DLA has been involved with the yearly distribution of ashes, wine and palm leaves to as many as 50 foreign locations. Whether attending Easter mass in a tent in Afghanistan or Passover service on a ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Bennage says chances are DLA was in some way involved in the process.

April 3, 2020

DLA Troop Support provides Passover, Easter food, religious items and needed comfort to servicemen, women overseas

With the upcoming Easter and Passover holidays, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is providing special meals and religious items to give some much needed comfort to servicemen and women deployed overseas, during these unprecedented times. Nearly 90,000 pounds of food and 159 religious item orders were sent to locations including Europe and the Middle East for holiday ceremonies and celebrations.

March 26, 2020

Process improvement pilot program helps keep employees on their feet

A Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Continuous Process Improvement pilot program resulted in 700 employees receiving sit-to-stand desks at lower costs and faster delivery.

March 20, 2020

DLA Troop Support and Distribution get hand-washing stations to the field in less than 30 hours

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support and Distribution worked together to get 48 hand-washing stations to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in less than two days so service men and women can practice proper hygiene during the coronavirus outbreak.

March 18, 2020

Troop Support event encourages employee participation in agency Culture Climate Survey

   *Please note: In the wake of COVID-19, the 2020 DLA Culture Climate Survey has been

March 18, 2020

Whether in uniform or now a veteran – Troop Support Medical is there

A Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain team is providing face-to-face training to Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, resulting in the facilities getting the most out of the supply chain’s programs.

March 4, 2020

Professional development session improves support to special operations missions

The DLA Troop Support Medical supply chain hosted three members from the Joint Special Operations Command to open dialogue on issues, programs and future requirements as part of a monthly supply chain Leader Professional Development engagement.

March 4, 2020

Troop Support military visit local elementary school for Read Across America Day

Eleven active duty military members from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support went to Gilbert Spruance Elementary School in Philadelphia to read to students in kindergarten through third grade for National Read Across America Day on Mar. 2, which coincides with Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

March 3, 2020

DLA, DOD partnership provides operational meal options

For 40 years, warfighters have feasted on the “famous” Meal, Ready-to-Eat. But thanks to a partnership between the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain and the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, that is not the only individual combat ration available.

March 3, 2020

DLA Troop Support supervisor recognized for innovation

Miriam Tannenbaum earned the DLA Troop Support Innovation Award for her efforts to improve warfighter support and encouraging innovation among her team.

Feb. 28, 2020

DLA Troop Support celebrates latest group of civilian retirees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support bid farewell to three civilian employees during a retirement ceremony February 27 in Philadelphia. Jayne Branigan, from Procurement, retired after 42 years of service to the federal government. Emma Green, from the Construction and Equipment supply chain, retired after 31 years of federal service. Diana Gordon, also from the Construction and Equipment supply chain, retired after 16 years of federal work

Feb. 27, 2020

International roadshow educates Philadelphia employees about regional counterparts

DLA Troop Support regional commanders hosted a roadshow forum Feb. 25 to educate their Philadelphia counterparts on their respective missions, unique roles and opportunities that exist within DLA Troop Support Indo-Pacific and Europe and Africa regions.