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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.

Feb. 27, 2020

Troop Support reviews previous year, talks future with DLA Director

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams Feb. 26 in Philadelphia to review progress, receive feedback and ensure operational plans were on track and synchronized with Agency efforts.

Feb. 25, 2020

Real-life ‘Rosie the Riveter’ talks to Troop Support Military personnel

A real-life “Rosie the Riveter” spoke with members of the military during a Leadership and

Feb. 21, 2020

Wellness program helps build teams, improve workplace culture

A new program featuring monthly “Wellness Wednesdays” is in full swing at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support. Started in partnership with the Industrial Hardware Culture Improvement Team and IH employee Megan Ward, the program aims to improve workforce culture through monthly meetings focused on a variety of wellness tips and techniques shared by fellow employees.