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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.

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.