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Nov. 22, 2019

Troop Support “stands down” for safety, resiliency

Employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support were educated on warning signs of stress overload and ways to balance work and personal life during a “Safety Stand Down” event Nov. 21 in Philadelphia. Throughout the day, employees had opportunities to attend a presentation from DLA Chaplain Army Col. Robert Wichman, speak one-on-one with him and participate in discussions focused on safety and resilience.

Nov. 22, 2019

DLA Troop Support celebrates newest group of PaCE graduates

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the most recent group of students to complete the Pathways to Career Excellence Program during a graduation ceremony Nov. 19 in Philadelphia.

Nov. 20, 2019

Air Force officer shares her story during local Women in Industry Day event

Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Susan McMullen, DLA Troop Support Project Manager, and other women from various industries across Northeast Philadelphia gathered in an auditorium at Holy Family University to share their stories during the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce annual Women in Industry Day event Nov. 20, 2019 in Philadelphia.

Nov. 20, 2019

Troop Support improves international relief readiness through USAID course

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course led by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance in Philadelphia Nov. 13-14.

Nov. 20, 2019

DLA Troop Support Chili Chefs Battle It Out For Bragging Rights

During an annual chili cook-off, held Nov. 20, 2019, 12 members of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support workforce battled it out for the bragging rights to the best chili. The event was organized as an awareness event for the Combined Federal Campaign.

Nov. 20, 2019

Government testing facility celebrates 100 years in Philadelphia

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Product Test Center Analytical’s mission began in 1919 at the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot in an effort to instruct military personnel on the scientific approach to textile procurement for uniforms. One hundred years later, the mission continues on, ensuring the products purchased for warfighters and other government customers meet the quality specifications to survive the varied conditions required.

Nov. 14, 2019

DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles industry event affirms strong partnerships with military customers, vendors

Strong partnerships was the central theme of a Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles military service and industry engagement event Nov. 6-7 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. More than 800 representatives from DLA, the military services and American clothing and textiles industry attended the fifth annual Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry.

Nov. 12, 2019

Military, veteran employees help students understand Veterans Day

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support military and veteran employees helped students at a local elementary school gain a deeper understanding of Veterans Day during an event Nov. 7.

Nov. 8, 2019

Veterans Day program speaker shares story of resilience

Not giving up was the subject of Marine Corps veteran Jason Hassinger’s speech during the Philadelphia Compound Veterans Committee’s annual Veteran’s Day program on Nov. 7.

Nov. 7, 2019

Military working dogs have food options thanks to Subsistence efforts

Ensuring warfighters across the world have nutritious meals each day is the primary role of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain. That role was expanded to include more variety for man’s best friend after recent updates to the military working dog catalogs that provide 27 new options starting in 2020.

Nov. 7, 2019

Hardware supply chain employees promote cross-functional understanding

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees in Industrial Hardware engaged in cross-functional discussions to build relationships and address challenges with internal processes in an effort to understand how different functions within the supply chain complement one another.

Oct. 29, 2019

Industrial Hardware employees engage industry, take lessons back

Employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Industrial Hardware supply chain acted as organization ambassadors, while learning more about the items they buy for warfighters at bicoastal industry engagement meetings. The IH cross-functional group of pre- and post-award acquisitions, technical/quality and supply specialists attended the International Fastener Expo Sept. 28-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Design-2-Part Show Oct. 23-24 in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

Oct. 28, 2019

Subsistence supports USS Indianapolis ahead of commissioning ceremony

When the USS Indianapolis commissioned Oct. 26 in Indiana, it was a first for the United States Navy and posed a unique challenge for the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain.

Oct. 22, 2019

Subsistence, USDA partnership sets new high for schools receiving fresh produce

When the Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program started in 1995, school districts in only eight states signed on with the partnership effort. By the end of fiscal 2019, the DOD Fresh program has grown to include districts nationwide, reaching record numbers of participants at the start of this school year.

Oct. 21, 2019

Employees ‘G.I.V.E.’ back to local students through reading, math

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support started its annual Project Government and Industry Volunteers for Education tutoring program Oct. 15 to help Benjamin Franklin Elementary School third grade students improve in reading and math.