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Dec. 9, 2019

DLA Troop Support Construction and Equipment’s Culture Improvement Team celebrates the holidays

The holiday season is here, and with that goes the many ways that the workforce comes together to show appreciation for each other and what we do all year. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Construction and Equipment supply chain’s Culture Improvement Team held its annual holiday luncheon on Dec. 5, where team members celebrated the end of the year with a festive lunch.

Dec. 5, 2019

Mentor program continues philanthropy, expands workforce impact

Employees from a Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support mentoring program assembled care packages and wrote cards for deployed warfighters to support morale and resiliency at an event Dec. 3 in Philadelphia. The program began in the Industrial Hardware supply chain, but has become a cross-organizational collaborative program with mentors and mentees from all of Troop support’s supply chains.

Dec. 2, 2019

DLA Troop Support commander serves Thanksgiving meal to airmen, family members

Turkey, ham and all the trimmings filled the serving lines inside the Halverson Hall Dining Facility, November 28 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, along with senior leaders and their spouses from across the installation, served the traditional Thanksgiving meal to airmen away from home for the holiday.

Nov. 27, 2019

Subsistence employees forgo shaving to raise cancer awareness

Beards of all sizes, filled with shades of red, brown, white, gray, black and even a few multi-colored, appeared on the faces of several men from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain during “No-Shave November.”

Nov. 26, 2019

Navy officer promoted: thanks ‘God, family’ during ceremony

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Prince Tailey, from Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical supply chain, was promoted during a ceremony held in front of family, friends and coworkers Nov. 22 in Philadelphia.

Nov. 25, 2019

Subsistence, USDA partnership provides fresh produce to Native American tribes

For more than 20 years, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain has provided fresh fruits and vegetables across the country to Indian Tribal Organizations participating in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

Nov. 25, 2019

DLA Troop Support bids farewell to two retiring civilians

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support bid farewell to two civilian employees during a retirement ceremony November 25 in Philadelphia. Sheila Taylor, from Military Personnel, retired after 36 years of service. Carolyn Dempsey, who worked in the Subsistence supply chain, retired after serving 31 years.

Nov. 25, 2019

Defense Logistics Agency delivers a “taste of home” to warfighters around the world

Warfighters around the world get to taste a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving thanks to the efforts of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain employees. The preparation for the troops’ holiday meal starts as early as April. Many ingredients for the meals are on hand at prime vendor locations by September, and the overseas locations start receiving high-volume items, like the turkeys and more than 131 tons of trimmings, in October.

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.