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March 8, 2022

Customizable medical kits help modernize USAF deployable assets, provide tailored solutions for warfighters

Air Force health care providers responsible for life-saving operations will soon have access to customizable medical kits provided by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical team as the agency awarded a $5.4 million contract for 27 kits March 7. The “made-to-order” medical kits includes items such as bandages, gauze, pharmaceuticals, and tracheal tubes as well as a variety of support equipment and cases to house it all. The MTO kits will provide warfighters across the globe support of their unique needs and situations.

March 4, 2022

Collaborating for success: DLA Troop Support hosts Headquarters National Account Managers to strengthen partnership

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted the DLA Headquarters National Account Manager team March 3 in Philadelphia where they were able to collaborate in-person and strengthen a partnership that ensures DLA delivers the best warfighter support possible to its customers. National Account Manager teams for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force stay in contact with logisticians and planners at the Defense Department-level to help align DLA goals with those of service leaders. DLA customer and warfighter support representatives are also co-located with customers at the tactical level to help solve everyday problems like supply shortages and last-minute requirements.

Feb. 28, 2022

Troop Support helps Coast Guard celebrate new Uniform Distribution Center at ribbon cutting ceremony

A ribbon cutting ceremony recognizing the partnership between the Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Coast Guard took place at the Uniform Distribution Center, Training Center Cape May, N.J., Feb. 23, 2022.

Feb. 24, 2022

DLA Energy celebrates African Americans past and present

Honoring African Americans both past and present, DLA Energy celebrated their accomplishments in a virtual Black History Celebration Feb. 15. Nearly 300 employees from across the entire agency participated in the discussion and listened to keynote speaker and honored guest, Army Maj. Gen. Charles Hamilton. 

Feb. 14, 2022

Troop Support commander visits Air Force customers, recruit support vendors in Texas

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley visited Air Force customers and clothing and textiles vendors in San Antonio and Austin, Texas, Feb. 3-4 to better understand challenges and strengthen partnerships with stakeholders in the region.

Feb. 14, 2022

Troop Support Black History Month event speaker calls for continuing change, resilience

The continued need to recognize Black History Month was a central theme of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s annual event hosted virtually Feb. 10. Keynote speaker, Shirley A. Jones, 15th national president of the Blacks In Government organization and managing associate general counsel for the Government Accountability Office’s Office of General Counsel, expressed the need to continue highlighting diversity and equality in many aspects of life.

Feb. 10, 2022

Medical supply chain sweeps DLA Troop Support annual awards

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical team is walking a little taller after sweeping the organization’s three major annual award categories in recognition of their support to the nation in 2021. The awards recognized Thomas Heleniak, Medical Tailored Vendor Logistics Specialist, as Employee of the Year; the Operation Allies Welcome/Refuge group as Team of the Year; and Nora Steigerwalt, director of Customer Operations, as the Supervisor of the Year.

Feb. 2, 2022

Troop Support honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during virtual remembrance event

As the nation celebrated the federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 17, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support remembered his legacy with a virtual program Jan. 27.

Feb. 1, 2022

Troop Support partners to provide warmth to Indian Armed Forces

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support recently provided India’s military with 15,000 extreme cold weather sleep systems through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

Jan. 27, 2022

DLA Troop Support celebrates retirement of three civilian employees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the retirement of two civilian employees during a ceremony Jan. 26 in Philadelphia.

Jan. 26, 2022

Troop Support takes over fielding of Army green service uniform for new recruits, soldiers

After years of planning, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is now providing Army green service uniform items to recruits, and soon soldiers shopping at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores.

Jan. 21, 2022

DLA Troop Support member, team recognized for excellence

An acquisition specialist with Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical’s National Contracts team and the organization’s J3/5 Operations and Plans Weapon System Readiness Support Branch, were recognized for their accomplishments in fiscal year 2021 fourth quarter. Ryan Ferry was selected as DLA’s Employee of the Quarter and the J3/5 team was recognized for their contributions towards DLA Strategic Goals. The recognition period for the awards was July 1 through Sept. 31, 2021, and award selections were announced Dec. 2021.

Jan. 20, 2022

Continuous Process Improvement project improves efficiencies, effectiveness of new employees and teams

What are the organizational impacts of new employee onboarding delays, and how can the processes improve? That is exactly the question the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Continuous Process Improvement team asked in 2018, and ultimately answered December 2021. Six projects and a little more than two years later, the impacts are an estimated $2.7 million in cost offsets over a three-year period, and several weeks of productivity per new employee, CPI Branch Chief Maximo Ayala-Ortiz said.

Jan. 19, 2022

Recognition, COVID-19 updates take stage at DLA Troop Support Commander’s Town Hall

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support held a town hall meeting January 18 in Philadelphia, where the commander, Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley, gave updates on DLA Troop Support’s COVID-19 support, vaccine mandates, reconstitution and organizational accomplishments during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022.

Jan. 14, 2022

Army Sustainment Command leadership visits DLA Troop Support

Army Sustainment Command Commanding General Maj. Gen. Christopher Mohan and Command Sgt. Major Marco Torres visited the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support headquarters in Philadelphia Jan. 7.