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June 24, 2019

Campaign of Learning event provides insight to industry future capabilities

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Campaign of Learning program held an event for employees to learn how industry partners' future operations and challenges they are facing affect supply chain current and future operations during an event June 17 in Philadelphia. “This event provided an open dialogue between several industry partners and senior leaders from each Troop Support supply chain,” Lauren Colabelli, DLA Troop Support J3/5 Marketing Analyst chief and event organizer, said. “Addressing challenges and discovering industry innovations as they apply to current and future battlefields was the main focus of this event.”

June 21, 2019

From the 19th century to now, Troop Support embroiderers continue Betsy Ross’ flag making legacy

As Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s history dates back to 1800 with the construction of the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia, so does its partnership with American flag maker Betsy Ross.

June 20, 2019

Medical helps strengthen U.S. partnerships through readiness

Two Defense Logistics Agency employees attended a U.S. Army’s Office of the Program Manager - Saudi Arabian National Guard summit last month to inform the host nation’s military about Medical’s services, demonstrate products and evaluate protocols as a way to help strengthen the medical readiness on the battlefield.

June 18, 2019

DLA Troop Support commander hosts final town hall

Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly hosted his final town hall as commander of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support June 11 in Philadelphia.

June 13, 2019

Pilot internship program offers unique experience to high school students

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support and Philadelphia School District celebrated the completion of a pilot internship program giving high school students an opportunity to gain federal work experience before graduation.

June 12, 2019

New DLA hiring policy targets qualified applicants, expedites hiring process

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support teamed up with their servicing human resources office to bring one of the agency’s first job openings under the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act-authorized Expedited Hiring Authority to a Hiring Our Heroes event May 30 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

June 5, 2019

Troop Support, federal partners prepare for hurricane season

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support held a two-day tabletop exercise to prepare for the 2019 hurricane season May 28-29.

May 31, 2019

Two civilians honored at retirement ceremony for ‘exceptional service’

Friends, family and colleagues celebrated the careers of two Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support civilian employees during a retirement ceremony May 30.

May 31, 2019

National Contracts success gives ‘a billion’ reasons to celebrate

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain’s Pharmaceutical National Contracts program helped Department of Defense customers avoid $1 billion on generic pharmaceutical drugs.

May 30, 2019

Medical’s ‘ECAT’ program helps government partners spend less

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain’s Electronic Catalogue is providing new opportunities for government customers to avoid costs on medical items.

May 24, 2019

Army veteran shares how tragedy produced me-to-we mindset change

Earl Granville never wanted to join the Army. But an unusual request from his twin brother helped to change his mind, and his mindset.

May 20, 2019

Speaker shares stories of bravery, unity of Asian American and Pacific Islanders throughout U.S. history

Keynote speaker Rob Buscher, a member of the board of the Japanese American Citizens League’s Philadelphia Chapter and the program director at Philadelphia’s Fleischer Art Memorial, shared historical vignettes from more than 40 culturally unique populations during an informative presentation to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

May 16, 2019

Subsistence seeks candidates for liaison position in Kuwait

The need for food logistics experts in Arifjan, Kuwait now provides Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support civilian employees and military officers an opportunity to volunteer for future deployments.

May 13, 2019

Training With Industry through DLA Troop Support: Seizing opportunity

Ursula Stewart, a contracting officer for the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware supply chain, has always looked for personal and professional development opportunities. So when she had the chance to apply for the Training With Industry program, Stewart contemplated throwing her hat in the proverbial ring. When she though of applying, she didn’t realize was how challenging and enlightening the process would be in deciding if TWI was right for her. But now, as she is getting ready to depart for Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington in June, she couldn’t be more excited.

May 10, 2019

Improvements in cold chain management reinforce Medical’s joint role, processes

The Defense Logistics Agency published an updated joint regulation reinforcing DLA Troop Support Medical’s role and introducing new protocols in cold chain management.