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Sept. 12, 2017

National Preparedness Month: Prevent identity theft

Recent headlines of data breaches of private companies and government agencies should prompt everyone to be vigilant with their personal information.

Sept. 6, 2017

Troop Support commander addresses workforce in Germany

The commander of DLA Troop Support was in familiar territory when he addressed the workforce in Kaiserslautern, Germany Aug. 28. Col. Mark Simerly graduated from high school in Frankfurt and had two assignments in Germany.

Sept. 1, 2017

Saving Lives: DLA ensures military gets meds in emergencies

Lorinda Ferraiolo isn't a doctor or a nurse. But when there was a life-or-death medical emergency at an Air Force base in Japan, she got the urgent message.

Sept. 1, 2017

Troop Support provides food, generators for Hurricane Harvey relief

DLA Troop Support is providing food, water, generators and other materials to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Northern Command to support state and local relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Aug. 30, 2017

DLA Troop Support leaders propose surge flexibility, cross-training during strategic planning session

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support senior leaders plotted a path to continue to deliver superior warfighter support during a planning session August 24.

Aug. 24, 2017

DLA gets running start providing new recruits athletic footwear

DLA Troop Support's Clothing and Textiles supply chain got a running start to provide athletic footwear to military recruits for the first time by educating potential vendors about doing business with DLA.

Aug. 22, 2017

Troop Support commander greets new class of PaCERs

Army Col. Mark Simerly asked the 137 new participants in the agency’s two-year training program to embrace DLA’s warfighter support mission. “The main reason we are here every day is to support the warfighter,” he said.

Aug. 18, 2017

Eliminating backorders keeps warfighter cooking

Thanks to the efforts of a group of DLA Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain employees, the number of backorders for military food service equipment and food field equipment items has been hovering near zero for the past several months.

Aug. 16, 2017

Troop Support EEO rep named DOD Outstanding WRP recruiter

A Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employee was recognized for recruiting college students and recent graduates with disabilities into the agency through the Workforce Recruitment Program.

Aug. 8, 2017

DLA director hosts first town hall at Troop Support

Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams , who took charge of DLA June 16, addressed the Troop Support workforce in Philadelphia during a town hall Aug. 2. He hosted the town hall after meeting with each of Troop Support’s five supply chains: Subsistence, Clothing and Textiles, Construction and Equipment, Medical and Industrial Hardware.

Aug. 2, 2017

Clothing & Textiles employees meet blind, visually impaired partners in warfighter support

Employees with the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles supply chain toured production lines at Vision Corps in Lancaster, Pennsylvania July 26, where blind or visually impaired individuals operate machinery or package item parts for military customers.

July 26, 2017

Engineers improve training center in Romania with DLA-provided materials

The MRO team at DLA Troop Support Europe and Africa provided stones, lumber, concrete and other materials used to improve the Joint National Training Center in Romania for Resolute Castle 2017, an exercise to strengthen NATO forces’ capability to train and respond to threats within the region.

July 20, 2017

2016 Employee of the Year sustains critical Air Force weapons systems

A contracting officer with the Industrial Hardware supply chain was named 2016 DLA Troop Support Employee of the Year and received the DLA Superior Civilian Service Award June 6 for her contributions to acquiring hardware for critical systems across the Air Force.

July 20, 2017

New commander emphasizes trust, discipline, commitment in first town hall

Army Col. Mark Simerly discussed the importance of trust, discipline and commitment during his first town hall as commander of DLA Troop Support.

July 18, 2017

DLA-procured police-presence kits delivered to Iraqi security forces

On the verge of victory in Mosul, Iraqi security forces received police equipment that they’ll use to protect their citizens. The first Police Presence in a Box kits were transferred to Iraqi security forces July 3 during a ceremony in Baghdad.