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Feb. 23, 2017

‘Flag ladies’ continue Betsy Ross legacy as museum-worthy Philadelphia flag-makers

Embroiderers at DLA Troop Support continue the flag-making legacy of Betsy Ross and the many needle workers who preceded them. The "flag ladies" are featured in the Betsy Ross House’s newest exhibit “Historic Threads: 250 Years of Flag Making in Philadelphia.”

Feb. 22, 2017

C&E sends heavy equipment to support Iraq, counter ISIL

Armored bulldozers and track loaders provided by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support are playing a role in protecting Iraq from the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Feb. 22, 2017

Performers chronicle African American history through music

The Naval Support Activity Philadelphia workforce experienced a multimedia journey through nearly a century of history as expressed through music during the African-American History Month observance Feb. 14.

Feb. 21, 2017

DLA Troop Support service members salute veteran patients

Soldiers, sailors and airmen assigned to DLA Troop Support met with military veteran patients at the Michael J. Crescenz Veteran Medical Center in Philadelphia Feb. 17 as part of the U.S. Veterans Affairs National Salute to Veteran Patients Week.

Feb. 9, 2017

Subsistence grows produce support to Alabama schools with satsumas

Schoolchildren in Alabama are enjoying a citrus treat this winter thanks in part to DLA Troop Support. Satsumas are a seedless fruit with loose skin grown in Alabama. And the Subsistence supply chain provides them to schools through the DOD Fresh Program.

Feb. 2, 2017

DLA serves Super Bowl fare to service members overseas

As millions of Americans munch on game-day fare while watching the Super Bowl this Sunday, so will service members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, thanks to DLA Troop Support.

Feb. 1, 2017

Troop Support celebrates MLK legacy

The national day of service on Jan. 16 is a day set aside to follow Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of the “Beloved Community” by serving others, a guest speaker told NSA Philadelphia employees during a program honoring the civil rights leader Jan. 26.

Jan. 31, 2017

USTRANSCOM commander seeks increased alignment with DLA

While in Philadelphia Jan. 19, Air Force Gen. Darren McDew encouraged DLA Troop Support employees to consider how they would have executed their duties if the warfighter wasn’t so engaged the past 15 years.

Jan. 30, 2017

Meet the sexual assault response coordinator at Troop Support

Ella Wynn is the sexual assault response coordinator at DLA Troop Support and works to help ensure employees have a safe work environment that is free of sexual assault.

Jan. 25, 2017

Photographer receives surprise recognition during awards ceremony

Several Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees received recognition for their service and accomplishments during a quarterly awards ceremony Jan. 19.

Jan. 18, 2017

DLA supports presidential inauguration’s military participants

Many of the more than 5,000 service members participating in the 58th Presidential Inauguration ceremonies Jan. 20 will wear clothing items provided by DLA Troop Support.

Jan. 12, 2017

DLA director praises Troop Support performance during annual review

“You have been capable in driving significant change in your business practice,” DLA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch told Troop Support leaders Jan. 5. “But the changes that are required of us going forward are equally as significant.”

Jan. 11, 2017

DLA director emphasizes strategic goals at Troop Support town hall

The Defense Logistics Agency director said that while DLA Troop Support has done great work supporting the warfighter over more than 15 years of conflict in the Middle East, the strategic environment is changing.

Dec. 29, 2016

Travel authorizations streamlined, DTS compliance rates improved

last minute, overseas mission was put into jeopardy earlier this year due to errors in employees’ Defense Travel System accounts. Scenarios like this caused two Troop Support employees to peak under the hood of DTS to find out why and fix it.

Dec. 28, 2016

DLA, DHA save millions on military medical materiel through ECAT

Anyone who has been in a big-box retailer knows two-gallon buckets of mayonnaise have lower per-unit prices than 20-ounce jars. It’s just basic bulk purchasing power at work. And as interagency collaboration within DOD is proving, it applies to more than just condiments.