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June 22, 2021

Former Warp Speed Chief of Staff takes reins of DLA Troop Support

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s newest commander, Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley, former chief of staff of the government’s successful mission to develop and distribute a vaccine for COVID-19, assumed command June 17 at a ceremony in Philadelphia.

June 15, 2021

Filmmaker addresses visibility, helping LGBTQ community during DLA Troop Support Pride Month event

Award-winning filmmaker Lauren Lubin was the guest speaker at the annual LGBTQ Pride Month observation, held virtually June 9.

June 14, 2021

DLA Troop Support provides masks to Philadelphia community centers

As part of President Joe Biden’s strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided over 400,000 adult and youth face masks in May to 16 Philadelphia community centers.

June 7, 2021

DLA Troop Support welcomes new Indo-Pacific commander for a virtual visit

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support welcomed Navy Cmdr. Eric Decker, the new Troop Support Indo-Pacific commander, to the organization during a two-day virtual visit June 3-4.

June 1, 2021

DLA Troop Support celebrates civilian retirement in virtual ceremony

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the retirement of a civilian employee William McGuire from the Construction and Equipment supply chain during a virtual ceremony May 27 in Philadelphia.

May 18, 2021

A fond farewell: Commander celebrates time at DLA, says goodbye to Philly workforce

Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said goodbye to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support during a relinquishment of command ceremony in his honor May 14 in Philadelphia. The ceremony marked Lawrence’s transition from DLA Troop Support after serving nearly two years and guiding the organization through the challenges of a pandemic while providing more than $19 billion per year in support to the warfighter and nation while improving the culture of the team. “It was just awesome to see [the Troop Support workforce] in action, and humbling to be a part of it during this brief period that I’ve had the good fortune to command this organization,” Lawrence said.

May 13, 2021

AAPI presentation shares struggles, joys of cultural integration with DLA employees

Sarun Chan identifies as many things: an American, a south Philadelphian, and Cambodian, but not necessarily in that order. His experiences as an infant born in a refugee camp in Thailand, a child raised in poverty in Philadelphia and as the Executive Director of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia define who he is. During a virtual event honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 12, Chan shared those identities and what they mean to him and his community with Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees.

May 13, 2021

Commander addresses questions, says goodbye during final town hall

Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, addressed a number of topics ranging from COVID-19 vaccines to the new DLA Strategic Plan, and took time to say goodbye to the workforce during his final town hall, held virtually May 10.

May 12, 2021

Troop Support, NIB bring bulk buying to bases

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has teamed up with the National Industries for the Blind to provide more purchasing power for military personnel and federal employees shopping at Base Supply Centers around the world.

May 11, 2021

Troop Support team members earn Employee, Team, Supervisor of the Year Awards

The DLA Troop Support Medical personal protective equipment team earned Team of the Year Award for their 2020 COVID-19 support, and DLA Troop Support employees Linnette De La Cruz and John Trunzo also earned Employee and Supervisor of the Year Awards, respectively, for their 2020 mission support.

May 11, 2021

DLA delivers flu vaccine to warfighters in the southern hemisphere

The Defense Logistics Agency received 87,980 doses of a flu vaccine April 28 intended to support warfighters in the southern hemisphere to meet Department mandates. DLA Troop Support’s Medical directorate’s $1.25 million contract is in support of the March 2020 Defense Health Agency memo that requires service members stationed or performing duty in the southern hemisphere to receive an additional flu vaccine that targets strains affecting that region.

May 7, 2021

Troop Support preps for upcoming wildfire and hurricane seasons

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support held a Disaster Support to Civil Authorities Academic session May 4 to review plans and procedures, and improve coordination and communications with government partners for the upcoming wildfire and hurricane seasons.

May 6, 2021

DLA Troop Support Indo-Pacific welcomes new commander

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Indo-Pacific welcomed Navy Cmdr. Erik Decker as its new commander and bid farewell to Navy Cmdr. Shani LeBlanc during a change of command ceremony April 30 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

May 4, 2021

‘Lunch and learn’ session discusses importance of protecting yourself, family from sexual assault

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted a speaker from Women Organized Against Rape/Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence for a virtual lunch and learn session on April 28 to conclude a number of activities and observations held during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

May 4, 2021

Philadelphia-based DoD agency delivers life-saving COVID-19 medical supplies to India

A Philadelphia-based government agency is enabling support to India through the acquisition of medical supplies as part of the Defense Logistics Agency’s effort to help meet urgent health needs there. DLA Troop Support, located in northeast Philadelphia, worked with interagency partners to coordinate two shipments of supplies from Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28 and 29 that included 702,400 test kits and 84,000 N95 masks so far. A third shipment third with oxygen concentrators, additional test kits and N95 masks left April 30, and a fourth shipment is scheduled to arrive in India today. Planning is ongoing for additional flights to send more supplies.