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Sept. 8, 2021

Tips for emergency management: Make a plan

As National Preparedness Month starts while many employees of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support continue supporting the warfighter in a work-from-home environment, newly installed DLA Philadelphia Emergency Management Specialist Donnell Riley has one key takeaway for the workforce: Now more than ever, be prepared.

Sept. 7, 2021

A poetic journey: finding an outlet, pursuing a passion, creating connections

William Wordsworth said that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings, taking its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. Diane Guarnieri, a buyer for the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical supply chain and published poet, is living that truth as a buyer-by-day, poet-by-night, expressing her emotions – most recently about the COVID-19 pandemic – in the form of poetry.

Sept. 3, 2021

DLA provides tents, blankets to civilians evacuating Afghanistan

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain expedited shipping of tents and blankets to Special Immigrant Visa recipients and civilians evacuating Afghanistan, a week before the Sept. 10 required delivery date.

Sept. 3, 2021

DLA vice director emphasizes Strategic Plan during Philadelphia visit

Defense Logistics Agency Vice Director Brad Bunn visited DLA Philadelphia for the first time in his current role Sept. 1, and hosted a town hall, attended by employees in-person and virtually.

Sept. 1, 2021

DLA Troop Support says goodbye to seven civilian retirees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the retirement of seven civilian employees during a ceremony August 27 in Philadelphia.

Aug. 27, 2021

Brewing up a retirement plan: a recipe for future success

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Future Operations Division Chief Mary Martin has been preparing for retirement during the pandemic, but not how you might think. On August 27, Martin receives a certificate culminating a year-and-a-half program in the science of brewing beer, a passion and post-retirement plan she intends on spending more time on in the future.

Aug. 25, 2021

Army logisticians gain insight on DLA Troop Support processes, warfighter support

Army logisticians supporting the 902nd Military Intelligence Group and National Security Agency gained insights on Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support services during a visit to the organization’s headquarters August 20, in Philadelphia.

Aug. 24, 2021

Communication across DLA ensures mission success as COVID-19 surge test site support hits the one-year mark

On August 5, 2020, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support delivered on its first request for personal protective equipment to supply Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 surge testing sites. A little more than a year and over 13 million lifesaving items later, the mission is as important as ever.

Aug. 17, 2021

Perseverance, resiliency key themes of DLA Troop Support Women’s Equality Day event

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees attended a virtual visit with “Dora Lewis,” Philadelphia suffragist for the National Woman’s Party during a Women’s Equality Day event August 11.

Aug. 17, 2021

Supporting the Nation from the beginning

In October, the Defense Logistics Agency celebrates its 60th anniversary. But one of its major subordinate commands has been around for much longer, contributing over 200 years of warfighter and whole of government support to the agency’s great legacy. DLA Troop Support can trace its roots back to the early 1800s and the construction of the Schuylkill Arsenal.

Aug. 11, 2021

DLA, SOUTHCOM deliver mobile hospital to Suriname

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided a mobile hospital package to U.S. Southern Command, who officially donated it to the country of Suriname during a ceremony July 23 to assist in their COVID-19 relief efforts. The field hospital was procured by DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain for the Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, or HAP, and is part of a multi-phase effort to assist Caribbean, Central American and South American nations in the pandemic.

Aug. 10, 2021

DLA Troop Support celebrates promotion of Army Lt. Col. Nakamura

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the promotion of Army Lt. Col. Benjamin Nakamura during a ceremony in Philadelphia Aug. 6.

Aug. 2, 2021

DLA Troop Support celebrates the retirement of four civilian employees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the retirement of four civilian employees during a ceremony July 29 in Philadelphia.

July 29, 2021

Meet the New Commander: An Interview with Army Brig. Gen. Eric Shirley

Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley, the new Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, discusses his goals and visions for the agency during an in-depth interview with the Public Affairs Office.

July 19, 2021

OMB: DLA Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program – ‘Best in Class’

“Best in Class,” a designation by the Office of Management and Budget, represents a preferred government-wide solution and provides a unique opportunity to leverage the government's buying power. And the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical team just earned it, again.