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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.

Dec. 22, 2016

Subsistence field rep, who helped introduce DoD school produce program, retires

Russ Brooks noticed in the early 1990s that poor quality produce was being served in the Denver public schools. He later helped user in the DOD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to provide produce to schools.

Dec. 21, 2016

DLA delivers Christmas meals to deployed service members

Service members deployed this Christmas will still enjoy a traditional holiday meal, with all the trimmings, thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Dec. 19, 2016

Troop Support earns several annual DLA employee awards

Teams and individuals at DLA Troop Support earned several awards at the 49th Annual DLA Employee Recognition Award Ceremony Dec. 15.

Dec. 15, 2016

Graduates on right pathway to career in warfighter support

More than 50 participants in DLA's Pathways to Career Excellence Program took the next step to a successful career during their graduation ceremony in Philadelphia Dec. 13.

Dec. 14, 2016

Employees bring holiday joy to local schoolchildren

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees, known for providing critical supplies to warfighters, supplied gifts, games and cheer to local students during the annual Children’s Holiday Party Dec. 8.

Dec. 7, 2016

Strength in numbers: acquisition professionals gather for interagency meeting

Local acquisition professionals from more than a dozen federal agencies, including Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, attended the Mid-Atlantic Acquisition Council Training Symposium in Philadelphia Nov. 30.

Dec. 6, 2016

Newest green belts chop reporting times, save money

Time and money will be saved thanks to process improvement projects that led two employees at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support to earn their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.

Dec. 5, 2016

Operation Gratitude collects donations to deliver delight to deployed warfighters

Military personnel from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support and other local organizations joined together to collect donations for deployed service members during an annual drive in November. Service members from all branches of the military set up areas in downtown Philadelphia office building lobbies to collect monetary donations, gift cards and small items in support of Operation Gratitude.

Dec. 5, 2016

Senior DOD leaders discuss clothing and textiles support

Senior logistics leaders from the Department of Defense, including Defense Logistics Agency and military services, discussed clothing and textiles management during an executive board meeting Nov. 17.

Dec. 5, 2016

Four new inductees honored at DLA Troop Support Hall of Fame ceremony

Four individuals were added to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Hall of Fame and join the exclusive ranks of some of the organization’s finest former employees. The contributions of Mara Bailey, John McAndrews, Gary Shute and Army Col. John Smith to the agency and the workforce were honored during an induction ceremony Nov. 29.

Nov. 29, 2016

DLA Troop Support, USDA help Native American tribes provide fresh fruits, vegetables

For more than 20 years, DLA Troop Support has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help Native American tribes provide fresh fruits and vegetables to people living on or near Indian reservations.

Nov. 23, 2016

DLA, DHA, services collaborate to improve military healthcare through standardization

Medical standardization across DOD improves clinical outcomes, enhances readiness and training, controls costs and improves DOD-wide interoperability, a DHA official said as more than 100 military medical professionals gathered in Philadelphia recently for a standardization workshop.

Nov. 22, 2016

Troop Support 'Shows Some Love' during week of CFC fundraising

DLA Troop Support employees got into the season of giving by participating in several Combined Federal Campaign events the week of Nov. 14-18.