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Nov. 21, 2016

DLA delivers Thanksgiving meals to troops overseas

American troops serving around the world will be able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency. More than 14,968 pounds of turkey and 8,712 pies, including sweet potato and pumpkin, have been delivered to troops in Afghanistan.

Nov. 15, 2016

Linguist encourages workforce to embrace indigenous cultures during annual Native American observance

America’s indigenous cultures should be embraced, the guest speaker at the annual National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month observance told NSA Philadelphia employees Nov. 10.

Nov. 9, 2016

Troop Support Academy shows workforce their impact on warfighter

On a base with no tanks, ships or jets, and while tucked away in office cubicles, many Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees rarely encounter the military might they help provide.

Nov. 7, 2016

USMC commandant sees DLA support of Marines during Philly visit

The Marine Corps’ highest-ranking officer visited DLA Troop Support Nov. 2 to learn more about the organization and how it supports America’s Marines.

Nov. 3, 2016

Troop Support emphasizes inclusion during annual disability expo

About 500 DLA Troop Support employees took the opportunity to learn more about how people with disabilities support the warfighter during the annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month Expo and AbilityOne Day event Oct. 26.

Oct. 31, 2016

DLA, military brief clothing industry partners on warfighter support plans

The Defense Logistics Agency is able to provide uniforms and equipment to warfighters with the support of the Clothing and Textiles supply chain’s industry partners, the C&T director told those partners Oct. 19.

Oct. 30, 2016

Troop Support Pacific provides mobile galley to Pearl Harbor sailors

A Navy submarine crew was one of the first to enjoy fresh meals served from a new mobile galley at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam that was purchased through DLA Troop Support.

Oct. 28, 2016

Food advisor adds nutritional value to Subsistence

Subsistence’s first nutritionist has helped DLA Troop Support offer healthier food items to military customers since arriving two years ago. Army Lt. Col. Debra Hernandez is a registered dietitian with more than 25 years of experience.

Oct. 27, 2016

Commentary: My first week with DLA

Shawn J. Jones is in his second week in DLA Troop Support's Corporate Communications office. While he's just beginning his DLA career, he's been with DLA for almost two decades.

Oct. 25, 2016

Employees ‘show some love’ during CFC kickoff event

A survivor of domestic violence shared how a local charity helped her during DLA Troop Support’s Combined Federal Campaign kickoff event Oct. 13. CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign and DLA Troop Support employees donated more than $136,000 through CFC last year.

Oct. 14, 2016

Through college loans, multiple moves, Hispanic Heritage speaker shares how he ‘figured it out’

A child of Salvadoran immigrants said his success and resiliency is the product of his upbringing during the Hispanic Heritage Month program Oct. 6 in the Bldg. 6 auditorium.

Oct. 14, 2016

Pharmacist earns National Image award, promotes diversity at Troop Support

When the DLA Troop Support workforce was under represented by minorities 15 years ago, José Ramos was one of the first employees approached to help. His work to help increase the diversity of the workforce at Troop Support helped him earn a 2016 National Image Meritorious Service Award.

Oct. 13, 2016

Troop Support provides food, helipad materials for Hurricane Matthew relief

As the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort deployed to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, it did so with a timely re-supply of food by DLA. “DLA Troop Support is uniquely positioned to respond to crises like Hurricane Matthew at a moment’s notice with world class logistics,” said Victor Harmon, DLA Troop Support Customer Operations.

Oct. 13, 2016

Troop Support celebrates Navy’s 241st birthday

DLA Troop Support celebrated the Navy’s 241st birthday and the service’s tradition, pride and core values after a senior leader staff meeting Oct. 11.

Oct. 13, 2016

Deputy commander conducts safety inspection as Troop Support reaches for star status

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support took a step towards achieving recognition for workplace safety with a senior leader inspection Sept. 29.