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Oct. 12, 2016

Troop Support leaders impressed by blind employees at local manufacturer

Creating something for America's warfighters gives blind employees at a local military clothing manufacturer a sense of self-worth, said a DLA Troop Support senior leader who recently visited Bestwork Industries for the Blind in New Jersey.

Oct. 11, 2016

Fall Fling brings Subsistence employees closer

Subsistence employees ate hot dogs and hamburgers and competed in “Family Food” during their Fall Fling Oct. 5.

Oct. 5, 2016

C&E boosts support to wildland firefighters

More than 10 million acres in the United States burned during last year’s record-setting wildfire season. And since the 2014 season, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has provided materiel to help wildland firefighters contain the infernos.

Oct. 4, 2016

Subsistence talks beef with industry

The Subsistence supply chain hosted a pre-proposal conference Sept. 28 to help vendors preparing proposals for an upcoming beef national contract. Subsistence moved to national contracts for protein items to better leverage the government’s buying power and achieve cost savings.

Oct. 4, 2016

PA lieutenant governor honors Troop Support 'flag ladies'

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack visited Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Sept. 29 to honor the work and dedication of the organization’s flag room employees.

Oct. 3, 2016

Tutors, forward-deployed reps recognized at awards ceremony

More than 40 Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees were honored for exceptional service during a Quarterly Awards ceremony Sept. 28.

Sept. 30, 2016

Employees, commander surprise supervisors with leadership award

Several supervisors at DLA Troop Support were pleasantly caught off guard by the actions of their employees. They earned positive leadership awards after being nominated by their employees: Dr. Greg Gsell, Business Process Support Randall Owens, Medical supply chain; and Mary Martin, Medical.

Sept. 29, 2016

Are you ready? Take part in America’s PrepareAthon!

In the spirit of resiliency, DLA Troop Support is encouraging employees to take part in America's PrepareAthon! The FEMA campaign is a grassroots movement for action to increase community preparedness and resilience.

Sept. 28, 2016

Employees train on asset visibility tool for logisticians

Local logisticians went to school Sept. 21 on a tool to help them track their stuff. The training included how to run queries for materials in transit to customers around the world through the IGC program.

Sept. 27, 2016

Field rep uses ‘melon’ to provide DLA customers with fresh produce

Joseph Miler once held the record at the Kentucky State Fair for growing the largest watermelon. But Miller doesn’t use his produce expertise just to set records. He also uses it to support the warfighter and other customers as a Subsistence field rep.

Sept. 20, 2016

Former Clothing and Textiles, Acquisition leader inducted into DLA Hall of Fame

Who could the Defense Logistics Agency turn to help stand up a new office, modernize the way it does business or stabilize support for an entire supply chain after a scandal? In each case, Paul Zebrowski answered the call and will be recognized for his accomplishments with a place in the DLA Hall of Fame Sept. 20.

Sept. 19, 2016

Troop Support’s ‘dream team’ saves big on drugs

The Medical supply chain's national contracts team has churned out hundreds of millions of dollars in savings through long-term contracts for generic drugs, while ensuring drug availability for customers.

Sept. 19, 2016

Former DSCP commander to gain fourth star, command AMC

Congress has confirmed Army Lt. Gen. Gustave Perna, former Defense Supply Center Philadelphia commander, to be appointed to the rank of general.

Sept. 16, 2016

Former POW survived by following code of conduct

Nothing meant more in captivity than seeing the American flag, a former prisoner of war said about his experience during a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony Sept.15 at NSA Philadelphia.

Sept. 15, 2016

Employees share stories of strength during Resiliency Day

Beating cancer, overcoming a fire, getting fit. Three employees shared their stories of strength in the face of adversity with coworkers during DLA Troop Support’s Resiliency Day.