DLA Troop Support News

Archive: 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

C&T retiree recognized for more than three decades of service

A DLA Troop Support employee was honored for his 35 years of government service during a retirement ceremony Nov. 30.

Dec. 4, 2017

Troop Support employee returns from deployment to support FEMA recovery efforts

In the aftermath of recent hurricanes and wildfires, a DLA Troop Support employee answered the FEMA call for federal employees to assist in recovery efforts. Bruce Donnelly, a tailored vendor logistics specialist with the Medical supply chain, volunteered to deploy with FEMA’s Surge Capacity Force.

Nov. 30, 2017

Army’s 54th Quartermaster General visits DLA Troop Support

The Army’s 54th Quartermaster General Brig. Gen. Rodney Fogg gained insight into how DLA Troop Support's provides materials to soldiers through its five supply chains during a visit Nov. 27

Nov. 27, 2017

DLA Troop Support Hall of Fame adds two new members

Two former Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees were inducted in the organization’s Hall of Fame in a Nov. 21 ceremony. Chris Cosfol and Ray Miller, who have a combined 72 years of experience at DLA Troop Support and its legacy organizations, were recognized for their leadership, creativity and vision.

Nov. 27, 2017

DLA Troop Support commander promoted to brigadier general

The commander of DLA Troop Support, Mark Simerly, was promoted to the Army rank of brigadier general during a ceremony Nov. 22 in Philadelphia. Simerly expressed gratitude for his family, the senior leaders who have mentored him, the soldiers he's served with in his career and for the Troop Support team.

Nov. 22, 2017

DLA, military services brief clothing, equipment support plans to industry partners

The third annual Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry was held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and attended by nearly 800 representatives from U.S. clothing and textiles manufacturers, the military services and the government.

Nov. 21, 2017

DLA delivers Thanksgiving meals to troops overseas

The Subsistence team sent more than 200,000 pounds of traditional Thanksgiving food to field kitchens, dining facilities and galleys throughout the Middle East and other parts of the U.S. Central Command.

Nov. 20, 2017

American Indian speaker encourages unity and acceptance of all people

A descendant of the Micmac and Mohawk tribes encouraged the Naval Support Activity Philadelphia workforce to look past people’s external differences and to see each other as one people during the National American Indian Heritage Month program Nov. 14.

Nov. 14, 2017

DLA Troop Support division chief retires after 28 years of Army service

Lt. Col. Robert Glenn III was honored for his 28 years of service during a retirement ceremony at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia Nov 9.

Nov. 9, 2017

Vets Day program features stories of wounded warfighter transition

The director of the Honor and Courage program, which helps veterans transition from service to civilian life, spoke to the NSA Philadelphia workforce during the annual Veterans Day program Nov. 8.

Nov. 8, 2017

Workforce sees warfighter support during Troop Support Academy

Employees caught a glimpse of the warfighter support they provide during a trip to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The trip was part of Troop Support Academy, a three-day course that provides employees a big-picture perspective of the organization.

Nov. 7, 2017

Medical team earns DLA Troop Support Team of the Quarter

The Medical supply chain's contingency contracting team is responsible for supplying medical material to the military services in support of military deployments, contingencies and wartime operations.

Oct. 31, 2017

Disabled Americans’ support to warfighters recognized at National Disability Awareness Month Expo

More than 500 Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees visited the National Disability Awareness Month Expo and Ability One Day event Oct. 25 to celebrate this year’s national theme: “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”

Oct. 30, 2017

DLA Troop Support celebrates retirees' 71 years of combined service

Two employees were recognized during a retirement ceremony Oct. 26: Diane Di Silvestro, contract specialist with the Medical supply chain; and Diana Brown, supply technician with Installation Operations, is retiring after 30 years.

Oct. 27, 2017

DLA Philadelphia employees step up for Feds Feed Families

The DLA Philadelphia workforce donated 3,305 pounds of food, exceeding the goal of 3,000 pounds. The food was delivered to Philabundance, a non-profit organization providing hunger relief to local counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.