DLA Troop Support News

Archive: 2017

May 18, 2017

Workforce celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islanders represent a large group of people with incredible stories that add to the beautiful fabric of the United States, the guest speaker said at the annual Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month program May 16.

May 11, 2017

Navy's fleet ordnance and supply director visits DLA Troop Support

Troop Support plays a large role in Fleet Forces Command’s mission to equip Naval Forces for assignment to combatant commanders.

May 9, 2017

Subsistence employee to be inducted into R&DA Hall of Fame

Jim Lecollier, Subsistence, will be inducted into the Research & Development Associates for Military Food and Packaging Systems, Inc. Hall of Fame in Williamsburg, Virginia, May 24. He's being honored for his unwavering support to the warfighter, and bringing industry and government together.

May 3, 2017

DLA’s IT leader understands frustration, urges patience

DLA Chief Information Officer Kathy Cutler led a town hall at DLA Troop Support April 26 that focused on providing information about the agency’s IT overhaul.

May 3, 2017

Industrial Hardware closes 'March Madness' with surge of contract awards

The Industrial Hardware supply chain at DLA Troop Support held its own “March Madness” competition in which employees rallied to complete 2,716 purchase requests with backorders. They also put on a full court press to award 97 first-article test contracts.

May 2, 2017

Survivor’s daughter keeps Holocaust story alive

Helen Rieder promised her dying father that she would share their traumatic experiences from the Holocaust. Her daughter carried on that promise when she spoke to DLA Troop Support employees April 26 during the Holocaust Remembrance program.

May 1, 2017

Fun at work: employees’ children visit NSA Philadelphia

More than 440 children accompanied their parents for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 27 at NSA Philadelphia. about how their parents contribute to the missions of DLA Troop Support and NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support.

April 18, 2017

Troop Support hosts World Café as gateway to diversity, inclusion

Twenty employees gathered April 12 for three rounds of dialogue on diversity, trust and how to navigate difficult communications during a World Café event.

April 14, 2017

Industrial Hardware supply chain holds Cross Function Day

Industrial Hardware employees gained exposure to what their co-workers do to support the warfighter during the supply chain’s Cross Function Day April 6.

April 13, 2017

DLA Distribution commander discusses warfighter support with Troop Support leaders

The DLA Distribution commander touted how his team works with DLA Troop Support to provide the best warfighter support at the best value for the Department of Defense during a visit to Philadelphia April 7.

April 13, 2017

Troop Support provides religious support during April holidays

Service members who celebrate Passover, Palm Sunday and Easter this month will do so with the help of DLA Troop Support.

April 11, 2017

Ceremony marks start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A non-commissioned officer at DLA Troop Support said that going through a sexual assault ultimately made her a stronger person.

April 10, 2017

Marine acquisition leaders explore expanding DLA support during visit

Two leaders from Marine Corps Systems Command, the service’s acquisition authority, visited Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support April 5 to learn how the agency could expand support in equipping Marines.

April 6, 2017

New medical supplies contract will save warfighter, taxpayer millions

Stretching a dollar just got easier for U.S. military medical personnel across the globe. Acquisition professionals at DLA Troop Support are implementing a new medical and surgical prime vendor program, which is projected to save $168 million over 10 years.

March 29, 2017

DLA Joint Reserve Force director visits Troop Support

Military reservists already contribute to the DLA Troop Support mission. And the director of DLA’s Joint Reserve Force wants to know how they can do more. Navy Rear Adm. Deborah Haven returned to her hometown of Philadelphia March 23 to discuss the role of reservists with DLA Troop Support leaders.