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Dec. 21, 2018

Troop Support event poses question: How and where can blockchain help?

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided approximately 41,000 power poles, 88.1 million meals and 1,264 generators in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the 2017 hurricane season. Responding to three major hurricanes was a record undertaking for DLA, and the mission was a success. But could the use of blockchain technology improve DLA’s support even more?

Dec. 21, 2018

Troop Support brings cheer to workforce with 2018 holiday decorating contest

Employees of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support supply chain and staff offices participated in a holiday decorating contest in Philadelphia Dec. 20. Employees created holiday “postage stamp” themed scenes depicting their piece of the agency’s Warfighter support mission, and entries were judged by Troop Support’s senior leadership team. Congratulations to 2018’s winners: 1st Place – Industrial Hardware; 2nd Place – Clothing and Textiles; 3rd Place – Command Support.

Dec. 20, 2018

DLA Troop Support recognizes four centuries of service during retirement ceremony

DLA Troop Support honored 11 civilian employees for their federal service during a retirement ceremony Dec. 17.

Dec. 18, 2018

Commander launches innovation award ‘to meet dynamic, emerging warfighter requirements of the future’

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of Independence. On Dec. 11, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander and supply chain directors also gathered in Philadelphia to sign the inaugural Declaration of Innovation.

Dec. 17, 2018

DLA Director talks Troop Support operations with leaders, hosts town hall for employees

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support senior leaders engaged in dialogue with DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams about the actions they are taking to support DLA’s Strategic Plan, after which Williams held a town hall, during his visit to Philadelphia Dec. 7. Williams reviewed Troop Support’s Dynamic Operating Plan to understand how the organization’s fiscal 2019 plans connect to agency strategy. Williams also praised Troop Support’s accomplishments and later shared the praise with the workforce. “It’s clear that you are doing some very positive things at Troop Support,” Williams said. “My compliments to you.”

Dec. 14, 2018

NSA Philadelphia uses storytelling to celebrate American Indian heritage

Naval Support Activity Philadelphia employees celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month during a program Dec. 11.

Dec. 13, 2018

DLA Troop Support commander holds year-end town hall

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly held his final town hall of the year, Dec. 11, 2018 in Philadelphia.

Dec. 12, 2018

DLA, services, clothing and textiles vendors ‘synchronize’ warfighter support

Synchronizing the Defense Logistics Agency’s warfighter support with industry and military service partners ensures readiness and lethality for future operations, DLA Troop Support’s commander said during a planning brief Nov. 28 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Dec. 11, 2018

The season of giving: Troop Support employees donate gifts, supplies to local school during annual holiday party

DLA Troop Support employees donated presents and school supplies to kindergarten and first grade students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School during its annual Children’s Holiday Party Dec. 6.

Dec. 7, 2018

DLA Troop Support presents new planning for wildfire support

With several wild fires blazing this year, DLA Troop Support and other federal agencies changed its planning approach to supporting the USDA’s Wildland Fire Protection Program.

Dec. 6, 2018

Employees talk benefits, programs with VA panel

DLA Troop Support’s Medical culture improvement team invited VA benefits representatives to talk with veteran and military employees.

Dec. 4, 2018

Troop Support Pacific commander awards soldiers for maritime exercise contributions

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Pacific commander awarded nine soldiers from the Public Health Activity Hawaii, Schofield Barracks, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and five soldiers’ certificates of achievement for their contributions to the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, Nov. 21, 2018 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman, Hawaii.

Dec. 4, 2018

Subsistence supply chain employees grow beards to raise cancer awareness

As the leaves changed colors on nature’s trees, beards with shades of red, brown, white, gray, black and even a few multi-colored, appeared on the faces of nearly 20 men from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain during “No Shave November.”

Nov. 29, 2018

Contracting officers are key to national contracts savings

DLA Troop Support Medical’s National Contracts team members rely on their established relationships with industry and customers to maximize savings on pharmaceutical drugs.

Nov. 27, 2018

Event promotes dialogue on defense industry, future sustainment

Employees at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support gained insight on industry’s corporate