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July 15, 2020

Subsistence director addresses Army Logistics University graduates

Army Col. Eric McCoy, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain, addressed the graduating class of the Army Logistics University’s Basic Officer Leader Course during a virtual ceremony July 10.

July 2, 2020

Troop Support workforce encouraged to wear teal on Tuesdays in July

The DLA Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program is launching an awareness and prevention campaign featuring events that would have been held during SAAPM, with a theme and hashtag of “Not Just April.” The events, which employees can participate in whether they are in the office or teleworking, start this month with Teal Tuesdays.

June 29, 2020

DLA Troop Support holds first virtual event to mark LGBTQ Pride Month

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support welcomed the first lesbian to serve as mayor of a major American city for its first virtual observation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Queer Pride Month.

June 26, 2020

DLA, USACE partnership ensured 24-hour response to road collapse

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ensured expedited material delivery to an emergency road collapse along the Tionesta Dam near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 19.

June 24, 2020

Fast, easy-to-prepare meals are vital part of DLA Troop Support’s COVID-19 response

Quickly providing easy-to-prepare meals has been a major part of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s response to COVID-19.

June 18, 2020

DLA Troop Support helps keep lunchtime going during COVID-19

At the height of schools closing around the country due to COVID-19 in mid-March, the Defense Logistics Agency’s Subsistence supply chain added 200 schools from Illinois to a program that would help them get fresh fruits and vegetables into lunches for students and eventually the community.

June 17, 2020

Medical provides support to veteran Warfighters

The Medical Customer Operations Collective (Whole of Government) division recently on boarded the Armed Forces Retirement Homes in response to a high-visibility request that came down from the Office of the Assistant of the Secretary of Defense Health Affairs.

June 8, 2020

Army transportation officer takes charge of DLA Troop Support Europe & Africa

The charge to deliver food, uniforms, medical items and more to ensure the combat readiness of America’s warfighters throughout EUCOM, AFRICOM and CENTCOM changed hands June 5 as Army Lt. Col. Tracy Yates assumed command of DLA Troop Support Europe & Africa.

May 29, 2020

U.S. Army’s food truck program expands to Germany

The latest food truck in the Army’s Culinary Outpost fleet was the first sent overseas, according to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain. Getting the vehicle to Germany for its grand opening celebration at the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command required coordination between DLA Troop Support and other agencies.

May 21, 2020

DLA flag makers create first Space Force flag

Defense leaders presented the Space Force flag to President Donald J. Trump May 15 at the White House in Washington, D.C. The flag was created at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support flag room in Philadelphia.

May 20, 2020

DLA Troop Support gets hurricane-ready amid COVID-19 response

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support stands ready to support federal partners as the 2020 hurricane season approaches amid COVID-19.

May 19, 2020

DLA Troop Support rushes blankets to customers in Europe

Quick action and strong ties with a vendor by Defense Logistics Agency employees helped speed delivery of 200 wool blankets to U.S. Army Europe Mortuary Affairs in Stuttgart, Germany, in response to COVID-19 in late April.

May 13, 2020

DLA orders protective equipment for US nursing homes

The Defense Logistics Agency ordered about $134 million in personal protective equipment for U.S. nursing homes amid COVID-19. The White House Coronavirus Task Force requested the items, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to equip medical staffs at approximately 14,900 Medicaid- and Medicare-certified locations with 14 days of protective gear. Nursing homes will receive the gear in two shipments, each with seven days’ worth of PPE.

April 30, 2020

DLA helps schools provide fresh produce to students, families during COVID-19

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees are working with school districts, produce vendors and officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program to provide fresh produce for breakfasts and lunches that are normally served to students in school cafeterias.

April 27, 2020

DLA customer support liaison assists FEMA in national COVID-19 response

Jim Mead is used to coordinating with federal agencies as a customer support liaison with the