Mountain Home Air Force Base print shop set to close 2018

By Airman 1st Class Alaysia Berry 366 Fighter Wing Public Affairs

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Gunfighters see printed products around base every day, such as posters or chain of command photos, but may be unfamiliar with the office that makes this happen. That office is closing.

There's a chance these products are from the Defense Logistics Agency Document Services office commonly known as DAPS (Documentation Automation Printing Services), located downstairs in wing headquarters.

It used to be a short walk for an Airman working in building 512, or a short drive if working on base. It has been this way for approximately 30 years, but in early 2018, that will change.

DLA is the Department of Defense's combat logistics support agency. They have shops with their printing services available at various locations of all branches.

The office specializes in printing — mass printing in particular. They can print thousands of training manuals, flyers, books and forms.

"Whatever you need printed that you can charge to your government card is what I can print," said Teresa Blake, DAPS electronic duplicating system operator.

DLA has chosen to decrease their carbon footprint by closing more than half of their shops. They will still be able to take care of base printing requirements, their services will still be available online, or at other locations.


Editor's note: The original story can be viewed on the Mountain Home Air Force Base website.