Distribution celebrates 71 years of the Air Force service

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On Sept. 18, the DLA Distribution team came together to celebrate the United States Air Force’s 71st birthday. 

Honoring the day of the “birth” of our nation’s youngest service DLA Distribution commanding officer Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones provided a brief history before inviting all current and former Air Force members to join him in the cutting of the ceremonial cake.

Jones took the moment to quote the first Secretary of the Air Force, Stuart Symington, on this very important day, “in this day, a powerful counterattack is America’s only real answer to aggression…there can be no question that we need the world’s first air force.  It is only through the global, flashing mobility of the air force that we can hold our counterattack poised. We feel with deep conviction that the destiny of the United States rests on the continued development of our Air Force.”

With three major Air Force customer bases in Hill, Utah; Oklahoma City, Okla., and Warner Robins, Ga., DLA Distribution centers are collocated to fulfill both on-base and off-base requirements for Air Force customers.

DLA Distribution Hill, Utah is located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The distribution center supports two on-base fighter wings and maintenance functions performed by the Ogden Air Logistics Center as well as numerous military units throughout the world.

DLA Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., provides a full range of distribution services in support of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base tenants, and other global customers.

More than half the work completed at the Warner Robins, Ga., distribution center is in support of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.  The organization’s $11 billion inventory includes parts and equipment for F-15, C-130, C-5 and C-17 aircraft, target acquisition systems, and most airborne electronic warfare systems.