News | April 2, 2020

DLA Distribution Europe helps provide Red Cross comfort kits

By Dawn Bonsell, DLA Distribution and Mike Tuttle, DLA Troop Support Europe & Africa DLA Distribution Europe

As leaders worldwide declare “war” against COVID-19, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe is supporting U.S. European Command's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe supporting COVID-19 Pandemic in U.S. European Command
As leaders worldwide declare “war” against COVID-19, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe is providing support to the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. European Command.
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe supporting COVID-19 Pandemic in U.S. European Command
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe supporting COVID-19 Pandemic in U.S. European Command
As leaders worldwide declare “war” against COVID-19, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe is providing support to the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. European Command.
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At the request of U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command Europe, DLA Distribution Europe's Theater Consolidation and Shipping Point is preparing 19,200 bottles of hand sanitizer and 19,200 American Red Cross comfort kits for shipment to soldiers, civilians and family members throughout the continent.

DLA Distribution Europe supports transshipments to 49 locations along 26 dedicated truck routes for U.S. European Command and its subordinate service component commands. Transshipments are quickly processed and placed in lanes for onward movement.

DLA Distribution Europe is also partnering with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command to ship the Red Cross materials.

“The ability to bring in sustainment stocks and transship cargo throughout Europe is greatly enabled by a robust theater distribution network for EUCOM and partners in the Joint Logistics Enterprise," said John Gallagher, a supervisory traffic management specialist with the 21st TSC. "Within the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, we have a number of transportation solutions to be able to expedite cargo quickly from CONUS, as we did for these pallets of comfort kits and hand sanitizer.”