436th Logistics Readiness Squadron visits DLA Energy headquarters

By Tanekwa Bournes DLA Energy Public Affairs

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Defense Logistics Agency Energy hosted representatives from the Air Force’s 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron to demonstrate how the agency meets their needs at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Dec. 9.

Squadron leadership met with several personnel in various sections of DLA Energy to gain a better understanding of how the organization provides energy products and services to the military.

Dave Herrick, DLA Energy career management analyst, briefed on the organization’s mission, while squadron members learned about current and future Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization program projects being executed at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, by the program’s manager, William Delossantos.

“The visit was a huge win-win for both the Dover Air Force Base airmen and our personnel at DLA Energy,” said Air Force Capt. Paul Stephens, DLA Energy Plans and Operations officer. “Before this meeting, the airmen didn’t have an understanding of the process of requesting fuel from DLA Energy.”

During the meeting, DLA Energy personnel also answered questions and educated the airmen on bulk fuels contracts, fuel planning processes and procedures that would assist DLA Energy in supporting their future requirements at the base level. The airmen also learned how Dover Air Force Base fits into the DLA Energy supply chain.

“Sometimes, just putting a face to a name and being able to discuss issues face-to-face goes a long way in strengthening partnerships and ensuring mission success,” said Air Force Lt. Col. John Martin, Quality and Technical Support deputy for Quality.