News | Jan. 19, 2016

Republic of Austria Army visits DLA Distribution

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Two members of the Republic of Austria Army – Col. Gerhard Schweiger and CWO Walter Wolfram - visited Defense Logistics Agency Distribution on Jan. 14.  The group was visiting the New Cumberland installation to see DLA Distribution’s global capabilities first-hand and to tour the Department of Defense’s largest warehouse, the Eastern Distribution Center.

The duo began with a DLA Distribution headquarters command overview, highlighting DLA Distribution’s worldwide network, transportation coordination that the organization provides for all of DLA and specialized functions such as kitting and deployable distribution capabilities.

Schweiger and Wolfram then transitioned to DLA Distribution Susquehanna, to tour the Eastern Distribution Center. The tour included the organization’s key locations, including receiving operations, the Consolidation and Containerization Point, the high-rise storage and retrieval system, and the air line of communication pallet build area.

Schweiger is the Republic of Austria Army’s Defense Cooperation attaché, and provides logistics and transportation support to warfighting customers.  The visit was part of DLA Distribution’s ongoing efforts to partner with warfighting customers to provide efficient, effective, and best value support.