News | April 12, 2016

DLA Logistics on Location videos reveal the source behind the force

By Chris Erbe

“You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics” - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Have you ever wondered how the American military supports and sustains its troops deployed all over the world? How do they get their food, clothing, medicine, construction materials, spare parts, fuel, vehicles, and other equipment? In a word, it’s through logistics.

The Defense Logistics Agency provides the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, other federal agencies and partner nation armed forces with a full spectrum of logistics, acquisition and technical services. The agency provides nearly all of the consumable items America’s military forces need to operate. DLA is America’s source behind the force.

DLA invites you to view its Logistics on Location videos for a behind-the-scenes look at how the agency supports our nation’s warfighters.

Want to know how DLA supports Marine aviators at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar?

Or how DLA customer reps procure farm-to-table nutrition for our warfighters?

How DLA supports the Coast Guard in its rescue and law enforcement operations?

How DLA supports federal partners like the USDA Forest Service Smokejumpers?

DLA has a video for that!

Logistics on Location videos are fast-paced and no more than a few minutes long. By watching the videos, you’ll not only be informed, you’ll feel proud and inspired by the work of our warfighters and of the agency that supports them. To watch Logistics on Location videos, just click on the links below:

Exercise Steel Knight: A behind-the-scenes look at how DLA supplies the Marine Expeditionary Force as they participate in Exercise Steel Knight, a large scale live-fire exercise preparing Marines and sailors for military operations.

MCAS Miramar (San Diego): The DLA team makes sure Marine Corps and Navy aviators have the fuel, parts, clothing and more to accomplish their mission at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

DLA Supports the USDA Forest Service Smokejumpers: DLA supports the USDA Forest Service Smokejumpers in Northern California with many of the supplies they need to contain and put out a wildfire.

Nellis Air Force Base Pharmacy: Watch how logistics plays a key role in the successful operation of the satellite pharmacy on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, where they fill about 700,000 prescriptions in a year.

Nellis AFB Crosswinds Dining Facility: DLA takes a look at how Air Force food service specialists turn the food DLA supplies into tasty and healthy meals for their airmen.

Operation Pacer Goose: DLA Distribution partners with the Military Sealift Command and other agencies to support Operation Pacer Goose, a mission to resupply remote Thule Air Force base in Greenland.

Farm to Table: DLA highlights the work of the DLA Troop Support Subsistence team as they provide fresh and tasty food to our warfighters in California.

National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA: This story highlights what logistics means to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at the National Training Center Fort Irwin, California.

USCG Air Station Elizabeth City: The DLA team provides critical items at the right place and the right time to the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Logistics On Location: This video showcases the powerhouse team from the Nellis Air Force Base Logistics Readiness Squadron and highlights how they partner with DLA to support one of the most active Air Force bases in the United States.

The Logistics on Location video playlist allows you to see all of the titles in one place, including new ones as they become available.