Employees’ children go to work to learn about Troop Support

By Jason Kaneshiro DLA Troop Support Public Affairs

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Hundreds of children from Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support families learned about their family member’s work during this year’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 28.
Representatives stationed at exhibition tables throughout Building 6 showed children how DLA Troop Support’s five supply chains support the warfighter.

Children were able to try on helmets used by soldiers at the Clothing and Textiles exhibit and pick up a replica of a serpent with snake handling equipment at the Construction and Equipment exhibit. The children also learned about military medals, Meals, Ready-to-Eat, medical kits and military flags.

An exhibit from Naval Support Activity Philadelphia and two vehicles from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard were also available for families to interact with.

Avril Dickerson, a contract specialist with Industrial Hardware, said that the event was well organized and a good learning experience for the kids.

Patricia Cappo-Dean, a clerk with Industrial Hardware, said that it was also a good opportunity for employees to see what the other supply chains do.

“Most of the time, you just don’t get to see what everyone else does,” Cappo-Dean said.

Jaylene, age 8, said that she enjoyed visiting the medals room and the vehicles from the National Guard.

“I liked being able to get in the trucks,” Jaylene said.

The annual event was coordinated by the DLA Troop Support Corporate Communications Office.