News | June 23, 2016

Distribution headquarters celebrates the 241st Army birthday

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

In a ceremony held in the DLA Distribution Headquarters lobby, senior leaders, military members and civilian staff celebrated the U.S. Army’s 241st Birthday on June 14, 2016.  As one of his last official actions as commanding general, Army Brig. Gen. Richard B. Dix spoke about the significance and history, followed by presentation of several awards honoring Distribution headquarters staff.

On June 14, 1775, Congress adopted the American Continental Army, raising 10 companies of riflemen, approving an enlistment form, and appointing a committee to draft rules and regulations. The following day, George Washington was unanimously chosen as the commander of all continental forces.

With several distribution centers co-located with Army customers, DLA Distribution provides efficient, effective and best value services to Army customers. DLA Distribution Anniston, Ala., DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, DLA Distribution Tobyhanna, Pa. and DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, are all collocated with Army, with a total of 118,000 national stock numbers, $35 billion in inventory and 690,000 lines received/issued at these collocated sites. 

DLA Distribution Anniston receives stores and issues materiel to support weapons and combat weapons systems maintenance, while DLA Distribution Corpus Christi supports helicopter repair missions. DLA Distribution Red River receives stores and distributes major end items and is the designated storage site for the Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems, Multiple Launch Rockets Systems, High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. DLA Distribution Tobyhanna is the largest, full-service communications-electronics maintenance facility in DoD.