NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, Aug. 24, 2016 —
Army Col. William Krahling, director of United States European Command and United States Africa Command Regional Operations, and his staff visited DLA Distribution headquarters and its largest distribution center in the network, DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., on Aug. 18 to discuss DLA’s global logistics processes and how DLA Distribution supports the warfighter.
The group began at DLA Distribution headquarters with a command overview, which highlighted DLA Distribution’s worldwide network, special functions the command provides - such as kitting and hazardous material handling - and transportation coordination that the organization provides for all of DLA.
Following the overview, the group toured the Foreign Military Sales warehouse as well as the Eastern Distribution Center, the Department of Defense’s largest warehouse. He was walked through 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.
This visit was part of DLA Distribution’s ongoing efforts to partner with warfighting customers to provide efficient, effective, and best value support. According to a March 15, 2016 article, DLA’s most prominent example of support to AFRICOM is Operation United Assistance.