George Hillman, a branch chief at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna in Pennsylvania, adheres a label to a box of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. DDSP employees worked the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday Jan. 18, 2021, to send out COVID-19 vaccines to Defense Department locations in Germany, Italy and Japan as part of the Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccination mission.
Lt. j.g. Kwan Jin, public health emergency officer at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Bahrain, greets Navy Cmdr. Jeretta (Jetta) Dillon, commander, DLA Distribution Bahrain in the Naval Support Activity Bahrain Medical Clinic with the first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, sent from DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.
A stellar moment for DLA! Here's the 29 second video showing DLA Distribution Susquehanna receiving the first shipment of the Moderna Vaccine and sending it out to troops overseas and the Navy Fleet.
A holiday shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines arrives from DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, at the Incheon International Airport Dec. 25 in route to Allgood Army Community Hospital, Kunsan Air Base and Osan Air Force Base, South Korea.
Shipped from DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, Dec. 22, Naval Hospital Yokosuka receives their first shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines Dec. 26.

  

  

DLA Headquarters Recent News

New procurement technical assistance center to help Mariana Island businesses grow
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers provided over 190,000 hours of one-on-one counseling to 57,000 businesses in fiscal 2020.
Jan. 26, 2021 - The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has a new Procurement Technical Assistance Center to help businesses compete for and perform contracts with the Defense Department.

DLA Distribution News

DLA Distribution Tobyhanna improves material identification with a simple continuous process improvement tool
Tobyhanna Army Depot CECOM representative, John Sylko pictured left, assists John Cammerota, warehouse receiver, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, in identifying an item for processing. The orange placard raised above in the background is raised when Sylko’s help is needed in the warehouse receiving bay when an item comes into without proper paperwork, or data included. Photo provided by DDTP.
Jan. 27, 2021 - Tobyhanna Army Depot CECOM examiner initiated a simple fix to a communication challenge that improved receiving bay workflow. 

DLA Distribution employees pack, ship pandemic supplies to worldwide customers
An 18-member team at DLA Distribution Susquehanna works through breaks, arrives early and stays late to ensure personal protective equipment for COVID-19 is shipped to military and federal customers.
Jan. 25, 2021 - An 18-member team at DLA Distribution Susquehanna works through breaks, arrives early and stays late to ensure personal protective equipment for COVID-19 is shipped to military and federal customers.

DLA Distribution Sigonella delivers COVID-19 vaccine for troops
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Allen Mason, front, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Marquez, back left, and Navy Chief Petty Officer Wilder Fermangomez receive the first shipment of -20 degrees Celsius Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella, Italy, Jan.7, 2021. Photo by Adriana Marcewicz, DLA Distribution Sigonella
Jan. 21, 2021 - As part of the Defense Department’s mission to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella, Italy, began receiving, packaging and shipping the -20 degrees Celsius Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to Defense Department employees outside the continental U.S Jan.7.

Surmacz selected to serve as Distribution’s chief of staff
Gene Surmacz is selected to serve as Defense Logistics Agency Distribution chief of staff.
Jan. 19, 2021 - Gene Surmacz has been selected to serve as Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s next chief of staff. Surmacz, who has been serving as acting chief of staff since July 13, 2020, previously held the position of director of Acquisition since 2004.

Celebrating the Life and Ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - DLA Distribution Commanding General's Message
Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Keith D. Revntlow is the Commanding Officer of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution.
Jan. 15, 2021 - Each year, on the third Monday in January, the Department of Defense joins the nation in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by making the holiday a day of community service—“A Day On, Not A Day Off.” This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service will be recognized on Monday, January 18, 2021.