DLA Distribution Red River, Texas
Seth M. Olmstead, LTC, USA, Fred A. Hildrich, Deputy Commander
DLA Distribution Red River, Texas', primary mission is to provide distribution services and tailored logistics solutions of the highest quality, on time and at the best value to the warfighter and other customers. The distribution center provides distribution support for Class IX repair parts and secondary items for tracked and wheeled vehicles, aircraft and major weapon systems. These distribution services are housed in a state-of-the-art distribution facility. This facility became operational in 1998 and provides for receipt, storage, packaging/marking and shipping functions to be performed under one roof.
DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, also has a large Class VII major end item distribution mission. The Army has designated DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, as the storage site for its Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. In support of these systems, the distribution center builds and maintains a supply of basic issue items and components that accompany wheeled and tracked vehicles shipped to units in the field. These kits include such things as wrenches, vehicle jacks, tie-down ropes or cables, and other items needed to perform minor maintenance in the field. The distribution center is also the primary distribution point for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System. This system links communications in a network between wheeled vehicles, tracked vehicles, helicopters, and soldiers on foot.
When weapon systems, vehicles, or aircraft are delivered to Service units, those units also get support packages assembled by distribution center employees. Tailored logistics support for these weapon systems involves total package kitting which includes spare parts, tools, technical publications/manuals and diagnostic equipment needed to keep a particular item up and running until full operational support systems are in place. The distribution center tailors this support to specific customer requirements. In addition, the distribution center provides rebuilt roadwheels and track and complete wheel assemblies for many of the vehicles being used by the various Services.
DLA Distribution Red River, Texas is home to members of the DLA Expeditionary Team, a deployable and scalable distribution capability that can receive, store, issue, transship and maintain in-transit visibility of military supplies. In 2010, DLA marked a historical moment in DLA history by deploying DLA Distribution Expeditionary to support contingency operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan in response to a Request for Forces from the Secretary of Defense. This unique deployable capability provides customers in theater with an agile, flexible distribution option while reducing reliance on strategic airlift.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Distribution Red River
10th St and K Avenue
Texarkana, TX 75507-5000
Area Code: 903
DLA Distribution Red River TX Command Office 334-3167
Security Office 334-4740
Safety Office 334-2641
ESOC/Customer Support 334-3818
Classified Material Cage 334-2244
HAZMAT and Cylinder Bottles 334-2244
ROD/SDR Section 334-5109
DLA Customer Interaction Center: Provides 24/7 support to locate DoD stock items and answer logistics inquiries.