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May 22, 2020

Former military personnel carrier used in Michigan flood response

The Bay County Sheriff’s Department responded to recent regional dam breaks with a vehicle received through the Defense Logistics Agency’s Law Enforcement Support Office.

May 15, 2020

DLA reutilization program supports COVID-19 relief with 2.5 million medical items

Agency property reuse pros continue to get critical medical goods and equipment to the military units, state governments and first responders that need it.

May 7, 2020

Agency acquisition employees continue professional development virtually

DLA acquisition employees are continuing professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic with virtual instruction by Defense Acquisition University. More than 200 employees – over 50 from DLA Energy – have completed DAU training since the university converted some of its face-to-face courses to online instruction March 23. 

April 29, 2020

USNS Supply Refuels Italian Ship in Mediterranean Sea

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet website — Military Sealift Command Supply-Class fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) completed an exercise with Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 80), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 and Italian Navy frigate ITS Federico Martinengo (F 596) in the Mediterranean Sea, April 23.

April 29, 2020

DLA contracted fuel barge rescues two women in Pensacola Bay

A DLA Energy contracted fuel barge tow rescued two female jet skiers who were found exhausted, cold and terrified after being adrift in the water for several hours in the Pensacola Bay April 25.

April 28, 2020

Planes don’t fly without fuel

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Barksdale Air Force Base website — Barksdale houses the largest fuel storage capacity in all of Air Force Global Strike Command, which not only keeps the B-52H Stratofortress in the air, but also keeps the rest of the 2nd Bomb Wing moving.

April 28, 2020

DLA Energy provides fuel for State Department aircraft delivering COVID-19 support

A U.S. State Department need to fuel four newly contracted aircraft delivering supplies to fight the coronavirus was met in 2.5 hours by the Defense Logistics Agency April 10.

April 23, 2020

Completion of Phase I Fuel Oil Facility, improves USFK warfighter capabilities

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the US Army Corps of Engineers Far East District website — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Far East District (FED) has demonstrated resolve and dedication to completing the mission during COVID19, as the district has held three Acceptance Release Letter (ARL) ceremonies during the pandemic.

April 22, 2020

DLA Energy tests command, control with COOP exercise

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Defense Logistics Agency Energy activated a Continuity of Operations plan to test command and control operations April 15.

April 20, 2020

DLA helps Army donate 1,300 cots to the Philippines’ COVID-19 response

The cancellation of an annual field exercise allowed for the quick donation of the excess bedding units to the longtime treaty partner.

April 14, 2020

DLA Energy maintains fuel quality with modified procedures

Quality assurance representatives at DLA Energy are modifying procedures to ensure military fuel remains on-spec during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are closely synchronizing fuel movements with suppliers, and in some cases where there is an acceptable level of risk to the supply chain, using remote oversight methods to overcome restricted travel and social distancing requirements.

April 13, 2020

Eisenhower School Seminar goes virtual

Using the school’s online classroom, students at National Defense University’s Eisenhower School learned about DLA Energy during a virtual presentation, April 6. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the defense fuel management seminar was held online with the more than 20 senior-level military officers and civilians from the U.S. and four international partners – Czech Republic, Lebanon, Norway and Poland.

April 7, 2020

Logistics data experts help fight against COVID-19

It takes a lot of supplies and many types of equipment to fight a pandemic. Recently, logistics data experts at the Defense Logistics Agency’s Logistics Information Services used their skills to help customers find materials they need to battle the COVID-19 virus.

April 7, 2020

8th LRS fuels the mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kunsan Air Base website — The 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight’s mission is to verify the quality of all fuel that comes in and out of the base to ensure the Wolf Pack is always mission ready.

April 1, 2020

Boosting Space Force’s first launch

Boosted with DLA Energy-provided liquid propellant, the U.S. Space Force launched its first mission sending a military communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, March 26.