More than 650 reservists assigned throughout Defense Logistics Agency directorates and major subordinate commands play a vital role in warfighter support, said their new boss, DLA Joint Reserve Force Director Navy Rear Adm. Grafton Chase. The 33-year veteran considers himself a long-term DLA customer, one who relied heavily on the expertise of local commodity, distribution and disposal experts in his previous assignment as head of readiness and logistics for U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa.
Some things you absolutely have to get right because mistakes can be too costly. Making sure vehicles turned-in for disposal do not contain any hidden surprises is one of those things Defense Logistics Agency employees at DLA Disposition Services sites in Afghanistan prevent such surprises by literally shaking things loose -- rolling vehicles to make sure anything trapped inside is exposed.
The Defense Logistics Agency Joint Reserve Force brings unique skillsets and assistance to DLA as a whole. This week, reserve personnel from the JRF joined forces with other military and civilians to take part in the Overseas Contingency Operations Readiness Training exercise at two different military installations in Battle Creek, Michigan. The exercise started June 10 and finished June 21.
DLA could not accomplish its mission without its Joint Reserve Force. These skilled men and women provide DLA with a trained, ready and available joint force for contingency operations, operational support, surge support, and contingency planning.

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DLA reservists support vaccine cold-chain management
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Joint Reserve Force member Army Maj. Kristen Johnson analyzes a temperature monitor at Naval Support Activity Philadelphia April 28, 2021.
May 7, 2021 - Reservists at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support are helping monitor COVID-19 vaccine temperatures as the agency ships thousands of doses to Defense Department employees outside the continental United States and the deployed U.S. Navy Fleet amid warmer weather.

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DLA reservists support vaccine cold-chain management
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Joint Reserve Force member Army Maj. Kristen Johnson analyzes a temperature monitor at Naval Support Activity Philadelphia April 28, 2021.
May 7, 2021 - Reservists at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support are helping monitor COVID-19 vaccine temperatures as the agency ships thousands of doses to Defense Department employees outside the continental United States and the deployed U.S. Navy Fleet amid warmer weather.

JRF Members Receive Awards
Feb. 7, 2021 - Five Joint Reserve Force military members received awards after nominations went to Headquarters for Reservists of the Year and Officer Leadership Achievement. The winners were announced at the 53rd Defense Logistics Agency Employee Recognition Ceremony Jan. 28.

ASOC, COVID-19 Task Force fortified with reservists
The Defense Logistics Agency’s Agency Synchronization Operations Center fuses mission readiness and business operations to better operationalize and integrate the agency’s support to warfighters and federal partners at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Photo by Phil Prater
Jan. 29, 2021 - At the nexus of mission readiness and enterprise sustainment, the Defense Logistics Agency’s Agency Synchronization Operations Center operationalizes logistical support to the warfighter and federal partners conducting missions around the globe.

DLA Aviation military members recognized for excellence in warfighter support
The winners of the Defense Logistics Agency 53rd Annual Employee Recognition Awards program were announced Dec. 5, 2020. Air Force Capt. Lisa McCarthy (left), a logistics career broadening officer within DLA Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate, was named the DLA Company Grade Officer of the Year. Air Force Master Sgt. Elijah Loughridge, assigned to DLA Aviation’s Joint Reserve Force Unit as a material manager, was named the Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
Jan. 20, 2021 - The winners of the Defense Logistics Agency 53rd Annual Employee Recognition Awards program were announced Dec. 5 and DLA Aviation was well represented in the military personnel category. The award recognizes superior performance between Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020.

The Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy is on the line
Timothy Jackson stiff arms Jaylon McClinton while running with the ball on Nov. 2, 2019 during a game against Army at Falcon Stadium. Air Force defeated Army 17-13. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Cokley)
Dec. 18, 2020 - Fifty-five, also known as the double-nickel, is the national maximum speed limit instituted by the president around the same time he presented Army with the first Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. The Army and Air Force are meeting at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York, for the 55th time overall on Saturday for a winner-take-all race to the finish. It may be the first time both teams have played each other following the Army-Navy game.

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The mission of the Joint Reserve Force is to proved DLA with trained and deployment ready reservists for contingency operations and mission support, deliver responsive and flexible capability and capacity in response to operational, surge, exercise, humanitarian, and planning requirements, and advise the DLA Director on policy, readiness, and employment of JRF assigned reservists in support of DLA and the Warfighter.

   

We are the Joint Reserve Force of the Defense Logistics Agency. We are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps reservists working together to support the DLA mission world-wide. We are a high-performing, customer-focused, globally responsive force. DLA prides itself in being the "source behind the force." The source includes more than 650 reservists - Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines - assigned to nearly every DLA organization across the United States, including Hawaii, and Europe.

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