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Logistics data experts help fight against COVID-19
Tugboats assist USNS Comfort up the Hudson River as the hospital ship enters New York City. Federal, state, and local agencies provide a security escort for the patrol. Actions by logistics data experts at the Defense Logistics Agency’s Logistics Information Services will make it easier for the crew to acquire parts for ship. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Hupp)
April 7, 2020 - 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.

San Joaquin employees rising to the occasion despite global pandemic
Employees of DLA Distribution San Joaquin are doing their part in their critical mission in support to the warfighters and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. The San Joaquin team is working with U.S. Northern Command in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in DoD’s response to COVID-19 efforts. Matthew Woodruff, general supply specialist, is one of the essential employees coming to work to ensure the mission is getting done. Photo by Annette Silva, 200403-D-LB125-001
April 7, 2020 - The men and women of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, are a resilient workforce and understand the importance of providing world-class support to the warfighters and first responders during this coronavirus pandemic. The team is working in unison with U.S. Northern Command, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency who is leading the federal government response to COVID-19 efforts in the continental United States.

School district uses excess Guard trucks to deliver meals
The West Mifflin Area School District in Pennsylvania uses former Massachusetts National Guard trucks as school lunch delivery vehicles during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 7, 2020 - Pennsylvania’s West Mifflin Area School District is dishing out 800 meals daily with trucks acquired for free through DLA.

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The DLA Public Affairs Office provides world-class communications support to all aspects of the Defense Logistics Agency. The office helps communicate how the Defense Department’s only combat logistics support agency provides resources to our nation’s men and women serving in the Army, Navy Air Force and Marines, at home and abroad. Public Affairs keeps the public and other government departments and agencies like Interior, Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers, Forestry and Homeland Security up to date on services DLA offers and provides to them. DLA strives to keep its employees and the general public informed on the most current information regarding logistic support worldwide.

The office expresses the value DLA adds to the Department of Defense, combatant commands, the military services and warfighters, and to the American people, using internal and external communication avenues. Read more on DLA's news page and DLA's Facebook page. The office supports the DLA mission through developing and administering proactive command information, as well as developing media relations and public outreach policies that communicate DLA’s critical role as a combat support agency.

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