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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.

DLA Public Affairs supports the DoD goal to provide timely and accurate information so that the public, congress and news media can understand the facts about national security and defense strategy. It also responds to requests for information from organizations and private citizens, as well as serves as the DLA director’s principal spokesperson.

Within DLA, the office serves as a senior public affairs adviser and a member of the personal staff to provide counsel to the organization’s leaders. Supporting the DLA director’s intent through communication integration and alignment is an area of expertise for the office.


DLA Headquarters News

DLA Disposition Services’ expeditionary team puts excess property in its place
When it’s time to dispose of excess property quickly, contact DLA Disposition Services and “deploy the dog.” Photo by Nutan Chada
Sept. 20, 2019 - DLA Disposition Services disposes of excess property around the world. The military services partner with DLA at the strategic level, allowing the mission to thrive.

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Elsie Valdes
Protocol specialist Elsie Valdes' Hispanic heritage keeps her grounded and motivates her to work hard. Photo by Teodora Mocanu
Sept. 19, 2019 - Protocol specialist Elsie Valdes values DLA's commitment to providing disaster support and humanitarian aid along with the friendships she's forged during the 14 years she's worked for the agency.

Progress made on suspended stock reductions, $305 million worth remains 
Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Swayne and Army Capt. Garland Fleming II, both DLA Land and Maritime reservists, pack and mark bare items as part of an effort to reduce suspended stock at DLA Distribution warehouses. Courtesy photo
Sept. 18, 2019 - Training and material assessments by DLA quality assurance and engineering specialists have reduced the amount of suspended stock in DLA warehouses to $305 million.

16 years later: DLA Distribution forklift mechanic remembers Hurricane Isabel 
Ben Stoline, a forklift mechanic for DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, remembers Hurricane Isabel’s blow to his home and community 16 years later.
Sept. 17, 2019 - Ben Stoline, a forklift mechanic for DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, remembers Hurricane Isabel’s blow to his home and community 16 years later.