DLA COVID-19 Support News

Aug. 24, 2021

Communication across DLA ensures mission success as COVID-19 surge test site support hits the one-year mark

On August 5, 2020, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support delivered on its first request for personal protective equipment to supply Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 surge testing sites. A little more than a year and over 13 million lifesaving items later, the mission is as important as ever.

July 12, 2021

DLA Troop Support legal staff plays key role in acquisitions for COVID-19 supplies

Legal experts have played a key part in DLA's efforts to provide COVID-19 supplies for military units, federal agencies and the Strategic National Stockpile since March 2020.

June 28, 2021

Commander returns after tour with White House COVID-19 Task Force, sets sights on future warfighter support

When the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping through the United States in March 2020, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford was called upon to help this nation get through one of the worst health crises in history.

June 14, 2021

DLA Troop Support provides masks to Philadelphia community centers

As part of President Joe Biden’s strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided over 400,000 adult and youth face masks in May to 16 Philadelphia community centers.

June 14, 2021

DLA provides masks to St. Croix residents

The Defense Logistics Agency delivered over 42,000 face masks to the U.S. Virgin Islands April 23 through May 20 on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services and in support of the U.S. government’s effort to support the global pandemic response.

June 9, 2021

Joint Reserve Force leaders recount contributions to pandemic, DLA mission

Joint Reserve Force Director Navy Rear Adm. Grafton Chase hosted 100 reserve leaders from six major subordinate commands during a virtual and in-person Annual Leadership Review June 3-6 at Fort Belvoir.

June 8, 2021

Chief counsel of labor, employment issues helps set agency pandemic policies 

From the effect of facial hair on proper mask fitting to teleworker requests for ergonomic chairs, Tia Miller is the Defense Logistics Agency’s go-to source on what’s legal and what leaders can expect of DLA’s 26,000 employees during the pandemic. 

June 1, 2021

South Korea military base receives Pfizer vaccines from DLA for DoD adolescents

The first shipment of minus 80-degrees Celsius Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution arrived at U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Korea at Camp Carroll in Waegwan, South Korea, May 17 for Defense Department dependents on the peninsula.

May 28, 2021

DLA provides critical supplies to USAID for Nepal pandemic response

Gloves, face masks and other COVID-19 supplies from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution are being flown to Nepal as part of the U.S. government’s effort to support the international pandemic response.

May 19, 2021

Global pandemic support, future initiatives top Global Town Hall agenda

The Defense Logistics Agency’s role in operations like the Afghanistan drawdown and its ability to provide critical supplies for Americans and other nations during the pandemic show there is an increasing awareness and demand for the agency’s capabilities, the DLA director said during a prerecorded Global Town Hall May 18.