DLA COVID-19 Support News

Dec. 4, 2020

Hardware team shares skills, culture to support COVID-19 demand areas

How can I help? A simple question, but one that speaks to character. It’s exactly the question that the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware team proudly asked to support their partners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, they managed to maintain a two-year trend of improved warfighter support in the process and brought their enthusiastic attitudes to the other high-performing supply chains, Air Force Col. Adrian Crowley, Director of IH, said.

Nov. 27, 2020

Surplus military tents repurposed as coronavirus testing sites

New Jersey’s Union County is among DLA’s many excess-property recipients reusing former mobile shelters in their local fight against COVID-19.

Nov. 18, 2020

DLA produces social distancing signage

The Defense Logistics Agency is producing signage to help the Department of Defense remind employees and visitors about social distancing and other precautions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Nov. 17, 2020

DLA support to nursing homes: A ‘challenging, humbling’ success

The Defense Logistics Agency overcame hurdles to support the nation’s demand for personal protective equipment for at-risk populations early in the coronavirus pandemic. As one of the U.S.’s most susceptible populations, the elderly became a primary focus of DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain when the Department of Health and Human Service requested two tranches of pre-packaged lifesaving protective items for 15,455 nursing homes nationwide.

Nov. 9, 2020

DLA closes out fiscal 2020 with strong small business partnership

The Defense Logistics Agency exceeded its small business contracting goal for the eighth consecutive year by awarding more than 40% of its annual contract dollars to small businesses. Fiscal 2020 also marked the third year in a row that DLA exceeded $15 billion in contract awards to small businesses.

Nov. 9, 2020

DLA historian chronicles agency’s early COVID-19 response

Contracting expertise, on-hand supplies and crisis-management strengths enabled DLA to quickly aid the nation’s pandemic response, according to a 41-page historical account titled “Combating the Coronavirus: DLA Efforts to Defeat COVID-19.”

Nov. 3, 2020

DLA provides four months of PPE for DOD ahead of second COVID-19 wave

DLA has replenished on-hand stock for military services and geographic combatant commands to give them four months of personal protective equipment to see troops and families through the second wave of COVID-19.

Nov. 3, 2020

DLA Distribution packs, ships COVID-19 rapid test kits for nursing homes, troops

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, is packing and distributing 6 million COVID-19 rapid test kits on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Nov. 2, 2020

DLA ensures textiles-based PPE is American-made per Berry Amendment

Despite worldwide shortages of medical supplies for COVID-19, DLA is helping the Department of Health and Human Services provide items like masks and gloves that are made here in America when possible.

Oct. 27, 2020

DLA provides lighter hot-weather uniform to Army recruits

Army recruits will have the option of wearing a lighter hot-weather uniform as they receive their initial issue bags thanks to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.