DLA COVID-19 Support News

Oct. 26, 2020

Call for volunteers leads to a seat at the ‘big kids’’ table

In the early part of 2020, my family began planning a family trip to Italy for the spring. We had never been out of the country together. With a son who had just moved back to Virginia and a daughter preparing to move across the country to the West Coast (and pending a husband finally getting his passport), the timing for this vacation felt perfect.

Oct. 22, 2020

DLA COVID-19 support guided by strong alliances with whole-of-government partnerships

Strong alliances with other federal agencies and its role as the Defense Department’s lead agent for medical supplies made the Defense Logistics Agency an essential contributor to the nation’s coronavirus response.

Oct. 17, 2020

Joint Reserve Force remains vigilant during COVID-19

The novel corona virus has caused many companies and businesses to adapt and overcome. Likewise, the Defense Logistics Agency Joint Reserve Force has had to overcome challenges that come with social distancing and preventing the spread of the virus. One of the ways it has done this is by transitioning from in-person drill weekends to virtual battle assemblies. Rather than gathering for large group meetings, the JRF hosted town halls and meetings over video conferencing.

Oct. 13, 2020

Pentagon’s logistics agency plays key role in procuring, distributing limited pandemic supplies

The Defense Department’s leading logistics agency is playing a key role in the national coronavirus response as it purchases and distributes desperately needed medical supplies for DOD and federal agencies.

Oct. 9, 2020

DLA strengthens supplier alliances during pandemic

COVID-19 has made the Defense Logistics Agency more aware than ever of the challenges and flexibility of its 11,000-plus suppliers, said the agency’s chief of acquisition programs.

Oct. 7, 2020

DLA, HHS deliver rapid-result COVID-19 test kits across the nation

The Defense Logistics Agency supplied over 11 million rapid COVID-19 test kits that provide on-site results within 15 minutes to thousands of sites nationwide by Oct. 2. The deliveries are part of a contract awarded Aug. 28 for 150 million tests on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services and are expected to continue through December.

Sept. 23, 2020

Surplus DOD tanker truck used to haul ethanol for hand sanitizer for Nebraska emergency workers, schools

An excess military tanker truck repurposed by the Nebraska Forest Service for firefighting was recently pressed into service as an ethanol hauler for hand sanitizer being used by emergency managers and public schools.

Sept. 14, 2020

DLA helps federal partners replenish national stockpile of personal protective equipment

The Defense Logistics Agency is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services to replenish the nearly depleted Strategic National Stockpile with personal protective equipment as the nation continues responding to COVID-19.

Sept. 10, 2020

Partner agencies receive $18 million in supplies during pandemic response

As autumn approaches, DLA Disposition Services continues its support of pandemic response by supplying the armed forces and first responders with a variety of materials. “We’ve recently exceeded a total of $18 million in excess and surplus supplies and equipment provided to customers for COVID-19 relief efforts,” said DLA Disposition Services Director Mike Cannon.

Sept. 9, 2020

DLA provides mobile hospitals to SOUTHCOM nations for COVID-19 response

: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is providing 24 mobile hospitals to the U.S. Southern Command for distribution to 11 countries in its region in support of the global COVID-19 pandemic.