Profiles in Resiliency



See how resilient the DLA workforce can be by hearing stories directly from employees about how they have overcome challenges in their lives.



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Resiliency News

Expo offers tips for health and recreation
Kristy Hardin (left) throws some training punches with MWR Personal Trainer Chisholm.
Nov. 8, 2019 - Employees from DLA Disposition Services and other Defense Logistics Agency personnel based in Battle Creek, Michigan, learned more about sports and recreation opportunities at a Nov. 7 expo.

Health Fair draws hundreds
DLA Disposition Services Property Disposal Technician Mary Clyde can’t help but smile as she enjoys a complimentary massage from a local beauty academy student during the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center Health Fair Oct. 16.
Oct. 17, 2019 - Apples, massages and flu shots help federal employees keep the doctor away in Battle Creek.

Fired up
Defense Logistics Agency Energy Americas at San Pedro logisticians deployed mitigation strategies to minimize Warfighter service disruption when a truck fire shut down a strategic defense fuel support point in Carson, California, June 5. Photo by Joe LaRose
July 24, 2019 - When a serious fire involving two commercial tank trucks shut down a strategic defense fuel support point in Carson, California, June 5, DLA Energy Americas at San Pedro logisticians deployed several mitigation strategies employing five different supply chains to minimize Warfighter service disruption.

Excess items avoid landfill to help people in need
A variety of chairs await transport from the DLA Disposition Services site in Bahrain to the local Red Crescent Society where they will help those in need.
May 6, 2019 - It took more than luck to complete a long and challenging donation process to provide excess items to Bahrain’s Red Crescent Society, but the charity’s local leaders recently wished good fortune on Defense Logistics Agency employees there for extra efforts from agency employees to provide support.

Agency supports East African relief efforts
The World Food Programme, the food-assistance branch of the United Nations, transports relief supplies by helicopter from Beira Airport to Bebedo, Mozambique, April 8, 2019, during humanitarian relief efforts in the Republic of Mozambique and surrounding areas following Cyclone Idai. Teams from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, which is leading U.S. Department of Defense support to relief efforts in Mozambique, began immediate preparation to respond following a call for assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Disaster Assistance Response Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)
May 3, 2019 - Mozambique is back in the news as Cyclone Kenneth batters the Eastern African nation just six weeks after Cyclone Idai caused an estimated 600 deaths and left many at risk of cholera and without adequate drinking water.

Having their pi and eating it too
Don Phillips, DLA Installation Support at Battle Creek site director, uses a treadmill in the Federal Center’s Fitness Center to complete his run.
March 20, 2019 - Runners from the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center and Battle Creek’s Michigan Air National Guard Base tracked the numbers in their time March 14 as they honored one of the world’s most famous numbers -- 3.14.