Profiles in Resiliency

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Resiliency News

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.

Inspecting, repairing Warfighter Fuel Storage Tanks
Defense Logistics Agency Energy has been meeting with industry and government partners on the maintenance and repair of fuel storage tanks. Leaders have found that procedures are more alike than different. Photo by Elizabeth Stoeckmann.
Feb. 13, 2019 - DLA Energy has been meeting with industry and government partners on the maintenance and repair of fuel storage tanks to compare and contrast commercial and DoD tank sustainment processes.

Employees gather to remember King
Al Hight, director and chief diversity & inclusion equal employment opportunity manager for the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity, shares highlights from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life like attending the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Feb. 8, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency employees gathered in the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center Feb. 7 for a belated commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hurricane recovery support ongoing at Tyndall AFB
Hurricane Michael created an estimated 15 million pounds of scrap and more than 450 uninhabitable buildings at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. DLA Disposition Services personnel scrap disposal coordination at the installation may last as long as six months.
Jan. 15, 2019 - Area disposition personnel are putting in extra work to help Florida's Tyndall Air Force Base make the speediest recovery possible from the devastation of Hurricane Michael.