DLA Headquarters News

DLA kicks off 2020 CFC campaign with $260,000 goal
Viju Dilley, DLA’s CFC loaned executive, and Jeff Zotolla, DLA Finance vice director and vice chair for DLA’s campaign, pose with a sign depicting the agency’s 2020 goal of $260,000 during a kickoff ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Oct. 20, 2020. Photo by Teodora Mocanu
Oct. 20, 2020 - The DLA Headquarters Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Oct. 20 with a goal of $260,000. The themes are Show Some Love and Be the Face of Change.

DOD award winner reflects on DLA support of employees with disabilities
Financial Systems Analyst John Slone uses sign language to communicate with colleagues.
Oct. 15, 2020 - Financial Systems Analyst John Slone was recognized this month as an outstanding Defense Department employee with a disability. Slone's financial expertise fuels his passion for the job and excellent customer support.

Pentagon’s logistics agency plays key role in procuring, distributing limited pandemic supplies
Air Force 2nd Lt. Sagan Barber of the 60th Medical Group, 60th Air Mobility Wing, uses a syringe to adjust medication levels July 24, 2020, at Dameron Hospital in Stockton, California. The Defense Logistics Agency has provided protective equipment ranging from masks and gowns to test kits to Defense Department and whole-of-government customers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
Oct. 13, 2020 - 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.

DLA strengthens supplier alliances during pandemic
Caption: Army Spc. David Geyser counts protective equipment to be distributed to medical workers at the New Britain, Connecticut, Armory, March 24, 2020. Daily tracking of over 11,000 suppliers has made the Defense Logistics Agency more aware than ever of the challenges and resilience of vendors meeting Defense Department and whole-of-government needs in response to COVID-19. Photo by Timothy Koster
Oct. 9, 2020 - 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.

DLA Aviation News

Leadership Award recipient empowers confidence in team
Travis Dunn, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s chief of the Supplier Operations Original Equipment Manufacturer Directorate’s, Aviation Engines and Auxiliary Components Division, has been named the recipient of the August Leadership Award at DLA Aviation. Dunn says working across public and private industry over the years, that this is by far the best place to work both in terms of culture and the people, making it a great experience thus far. (Photo by Jackie Roberts)
Oct. 21, 2020 - Travis Dunn is nothing short of inspiring, according to the people who nominated him for the August Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award.

DLA Distribution News

DLA Distribution San Diego’s Walker is Distribution’s Company Grade Officer of the Year
Navy Lt. Marc Walker, military liaison officer, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, California, is DLA Distribution’s 2019 Company Grade Officer of the Year. Photo provided by DDDC.
Oct. 19, 2020 - In his outstanding performance of his primary duties Navy Lt. Marc Walker exhibited logistics expertise and problem-solving skills normally associated with a well-seasoned lieutenant or lieutenant commander.

DLA Land and Maritime News

COVATTA caps Navy birthday celebration at DLA Land and Maritime
The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime celebrated the Navy's 245th birthday with a trimmed down version of its annual cardboard regatta. Navy Lt. Margaret Anderson claimed the race's top prize after beating out the rest of Land and Maritime
Oct. 16, 2020 - The U.S. Navy celebrated its 245th Birthday and the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime joined the festivities with a trimmed down version of its fun-themed cardboard regatta. A celebration staple for the last several years, the COVID-19 health emergency has required health and safety adaptations that have scaled down this year’s version.

Logistics In Action

Muñiz Air National Guard Base receives upgraded fuel capabilities
U.S. government contractors install a new fuel tank, capable of storing 75,000 pounds of fuel at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Sept. 2, 2020. This project will increase the fuel storage capabilities and enhance the 156th Wing’s support to U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Northern Command.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Rafael D. Rosa)
Oct. 6, 2020 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 156th Wing website — The 156th Wing POL (petroleum, oils and lubricants) shop is receiving a new 75,000-gallon fuel tank that is funded and built by the Defense Logistics Agency for 5.3 million dollars.

DLA Disposition Services News

Returning customer reaches $5 million mark in reusable items
Detective Ben Parrish, Duplin County Sheriff’s Department, left, and Darryl Whaley, county garage supervisor, enjoy a moment with the forklift they acquired from DLA Disposition Services at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Oct. 16, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency employees at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, recently resumed issuing usable excess property to transfer and donation customers as pandemic restrictions eased, allowing one customer to reach the $5 million mark in property acquired through the agency.

DLA Energy News

DLA Energy maximizes small business opportunities
Congress authorized the PTAP in 1985 to help expand the number of businesses participating in government contracts. DLA administers the program in cooperation with states and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and colleges and universities. PTACs provided 169,000 hours of one-on-one counseling and assisted 54,000 businesses in fiscal 2019.
Oct. 20, 2020 - DLA Energy is helping small businesses succeed awarding $1.2 billion in contracts in fiscal 2020. For eight consecutive years, it has exceeded its small business goals awarding on average 28% of contracts to small firms.

DLA Troop Support News

CFC: What giving means to me
William Pagan, a Defense Logistics Agency forward logistics specialist, left, poses beside his former service dog, Oprah, and her trainer Vijay Ramroop. Pagan received Oprah from an organization supported by the CFC.
Oct. 21, 2020 - Employees of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support have donated to the annual Combined Federal Campaign for decades. This CFC season, open from Sept. 21 to Jan. 15, 2021, will continue the tradition of helping those with a need. During this period, the 2,000-plus employee-strong workforce will have the opportunity to represent DLA’s theme, “Be the face of giving,” to any of thousands of causes represented by the CFC.

COVID-19

Call for volunteers leads to a seat at the ‘big kids’ table
Jodi Beard is an acquisition specialist on the Process Health Team, Business Compliance and Audit Sustainment Division for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Audit and Process Compliance Directorate. She recently returned from a special assignment to DLA Headquarters where she served as a liaison officer for the Agency Synchronization Operations Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. (Photo by Jackie Roberts)
Oct. 19, 2020 - In the early part of 2020, my family began planning a family trip to Italy for 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.