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DLA Headquarters News

DLA ready to ship vaccines for DOD children overseas
Brandon Gerber, supply technician with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, packs ancillary kits for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 22, 2020. Photo by Nutan Chada
Oct. 27, 2021 - DLA is ready to receive, pack and ship Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for Defense Department children ages 5 to 11 upon final approval by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expected early next week.

DOD logistics agency touches American lives 
Pallets of water are unloaded from a C-17 Globemaster III at Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 29th, 2017. The Defense Logistics Agency provided items including food, water, fuel and construction material after Hurricane Maria left millions of residents without power and basic supplies. Photo by Senior Airman Christian Sullivan
Oct. 26, 2021 - From crackers and sanitation kits for America’s fallout shelters during the Cold War to COVID-19 supplies so direly needed in every state and town, DLA has the power to provide essentials in the nation’s time of need. 

DLA contracting strategies offer tailored, flexible solutions
Maintainers and flight crew of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska conduct a pre-flight inspection March 12, 2018, as part of the Joint Force Land Component Command in support of exercise Arctic Edge 2018. DLA strategic contracting capabilities offer the Army the ability to combine support for new spare blades and repairable blades for the Chinook on one DLA contract.
Oct. 22, 2021 - DLA Captains of Industry/Supplier Capabilities Contracts are umbrella contracts that incorporate multiple funding lines and contract types. It was a natural choice for the Army’s request that DLA help streamline support for Chinook helicopter blades.

Celebrating 60 years: DLA receives worldwide responsibilities, reacts to domestic events in the 1970s
Defense Supply Agency officers consult a map at Cameron Station, Virginia, in 1964. The agency’s worldwide responsibilities increased greatly the following decade when the Vietnam War showed the need for subsistence, equipment disposition and bulk petroleum integration beyond the continental United States. DLA photo
Oct. 22, 2021 - This is the third in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

DLA Aviation News

Employee Spotlight: Kathleen Webb
The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation spotlight shines on Kathleen Webb, a general supply specialist with DLA Aviation at Ogden on Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
Oct. 27, 2021 - Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139.

DLA Distribution News

DLA’s first fully automatic shipping system at DLA Distribution Susquehanna
The Defense Logistics Agency’s first fully automatic dimensioning and weighing shipping conveyor system, operating at DLA Distribution Susquehanna in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, diverts small packages to one of nine lanes for final shipment preparation.
Oct. 22, 2021 - The Defense Logistics Agency’s first fully automatic dimensioning and weighing shipping conveyor system improves accuracy while saving time and costs at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania’s Eastern Distribution Center.

DLA Land and Maritime News

DLA Land and Maritime Commander visits command detachments
While visiting Norfolk Naval Base DLA Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry presents Sailor of the Quarter Award Presentation to Petty Officer 2nd Class Nina Aikins for her meticulous work expediting material for submarine short-fused availabilities.
Oct. 27, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry moved strategically to reestablish in-person ties with Land and Maritime detachments at the DLA Maritime Norfolk and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard through on-site visits as travel restrictions eased across the Department of Defense. Fabry completed the two-day swing at the end of September before returning to Columbus, Ohio.

Logistics In Action

Kendall calls for ‘technically and operationally innovative approaches’ to meet logistics challenges
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall takes questions from the audience at the National Defense Transportation Fall Meeting in the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Oct. 18, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya)
Oct. 19, 2021 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force website — Kendall’s keynote remarks to the National Defense Transportation Association and the U.S. Transportation Command’s Fall Meeting offered in unvarnished terms the challenges facing the United States posed by China and what the U.S. must do to best maintain global stability.

DLA Disposition Services News

Leadership summit continues in HDIFC with successes and challenges on the agenda
Jessie Parisano, the director of Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Europe & Africa, addresses the audience during DLA's annual Leadership Summit at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center on October 26, 2021.
Oct. 27, 2021 - Day two of the annual Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Strategic Leadership Summit took place in the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center where leaders covered topics including regional successes and challenges, budget execution and facility status updates.

DLA Energy News

Fourth quarter employees of the quarter
Defense Logistics Agency Energy congratulates its military and civilian employees of the quarter.
Oct. 25, 2021 - DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas announced Energy’s fourth quarter, fiscal year 2021 military, civilian and strategic goals employees of the quarter.

DLA Troop Support News

DLA, Navy Surgeon General discuss COVID-19, medical logistics
Defense Logistics Agency Deputy Commander Richard Ellis, right, talks about medical logistics Navy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham during a meeting at DLA Troop Support Headquarters Oct. 20, 2021, in Philadelphia. COVID-19 and medical logistics were the key topics of discussion between the two who were joined by the DLA Troop Support Medical supply chain Director Army Col. Matthew Voyles and Deputy Director Elizabeth McMaster.
Oct. 26, 2021 - COVID-19 and medical logistics were key topics of discussion between the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support leaders and Navy Surgeon General Read Adm. Bruce Gillingham during a visit Oct. 20 in Philadelphia. Both sides of the table provided feedback on current and future challenges, as well as how to best partner to overcome them.

COVID-19

DLA ready to ship vaccines for DOD children overseas
Brandon Gerber, supply technician with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, packs ancillary kits for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 22, 2020. Photo by Nutan Chada
Oct. 27, 2021 - DLA is ready to receive, pack and ship Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for Defense Department children ages 5 to 11 upon final approval by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expected early next week.