DLA Headquarters News

DLA vice director: Resilience critical to agency’s success during pandemic
DLA Deputy Director Brad Bunn
May 10, 2021 - DLA Vice Director Brad Bunn describes how organizational and employee resilience contributed to the agency's success during the pandemic.

DLA reservists support vaccine cold-chain management
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Joint Reserve Force member Army Maj. Kristen Johnson analyzes a temperature monitor at Naval Support Activity Philadelphia April 28, 2021.
May 7, 2021 - Reservists at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support are helping monitor COVID-19 vaccine temperatures as the agency ships thousands of doses to Defense Department employees outside the continental United States and the deployed U.S. Navy Fleet amid warmer weather.

Industry association leaders get 2020 Supplier Survey results, new DLA Strategic Plan details
The Defense Logistics Agency held an Industry Association Leaders Webinar May 5, 2021, that covered results of the 2020 Suppliers Survey, demand planning projections and the new 2016-2026 Strategic Plan.
May 7, 2021 - The Defense Logistics Agency is upping its game in how it understands industry and leverages data to improve processes, the DLA vice director told leaders of 13 industry associations in a May 5 webinar that also focused on 2020 Supplier Survey results and demand projections.  

DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM employee champions women’s causes through pageantry
Andrea Forester, a program manager for DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM’s Business Management Office, poses for a photo with her 4-year-old daughter Evangeline, 2-year-old son Declan and husband Michael. As Mrs. Florida, she will compete June 10-12, 2021, for the Mrs. U.S. Continental title. Courtesy photo
May 5, 2021 - Andrea Forester from DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM will compete for the Mrs. U.S. Continental title in June with the goal of helping women gain economic independence and personal growth through nonprofits like Dress for Success and EmpowHERment.

DLA Aviation News

Agile acquisition response keeps C-130s in the air
When a critical part was needed to repair C-130 Hercules aircraft Feb.19, 2021, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation collaborated with other groups to ensure parts were available six weeks ahead of schedule. The repair and inspection required the removal of the leading-edge sections between the inboard and outboard engines of the aircraft; the sections were installed using hinge pins. To make repairs, the hinge pins and outer shell were removed and were used to reattach the leading edge after repairs were made. (U.S. Air Force C-130 System Program Office graphic by Peter Christiansen/Released)
May 17, 2021 - Resolving aircraft safety issues is a time-sensitive mission affecting a number of agencies, and when a critical part was needed to repair C-130 Hercules aircraft, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation collaborated with other groups to ensure parts were available six weeks ahead of schedule.

DLA Distribution News

DLA Distribution Tobyhanna changes command
DLA Distribution Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania Change of Command Photo--outgoing commander Ray Martin and Lt. Col. Robert West
May 17, 2021 - Missouri native Army Lt. Col. Robert J. West took command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, from acting director Raymond Martin in a change of command ceremony May 17.

DLA Land and Maritime News

European American Program puts spotlight on local survivor during annual Holocaust Remembrance
Murray Ebner was born in Poland and survived the Holocaust before immigrating to America and settling in Columbus, Ohio. Later in life, Ebner shared his experience with local schoolchildren to help educate on the atrocities of the Holocaust.
April 22, 2021 - The Holocaust impacted many lives across the world and the story of a local survivor within the Central Ohio community is the focus of this year’s Holocaust Remembrance by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office’s European American Special Emphasis Program committee.

Logistics In Action

Fuels Program delivers cost-saving services to Anderson AFB
The fill stands and pump stations on Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, look shiny and new after receiving restorative coatings. The project is just a small part of an ongoing effort to protect vital fuel systems from the corrosion that pervades infrastructure on the tropical island. Huntsville Center’s Fuels Recurring Maintenance and Minor Repair Program has been supporting this effort since 2019. (Photos courtesy of Rich Resler, project manager, RMMR)
May 14, 2021 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Center website — Guam may be a tropical island paradise for residents and visitors, but its warm climate and salty, humid air wreak havoc on fuel infrastructure at military installations on the island.

DLA Disposition Services News

Gimcheon environmental chief honored
DLA Disposition Services Gimcheon Environmental Chief Danny Kim was recently named Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of fiscal 2021.
May 17, 2021 - Danny Kim was recently named DLA Disposition Services Employee of the Quarter for his property disposal support to warfighters in Korea.

DLA Energy News

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month spotlight: Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas
Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas often mentions heroes like his grandfather, a World War II Army veteran who survived the Bataan death march, and his father, a Navy Seabee and Vietnam veteran, inspired him to serve. Pictured with his family: wife, Joy, his children, Jonah and Malea, and their dog, Roxy.
May 14, 2021 - Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy “Vegas” Canlas is the DLA Energy commander responsible for enabling mission readiness by providing globally resilient energy solutions to the Warfighter and Whole of Government. Born on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, we asked him what Asian Pacific American Heritage Month means to him and why his heritage is important.

DLA Troop Support News

AAPI presentation shares struggles, joys of cultural integration with DLA employees
Sarun Chan, Executive Director of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia poses for a photo. Chan was the guest speaker for the May 12, 2021, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration held virtually by DLA Troop Support from Philadelphia.
May 13, 2021 - Sarun Chan identifies as many things: an American, a south Philadelphian, and Cambodian, but not necessarily in that order. His experiences as an infant born in a refugee camp in Thailand, a child raised in poverty in Philadelphia and as the Executive Director of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia define who he is. During a virtual event honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 12, Chan shared those identities and what they mean to him and his community with Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees.

COVID-19

Troop Support team members earn Employee, Team, Supervisor of the Year Awards
Airmen assigned to the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard, help U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adriana Campbell-Page, COVID-19 test administrator, put on her personal protection equipment at a mobile testing site in De Kalb, Miss., Apr. 24, 2020. The DLA Troop Support Medical PPE team earned Team of the Year Award for their 2020 COVID-19 support, and DLA Troop Support employees Linnette De La Cruz and John Trunzo also earned Employee and Supervisor of the Year Awards, respectively, for their 2020 mission support.
May 11, 2021 - The DLA Troop Support Medical personal protective equipment team earned Team of the Year Award for their 2020 COVID-19 support, and DLA Troop Support employees Linnette De La Cruz and John Trunzo also earned Employee and Supervisor of the Year Awards, respectively, for their 2020 mission support.