DLA Headquarters News

Business process analysts help keep DLA procurement systems humming
Defense Logistics Agency business process analysts pose for a group photo.
July 14, 2021 - Business process analysts throughout DLA ensure the dozens of systems acquisition specialists use to make almost 10,000 buys daily are running smoothly.

DLA Troop Support legal staff plays key role in acquisitions for COVID-19 supplies
DLA Troop Support Legal teams have provided custom support in pre- and post-award processes to three DLA Troop Support supply chains that provided items like personal protective equipment, antigen test kits, disposable coveralls and gowns, and other lifesaving supplies since March 2020.
July 12, 2021 - Legal experts have played a key part in DLA's efforts to provide COVID-19 supplies for military units, federal agencies and the Strategic National Stockpile since March 2020.

New edition of The Rap features 2020 NCO of the Year
Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Penaflor, DLA's 2020 NCO of the Year and transportation NCO for DLA Europe & Africa, stars in the latest edition of The Rap talk show.
June 29, 2021 - Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Penaflor, DLA's 2020 NCO of the Year, stars in the latest edition of The Rap talk show.

Employee Assistance Program helps workers maintain mental health
DLA's Employee Assistance Program can help employees and their family members maintain good mental health with a phone call or by visiting the EAP website.
June 28, 2021 - Employees may feel isolated and experience other work-related stressors as mass telework continues. DLA Human Resources officials remind workers that agency EAP counselors can help them with a variety of mental health-related issues. 

DLA Aviation News

Aviation Hall of Fame nominations accepted through August 31
Nominations for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s annual Hall of Fame are open through August 31, 2021. (DLA Aviation graphic)
July 30, 2021 - Nominations for the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s annual Hall of Fame for 2021 are open through Aug. 31.

DLA Distribution News

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Susquehanna receives new Division Chief
Amy Snyder, division chief for Security & Emergency Services, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.
Aug. 1, 2021 - Amy Snyder assumes the role of Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, Division Chief for Security & Emergency Services today.

DLA Land and Maritime News

Veterans Employment Program addresses transition between military, civilian, virtual life
The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime collaborated with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service – Columbus in July to produce a virtual panel discussion as part of the Office of Equal Employment and Diversity’s Veterans Employment Program observance. Panelists addressed ways their organization worked to ease transition stress during the COVID pandemic.
July 30, 2021 - The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime collaborated with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service – Columbus in July to produce a virtual panel discussion as part of the Office of Equal Employment and Diversity’s Veterans Employment Program observance.

Logistics In Action

Army medical logisticians modernize units in Japan to support multiple missions
Soldiers with the 311th Field Hospital, a unit out of Blacklick, Ohio, inventory equipment for movement from Sagami Army Depot to Yokota Air Force Base for a field hospital during a training exercise in Japan in June.
July 26, 2021 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army website — Teams of U.S. Army medical logisticians in June completed a multi-faceted mission that included handing off equipment and supplies in support of a medical training exercise, along with reconfiguring medical materiel to better align health care assets to support the warfighter in forward-deployed environments.

DLA Disposition Services News

Leadership Spotlight: Lt. Col. Juan Talamantes Jr.
Lt. Col. Juan Talamantes Jr. is the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Central director. Talamantes has been with the federal government for 27 years.
Aug. 1, 2021 - Lt. Col. Juan Talamantes Jr. is DLA Disposition Services Central director and has served his country for the past 27 years.

DLA Energy News

DLA Energy commander addresses workforce
DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas presents Patricia Wilkins with a DLA Energy “nuts & bolts drummer” in the Fort Belvoir McNamara Headquarters Complex auditorium July 19. Wilkins was the acting DLA Energy Deputy Commander since May. The new DLA Energy Deputy Commander David Kless poses with them for a picture.  Photo by Irene Smith
July 29, 2021 - DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas introduced his new deputy commander and provided an update to the workforce during a town hall held in the Fort Belvoir McNamara Headquarters Complex auditorium July 19.

DLA Troop Support News

Meet the New Commander: An Interview with Army Brig. Gen. Eric Shirley
Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley, the new Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, recently took time to discuss his goals and visions for the new agency during an in-depth interview with the Public Affairs Office in Philadelphia. He took over the agency as commander on June 22, 2021.
July 29, 2021 - Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley, the new Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, discusses his goals and visions for the agency during an in-depth interview with the Public Affairs Office.

COVID-19

DLA Troop Support legal staff plays key role in acquisitions for COVID-19 supplies
DLA Troop Support Legal teams have provided custom support in pre- and post-award processes to three DLA Troop Support supply chains that provided items like personal protective equipment, antigen test kits, disposable coveralls and gowns, and other lifesaving supplies since March 2020.
July 12, 2021 - Legal experts have played a key part in DLA's efforts to provide COVID-19 supplies for military units, federal agencies and the Strategic National Stockpile since March 2020.