DLA Headquarters News

New DLA team to integrate risk management, internal controls enterprise-wide
Defense reform and audit advancement are among focus areas outlined in the new “Leading Change” document emphasizing the Defense Logistics Agency’s fiscal 2020 goals.
Oct. 15, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency is embracing mandates of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-123 with a new DLA Headquarters team that will integrate enterprise risk management and internal controls efforts across the agency.

DLA partners with small business for innovation
DLA is dedicated to providing the best possible services and supplies to support the warfighters and small business represents a critical component of DLA’s industrial base.
Oct. 11, 2019 - DLA is dedicated to engaging with industry and small businesses. Businesses that make, manufacture or produce something should consider DLA as a potential customer.

HQC employees celebrate Navy’s 244th birthday
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Erica Doenes from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Navy Rear Adm. John Spencer, director of the DTRA’s Nuclear Enterprise Directorate, slice into a Navy birthday cake during a Navy birthday celebration at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Oct. 10. Photo by Beth Reece
Oct. 11, 2019 - The U.S. Navy has come a long way since its humble, Defense Threat Reduction Agency official tells McNamara Headquarters Complex.

DLA continues winning streak in DoD disability awards
James Stewart, assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs (left), poses for a photo with members of the DLA EEO team during the 39th Annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 3. Left to right are: Stewart; Eric Spanbauer, DLA Workforce Recruitment Program manager; DLA Chief of Staff Kristin French; DLA EEO Director Janice Samuel; DLA Disability Program Manager Nancy Rivera; and Russell Lowe, DLA’s staff director of diversity and inclusion. Courtesy photo
Oct. 10, 2019 - Equal employment opportunity professionals throughout the Defense Logistics Agency proved their unwavering commitment to attracting the talent of people with disabilities by being named best mid-sized component for the third consecutive year during the 39th Annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 3.

DLA Aviation News

Shining a light on awareness of the visually impaired at DLA Aviation
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation takes pride in diversity among its employees, including workers with visual impairments. 
Hunter Matthews, a weapons system program manager, Air Force Customer Facing Division, Customer Operations Directorate, DLA Aviation, who works on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, lost his sight a little over six years ago during a motorcycle accident. Since then, he has had to learn to navigate his workplace and community as a member of a group that is often given little thought.
(Photo by Jackie Roberts)
Oct. 15, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Aviation takes pride in diversity among its employees, including workers with visual impairments. On Oct. 15, White Cane Awareness Day will further celebrate the achievements and efforts of individuals with visual impairments who work to increase awareness among the sighted community.

DLA Distribution News

Distribution Anniston's Hurtado named 2019 Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with Disability
Douglas Hurtado, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Alabama, is named an Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with Disability for 2019. Twenty-three military personnel were honored during the 39th annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 3.
Oct. 15, 2019 - An employee with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Alabama received recognition as an Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with Disabilities for 2019. Twenty-three military personnel were honored during the 39th annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony Oct. 3.

DLA Land and Maritime News

Charters reflect partnerships to help supply warfighters
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime hosted a charter signing between Eaton’s Aerospace Group President Nanda Kumar and DLA Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer Oct. 3 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. Though a long-time DLA partner, the charter signified the official start of the relationship between the Aerospace Group and the Central Ohio logistics hub.
Oct. 9, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime cemented its partnership with a strategic supplier and renewed the relationship with another in the first week of October.

Logistics In Action

Air Force on schedule with new uniform issue timeline
Cecil Harvey, 502d Logistics Readiness Squadron lead supply technician, helps a U.S. Air Force basic military training trainee, 326th Training Squadron, during the initial issue of the first operational camouflage pattern (OCP) uniform, Oct. 2, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The OCP uniforms were made available for purchase for Airmen on Oct. 1, 2018. The mandatory wear date is Apr. 1, 2021. The OCP uniforms work in all climates and across the spectrum of the Air Force mission. They also contribute to the joint warfighting excellence and close ties between the Air Force and the Army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)
Oct. 3, 2019 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — Trainees entering into Basic Military Training, or BMT, at the 37th Training Wing this week are the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, uniforms.

DLA Disposition Services News

Search and rescue success
Police Officer William Younger of the Seminole, Oklahoma Police Department stands in frount of the Humvee that he and Chief David Hansen used to find a missing man suffering from Alzheimer’s. The Humvee came from DLA Disposition Services’ Law Enforcement Support Office.
Oct. 13, 2019 - A prepared police department and a former military Humvee from DLA Disposition Services saved the day for an elderly Oklahoma man.

DLA Energy News

DLA fuels THAAD deployment to Romania, helps maintain missile defense
Dark clouds gather before a summer rainstorm over Naval Support Facility Deveselu, Romania, home to NATO's Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense System site, after completing a long-planned systems update Aug. 9. Photo by Navy Lt. Amy Forsythe
Oct. 15, 2019 - When a missile defense site in Romania went down for a systems update this summer, a Defense Logistics Agency team in the region worked to fuel the replacement system and help ensure the U.S. fulfilled its commitment to NATO’s ballistic missile defense efforts in Europe.

DLA Troop Support News

Small Business Office has big impact on nation’s industry
Tyrone Lyles, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support AbilityOne and UNICOR program manager, left, speaks with a business owner during one of many outreach events attended by the Small Business Office throughout the year.
Oct. 15, 2019 - In fiscal 2019, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hit a milestone, making $19.1 billion in