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May 20, 2019

National EMS Week Spotlight: Ed Rust

According to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians website, in 1974 President Gerald Ford authorized Emergency Medical Services Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. Back then, EMS was a new profession and practitioners had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net. EMS is now firmly established as an essential public function and a vital component of the medical care continuum.

May 20, 2019

Distribution Multicultural committee hosts Holocaust Remembrance Day event

DLA Distribution Headquarters employees and its Multicultural Committee, paid respect to Holocaust Remembrance Day April 30, with a presentation by Retired Pennsylvania Office of Administrative Law Judge Felix Thau and music by the Cedar Cliff High School choir. The theme of this year’s Days of Remembrance is “Learning from the Holocaust: Beyond Religious Boundaries.”

May 20, 2019

Family summer fun

MWR's Family Services Program hosted a Free Family Summer Fun Reboot seminar May 14 at the Red Roof Pavilion in Mission Park on DSCC. The seminar was presented by Michiel DeVito, program manager for MWR FSP and Jenna Landuyt of Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus.

May 19, 2019

Puget Sound focuses on reducing customer wait times, improves processes

Customers have been the focus for the past three years at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Puget Sound detachment. The DLA Maritime - Puget Shop Stores item managers have worked diligently to improve customer support by driving down the not-in-stock or empty bin rate, reducing the risk of costly work stoppages at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

May 19, 2019

New team, process improve material needs for Naval shipyard

DLA Maritime – Puget Sound is better equipped to assist its shipyard customers with their material needs after developing a new team. The first of its kind technical review team was established in October 2018 by DLA Maritime – Puget Sound Code PMBB. The group performs technical reviews of all incoming Job Material Lists to ensure completeness and accuracy before being passed to the credit card or purchasing departments. The ultimate goal is to have buy-ready procurement packages upon receipt by DLA.

May 19, 2019

DLA assists U.S. Navy in reintroducing Union Jack flag on naval ships

Returning to naval tradition, the Union Jack flag will replace the First Navy Jack flag which has been used on all naval vessels since 2002. The change will take place with morning colors on June 4. DLA has played a vital role in ensuring the maritime flags are on-hand and ready for the transition by gathering the information on the number of flags needed, working with the contractor to ensure production goals are met and the delivery of the flags.

May 19, 2019

Forward presence spotlight: Royal Cline

Royal Cline is a Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime customer service representative located in San Diego, California. Cline recently worked with his counterparts at DLA Troop Support to ensure Naval ships will receive the Union Jack flag to replace the current First Navy Jack flag (pictured) for the June 4 reintroduction date. Cline’s primary customer is the surface fleet but he also serves carriers, U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, expeditionary units, shipyards and industrial sites in the Pacific Ocean area of operations.

May 18, 2019

Fuels lab provides quality assurance for CENTCOM

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron provides a “home” for the Air Force Petroleum Office. The team of three provides quality assurance and control of fuels and gases for the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

May 17, 2019

2019 DLA Hall of Fame inductees announced

DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams has announced the 2019 inductees into the DLA Hall of Fame.

May 17, 2019

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Spotlight: Khoa Nguyen

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States and a way to pay tribute to the generations who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. In this series of stories, we spotlight Asian or Pacific Islander Defense Logistics Agency Energy employees.