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Aug. 12, 2019

Subsistence STORES update improves customer service, cataloging process

After several years of working to improve the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence’s customer item request and cataloging process, a solution has been identified with potential for future capability development.

Aug. 2, 2019

DLA Troop Support, NJIT/NJII conduct drone research test flights in Cape May

A Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence team, in partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey Innovation Institutes Unmanned Aviation Systems Test Site and a contracted vendor, successfully conducted two unmanned aircraft systems research flights, July 24-25 at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Cape May, New Jersey.

July 31, 2019

DLA Troop Support recognizes civilian retirees

Susan Baker, Jeffrey Kochanowicz and Garth McBride marked their retirement from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support during a ceremony July 29. DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence presided over the ceremony and thanked the retirees for their 104 combined years of service to the federal government and warfighters.

July 30, 2019

Meet the commander: An interview with DLA Troop Support’s newest leader

Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence sits down for an interview with the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Public Affairs team to introduce himself to the workforce and local community.

July 26, 2019

Hardware employee innovates quality reporting process to improve efficiency

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Industrial Hardware employee Andrew Nemeth and his team used improved communications to innovate and streamline product deficiency reporting to increase efficiency and improve process actions for the government and its IH customers.

July 25, 2019

Troop Support contracting officer makes impact through process improvement

An unexpected opportunity to take a Lean Six Sigma training class jumpstarted a Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support contracting officer’s process improvement acumen and organizational impact. Robert Fagan, a contracting officer with Clothing and Textiles’ heraldic team, led a continuous process improvement project with the potential to be replicated throughout the entire enterprise.

July 19, 2019

New crop of Army food trucks to serve up healthy, fast meals for more soldiers

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support recently purchased six state-of-the-art food trucks for the Army’s Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The first of these new vehicles rolled through the Troop Support headquarters in Philadelphia while on its way to Fort Drum, New York July 9, where it will be used for training before it goes into service.

July 18, 2019

Subsistence, FEMA partner to provide nutritious meals before hurricane season

In preparation for hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency requested the assistance of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain to aid them in providing more nutritious pre-packaged meals to be distributed during natural disasters.

July 16, 2019

Medical Service Corps officer feels like ‘a lottery winner’ after ending 30 years of service

Army Lt. Col. Jimmy Baker, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain’s Operational Customer Facing Division chief, retired after serving 30 years as both an enlisted soldier and a Medical Service Corps officer.

July 12, 2019

New Troop Support commander ‘delighted’ to be back in Philadelphia

With a dose of humor and a few nods to his hometown of Philadelphia, Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence introduced himself to DLA Troop Support workforce during his first town hall meeting as commander, on July 10. During the event, he discussed his personal and professional backgrounds, outlined his leadership philosophy and spoke about his vision for Troop Support’s future.