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April 22, 2021

Slogan by DLA mechanic to mark agency’s 60th anniversary 

An automotive mechanic with a penchant for World War I and II history is the winner of the Defense Logistics Agency’s 60th anniversary slogan contest with “Forged by History, Focused on the Future.” 

Dec. 14, 2020

DLA supports whole of government, military services during difficult year

Along with the rest of the world, the Defense Logistics Agency was affected by the coronavirus this year, but Headquarters and Major Subordinate Command employees overcame challenges to meet an unprecedented mission.

Nov. 9, 2020

DLA historian chronicles agency’s early COVID-19 response

Contracting expertise, on-hand supplies and crisis-management strengths enabled DLA to quickly aid the nation’s pandemic response, according to a 41-page historical account titled “Combating the Coronavirus: DLA Efforts to Defeat COVID-19.”

Oct. 1, 2020

Oct. 1 recognized as DLA’s foundation date despite debate

Oct. 1 is widely recognized as the Defense Logistics Agency's birthday, as it was the agency’s first day of operations.

Aug. 31, 2020

Former IT system integrated logistics functions, improved DLA's project management

DLA launched the Standard Automated Materiel Management System in 1971 to integrate common logistics functions across multiple supply chains. Though it was replaced in the 2000s, SAMMS increased effectiveness and forced DLA to improve its project management.

Aug. 6, 2020

DLA directors use management theory to write strategic plans, find efficiency

Management theories have helped the agency save money, improve readiness and accelerate supply transactions.

July 21, 2020

Former DLA Land and Maritime commander named new DLA director

The U.S. Senate confirmed July 20 Navy Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and director of the Defense Logistics Agency.

June 24, 2020

ASOC enhances agency capabilities during COVID-19

Since DLA’s establishment in 1961, the agency has relied on the many iterations of its operations center as the single point for coordinating agencywide responses during disasters and emergencies.

Jan. 8, 2020

2019 annual history chronicles DLA's achievements

From a growing role in the delivery and storage of repair parts for the F-35 Lightning II to an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce pharmaceutical prices, the Defense Logistics Agency made significant achievements in 2019.

Oct. 21, 2019

DSA supports Cuban Missile Crisis 1 year after founding

By quickly responding during to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Defense Supply Agency proved itself as the nation’s preeminent source of combat logistics.