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Oct. 22, 2021

Celebrating 60 years: DLA receives worldwide responsibilities, reacts to domestic events in the 1970s

This is the third in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

Oct. 8, 2021

Celebrating 60 years: DLA traces roots to DOD creation

This is the first in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

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.

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.

May 22, 2019

DLA’s mission evolves with DoD needs

The Defense Logistics Agency has grown in scope and responsibility since its founding in 1961. While need and proven capabilities have driven DLA to expand overseas, assume retail operations and serve as one of the nation’s go-to agencies in responses to natural disasters, not every mission the agency has acquired over its 58 years of existence remains with it.

May 8, 2019

Consolidation of supply functions under DSA brought efficiencies, cost savings to DoD logistics

When Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara created the Defense Supply Agency in 1961, the military services understood there were efficiencies to be gained in commodity management.

Jan. 30, 2019

African-American leaders made history at DLA predecessor agency

As DLA prepares to observe Black History Month, it’s a fitting time to learn about African-American leaders who made history at the agency in its early years.