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Jan. 10, 2021

Largest multi-site distribution complex in Defense Department delivers for Operation Warp Speed

As part of the Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccination mission, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution began shipping Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to Defense Department employees outside the continental U.S., the deployed U.S. Navy Fleet and a limited number of locations within the continental U.S. Dec. 22.

Jan. 8, 2021

Medical supply chain team achieves seemingly impossible pandemic support

DLA Troop Support’s Dan Keefe has worked with FEMA, HHS and DOD officials since March to outline requirements and support for everything from antigen test kits for schools and nursing homes to replenishment of the Strategic National Stockpile in response to COVID-19. 

Jan. 7, 2021

DLA employee at Fort Benning helps battle the pandemic

The Defense Logistics Agency has always focused on meeting warfighter needs, and property disposal specialists from DLA Disposition Services are playing a crucial role in supplying a new kind of warfighter in a new kind of warfare – the battle against COVID-19.

Jan. 7, 2021

First COVID-19 Vaccinations Administered on board NSA Bahrain

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Bahrain began administering the Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine on board Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Jan. 4.

Jan. 7, 2021

Former LNO guides DLA’s pandemic support to FEMA

Before becoming the Military Services Support Division deputy director in October, Phyllis Erkins supported the national pandemic response by working with DLA supply chain officials to relay information like prices, shipping options, and quantities and types of supplies the agency could provide to FEMA.

Jan. 6, 2021

DLA Distribution San Joaquin supports COVID-19 test kit mission

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, continues to provide critical support for the Defense Department’s COVID-19 mission, supporting DLA’s partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 rapid test kit mission.

Jan. 6, 2021

DLA COVID-19 Task Force leader equips leaders with decision-making data

As the head of DLA’s COVID-19 Task Force, Lee Dvonch oversees the production of numerous information products that help leaders throughout the agency, Defense Department and White House Supply Chain Task Force make timely decisions on the agency's commodity support to the pandemic.

Dec. 23, 2020

DLA acquisition supports Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine distribution

In order to facilitate DLA’s role in the Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, the first 30,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine destined for OCONUS and deployed Navy Fleet requirements were ordered on Dec. 11 by the organization’s pharmaceutical support arm in anticipation of an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

Dec. 15, 2020

DLA ready to ship COVID-19 vaccine to overseas locations, Navy fleet

With the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine in the arms of some healthcare workers, the Defense Logistics Agency is ready to ship doses for Defense Department employees outside the continental U.S. and the deployed U.S. Navy Fleet.

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.