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Oct. 7, 2020

DLA, HHS deliver rapid-result COVID-19 test kits across the nation

The Defense Logistics Agency supplied over 11 million rapid COVID-19 test kits that provide on-site results within 15 minutes to thousands of sites nationwide by Oct. 2. The deliveries are part of a contract awarded Aug. 28 for 150 million tests on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services and are expected to continue through December.

Sept. 23, 2020

Surplus DOD tanker truck used to haul ethanol for hand sanitizer for Nebraska emergency workers, schools

An excess military tanker truck repurposed by the Nebraska Forest Service for firefighting was recently pressed into service as an ethanol hauler for hand sanitizer being used by emergency managers and public schools.

Sept. 10, 2020

Partner agencies receive $18 million in supplies during pandemic response

As autumn approaches, DLA Disposition Services continues its support of pandemic response by supplying the armed forces and first responders with a variety of materials. “We’ve recently exceeded a total of $18 million in excess and surplus supplies and equipment provided to customers for COVID-19 relief efforts,” said DLA Disposition Services Director Mike Cannon.

Sept. 9, 2020

DLA provides mobile hospitals to SOUTHCOM nations for COVID-19 response

: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is providing 24 mobile hospitals to the U.S. Southern Command for distribution to 11 countries in its region in support of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 8, 2020

DLA liaison officer earns NORTHCOM trust, kudos

Defense Logistics Agency Liaison Officer Ralph Laurie has spent most of his DLA career at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado. During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, he helped NORTHCOM return thousands of passengers stranded on cruise ships arriving from overseas.

Aug. 14, 2020

DLA transfers excess Army property to support Honduran COVID-19 response

Defense Logistics Agency employees teamed with members of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, U.S. Southern Command and Soto Cano Air Base mid-July to equip COVID-19 response centers and quarantine camps in Honduras with $2.2 million in donated property.

Aug. 10, 2020

DLA’s occupational health manager helps employees navigate the pandemic

DLA's occupational health program manager helps agency leaders and employees adjust to workplace changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug. 6, 2020

Millions of personal protective equipment arriving at DLA Distribution Susquehanna for FEMA’s COVID-19 response efforts

The Defense Department’s lead agency for logistics is processing, storing and shipping personal protective equipment for the Federal Emergency Management Agency as it assists hospitals dealing with rising COVID-19 infections across the country.

Aug. 3, 2020

ASOC, COVID-19 Task Force integrate DLA’s pandemic support

The Defense Department’s leading logistics agency had its eye on COVID-19 before the U.S. reported its first person-to-person transmission on Jan. 30.

July 30, 2020

Employee makes hundreds of cloth facemasks for coworkers

To help stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Charlotte Bell, an American Sign Language interpreter and equal employment opportunity specialist who works for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, made about 500 facemasks since early April 2020 for her co-workers.