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June 3, 2020

DLA Distribution Japan provides COVID-19 protective equipment to 21 ships in the Pacific area of responsibility

Invisible to the naked eye, COVID-19 has emerged a ruthless foe and personal protective equipment a means to defend the novel adversary. Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, has met the coronavirus challenge head-on, providing PPE to 21 ships in the Pacific.

June 1, 2020

DLA Distribution supports troops, federal agencies while protecting employees during COVID-19

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution continues providing medical supplies and personal protective equipment to service members and other federal agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 29, 2020

Virtual change of command ceremony celebrates leaders’ accomplishments from afar

Navy Capt. Ernan Obellos relinquished command of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation – San Diego to Navy Cmdr. Maxine Gardner in a virtual change of command ceremony May 27 on Naval Base Coronado. DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford, who is currently on a special assignment as Deputy of the COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C., officiated the ceremony virtually from his office there.

May 28, 2020

“Get Out Challenge” keeps employees active, connected

Virtual workouts, picking strawberries, mountain walks and volunteering at a local food bank are activities McKesia Hester said took place during the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate’s “Get Out Challenge.”

May 22, 2020

Agency helps workforce stay strong against pandemic

Defense Logistics Agency employees in Battle Creek, Michigan, have been helping their colleagues stay strong mentally and physically as the workforces supports the warfighter and others responding to a pandemic.

May 20, 2020

Automated data drives DLA, DOD decisions on COVID-19 medical supplies

Automated supply and demand data on personal protective equipment needed in the COVID-19 response is giving Defense Department officials a unified picture of stock levels and requirements across DOD and federal agencies, said the Defense Logistics Agency’s metrics integration chief.

May 19, 2020

DLA Troop Support rushes blankets to customers in Europe

Quick action and strong ties with a vendor by Defense Logistics Agency employees helped speed delivery of 200 wool blankets to U.S. Army Europe Mortuary Affairs in Stuttgart, Germany, in response to COVID-19 in late April.

May 19, 2020

DLA’s IT modernization paved way for mass telework 

When the COVID-19 pandemic made mass telework a necessity for many government agencies, the Defense Logistics Agency was prepared. Over 26,000 civilian employees, contractors and service members began working from home March 17, more than doubling the agency’s routine number of teleworkers. 

May 19, 2020

DLA Aviation leader uses virtual fist bump to connect with staff

Roy Drake knows greetings matter and can change the course of someone’s day and outlook. Communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic remains a priority for him in combating stress, uncertainty and social distancing among his staff.

May 18, 2020

Land and Maritime family battles, defeats COVID-19 virus

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime associates and brothers Kyle and Marc Danneberger know firsthand the effects of COVID-19. The brothers along with their mother Sallie have supported their father Karl through a recent coronavirus infection that saw him hospitalized and on a ventilator.