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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. 22, 2020

DLA Distribution shipping COVID-19 vaccines to overseas troops

Defense Logistics Agency has received the first Defense Department shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and is immediately packaging the vaccines for shipment today to overseas and Navy fleet locations.

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.

Dec. 9, 2020

Partnerships, innovation enable medical material availability

Vendors rolling out new items they want to sell to the Defense Department need stock numbers assigned to those supplies so customers and government systems have a common reference. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical Supplier Support Team normally handles this for items like surgical and hospital equipment.

Dec. 4, 2020

Hardware team shares skills, culture to support COVID-19 demand areas

How can I help? A simple question, but one that speaks to character. It’s exactly the question that the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware team proudly asked to support their partners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, they managed to maintain a two-year trend of improved warfighter support in the process and brought their enthusiastic attitudes to the other high-performing supply chains, Air Force Col. Adrian Crowley, Director of IH, said.

Nov. 27, 2020

Surplus military tents repurposed as coronavirus testing sites

New Jersey’s Union County is among DLA’s many excess-property recipients reusing former mobile shelters in their local fight against COVID-19.

Nov. 18, 2020

DLA produces social distancing signage

The Defense Logistics Agency is producing signage to help the Department of Defense remind employees and visitors about social distancing and other precautions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Nov. 17, 2020

DLA support to nursing homes: A ‘challenging, humbling’ success

The Defense Logistics Agency overcame hurdles to support the nation’s demand for personal protective equipment for at-risk populations early in the coronavirus pandemic. As one of the U.S.’s most susceptible populations, the elderly became a primary focus of DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain when the Department of Health and Human Service requested two tranches of pre-packaged lifesaving protective items for 15,455 nursing homes nationwide.

Nov. 9, 2020

DLA closes out fiscal 2020 with strong small business partnership

The Defense Logistics Agency exceeded its small business contracting goal for the eighth consecutive year by awarding more than 40% of its annual contract dollars to small businesses. Fiscal 2020 also marked the third year in a row that DLA exceeded $15 billion in contract awards to small businesses.