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Oct. 13, 2020

Pentagon’s logistics agency plays key role in procuring, distributing limited pandemic supplies

The Defense Department’s leading logistics agency is playing a key role in the national coronavirus response as it purchases and distributes desperately needed medical supplies for DOD and federal agencies.

Oct. 9, 2020

DLA strengthens supplier alliances during pandemic

COVID-19 has made the Defense Logistics Agency more aware than ever of the challenges and flexibility of its 11,000-plus suppliers, said the agency’s chief of acquisition programs.

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. 14, 2020

DLA helps federal partners replenish national stockpile of personal protective equipment

The Defense Logistics Agency is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services to replenish the nearly depleted Strategic National Stockpile with personal protective equipment as the nation continues responding to COVID-19.

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.

Sept. 2, 2020

DLA stores, distributes PPE for VA facilities ahead of potential virus spread in fall

A Defense Logistics Agency and Veterans Health Administration partnership is ensuring over 1,200 Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care facilities nationwide have 120 days of personal protective equipment to face a potential fall outbreak of COVID-19.

Aug. 27, 2020

DLA Troop Support buys antigen test kits for nation’s nursing homes

DLA Troop Support has purchased over 3 million antigen tests for distribution to nursing homes across the country to support the nation’s COVID-19 response.