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July 13, 2020

Employee helps pay Prince William County families’ school lunch debt

Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations employee Debbie Roulier also serves as a board member and social media coordinator for a nonprofit organization that pays off school lunch debt for families in Prince William County, Virginia.

June 24, 2020

ASOC enhances agency capabilities during COVID-19

Since DLA’s establishment in 1961, the agency has relied on the many iterations of its operations center as the single point for coordinating agencywide responses during disasters and emergencies.

June 24, 2020

Fast, easy-to-prepare meals are vital part of DLA Troop Support’s COVID-19 response

Quickly providing easy-to-prepare meals has been a major part of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s response to COVID-19.

June 22, 2020

States receive $4.5 million in excess medical supplies

From syringes to snowblowers, U.S. states have long relied on DLA’s excess military property for everything from rural firefighting vehicles and education technology to pandemic response equipment.

June 22, 2020

DOD Acquisition Leader Briefs Reporters

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — Ellen M. Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, held a news conference on the DOD’s COVID-19 acquisition policy at the Pentagon.

June 18, 2020

JCASO helps ARNORTH contracting team provide commercial support to medical units assisting U.S. hospitals

Military medical teams that augmented U.S. hospital staffs providing COVID-19 care had commercial lodging, food, laundry support and more with help from the Defense Logistics Agency mid-March through May.

June 18, 2020

DLA Troop Support helps keep lunchtime going during COVID-19

At the height of schools closing around the country due to COVID-19 in mid-March, the Defense Logistics Agency’s Subsistence supply chain added 200 schools from Illinois to a program that would help them get fresh fruits and vegetables into lunches for students and eventually the community.

June 16, 2020

DLA director describes return-to-work plan in virtual town hall

Defense Logistics Agency leaders are finalizing a return-to-work plan that balances employee safety with the agency’s warfighter support mission, DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams said during a live Town Hall via Facebook.

June 15, 2020

DLA operations leader describes supply chain resilience for COVID-19

Multiple customers rushing to buy finite supplies was one of the Defense Logistics Agency’s biggest challenges in its COVID-19 response, the agency’s executive director of operations said during a June 11 virtual panel discussion on supply chain resilience. 

June 10, 2020

Training the next generation of warfighter supporters goes virtual during pandemic

When Defense Logistics Agency Pathways to Career Excellence Class 39 kicked off March 16, 20-year Army veteran Daryl Johnson was among the 30 members embarking on the two-year journey. The DLA Pathways to Career Excellence Program trains entry-level employees for advancement in supply, technical quality, procurement and finance fields through on-the-job work assignments, cross-training, rotational assignments and formal instruction. Johnson and his classmates were still in-processing into DLA when the agency launched a maximum telework policy March 23 due to COVID-19.