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June 8, 2021

Chief counsel of labor, employment issues helps set agency pandemic policies 

From the effect of facial hair on proper mask fitting to teleworker requests for ergonomic chairs, Tia Miller is the Defense Logistics Agency’s go-to source on what’s legal and what leaders can expect of DLA’s 26,000 employees during the pandemic. 

May 19, 2021

Global pandemic support, future initiatives top Global Town Hall agenda

The Defense Logistics Agency’s role in operations like the Afghanistan drawdown and its ability to provide critical supplies for Americans and other nations during the pandemic show there is an increasing awareness and demand for the agency’s capabilities, the DLA director said during a prerecorded Global Town Hall May 18. 

May 19, 2021

DLA ships Pfizer vaccines OCONUS for DOD youth

DLA has shipped first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. European, Central and Indo-Pacific Commands. 

May 10, 2021

DLA vice director: Resilience critical to agency’s success during pandemic

DLA Vice Director Brad Bunn describes how organizational and employee resilience contributed to the agency's success during the pandemic.

May 7, 2021

DLA reservists support vaccine cold-chain management

Reservists at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support are helping monitor COVID-19 vaccine temperatures as the agency ships thousands of doses to Defense Department employees outside the continental United States and the deployed U.S. Navy Fleet amid warmer weather.

May 4, 2021

Philadelphia-based DoD agency delivers life-saving COVID-19 medical supplies to India

A Philadelphia-based government agency is enabling support to India through the acquisition of medical supplies as part of the Defense Logistics Agency’s effort to help meet urgent health needs there. DLA Troop Support, located in northeast Philadelphia, worked with interagency partners to coordinate two shipments of supplies from Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28 and 29 that included 702,400 test kits and 84,000 N95 masks so far. A third shipment third with oxygen concentrators, additional test kits and N95 masks left April 30, and a fourth shipment is scheduled to arrive in India today. Planning is ongoing for additional flights to send more supplies.

April 21, 2021

DLA Aviation logistics ops center vital to warfighter support during pandemic

The Aviation Logistics Operations Center has been a hub for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s warfighter support during the COVID-19 pandemic by overseeing over a dozen functions ranging from monitoring weapons system readiness to developing logistics plans that support every combatant command.

April 20, 2021

DLA team supports DOD vaccination plan at DHA Headquarters

Employees from DLA Headquarters and DLA Distribution support DOD's COVID-19 vaccine rollout with daily help from teams at DLA major subordinate commands.

April 15, 2021

DLA prepared to increase overseas vaccine distribution as DOD allotment grows

DLA is helping military health officials prepare for a surge in COVID-19 vaccinations available to the Defense Department starting this month.

April 2, 2021

Defense Supply Center Columbus provides COVID-19 vaccine to workforce

After weeks of coordination, Defense Supply Center Columbus has begun COVID-19 vaccinations for DSCC personnel. First doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were administered March 30. Partnerships between the Defense Logistics Agency, Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Ohio Army National Guard resulted in the activation of the local vaccination site.