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June 5, 2019

D-Day 75: DLA supports troops commemorating anniversary

DLA delivered materials to three locations in France to sustain service members supporting the D-Day anniversary. But it was an engineering feat that helped sustain Allied troops following the Normandy invasion 75 years ago.

April 18, 2019

Holocaust survivor shares childhood story with HQC employees

Louise Lawrence-Israëls shares the painful memory of her childhood during the Holocaust.

June 6, 2018

DLA honors sacrifices made, victory won on D-Day

Seventy-four years ago today, American military forces, joined by their comrades in arms from Allied nations, began the final push to liberate Europe from Nazi oppression.

Dec. 22, 2017

DLA personnel brave Belgian cold, honor WWII heroes in memorial walk

Members of the DLA Europe & Africa team braved winter weather Dec. 16 to participate in the 40th Annual Bastogne Memorial Walk in Belgium, commemorating the heroic stand made by U.S. and British forces during the Ardennes Offensive — also known as the Battle of the Bulge.

Aug. 9, 2017

DLA Joint Reserves leader brings closure to families of sailors killed at Pearl Harbor

The chief of staff for the Defense Logistics Agency Joint Reserve Force has volunteered to serve on two honor details this year, returning to family members the remains of newly identified sailors killed in World War II.

Dec. 6, 2016

Commentary: History comes full circle at Yokosuka

As Dec. 7 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in which nearly 2,500 U.S. military members and civilians were killed, DLA honors their memory with a commentary from a current Navy sailor serving with DLA in Japan.

Dec. 7, 2015

Flags at half-staff in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Flags at U.S. government installations and facilities, including all Defense Logistics Agency facilities, are flying at half-staff until sunset Dec. 7 by order of President Barack Obama in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Nov. 5, 2015

Marines celebrate 240th birthday, 70th anniversary of Iwo Jima

Marines past and present gathered at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Nov. 3 to observe the 240th birthday of the Marine Corps and the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II in which the Marines played the pivotal role.

Oct. 16, 2015

World War II veteran of Normandy Omaha beach landing receives medals

In a small church nestled in a quiet Atlanta, Ga. suburb, DLA Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard Dix and Deputy Commanding General, National Guard Army Brig. Gen. John King, presented a World War II veteran, Army Sgt. Earnest Felton Jett, Sr. with over a dozen medals and badges including the French A Ses Liberateurs Medal, Normandy, D-Day Comm, Belgium Comm, American Campaign, Transportation Medal, Driving Badge, Qualification Badge with bars, Infantry Badge, Belgium Fouraguerre, and French Fouraguerre.