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July 22, 2019

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Chief of Staff Recognizes Local Air Force Veteran

George Hemler was just 19 years old when he arrived at Laredo Air Force Base, Texas, in 1958. Drafted shortly after the end of the Korean War, the Pennsylvania native found himself far from home and facing an uncertain future. Little did he know the long-lasting effects his three-year tour would have, not only on his life, but on future generations.

July 2, 2019

Air Force Customer Facing Division Chief promoted to colonel

Air Force Lt. Col. John “Gus” Gustafson, Air Force Customer Facing Division chief with Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate was promoted to colonel at a ceremony held June 25 in the DLA Aviation Operations Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

March 20, 2019

Air Force policy leader: Troop Support is ‘lifeblood of U.S. military’

An Air Force policy leader commended Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s supply chain logistics during a visit to the organization March 14.

Jan. 15, 2019

A marathon of support: DLA provides new American-made athletic footwear

Nearly 900 Air Force recruits were the first to receive new American-made athletic footwear early January, procured by Defense Logistics Agency as a result of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which mandated the Department of Defense to provide to enlistees the footwear upon their initial entry into the armed forces.

Oct. 4, 2018

Troop Support helps Airmen transition to new uniform from S.C. to Italy

Six hours ahead of the Eastern time zone, Airmen at Aviano Air Base, Italy were the first to purchase the Operational Camouflage Pattern utility uniform October 1.

Sept. 27, 2018

DLA provides maternity uniforms that help airmen ‘fit in’ while ‘sticking out’

While the changes in clothing sizes can be a challenge for service members during pregnancy, one Air Force officer said her maternity uniform didn’t compromise her professional appearance or comfort.

Sept. 21, 2018

DLA celebrates the Air Force’s 71st birthday!

Airmen and Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees celebrated the Air Force’s 71st birthday Sept. 18, with a ceremony at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Air Force Commander Col. Terrence Kilgore, 345th Training Squadron, Fort Lee, Virginia, was the guest speaker. In his speech, he highlighted the Air Force’s 71st birthday theme: “American Airman … Wingman, Leader, Warrior.” He called the theme befitting for a service that encompasses all three character traits.

Sept. 20, 2018

Distribution celebrates 71 years of the Air Force service

On Sept. 18, the DLA Distribution team came together to celebrate the United States Air Force’s 71st birthday.

Sept. 13, 2018

Air Force marks 71st birthday with themes of trust, commitment

Flying blades, a brass band and remarks from a three-star Air Force deputy chief of staff marked the 71st birthday of the Air Force at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Sept. 12.

Sept. 7, 2018

Clothing and Textiles’ new director ‘excited to support warfighter’

An Air Force officer now leads the team responsible for outfitting military service members with uniforms, equipment and more, by taking the reigns as Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles’ director.