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Jan. 10, 2019

Subsistence employee’s hard decision ultimately earns him 2018 Employee Leader of the Year recognition

Having to convince your wife and five kids to leave a familiar place to go to an unfamiliar place may seem like a daunting task. For one Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employee this one decision led to one of his most gratifying experiences being selected as the 2018 Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Leader of the Year.

Sept. 13, 2017

Serving again: Prior POL troops continue to fuel airpower in Afghanistan

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management section, commonly referred to as POL, enables Resolute Support and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel by supplying all aircraft, to include military, contracted and civilian, with the fuel needed to deliver airpower.

Dec. 5, 2016

Saving life after terrorist bombing garners Army award

Army Col. Rick Ellis, commander of the DLA support team in Afghanistan was awarded the combat action badge Nov. 26, after saving a soldier's life following a terrorist bombing.

Feb. 16, 2016

DLA provides range of services to support the warfighter

When it comes to supporting the warfighter across the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan, no organization does it better than the Defense Logistics Agency.

Dec. 29, 2015

DLA employee receives Canadian Meritorious Service Medal

DLA’s Eugene Shearer received Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal on Dec. 15 for his contributions as chief of the Combined Joint Logistics Branch of Regional Command South, Afghanistan, in 2010 and 2011, while serving as a colonel in the U.S. Army.

Sept. 22, 2015

Red River’s safety specialist supports MRAP DEMIL in Afghanistan

Kent Martz, a safety specialist at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas, has spent the last six months in Afghanistan supporting the MRAP Demilitarization mission. Arriving in March 2015, he is expected to return home to Red River at the end of September 2015.

July 13, 2015

DLA civilian killed in Afghanistan left legacy of service, friendship

Stephen Byus, a Defense Logistics Agency employee and Navy Reservist who was killed in Afghanistan in 2014, is being inducted into the DLA Hall of Fame in honor of his service and legacy.