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Feb. 6, 2018

DLA director returns to speak at Hampton University Founder’s Day

Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams recently delivered the keynote address at his alma mater, Hampton University, as it marked the 150th year since its founding after the Civil War as a college for African Americans who had just received their freedom.

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.

Nov. 7, 2017

HQC employees celebrate Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday

The men and women who’ve served in the Marine Corps since its birth have built a strong legacy, the service’s assistant deputy commandant for combat development and integration said during a celebration of the Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Nov. 6.

July 3, 2017

Commentary: Modern American Independence

The author reflects on what might be unspoken sources of greater meaning for Americans on Independence Day, beyond a fitting celebration of victory in the Revolutionary War.

June 6, 2017

DLA honors D-Day anniversary, sacrifices

June 6, 2017, marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, when the Allies stormed the beaches at Normandy, France, to spark the beginning of victory in Europe.

April 1, 2017

History Commentary: Mementos of the Trenches

The author reflects on what the items his grandfather brought home from WWI can tell us about the life of the American doughboy, 100 years after America joined the war on the side of the Allies.

April 1, 2017

Logistics and American entry into the Great War

Wheat and thin strips of wood: Did these benign supplies really play a role in getting America into World War I?

Feb. 17, 2017

Presidents Day: Lessons in logistics from Washington and Lincoln

As the Defense Logistics Agency celebrates Presidents Day, it’s worth a look at the logistics difficulties Washington and Lincoln endured as they led the nation to victory in wartime without the benefit of DLA.

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.

June 10, 2016

‘Hooah!’ Headquarters celebrates Army’s 241st birthday

A standing-room audience at the McNamara Headquarters Complex displayed unabashed pride of service in celebrating the birth of the U.S. Army — still rolling along after 241 years.