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Oct. 22, 2019

Subsistence, USDA partnership sets new high for schools receiving fresh produce

When the Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program started in 1995, school districts in only eight states signed on with the partnership effort. By the end of fiscal 2019, the DOD Fresh program has grown to include districts nationwide, reaching record numbers of participants at the start of this school year.

Oct. 21, 2019

Employees ‘G.I.V.E.’ back to local students through reading, math

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support started its annual Project Government and Industry Volunteers for Education tutoring program Oct. 15 to help Benjamin Franklin Elementary School third grade students improve in reading and math.

Oct. 11, 2019

Troop Support Leadership Academy: build trust and strive for excellence

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Leadership Academy, held Oct. 8-10, educated attendees on leadership topics ranging from Equal Employment Opportunity to human resources processes and ethics. The program also included information, resources and messages focused on building trust and striving for excellence.

Oct. 11, 2019

DLA Aviation sustaining mission capable goal of 80 percent

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, recognizes employees in the Navy Customer Facing Division of the Customer Operations Directorate for reaching the combat-ready aircraft goal, set forth before them by commander, Naval Air Forces, during a small ceremony on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 4.

Oct. 9, 2019

DLA Fire and EMS professionals educate employees on fire safety

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond’s Fire and Emergency Services is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign. This year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

Oct. 7, 2019

Subsistence supply chain director promoted to colonel

Eric McCoy is one of the Army’s newest colonels. McCoy, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain director, was promoted in front of family and friends in Philadelphia Oct. 3.

Sept. 26, 2019

Counsel speaks to local law students about federal employment, builds partnerships

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Office of General Counsel participated in a Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools consortium event Sept. 19 to engage and inform local law students about the agency’s mission and federal employment benefits. Panel member Jon Lightner, DLA Troop Support chief counsel and Villanova University School of Law graduate, spoke to students from nine local law schools about the specialized legal positions within Troop Support. As the first and only DLA legal team to pursue efforts like this according to Lightner, the engagement builds partnerships with the colleges and generates potential interest in federal service among future legal professionals.

Sept. 20, 2019

DLA joins the Air Force in celebrating its 72nd birthday

Members of the DSCR workforce, including military, government civilians and defense contractors, came together on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the U.S. Air Force, Sept. 18.

Sept. 12, 2019

DLA Troop Support provides 96,000 meals and 1,400 cases of bottled water to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

As the threat of Hurricane Dorian became imminent, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain ensured meals-ready-to-eat, bottled water and fresh fruits and vegetables were available to those directly impacted by the storm, starting August 29.

Sept. 11, 2019

DLA Subsistence project helps customers, improves internal processes

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain’s recall notifications under the All Food and Drug Act are critical to ensuring the warfighter and their family members do not buy or consume recalled subsistence products in any government owned facility. But what about the customers that need to be credited for products that were recalled?