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Nov. 19, 2020

Innovative teambuilding keeps coworkers together

With work from home being a new normal in the world of COVID-19, one team of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees has found a way to include “work family” in their home office dynamic to build greater team strength and resilience.

Nov. 17, 2020

DLA support to nursing homes: A ‘challenging, humbling’ success

The Defense Logistics Agency overcame hurdles to support the nation’s demand for personal protective equipment for at-risk populations early in the coronavirus pandemic. As one of the U.S.’s most susceptible populations, the elderly became a primary focus of DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain when the Department of Health and Human Service requested two tranches of pre-packaged lifesaving protective items for 15,455 nursing homes nationwide.

Nov. 3, 2020

DLA Distribution packs, ships COVID-19 rapid test kits for nursing homes, troops

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, is packing and distributing 6 million COVID-19 rapid test kits on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Oct. 28, 2020

DLA Medical ECAT provides $1 billion in life saving material, savings to customers

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain’s Electronic Catalog sales hit $1 billion in life saving material sales and savings to customers for the first time in the “best in class” program’s history.

Oct. 21, 2020

CFC: What giving means to me

Employees of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support have donated to the annual Combined Federal Campaign for decades. This CFC season, open from Sept. 21 to Jan. 15, 2021, will continue the tradition of helping those with a need. During this period, the 2,000-plus employee-strong workforce will have the opportunity to represent DLA’s theme, “Be the face of giving,” to any of thousands of causes represented by the CFC.

Oct. 7, 2020

DLA, HHS deliver rapid-result COVID-19 test kits across the nation

The Defense Logistics Agency supplied over 11 million rapid COVID-19 test kits that provide on-site results within 15 minutes to thousands of sites nationwide by Oct. 2. The deliveries are part of a contract awarded Aug. 28 for 150 million tests on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services and are expected to continue through December.

July 24, 2020

DLA Troop Support welcomes new Aide de Camp

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Command welcomed Army 1st Lt. Brett Harris as the Aide de Camp on July 13. Harris replaces Navy Lt. Junior Grade Kevin Marvel in the role directly supporting to the commander.

July 20, 2020

DLA medical logistics team provides personal protective equipment to new COVID hotspots

The Defense Logistics Agency is providing much needed personal protective equipment and test supplies to state and local hotspots as COVID-19 cases continue rising in the U.S. The DLA Troop Support medical team worked with DLA Distribution during the July 4 holiday to fulfill multiple requests for items used at test sites in Texas, Florida and Louisiana.

July 16, 2020

C&T employees recognized for mission support during pandemic

As the Defense Logistics Agency continues supporting COVID-19 efforts across the globe, DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence recognized employees maintaining the mission and meeting new requirements June 30 during a virtual performance review. “Our warfighters and other customers have continued to be recipients of your dynamic support and superior service,” Lawrence told employees who’ve spent the past four months teleworking.

July 16, 2020

DLA delivers personal protective equipment to nursing homes across the country

The Defense Logistics Agency is shipping a second 7-day supply of COVID-19 personal protective equipment to support staff and residents at over 15,000 nursing homes nationwide after completing delivery of $67 million worth of equipment June 12.