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April 30, 2021

DLA, SOUTHCOM partnership provides humanitarian support for COVID-19 relief

The Defense Logistics Agency partnered with the U.S. Southern Command to deliver $1.3 million worth of life-saving pharmaceuticals to the Paraguay Ministry of Health for urgent treatment of intensive care patients with COVID-19. “This effort represents a whole-of-government approach [including] the Department of State, USSOUTHCOM, and DLA to strengthen partnerships and counter threats in our shared neighborhood,” SOUTHCOM Director of Logistics Marine Col. David Gibbs said.

April 15, 2021

Training Academy aims for equity, ‘well-rounded’ employees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Training Academy, a pilot program for early career employees, kicked off with a virtual roll-out meeting with participants April 7. The goal is to provide an organizational standard of training for new employees, and complement existing training programs to result in more equitable learning opportunities for hands-on training.

March 24, 2021

DLA flu program - ahead of the curve for 2021

With the annual flu season coming to a successful close, the Defense Logistics Agency is prepared to safeguard the Department of Defense sooner than ever. In late February, DLA Troop Support Medical’s supply chain awarded a contract for 3.3 million doses of the flu vaccine, valued at $44.7 million in preparation for the 2021 flu season.

March 5, 2021

Troop Support Commander reflects on 2020, year ahead at Town Hall event

During his Town Hall event March 4, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence shared his reflections on the past year, provided employees with an overview of recent events, and set a course for the organization’s way ahead in 2021.

March 2, 2021

Award-winning support recognized by government procurement coalition

Defense Logistics Agency’s Troop Support's Medical Directorate’s Strategic Materiel Sourcing Group and Construction and Equipment employee Meghan Michalski earned the Coalition for Government Procurement’s Acquisition Excellence Awards for Government, according to the group’s announcement February 26.

Jan. 20, 2021

DLA provides food, uniforms, COVID tests for military during Inauguration support

As of January 20, DLA Troop Support has provided more than 50,000 cases of bottled water, 864 cases of meals-ready-to-eat, 864 cases of tailored operational training meals, 448 modules of unitized group rations, honor guard uniform items and 2,000 rapid COVID-19 tests in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration. “As a joint partner in the Department of Defense, DLA Troop Support is proud to provide the items our nation’s military needs to enable their success,” DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said.

Jan. 15, 2021

DLA supports SOUTHCOM pandemic response efforts

The Defense Logistics Agency is assisting U.S. Southern Command’s COVID-19 relief efforts in a number of countries in their area of responsibility through DoD’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, in addition to their ongoing support of national efforts. Since receiving the initial request on May 29, 2020, DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain has provided 24 field hospitals to SOUTHCOM, who donated them to 11 countries within their AOR.

Dec. 23, 2020

DLA acquisition supports Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine distribution

In order to facilitate DLA’s role in the Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, the first 30,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine destined for OCONUS and deployed Navy Fleet requirements were ordered on Dec. 11 by the organization’s pharmaceutical support arm in anticipation of an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

Dec. 9, 2020

Partnerships, innovation enable medical material availability

Vendors rolling out new items they want to sell to the Defense Department need stock numbers assigned to those supplies so customers and government systems have a common reference. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical Supplier Support Team normally handles this for items like surgical and hospital equipment.

Dec. 4, 2020

Hardware team shares skills, culture to support COVID-19 demand areas

How can I help? A simple question, but one that speaks to character. It’s exactly the question that the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware team proudly asked to support their partners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, they managed to maintain a two-year trend of improved warfighter support in the process and brought their enthusiastic attitudes to the other high-performing supply chains, Air Force Col. Adrian Crowley, Director of IH, said.