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Dec. 23, 2019

Charitable decorating contest brings joy to employees, food to community

Employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support participated in a holiday decorating contest using non-perishable goods to create holiday displays. The festive scenes were judged based on several factors including festiveness, and the non-perishable elements are being donated to a food pantry to support local communities in need this holiday season.

Dec. 11, 2019

DLA Troop Support ribbon cutting celebrates opening of new, state-of-the-art headquarters building

It is the start of a new era at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia, as employees and leaders celebrated the opening of its new, state-of-the-art headquarters building. The 108,500-square-foot, four-story building was completed in October 2019, and is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified. A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction was held on Dec. 10.

Dec. 5, 2019

Mentor program continues philanthropy, expands workforce impact

Employees from a Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support mentoring program assembled care packages and wrote cards for deployed warfighters to support morale and resiliency at an event Dec. 3 in Philadelphia. The program began in the Industrial Hardware supply chain, but has become a cross-organizational collaborative program with mentors and mentees from all of Troop support’s supply chains.

Nov. 26, 2019

Navy officer promoted: thanks ‘God, family’ during ceremony

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Prince Tailey, from Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical supply chain, was promoted during a ceremony held in front of family, friends and coworkers Nov. 22 in Philadelphia.

Nov. 22, 2019

Troop Support “stands down” for safety, resiliency

Employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support were educated on warning signs of stress overload and ways to balance work and personal life during a “Safety Stand Down” event Nov. 21 in Philadelphia. Throughout the day, employees had opportunities to attend a presentation from DLA Chaplain Army Col. Robert Wichman, speak one-on-one with him and participate in discussions focused on safety and resilience.

Oct. 30, 2019

DLA Troop Support Academy brings ‘Warfighter First’ mission to life for new employees

During the DLA Troop Support Academy, held over three days at the agency’s headquarters in Philadelphia from Oct. 22-24, about 100 employees learned more about the organization from leaders and subject matter experts from the five supply chains and other organizational areas.

Oct. 29, 2019

Industrial Hardware employees engage industry, take lessons back

Employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Industrial Hardware supply chain acted as organization ambassadors, while learning more about the items they buy for warfighters at bicoastal industry engagement meetings. The IH cross-functional group of pre- and post-award acquisitions, technical/quality and supply specialists attended the International Fastener Expo Sept. 28-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Design-2-Part Show Oct. 23-24 in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

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. 9, 2019

DLA Construction and Equipment is always prepared to help fight against wildfires

This year, the annual wildfire season has been less active, with about 28 percent fewer acres of land burning during the season than the 10-year average, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Despite this decrease in fire activity, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Construction and Equipment supply chain remains ready in case disaster strikes.

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.