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Jan. 25, 2019

Troop Support Campaign of Learning fosters future sustainment

Change management is something the senior leaders within the Defense Logistics Agency and its Major Subordinate Commands are used to dealing with – such as finding efficiencies through strategic goals

Jan. 17, 2019

Reorganizing for employee development, future success

For new employees, “learning the ropes” can be a challenge. So leaders in the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Industrial Hardware supply chain found a way to help set up certain new employees for success. Developed in 2018, the IH Material Planning training branch took a cue from IH’s Technical and Quality Division and helped standardize training and “build the bench” of more skilled, knowledgeable interns and employees in the Pathways to Career Excellence program, or PaCErs.

Jan. 7, 2019

Troop Support honors Army reservist’s retirement

Army Lt. Col. Thomas Wooden Jr. was honored for 29 years of service to his nation at a retirement ceremony held Jan. 4 at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia where he spent the last 29 years of his military career as an Army reservist. During the ceremony, presiding official and DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly thanked Wooden and his more than 20 family members in attendance for their support to the Army and to the nation. “We know that serving in the armed services poses challenges for our soldiers that many civilians and their families cannot appreciate, but you all can,” Simerly said. “And your support to [Wooden] has been essential in his success.”

Jan. 3, 2019

Process Improvement helps get food to troops overseas faster

Napoleon Bonaparte has been credited with saying that “an Army marches on its stomach.” As key players in making sure the military has the food they need to literally sustain America’s armed forces, employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain understand the importance of that concept. And when they saw potential to improve their process to feed the warfighter faster, they called in the Continuous Process Improvement Office to assist.

Dec. 21, 2018

Troop Support event poses question: How and where can blockchain help?

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided approximately 41,000 power poles, 88.1 million meals and 1,264 generators in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the 2017 hurricane season. Responding to three major hurricanes was a record undertaking for DLA, and the mission was a success. But could the use of blockchain technology improve DLA’s support even more?

Dec. 21, 2018

Troop Support brings cheer to workforce with 2018 holiday decorating contest

Employees of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support supply chain and staff offices participated in a holiday decorating contest in Philadelphia Dec. 20. Employees created holiday “postage stamp” themed scenes depicting their piece of the agency’s Warfighter support mission, and entries were judged by Troop Support’s senior leadership team. Congratulations to 2018’s winners: 1st Place – Industrial Hardware; 2nd Place – Clothing and Textiles; 3rd Place – Command Support.

Oct. 19, 2018

Employees can now donate to 2018 Combined Federal Campaign

Employees at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support are able to make charitable contributions through the Office of Personnel Management’s Combined Federal Campaign now through Jan. 11, 2019. The

Oct. 16, 2018

DLA Troop Support’s Joint Reserve Force meets with commander at inaugural town hall event

Reservists assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support were recognized for their role in the Troop Support mission and provided insights on the fiscal 2019 Campaign Plan at the first Joint

Sept. 27, 2018

Analysis center experts share ‘insider’ information on threats

As part of National Preparedness Month, the Defense Logistics Agency hosted Department of Defense Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center Deputy Director Delice Bernhard and Senior Behavioral Advisor Robert Gallagher to speak to employees about the critical path to insider threat risk, Sept. 18 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

July 20, 2018

New Distribution commander visits Corpus Christi site

DLA Distribution commander Navy Supply Corps Rear Adm. Kevin Jones recently made his first trip to DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, which serves as the primary wholesale distribution point for major components to support helicopter repair missions for Department of Defense and Foreign Military Sales customers worldwide.