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May 13, 2021

AAPI presentation shares struggles, joys of cultural integration with DLA employees

Sarun Chan identifies as many things: an American, a south Philadelphian, and Cambodian, but not necessarily in that order. His experiences as an infant born in a refugee camp in Thailand, a child raised in poverty in Philadelphia and as the Executive Director of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia define who he is. During a virtual event honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 12, Chan shared those identities and what they mean to him and his community with Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees.

May 11, 2021

DLA delivers flu vaccine to warfighters in the southern hemisphere

The Defense Logistics Agency received 87,980 doses of a flu vaccine April 28 intended to support warfighters in the southern hemisphere to meet Department mandates. DLA Troop Support’s Medical directorate’s $1.25 million contract is in support of the March 2020 Defense Health Agency memo that requires service members stationed or performing duty in the southern hemisphere to receive an additional flu vaccine that targets strains affecting that region.

May 4, 2021

Philadelphia-based DoD agency delivers life-saving COVID-19 medical supplies to India

A Philadelphia-based government agency is enabling support to India through the acquisition of medical supplies as part of the Defense Logistics Agency’s effort to help meet urgent health needs there. DLA Troop Support, located in northeast Philadelphia, worked with interagency partners to coordinate two shipments of supplies from Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28 and 29 that included 702,400 test kits and 84,000 N95 masks so far. A third shipment third with oxygen concentrators, additional test kits and N95 masks left April 30, and a fourth shipment is scheduled to arrive in India today. Planning is ongoing for additional flights to send more supplies.

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.