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Sept. 12, 2018

First American to escape al-Qaida shares story of captivity

Matthew Schrier, the first Westerner to escape from al-Qaida captivity, shared his story of imprisonment and shed light on the behavioral tendencies of Islamic extremists during a 9/11 remembrance event at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Sept. 11.

Sept. 10, 2018

First American to escape al-Qaida captivity to speak at HQC’s 9/11 observance

The first American to escape al-Qaida captivity will share the story of his capture, torture and escape during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 11 in the McNamara Headquarters Complex auditorium.

June 29, 2018

Keep alertness high along with patriotic spirit this July 4

Each year many DLA employees and family members attend Fourth of July celebrations across this great country, as well as celebrations in overseas locations. While there are no credible or specific threats, staying aware of your surroundings can help you have a safe celebration.

Sept. 6, 2017

Preparedness: more than just a month-long effort

Preparedness is a year-round activity, but September is designated as National Preparedness Month. Across the enterprise, the Defense Logistics Agency has several related activities planned.

May 26, 2017

This Memorial Day, reflect and remember — but also be vigilant

Given the recent suicide bombing in Manchester, United Kingdom, Defense Logistics Agency employees are urged to be vigilant in large public gatherings. Look out for any person whose behavior, demeanor or belongings seem unusual, and report them to law enforcement.

Dec. 5, 2016

Saving life after terrorist bombing garners Army award

Army Col. Rick Ellis, commander of the DLA support team in Afghanistan was awarded the combat action badge Nov. 26, after saving a soldier's life following a terrorist bombing.

Nov. 1, 2016

Inherent Resourcefulness: Supporting the fight in Iraq and Syria

To meet unique support requirements in a war unlike any other, DLA personnel use creativity and hard work to support the fight to rid Iraq and Syria of terrorists.

Sept. 8, 2016

Commentary: A day of remembrance, a day of unity — for nation and family

In observance of Patriot Day, a DLA employee reflects on how Sept. 11, 2001, affected her, changing her perspective on her role as a DoD civil servant and bringing her and her children closer.

Aug. 17, 2016

Foreign-travel employee requirements and tips

If you're a DLA employee who will be traveling internationally for work in two months or less, now is the time to make sure you've fulfilled all the travel requirements, which go well beyond just completing your travel orders.

Aug. 3, 2016

August is DLA Antiterrorism Awareness Month

The Defense Logistics Agency recognizes August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month, when the agency promotes and reemphasizes awareness and vigilance throughout the enterprise.