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Feb. 7, 2019

Medical helps prevent the flu amongst service members through ‘teamwork’

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain procured 3.4 million influenza vaccine doses for service members around the world during the 2018-2019 Influenza Season.

Jan. 31, 2019

Troop Support hosts JBMDL Logistics Officers Association chapter

Leaders from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted members of the Logistics Officer Association’s Pudgy Chapter from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to educate the members on its mission and warfighter impact during the visit Jan. 24 in Philadelphia. LOA members were provided an overview of DLA and DLA Troop Support, as well as detailed presentations from each of Troop Support’s five supply chains: Subsistence, Clothing and Textiles, Construction and Equipment, Medical and Industrial Hardware.

Jan. 29, 2019

Medical discusses pharmaceutical support with Defense Health Agency team

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain hosted a pharmacy operations team from the Defense Health Agency Jan. 24 to learn about pharmaceutical programs, capabilities and collaborative initiatives.

Jan. 29, 2019

Finding balance at the summit: Troop Support employee climbs Kilimanjaro

Not many people can claim that they have danced with an African tribe, climbed to the top of the highest peak in Africa and watched a sunset from above the clouds. But thanks to an adventurous spirit and a supportive workplace, Jeff Crow can make that claim. Crow, a material planner in the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware supply chain and avid trekker from Colorado, decided he needed to take a trip to provide stability to his work-life balance - and a tropical vacation wasn’t going to do the trick. He needed a challenge. He was going to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro - one of the “Seven Summits,” which are the highest peaks on each of Earth’s continents.

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. 24, 2019

Troop Support senior leaders discuss medical support as treatment facilities transition to DHA

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted the Defense Health Agency’s Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, Combat Support Agency assistant director, to discuss current support operations and plans as DHA assumes management and administration of military treatment facilities.

Jan. 22, 2019

A Conversation with Army Brig. Gen. Mark T. Simerly

DLA Troop Support’s commander discusses the agency’s increasing global mission supporting the military services and other federal agencies.

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. 15, 2019

A marathon of support: DLA provides new American-made athletic footwear

Nearly 900 Air Force recruits were the first to receive new American-made athletic footwear early January, procured by Defense Logistics Agency as a result of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which mandated the Department of Defense to provide to enlistees the footwear upon their initial entry into the armed forces.

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.”