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Jan. 29, 2021

DLA Troop Support says goodbye to longtime civilian employee

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support said goodbye to its latest civilian retiree during a ceremony Jan. 28 in Philadelphia. Beatrice Ross of the Operations and Plans Directorate retired after 40 years of federal service.

Jan. 26, 2021

Troop Support employees celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy during virtual observance event

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees celebrated the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a virtual observance event Jan. 14.

Jan. 26, 2021

Leader Professional Development meeting enforces importance of reading

The importance of reading was the main focus of the latest Leader Professional Development meeting held virtually by the Subsistence supply chain on Jan. 14. Army Lt. Col. Joe Byerly, a strategic planner for the Joint Special Operations command, was the featured speaker.

Jan. 22, 2021

A conversation with DLA cold chain expert Dana Dallas

Dana Dallas, the Defense Logistics Agency’s cold chain management expert, has been recognized for her expertise many times over her nearly 20 years in the field. Dallas’ inputs and updates to Defense Department joint cold chain management policy were key points in how DLA managed its tasked distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to overseas military and Navy Fleet customers. DLA Troop Support Corporate Communications talked with Dallas to get more insight on cold chain management and how she became a DOD expert.

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.

Jan. 14, 2021

New rotation program gives DLA Troop Support workforce a chance to grow

The new Cross Functional Rotation Program allows Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees the opportunity to take on a six-month stint in a different supply chain or office where they gain a new professional experience while remaining a part of the DLA Troop Support team.

Dec. 23, 2020

DLA acquisition supports Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine distribution

In order to facilitate DLA’s role in the Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, the first 30,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine destined for OCONUS and deployed Navy Fleet requirements were ordered on Dec. 11 by the organization’s pharmaceutical support arm in anticipation of an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

Dec. 16, 2020

DLA Troop Support celebrates retirement of eight civilian employees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support workforce celebrated the careers of eight retiring civilian employees during a virtual ceremony Dec. 14.

Dec. 9, 2020

Partnerships, innovation enable medical material availability

Vendors rolling out new items they want to sell to the Defense Department need stock numbers assigned to those supplies so customers and government systems have a common reference. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical Supplier Support Team normally handles this for items like surgical and hospital equipment.