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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 13, 2021

Commander addresses questions, says goodbye during final town hall

Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, addressed a number of topics ranging from COVID-19 vaccines to the new DLA Strategic Plan, and took time to say goodbye to the workforce during his final town hall, held virtually May 10.

May 11, 2021

Troop Support team members earn Employee, Team, Supervisor of the Year Awards

The DLA Troop Support Medical personal protective equipment team earned Team of the Year Award for their 2020 COVID-19 support, and DLA Troop Support employees Linnette De La Cruz and John Trunzo also earned Employee and Supervisor of the Year Awards, respectively, for their 2020 mission support.

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 6, 2021

DLA Troop Support Indo-Pacific welcomes new commander

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Indo-Pacific welcomed Navy Cmdr. Erik Decker as its new commander and bid farewell to Navy Cmdr. Shani LeBlanc during a change of command ceremony April 30 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

May 4, 2021

‘Lunch and learn’ session discusses importance of protecting yourself, family from sexual assault

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted a speaker from Women Organized Against Rape/Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence for a virtual lunch and learn session on April 28 to conclude a number of activities and observations held during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

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.

May 3, 2021

Clothing and Textiles works overtime to support White House masks mission

To provide more than 25 million cloth face masks to communities hard-hit by the pandemic, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles team members expedited contracting processes and worked hundreds of overtime hours.

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 16, 2021

International Denim Day to be observed with ‘lunch and learn,’ sexual assault awareness speaker

A virtual lunch and learn session on International Denim Day, April 28, will feature a speaker from the Women Organized Against Rape/Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence Center.