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Nov. 7, 2019

Innovative idea saves DLA Distribution millions in taxpayer dollars

As the largest Department of Defense distribution facility in the world, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania’s 1.7 million sq. ft. mechanized Eastern Distribution Center operates similar to any commercial distribution center in business today. One thing that separates the government-run distribution center from its commercial counterparts, however, is how money is spent.

Nov. 1, 2019

SDDC Deputy Commander visits DLA Distribution, tours EDC

Army Col. Lillard D. Evans, deputy commander of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, visited Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, Oct. 15, for a general overview on DLA Distribution’s mission and function and a discussion about consolidation and containerization point eligibility and the need for a west coast port of embarkment.

Oct. 31, 2019

Local Pennsylvania Rotary Club visit to DLA Distribution highlights growth, technology

Much has changed since retired Army Col. George Connolly was assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, more than 30 years ago. The agency’s role in supporting Department of Defense operations and humanitarian assistance grew dramatically beginning with Operation Desert Shield in 1990 and continued through now more than 18 years of military deployments in support of the Global War on Terror. Warehouses at the New Cumberland facility have expanded and become much more automated. Global positioning satellites now make tracking cargo more detailed than ever.

Oct. 30, 2019

DLA Susquehanna Child Development Center tours firehouse during National Fire Prevention Week

It has become customary for most fire departments to visit public schools during Fire Prevention Week in order to acquaint children with the dangers of fire. For the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Susquehanna Fire Department, the closest thing to a school is the on-base Child Development Center, a day care and prekindergarten facility. So, 25 pre-K students were treated to a tour of the firehouse Oct. 10.

Oct. 25, 2019

Demo of circa World War I defense building marks end of one era and beginning of another

In 1918, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department established a depot on 851 acres of land in rural New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, based on its proximity to the Susquehanna River and Pennsylvania Railroad. Now, after 101 years of service, the last original warehouse structure from that era is being demolished.

Oct. 16, 2019

DLA Distribution Expeditionary acquires four state-of-the-art assets for the price of one

After 18 years of operational support to the Global War on Terror it is easy to forget just how unpredictable things were for military services in early days, months and years following Sept. 11, 2001. At that time no one knew with certainty exactly where U.S. troops would be stationed, how long they would be there or what equipment they would need to move supplies.

July 17, 2019

Military Housing Demolition underway at Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna

The world was a much different place when military housing was constructed at the New Cumberland Army Depot in the 1950s. Conserving material goods throughout World War II, most Americans (and

June 6, 2019

Distribution hosts Central York High School AP US Government class

Students from Central York High School’s Advanced Placement U.S. Government class visited DLA Distribution Headquarters, located in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, April 25 to learn about distribution operations, DLA internship programs and receive a tour of DLA Distribution Susquehanna’s Eastern Distribution Center.

May 29, 2019

Land and Maritime team members visit DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

A large group of team members from DLA Land and Maritime, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, toured DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania’s Eastern Distribution Center May 23.For nearly everyone in the

May 13, 2019

DDSP team selected as a Distinguished Unit of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps

Every year the U. S. Army Quartermaster Corps recognizes brigade-sized units for outstanding quartermaster services provided. The Distinguished Unit of the Corps award was introduced in 1993 to