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March 11, 2020

Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna team awarded for security focus

DDSP occasionally receives erroneous shipments of military equipment and material. When this happens, a team of DLA Installation Management Susquehanna Security and Emergency Services personnel and DDSP personnel spring into action to secure any classified and/or pilferable items that may be contained in the miss-shipment.

Feb. 16, 2020

U.S. Army War College class gains insights into DLA Distribution logistics effort

Students from the U.S. Army War College recently took a tour of the DLA Distribution Susquehanna Pennsylvania to better understand the logistics support going on in support of the warfighter.

Jan. 21, 2020

DLA Susquehanna police officer receives recognition for 35 years of service

Sgt. Jeffrey LeMasters’ federal employment began when he joined the military at age 17. Thirty-five years later, LeMasters, now a patrolman with Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Susquehanna Security and Emergency Services Police, is being recognized by leaders of his organization for 35 years of service.

Jan. 14, 2020

DLA Distribution Employee Spotlight-Stan Hemler

Stan Hemler, sign painter at Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Susquehanna, measures the spot where he will place vinyl lettering for a recycling bin sign.

Dec. 4, 2019

Australian exchange officer assigned to DLA Distribution strengthens century-old bond

Until recently, Maj. Steven Elston of the Australian Defence Force had never heard of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. . So, when Elston was selected as an exchange officer with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution headquarters, it was a bit of a culture shock.

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.