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Aug. 22, 2019

Troop Support improves analysis, decision making through project management

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support recently emphasized a focus on project management to enable better data-driven decision making and analysis. The Continuous Process Improvement office is leading the charge in support of PM training with classroom sessions to improve the workforce's PM skills and provide tools intended to help employees and leaders.

July 25, 2019

Troop Support contracting officer makes impact through process improvement

An unexpected opportunity to take a Lean Six Sigma training class jumpstarted a Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support contracting officer’s process improvement acumen and organizational impact. Robert Fagan, a contracting officer with Clothing and Textiles’ heraldic team, led a continuous process improvement project with the potential to be replicated throughout the entire enterprise.

July 10, 2019

Subsistence employee ensures fresh produce for Comfort deployment

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence overcame the challenge of a lack of prime vendor support in the U.S. Southern Command region to support delivery of fresh produce to the USNS Comfort during a deployment from June thru November as it provides medical assistance in support of regional partners in the SOUTHCOM area.

June 26, 2019

Diversity, visibility, inclusion top DLA Troop Support Pride Month observance

Fifty years ago, during four hot summer days in New York City’s Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Riots sparked the LGBTQ movement that continues today. More than just a series of fights, marches, protests and arrests, the historic event planted the seeds for the movement of pride, acceptance, equality, visibility and empowerment that is still growing. Jonathan Lovitz, senior vice president of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, served as the keynote speaker for the LGBTQ Pride Month Observance June 20 at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia.

June 6, 2019

DLA supports Marine recruits with quality clothing

Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina, turns recruits into Marines. Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support understands service members’ pride in their image and takes pride of their own in providing high-quality uniforms to recruits journeying into military service.

May 20, 2019

Speaker shares stories of bravery, unity of Asian American and Pacific Islanders throughout U.S. history

Keynote speaker Rob Buscher, a member of the board of the Japanese American Citizens League’s Philadelphia Chapter and the program director at Philadelphia’s Fleischer Art Memorial, shared historical vignettes from more than 40 culturally unique populations during an informative presentation to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

April 26, 2019

Awareness walk culminates Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Clad in teal shirts emblazoned with the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention logo, more than 200 Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support and fellow Naval Support Activity Philadelphia tenant employees walked a mile in support of SAAP month April 23 in Philadelphia. The “wave of teal,” as NSA-P’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program manager Navy Chief Petty Officer Felipe Vazquez called it, moved across the installation in a display of support for victims and dedication to the eradication of sexual assault, culminating a month of activities with the same SAPR focus.

April 15, 2019

Industrial Hardware does their part to keep B-52 engines running

Imagine ordering parts for a major auto repair shop that supplies hardware to maintain engines for 76 vehicles. Although it’s 2019, the newest vehicle in the fleet was built in 1962. Each of those 76 vehicles have eight engines, and their ability to operate is critical to national security. This is a job that some of the employees at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware supply chain perform every day in supporting the sustainability of the TF33 engines that power the Air Force’s B-52 Stratofortress, the service’s self-proclaimed “backbone of the manned strategic bomber force,” according to the Air Force’s B-52 fact sheet.

April 5, 2019

DLA Troop Support’s PTC Analytical hosts tours, promotes knowledge

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Product Test Center Analytical hosted tours for DLA Headquarters counsel and junior Navy sailors April 3 in Philadelphia. The event helped educate partners and customers on the scientific testing employees do in support of the warfighter.

March 29, 2019

Troop Support retiree honored for 31 years of service

Karen Goodburlet was honored by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support for 31 years of federal service at a retirement ceremony March 28 in Philadelphia. The ceremony was presided over by DLA Troop Support Deputy Commander Richard Ellis, who thanked Goodburlet for her dedication to the warfighter and highlighted her impact as a purchasing agent in the Medical supply chain.