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Sept. 17, 2019

16 years later: DLA Distribution forklift mechanic remembers Hurricane Isabel 

Ben Stoline, a forklift mechanic for DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, remembers Hurricane Isabel’s blow to his home and community 16 years later.

Sept. 3, 2019

DLA employee recalls 2011 earthquake that rocked the McNamara Headquarters Complex

Linda Adams, a management analyst for Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations, recalls the rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the McNamara Headquarters Complex in 2011. 

Oct. 5, 2018

Prevent fire at home with three steps: look, listen, learn

The week of Oct. 7 is Fire Prevention Week, which aims to educate people on three basic but essential steps to reduce the likelihood of fire –– and how to escape safely in the event of one.

Sept. 11, 2018

Exercise tests first responders, HQC workforce in reacting to shooter, bomber

A Sept. 6 exercise at the McNamara Headquarters Complex tested the readiness of first responders, along with the workforce of DLA and other HQC agencies, as they responded to a mock event involving about 100 volunteer actors, police officers and others.

Aug. 30, 2018

DLA Pacific preparation, team response critical as hurricane struck

The island chain of Hawaii is only rarely in the path of a hurricane — but personnel from Defense Logistics Agency Pacific were well prepared when the outer bands of Hurricane Lane began to dump torrential rains on the state in late August, according to managers from DLA Pacific and DLA Headquarters.

May 29, 2018

Info Ops employee saves a life on her way to work

Through quick thinking and quick action, a DLA employee recently helped save the life of a fellow commuter while on her way to work.

Nov. 10, 2017

Exercise helps first responders at DLA HQC, Fort Belvoir hone response to potential shooters

Only weeks after mass shootings at a concert in Las Vegas and at a small-town church in South Texas, employees of the Defense Logistics Agency should know DLA and other local first responders are regularly honing their skills in responding to active shooters, as they in did in a Nov. 7 exercise at the McNamara Headquarters Complex and at the agency’s facility in nearby Lorton.

Oct. 16, 2017

Information Operations provides support for hurricane relief

DLA Information Operations continues to play a big role in making DLA's support to hurricane relief this year, most notably printing maps and providing communications and IT support for emergency response.

Sept. 14, 2017

Critical system's continuity in emergencies now assured thanks to joint DLA-DISA effort

The Defense Logistics Agency, in collaboration with the Defense Information Systems Agency, successfully completed the implementation of a full continuity of operations, or COOP, environment for the DLA Enterprise Business System environment August 21.

Sept. 13, 2017

National Preparedness Month event addresses base’s top five hazards

DLA Troop Support held a National Preparedness Month event Sept. 12.