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Oct. 9, 2019

DLA Construction and Equipment is always prepared to help fight against wildfires

This year, the annual wildfire season has been less active, with about 28 percent fewer acres of land burning during the season than the 10-year average, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Despite this decrease in fire activity, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Construction and Equipment supply chain remains ready in case disaster strikes.

Sept. 16, 2019

San Joaquin continues to provide world-class support to critical wildland fire mission

The men and women of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California’s Wildland Fire Mission Team are doing their part by supplying critical items to the wildland firefighters battling fires across the nation.

Feb. 20, 2019

Wash. National Guard makes wildfire preparedness a priority

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — It's quickly becoming a summer tradition for the Washington National Guard and not the right kind. Since 2014 more than 4,500 Guardsmen have been called from their homes and civilian jobs to respond to one of our state's biggest threats, blazing wildfires that threaten lives and property across our state.

Aug. 3, 2018

Washington National Guard musters for wildfire support

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Nearly 150 Washington National Guard members have been activated to support wildland firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington.

Dec. 4, 2017

Troop Support employee returns from deployment to support FEMA recovery efforts

In the aftermath of recent hurricanes and wildfires, a DLA Troop Support employee answered the FEMA call for federal employees to assist in recovery efforts. Bruce Donnelly, a tailored vendor logistics specialist with the Medical supply chain, volunteered to deploy with FEMA’s Surge Capacity Force.

Nov. 1, 2017

Into the Fire

The Defense Logistics Agency continues its critical support to wildland firefighting, working with federal, state and local partners.

Oct. 18, 2017

San Joaquin provides critical support to firefighters during devastating wildfire season

The year’s wildfire season is one of the worst in United States history. As of Oct. 13, nearly 8.6 million acres have burned, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

July 27, 2017

Defense Logistics Agency continues critical support to wildland firefighting, working with state, federal, local partners

For four years and counting, the Defense Logistics Agency has worked closely with the U.S. Forest Service during wildfire season to get wildland firefighters the equipment they need.

Oct. 5, 2016

C&E boosts support to wildland firefighters

More than 10 million acres in the United States burned during last year’s record-setting wildfire season. And since the 2014 season, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has provided materiel to help wildland firefighters contain the infernos.

Oct. 6, 2015

DLA supplies critical gear to firefighters battling historic wildfire season

As thousands of families from Alaska to California evacuated their homes to escape fast-moving wildfires this summer, several Defense Logistics Agency activities rushed to provide direly needed firefighting equipment.