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Oct. 11, 2018

DLA employee volunteers time to track, observe dangerous elements

Outside his work hours, a Defense Logistics Agency employee at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, volunteers in an activity that puts him in danger to provide valuable information to help his fellow Americans.

Sept. 24, 2018

Beware of phishing attempts in guise of disaster aid requests, officials urge

As the North and South Carolina coasts recover from damage caused by Hurricane Florence, local and national relief organizations will be soliciting donations from the public to help rebuild. Unfortunately, with an increase in legitimate solicitations come attempts by nefarious individuals and groups asking for money.

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.

Jan. 25, 2018

Rapid deployment ‘Red Team’ completes training, ready for future missions

The Defense Logistics Agency Rapid Deployment Team that spent five weeks in Puerto Rico helping orchestrate critical support to victims of Hurricane Maria has completed mobilization training in preparation of supporting other military and humanitarian missions around the world.

Oct. 17, 2017

Call for volunteers to deploy with FEMA taskforce attracts over 130 DLA employees

Over 130 employees volunteered for ten assignment opportunities to support hurricane relief efforts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will soon deploy to Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.

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. 28, 2017

TSP rules for hardship withdrawal relaxed for employees affected by recent natural disasters

The Thrift Savings Plan has made a temporary change to allow participants affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma to make hardship withdrawals under certain circumstances.

Sept. 15, 2017

DLA director visits Maxwell Air Force Base

The director of the Defense Logistics Agency recently visited Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, an incident staging base for relief efforts led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the Department of Homeland Security following Hurricane Irma.

Sept. 6, 2017

Preparedness: more than just a month-long effort

Preparedness is a year-round activity, but September is designated as National Preparedness Month. Across the enterprise, the Defense Logistics Agency has several related activities planned.

Sept. 5, 2017

JBSA-Seguin ISB supports Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — In support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the 502nd Air Base Wing, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Defense Logistics Agency stood up an Incident Support Base at Joint Base San Antonio-Seguin Auxiliary Airfield Aug. 24.