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Oct. 31, 2017

New Army uniform provides lighter weight without breaking sweat

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website —The current Army Combat Uniform top weighs in at about 1.4 pounds. When it gets wet, it tends to stay wet. And when it’s hot out, it tends to keep Soldiers hot. The Army has a solution for that: the Improved Hot Weather Army Combat Uniform that has a whole lot fewer pockets, layers of fabric and Velcro, as well as a new fabric that is actually lighter than the current ACU.

Oct. 26, 2017

Corps reaches final stages of tropical boots, uniform testing

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — The Marine Corps wrapped up its fourth and final field user evaluation for a prototype tropical utility uniform and boots in late September.

April 1, 2017

Sustain and Deter

DLA Aviation has become the agency’s lead activity for support of the Minuteman III, an intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system.

Feb. 23, 2017

‘Flag ladies’ continue Betsy Ross legacy as museum-worthy Philadelphia flag-makers

Embroiderers at DLA Troop Support continue the flag-making legacy of Betsy Ross and the many needle workers who preceded them. The "flag ladies" are featured in the Betsy Ross House’s newest exhibit “Historic Threads: 250 Years of Flag Making in Philadelphia.”

Dec. 5, 2016

Senior DOD leaders discuss clothing and textiles support

Senior logistics leaders from the Department of Defense, including Defense Logistics Agency and military services, discussed clothing and textiles management during an executive board meeting Nov. 17.

Oct. 12, 2016

Troop Support leaders impressed by blind employees at local manufacturer

Creating something for America's warfighters gives blind employees at a local military clothing manufacturer a sense of self-worth, said a DLA Troop Support senior leader who recently visited Bestwork Industries for the Blind in New Jersey.

April 21, 2016

DLA Troop Support helps Jewish service members celebrate Passover

Jewish military members around the world can have a traditional Seder and keep kosher during Passover, thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency.

July 2, 2015

DLA provides ‘tip of the iceberg’ support for new Army camo pattern

The release of the Army combat uniform in the operational camouflage pattern July 1 is just the beginning of Defense Logistics Agency’s camouflage transition support to the Army, a DLA Troop Support leader said.

June 30, 2015

Troop Support hosts ‘intersection’ of clothing and textiles industry, customers

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles hosted more than 260 vendors and 40 customers for the Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry in Cherry Hill, New Jersey June 16.

Oct. 11, 2013

New ‘flag ladies’ bring unique skills, undergo DLA-specific training

Only seven days into her embroidery position, one of DLA's newest “flag ladies” set a personal goal to stitch just one star on a presidential flag, she said.