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May 15, 2020

DLA Aviation lends one of its own to national COVID-19 response

A Defense Logistics Agency contracting officer with firsthand experience responding to a crisis is helping the agency’s Rapid Deployment Blue Team support U.S. Army North medical and logistics units responding to COVID-19.

May 4, 2020

DLA rapid deployment teams ready to provide emergency logistics support

Three Defense Logistics Agency Rapid Deployment Teams stand ready to help military and federal agencies supporting global emergencies like humanitarian assistance and pandemic response. Employees on the cross-functional, 13-member red, white and blue teams are trained to immediately deploy wherever they’re needed.

April 29, 2019

PrepareAthon! encourages Americans to plan before disaster strikes

America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide campaign held April 30 to increase community emergency preparedness through hazard-specific group discussions, drills and exercises.

Sept. 10, 2018

First American to escape al-Qaida captivity to speak at HQC’s 9/11 observance

The first American to escape al-Qaida captivity will share the story of his capture, torture and escape during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 11 in the McNamara Headquarters Complex auditorium.

Oct. 3, 2016

Fair emphasizes emergency readiness at work, home

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond, Virginia’s Security and Emergency Services Division held a Preparedness Fair closing out National Preparedness Month Sept. 28 during the lunch rush at the Defense Supply Center Richmond cafeteria.

Oct. 1, 2015

‘Be Strong, Be Prepared, Be Ready’ takeaway of National Preparedness Month

Being prepared for a disaster involves making an emergency plan and knowing how to execute it when and if a disaster strikes, the emergency management coordinator for Fairfax County, Virginia, said Sept. 29 during the National Preparedness Month closing ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.