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Nov. 8, 2019

Veterans Day: Thank those who served, still serving

Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans – living and dead – but is mainly a time to thank those still alive for their sacrifices.

Nov. 13, 2018

DLA Distribution celebrates the Marine Corps 243rd birthday

DLA Distribution employees gathered to wish a collective “Happy Birthday” to the U.S. Marine Corps Nov. 8, in honor of the its 243rd birthday. Paul Smith, DLA Distribution Current Operations served as the master of ceremonies for the event.

Oct. 12, 2018

Visit to site of key World War I victory prompts reflection, appreciation

Nov. 11, 2018, marks not only Veterans Day but also the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Members of the DLA Europe and Africa Enterprise team recently visited the sites of the St. Mihiel Offensive — a key moment in the history of Europe and of the U.S. Army.

May 31, 2018

DLA team marks Memorial Day in visit to WWI commemoration in France

Over the Memorial Day weekend, a group from DLA Europe and Africa traveled to Château-Thierry, France, to participate in the World War I Centennial Commemoration at the Aisne-Marne Cemetery.

Nov. 1, 2017

Soaring Surplus

In the years following World War I, surplus in the form of the Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” helped two aviation pioneers get their start.

April 1, 2017

History Commentary: Mementos of the Trenches

The author reflects on what the items his grandfather brought home from WWI can tell us about the life of the American doughboy, 100 years after America joined the war on the side of the Allies.

April 1, 2017

Logistics and American entry into the Great War

Wheat and thin strips of wood: Did these benign supplies really play a role in getting America into World War I?