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Oct. 12, 2017

DLA Distribution Albany ships over 80,000 meals to feed those affected by hurricanes

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 major hurricane forming Aug. 17, and making landfall in Southern Texas on Aug. 25, was an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane, becoming the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year drought in which no hurricanes had made landfall at such an intensity in the country.

Sept. 26, 2017

DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas Bounces Back from Hurricane Harvey

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas is bouncing back from wind damage sustained from Hurricane Harvey, a category-4 hurricane that formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas with wind speeds of up to 130 miles per hour. In the days following the hurricane, rain added another element of destruction to the already damaged area.

Sept. 22, 2017

Distribution Transportation Team ensures meals, water and other supplies delivered to those affected by hurricanes

Every March, the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Headquarters Transportation Team works with Surface Deployment and Distribution Command on DLA/FEMA requirements to prepare a solicitation to the carrier industry for disaster support rates. When FEMA requirements are sent, the team utilizes the carriers and rates from this solicitation to quickly position supplies at the FEMA staging locations.

Sept. 7, 2017

DLA Distribution Expeditionary lends support to FEMA Hurricane Harvey relief

A DLA Distribution Expeditionary team recently deployed to Texas to provide support to U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s wide range of services, supplies, and disaster relief following Hurricane Harvey, a Category-4 hurricane that formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas with wind speeds of up to 130 miles per hour.

Aug. 23, 2017

DLA Distribution Susquehanna honors employees, family members during 3rd Annual Organization Day and FMWR SummerFest: Local legislators, media invited to learn more about DDSP mission

On Aug. 16, under a cloudless sky with temperatures creeping toward the 90s, employees and family members of the Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania installation enjoyed recreation and samplings of food from more than a dozen different cultural food vendors, at the 3rd Annual DLA Distribution Organizational Day & Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation SummerFest.

Aug. 2, 2017

DLA Distribution Yokosuka aids USS Fitzgerald after tragedy strikes

DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, has been working to move critical supplies to support the USS Fitzgerald after a deadly crash that left seven sailors dead and major damage to the destroyer.

July 6, 2017

Deputy command chaplain broadens religious support to DLA reservists, HQC employees

DLA's deputy command chaplain says his work, whether with a group of service members on the firing range or a sole employee in the halls of the agency headquarters, boils down to one thing.

June 27, 2017

Stand up for those with PTSD, yourself included

At least half of all Americans will experience a trauma at some point in their lives, which can lead to PTSD. But treatment and counseling are widely available and often free of charge.

May 30, 2017

“The 10 lenses,” diversity inclusion training held in Richmond

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees at Richmond, Virginia, attended a workshop for the quarterly diversity and inclusion training titled “The 10 Lenses,” May 25, in the Lotts Conference Center. The mandated training offered various ways for employees to connect with each other and their internal and external customers, while leveraging diversity to increase productivity, innovation, and carry out the mission.

May 12, 2017

A promise to Mom: Researcher, physician talks about preventing, detecting, treating cancer

A renowned oncologist shared his personal experiences, cancer-prevention advice and an overview of the latest treatments May 10, in recognition of Asian/Pacific Heritage Month.