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Nov. 3, 2020

DLA provides four months of PPE for DOD ahead of second COVID-19 wave

DLA has replenished on-hand stock for military services and geographic combatant commands to give them four months of personal protective equipment to see troops and families through the second wave of COVID-19.

Oct. 13, 2020

Pentagon’s logistics agency plays key role in procuring, distributing limited pandemic supplies

The Defense Department’s leading logistics agency is playing a key role in the national coronavirus response as it purchases and distributes desperately needed medical supplies for DOD and federal agencies.

Sept. 14, 2020

DLA helps federal partners replenish national stockpile of personal protective equipment

The Defense Logistics Agency is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services to replenish the nearly depleted Strategic National Stockpile with personal protective equipment as the nation continues responding to COVID-19.

Sept. 8, 2020

DLA liaison officer earns NORTHCOM trust, kudos

Defense Logistics Agency Liaison Officer Ralph Laurie has spent most of his DLA career at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado. During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, he helped NORTHCOM return thousands of passengers stranded on cruise ships arriving from overseas.

Aug. 6, 2020

Millions of personal protective equipment arriving at DLA Distribution Susquehanna for FEMA’s COVID-19 response efforts

The Defense Department’s lead agency for logistics is processing, storing and shipping personal protective equipment for the Federal Emergency Management Agency as it assists hospitals dealing with rising COVID-19 infections across the country.

May 14, 2020

Air Force equipped to protect patients and providers

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force Medical Service website — Even as the U.S. health system faces a shortage of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force Medical Service is equipped to protect patients and providers.

May 13, 2020

DLA orders protective equipment for US nursing homes

The Defense Logistics Agency ordered about $134 million in personal protective equipment for U.S. nursing homes amid COVID-19. The White House Coronavirus Task Force requested the items, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to equip medical staffs at approximately 14,900 Medicaid- and Medicare-certified locations with 14 days of protective gear. Nursing homes will receive the gear in two shipments, each with seven days’ worth of PPE.

April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Plant Closures Affect DOD's Industrial Base

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The most serious impacts to the Defense Department from COVID-19 industrial closures domestically are in the aviation supply chain, shipbuilding and small space launch, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

April 14, 2020

DLA Troop Support expedites disposable gloves to Korea, protects soldiers against coronavirus

As people around the world continue to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is helping protect soldiers in Korea with disposable gloves. In late March, the Clothing and Textiles organizational clothing and individual equipment team expedited an emergency order for 30,000 pairs of gloves for the 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Korea.

April 13, 2020

Troop Support provides essential supplies to floating hospitals

As the USNS Comfort and Mercy medical staffs care for patients on the East and West coasts, they are using supplies and equipment procured by the various Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support supply chains to perform their mission. The two Navy hospital ships, docked in New York City and Los Angeles, were deployed in March to relieve land-based hospitals overwhelmed by the COVID-19 epidemic.