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Dec. 14, 2020

DLA supports whole of government, military services during difficult year

Along with the rest of the world, the Defense Logistics Agency was affected by the coronavirus this year, but Headquarters and Major Subordinate Command employees overcame challenges to meet an unprecedented mission.

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.

April 22, 2020

DLA leverages partnerships with FEMA, HHS to support pandemic

Through its strong partnership with FEMA and HHS, DLA is providing whole-of-government support to more than 40 federal agencies in the fight against a global pandemic.

April 21, 2020

DLA provides critical mapping support, enables USNS Comfort’s COVID-19 NYC support

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation answered an emergency request for nautical charts from the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort in just three hours a little more than a week before it left Norfolk, Virginia, for New York City, where it’s providing critical COVID-19 support.

March 31, 2020

DLA Distribution Norfolk provides mission support to USNS Comfort bound for NYC

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Virginia’s support to USNS Comfort load out and support to the COVID-19 Medical Mission is DDNV’s No. 1 priority.

July 10, 2019

Subsistence employee ensures fresh produce for Comfort deployment

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence overcame the challenge of a lack of prime vendor support in the U.S. Southern Command region to support delivery of fresh produce to the USNS Comfort during a deployment from June thru November as it provides medical assistance in support of regional partners in the SOUTHCOM area.

May 8, 2019

Navy Hospital Ship Deploying to Help Venezuelan Refugees

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The U.S. is sending a hospital ship to aid in the refugee crisis resulting from instability in Venezuela. At the annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department, Vice President Mike Pence announced the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations next month.

Oct. 8, 2017

Distributing Food, Water Remains Top Priority, Puerto Rico Governor Says

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The distribution of food and water remains the top priority in Puerto Rico following the devastation from Hurricane Maria, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said at a news conference in San Juan.

Oct. 5, 2017

DLA stocks hospital ship with pharmaceuticals in support of Puerto Rico relief mission

When the USNS Comfort arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3 to assist in humanitarian relief efforts, it was stocked with pharmaceuticals provided by Medical supply chain professionals at DLA Troop Support.

Oct. 4, 2017

Hospital Ship Arrives in Puerto Rico, DoD Works on Commodity Distribution

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Defense Department is working to build a comprehensive commodities distribution and medical support network, the governor of Puerto Rico said.