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Oct. 4, 2017

DLA delivers produce for sailors aboard USS Oak Hill on hurricane relief mission

When acquisition professionals at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support received an emergency order to restock the galley of a Navy ship performing hurricane-relief operations, they raced against the clock to ensure the sailors had fresh produce to fuel their efforts.

Sept. 29, 2017

Red River’s Expeditionary team assists hurricane victims

The DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, Expeditionary team makes up one-third of the DLA Distribution Expeditionary team. The other two-thirds are located at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California.

Sept. 28, 2017

DLA Aviation employees donate more than 80 thousand bottles of water for hurricane relief

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Supplier Operations Directorate employees working on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, donate thousand of bottles of water to victims of Hurricane Irma which hit Florida Sept. 10.

Sept. 28, 2017

TSP rules for hardship withdrawal relaxed for employees affected by recent natural disasters

The Thrift Savings Plan has made a temporary change to allow participants affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma to make hardship withdrawals under certain circumstances.

Sept. 27, 2017

Distribution Warner Robins aids cot storage and distribution mission in support of Hurricane Irma

When DLA Distribution Warner Robins, Georgia, received the call that the Georgia Army National Guard’s 277th Maintenance Company needed assistance receiving and storing cots slated for Hurricane Irma evacuees, the answer was a resounding yes.

Sept. 26, 2017

DoD, Partner Agencies Support Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Efforts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The Defense Department and partner agencies are supporting ongoing assessment and response operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said.

Sept. 25, 2017

Eye on the ground: A look inside Distribution’s Expeditionary Team’s hurricane support

Before the 2017 hurricane season, DLA Distribution had never had all three expeditionary teams deployed simultaneously in support of a natural disaster. They worked together on deployments in Afghanistan but never for a FEMA response.

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. 21, 2017

Southcom Commander: Military Hurricane Assistance Fast, Flexible

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S.Southern Command website — The U.S. military has unique capabilities that are needed in the early stages of disaster relief operations and U.S. Southern Command is working with those involved to get support where it is needed, the commander of Southcom said.

Sept. 21, 2017

Norfolk distribution center supports troops at Guantanamo Bay with fresh foods delivery

Adding to DLA Distribution’s ongoing support to Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, last week its Norfolk, Virginia, distribution center shipped various food items to warfighters at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.