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July 6, 2015

Distribution’s airborne riggers: Support on the ground and in the air

Among the boxes, air pallets, and trucks at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., there is a unique team tucked in the midst: DLA’s only parachute rigger unit. The team’s set of responsibilities is unlike any other; not only do they provide mission receiving support like other distribution centers, they also provide parachute pack and maintenance activities for units across all military services.

July 4, 2015

2015 Independence Day Message

On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence and democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American dream. Here at DLA Distribution, we come to work every day to support the warfighters and civilians who allow this to continue to be the "land of the free and the home of the brave."

July 2, 2015

DLA provides ‘tip of the iceberg’ support for new Army camo pattern

The release of the Army combat uniform in the operational camouflage pattern July 1 is just the beginning of Defense Logistics Agency’s camouflage transition support to the Army, a DLA Troop Support leader said.

July 2, 2015

DLA Distribution celebrates Vietnam War 50th anniversary

To kick off its participation in a federal, 13-year long commemoration of those that served during the Vietnam War, DLA Distribution hosted veterans Sgt. (Ret.) Joseph Boslet and re-enactor Timothy Meade from the U.S. Army Heritage Center in Carlisle, Pa.

July 2, 2015

Oklahoma City’s Williamson awarded Global Distribution Excellence: Special Services Civilian Leader of the Year Award

George Williamson, a Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., employee has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Special Services Civilian Leader of the Year Award for his leadership.

July 1, 2015

DLA wins 5 DoD Value Engineering Awards

One Defense Logistics Agency employee and four teams were awarded Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards for fiscal 2014 June 25 at a Pentagon ceremony.

July 1, 2015

San Diego’s Roddy wins Global Distribution Excellence: Transportation Management Senior Civilian Manager of the Year

Carol Roddy, transportation management specialist at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, Calif., has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Transportation Management Senior Civilian of the Year for her expertise in transportation policy, attention to detail and outstanding customer service.

June 30, 2015

DLA reserve leaders focus on meeting agency’s needs

More than 100 soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and civilians from across the Defense Logistics Agency gathered for the DLA Joint Reserve Force’s annual Combined Drill Weekend June 27-28 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

June 30, 2015

Troop Support hosts ‘intersection’ of clothing and textiles industry, customers

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles hosted more than 260 vendors and 40 customers for the Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry in Cherry Hill, New Jersey June 16.

June 30, 2015

New girl at DLA Distribution: A woman’s struggle for transgender understanding

Monday through Friday, Anne Blakeley’s morning routine is the same. She wakes up, does her hair and makeup, chooses an outfit, has breakfast, and, just before walking out the door, checks herself in the mirror and makes sure she has her required items for the day.