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May 5, 2015

Disposition Services contract supports Better Buying Power goals

A hazardous waste disposal contract awarded in January is an example of how DLA Disposition Services supports Better Buying Power by promoting competition and improving tradecraft in acquisition through increased small-business participation.

May 5, 2015

Former Pearl Harbor commander selected for captain

Navy Supply Corps Cdr. Richard Paquette, former commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, has been selected for the rank of captain.

May 4, 2015

HQC employees train to help evacuate coworkers with mobility challenges

Many McNamara Headquarters Complex employees find evacuating the building a routine manner: head for the stairs and walk out an emergency exit. But for some, getting down the stairs and out of the building requires a little bit of teamwork.

May 4, 2015

DLA Energy pre-proposal conference addresses new tool, requirements for suppliers

Defense Logistics Agency Energy held a pre-proposal conference to discuss new tools and the opportunity for alternative fuels in the Rocky Mountain/West Coast/Offshore 2015 purchase program solicitation at the Hilton Springfield Hotel in Springfield, Virginia, April 29.

May 4, 2015

Guam’s Ooka selected as center’s new director

Macy Ooka has been selected as Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Guam, Marianas’, new director. Ooka had been serving as the acting director since January 2015, and as the acting deputy director since June 2013.

May 1, 2015

Better Buying Power initiatives showcased in engine contract’s unique features

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s procurement strategies have continued to evolve to meet the challenges of Better Buying Power 3.0, an undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics initiative to improve Defense Department procurement.

May 1, 2015

DLA Distribution celebrates Month of the Military Child

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child is an opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices and continued resilience.

May 1, 2015

San Joaquin’s Carpizo named Global Distribution Excellence: Field Grade Officer of the Year

Air Force Maj. Patrick Carpizo has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Field Grade Officer of the Year award for his contributions as DLA Distribution San Joaquin’s Bin Distribution Division operations officer.

April 15, 2015

Better Buying Power 3.0 Stresses Innovation, Affordability

The latest update of the Defense Department’s acquisition efficiency initiative stresses innovation and cost-consciousness, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official said.

Feb. 26, 2015

DLA Troop Support delivers during its first wildland fire season

On the eve of the 2014 wildland fire season, warehouse shelves at the Northern California Interagency Support Cache were packed with goggles, hand tools and hoses. More than $7 million worth of materials were stocked as a buffer as DLA took over management of those items one month before the season started.