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Archive: November, 2015

Nov. 18, 2015

Subsistence field rep’s passion for produce drives customer support

Ken Wilmoth has worked with produce since he was a kid helping pull his parents’ produce cart. Now as a Subsistence field representative, he works directly with customers at military bases and schools to ensure they receive quality fresh fruit and vegetables.

Nov. 18, 2015

San Joaquin celebrates the Marine Corps Birthday and paid tribute to all veterans

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, Calif. celebrated the 240th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps Nov. 9 during an afternoon ceremony. Distribution center employees and tenants attended the time-honored tradition and witnessed the tradi¬tional cake cutting ceremony.

Nov. 18, 2015

DLA Director presents Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna with the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence

On Oct. 28, Defense Logistics Agency director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch presented Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence, the highest award for excellence among installations.

Nov. 17, 2015

CFC Agency Fair held on Susquehanna installation

In addition to donating to a favorite non-profit, the Combined Federal Campaign provides an opportunity for Federal employees to learn about other local charities and the services they provide. As it often happens, making a personal connection to a charity leads to a mutually benefiting, long-term relationship. To educate employees and make those connections, an agency fair was held at Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna, Nov. 5.

Nov. 17, 2015

DLA Cost Summit discussions focus on transparency, lowering costs

Being transparent in the way the Defense Logistics Agency does business can help both the agency and its military customers keep costs low, DLA senior leaders said at Cost Summit IV Nov. 9 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Nov. 16, 2015

DLA Energy employee finds fulfillment in rotation program

A DLA Energy employee is motivated by leadership and workforce development programs that propel individuals into a new purpose.

Nov. 16, 2015

A Conversation with … Army Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Tobin

The Defense Logistics Agency senior enlisted leader talks about his role at DLA.

Nov. 16, 2015

Guam distribution center holds active shooter exercise

A 2000-2013 Federal Bureau of Investigation study reported approximately 160 active shooter incidents in the United States, which have occurred in commerce areas, education environments, open spaces, residences, houses of worship, health care facilities, military, and other government properties. “Here on Guam, a beautiful tropical island in the Pacific, we are not immune to such an occurrence of an active shooter situation,” said Macy Ooka, the DLA Distribution Guam, Marianas’ director. “I felt duty-bound to address this very real threat.” As a result, on October 27, the distribution center conducted its first ever full-scale active shooter exercise.

Nov. 16, 2015

Crisis exercise tests DLA, Air Force employees in rapid deployment

Defense Logistics Agency employees joined personnel from the Air Force and U.S. Transportation Command to test their rapid-deployment skills, as well as the system used to deploy logistics personnel to crises around the world, during the “Turbo Distribution” exercise in late October.

Nov. 13, 2015

Employees celebrate 240th Marine Corps birthday

Employees from around Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia gathered in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center Nov. 10 to celebrate the 240th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. They were joined by the inspector-instructor staff of Hotel Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division.