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Archive: June, 2015

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.

June 30, 2015

DLA Distribution Oklahoma City’s Driskell named GDE: Outstanding Employee with a Disability of the Year

Lynda Driskell, management analyst, with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., won the Global Distribution Excellence Outstanding Employee with a Disability of the Year.

June 26, 2015

McNamara HQC Family Day provides music, movies, memories

More than 7,500 people filled the McNamara Headquarters Complex grounds to enjoy activities ranging from bingo to basketball June 24 during the 2015 HQC Family Day.

June 26, 2015

Distribution town hall honors employees, focuses on VPP

Recognizing employees and rededicating the organization’s commitment to safety was the theme of DLA Distribution’s town hall June 25, hosted by commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard Dix.

June 25, 2015

Help Wanted: Stories from Distribution in West Africa

If you were flown into a rainforest in one of the poorest countries in the world and tasked with receiving, storing and issuing items to support the construction and operation of treatment units to battle the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, what would be your first step?

June 24, 2015

DLA Energy’s Pacific pivot begins in the Americas

The Department of Defense is continuing to move forward with its strategy to reposition and rebalance its assets in the Pacific area of responsibility to better support the warfighter and preserve security. DLA Energy regional offices, including DLA Energy Americas, will serve as a jumping off point for the organization of that logistical undertaking.

June 24, 2015

San Joaquin achieves positive results during recent DoD IG Audit

The DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., team is doing their part in helping DLA remain on track to comply with DoD Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness, or FIAR, guidance. The team successfully completed their DoD Inspector General Audit, which focused on substantive testing on the Plan to Stock business cycle and San Joaquin’s inventory profile.

June 24, 2015

DLA Distribution commander mentors local middle school students through Junior Achievement Program of Central Pennsylvania

Late last month, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard Dix took time out of his busy schedule to volunteer with the Junior Achievement Program of Central Pennsylvania.