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Archive: July, 2015

July 15, 2015

DLA inducts five former employees into Hall of Fame

Five former Defense Logistics Agency employees who helped build the agency’s reputation as a world- class logistics provider were inducted into the agency’s Hall of Fame July 14 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

July 15, 2015

Red River distribution center receives Phyllis C. Campbell Award for Superior Performance

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas, has been awarded the 2014 Global Distribution Excellence Phyllis C. Campbell Award for Superior Performance for their enduring contribution to the warfighter.

July 15, 2015

DLA Energy supports New Horizons spacecraft’s Pluto mission

The Defense Logistics Agency Energy’s support now extends to the edge of the solar system as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reaches Pluto. Propellants used along the spacecraft’s journey, as well as the fuel and other products used in the Atlas V rocket that launched New Horizons were all procured, stored and transported by DLA Energy.

July 14, 2015

DLA Energy Americas commander bids farewell

The Defense Logistics Agency Energy Americas outgoing Commander Army Col. Ronald Ross handed over responsibility of the organization to Army Col. Craig Simonsgaard during a change of command ceremony July 9.

July 14, 2015

Help Wanted: Stories from Distribution in West Africa

A 23-year retired Marine, Peter Todd wasn’t worried about finding his way in a third-world country. Describing himself as flexible, he was confident that wherever DLA sent him, he’d be able to succeed.

July 13, 2015

DLA civilian killed in Afghanistan left legacy of service, friendship

Stephen Byus, a Defense Logistics Agency employee and Navy Reservist who was killed in Afghanistan in 2014, is being inducted into the DLA Hall of Fame in honor of his service and legacy.

July 13, 2015

Distribution’s aide-de-camp receives Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Army Capt. Domonick Sylve, aide-de-camp to the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander, was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal on July 9 for his skillful planning and managing of the day-to-day mission requirements of the commanding general of DLA Distribution, Army Brig. Gen. Richard Dix.

July 10, 2015

From customer to director: Dail led DLA through critical transformations

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert Dail, former director of DLA, is being inducted into the DLA Hall of Fame July 14 in recognition of his contributions to the agency at a critical time.

July 10, 2015

New London assistant site director recognizes local children at Groton ROCKS program

As part of the Groton ROCKS program, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brett Sandman, assistant site director of DLA Distribution Norfolk, Va., at New London, Conn., recently spoke to children from Northeast Academy, who were honored for their achievements through the program.

July 10, 2015

Warner Robins’ Neal awarded DLA Distribution Special Services Civilian of the Year Award

Wallace Neal, materiel examiner and identifier in Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Warner Robins, Ga.’s Special Commodities branch has been awarded the DLA Distribution Special Services Civilian of the Year Award for his expert handling of the site’s hazardous materiel.