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Nov. 8, 2016

Laskodi makes inaugural visit to Pacific Command Area of Responsibility

In October, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi made his inaugural visit to the Pacific Command Area of Responsibility to tour DLA facilities, discuss customer requirements, and meet employees. Laskodi made stops in Japan, Republic of Korea, and Guam.

Nov. 8, 2016

Janel Northington: DLA Profiles in Resiliency

Employee resiliency is something we can all support. This Profile in Resiliency video highlights Janel Northington, DLA training, sharing her story and what she did to stay strong and resilient.

Nov. 7, 2016

Ceremony marks last steel beam to frame new Aviation Ops Center

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Brig. Gen. Allan Day participated in a topping off ceremony Nov. 3, as the last structural beam to be placed on Phase I of the new DLA Aviation Operations Center at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, was signed. Hensel Phelps, the contractor constructing the building, along with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District, and DLA Installation Support at Richmond, were also at the event, which marked a milestone in the ongoing construction project, which officially began Oct. 15, 2015, in a ground breaking ceremony.

Nov. 7, 2016

Composite Shop brings it all together

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Tinker Air Force Base website — Today’s modern aircraft structures are increasingly made of a wide variety of strong, flexible and light-weight materials called composites. The professional maintainers of the 553rd Commodities Maintenance Squadron are composite experts supporting global power for America.

Nov. 7, 2016

USMC commandant sees DLA support of Marines during Philly visit

The Marine Corps’ highest-ranking officer visited DLA Troop Support Nov. 2 to learn more about the organization and how it supports America’s Marines.

Nov. 7, 2016

Guam distribution center serves as logistics hub for Valiant Shield exercise

In the sixth iteration of the biennial field training exercise Valiant Shield, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Guam, Marianas once again became the primary logistics hub for all cargo marked for activities participating in the event, which focused on integrated joint training among U.S. forces.

Nov. 7, 2016

39th LRS fuels mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Incirlik Air For Base website — The Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants shop Airmen were working 12 hour shifts fueling the base and all Operation INHERENT RESOLVE missions before the power outage. When the power went out, the POL shop was tasked with sustaining generators across the base, along with fueling flightline operations.

Nov. 4, 2016

DLA Energy Commander visits Australia, Pacific commands

Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Martin Chapin addressed the Australia Fuel Symposium as a guest of the Australian Defense Force Fuel Services Branch Oct. 25.

Nov. 4, 2016

High altitude training, logistics in Bridgeport

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps website — U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, participated in Mountain Exercise 6-16 at Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California, from Sept. 24 to Oct. 27, 2016.

Nov. 4, 2016

Profiles in Resiliency: Mason Chronister

Mason Chronister, a management assistant in DLA Distribution’s department of Organizational Management and J9 was born deaf and at the age of 14 developed Usher Syndrome. Usher Syndrome results in a combination of hearing loss and visual impairment.