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Dec. 14, 2016

Heavy Lifting: Landing Support Platoon refines external lift capabilities

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marines website — Marines with Landing Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted annual helicopter support team and external load lift training Dec. 5-8, 2016, working with pilots from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced).

Dec. 14, 2016

Israeli general officer, logistics chief visits DLA Distribution

The general officer in charge of logistics for the Israel Defense Forces visited the largest distribution center in the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution network Dec. 6.

Dec. 13, 2016

Government ‘trade-ins’ help Corps modernize gear for fleet

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Marine Corps Systems Command’s Combat Support Systems is exploring ways to get Marines the equipment they need faster and at no additional cost.

Dec. 13, 2016

Nine DLA Distribution employees to be honored at the DLA 49th Annual Employee Recognition Program

Nine DLA Distribution employees will be honored at this year’s DLA 49th Annual Employee Recognition Program ceremony. The program seeks to recognize outstanding performers in all segments of the DLA workforce.

Dec. 12, 2016

18th Munitions Squadron Conducts TARRP

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — Forklifts are driven to and fro in a warehouse as cargo is transported to pallets and readied for the long trip ahead. Airmen work quickly to tie down the cargo and as levers crank straps taught, and the package is secured, another forklift appears with another package and the Airmen start the process again – like clockwork.

Dec. 12, 2016

Operation Christmas Drop: Behind the Scenes

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Pacific Command website — The longest running humanitarian aid/disaster relief has kicked off on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on Dec. 6. In order for the mission to come to fruition, months of hard work went into making it happen.

Dec. 12, 2016

New refueling tanker to help MXS improve mission support

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kirtland Air Force Base website — The 58th Maintenance Squadron recently acquired a new tool to help improve the Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight’s aircraft support mission, saving the government both time and money.

Dec. 12, 2016

Richmond’s Southall retires with 40 years of federal service

Laura Tucker Southall, management and program analyst at DLA Distribution Richmond, Va., will retire on Jan. 3, with 40 years and 10 months of federal service.

Dec. 9, 2016

Wright-Patt meets Clean Air Act regulations, saves money with natural gas

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — To ensure Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s natural gas steam heat boilers are ready for the coming winter months, Bill Livesay, Boiler Plant supervisor, leads his team in bringing up the steam mains each October.

Dec. 9, 2016

DSCR employees adopt 113 angels from Chesterfield County and Richmond City Public Schools

There was an air of excitement on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, at the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond’s fire station Dec. 8 as employees drove through the fire truck bay dropping off gifts for the 113 angels adopted from Chesterfield County and Richmond City Public Schools.