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Dec. 6, 2016

Distribution’s Davis promoted to colonel

In front of family and friends, DLA Distribution’s Air Force Lt Col Mike Davis was promoted to the rank of Colonel during a ceremony Dec. 2.

Dec. 6, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Gerry Rouse

Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139.

Dec. 6, 2016

Newest green belts chop reporting times, save money

Time and money will be saved thanks to process improvement projects that led two employees at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support to earn their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.

Dec. 6, 2016

Commentary: History comes full circle at Yokosuka

As Dec. 7 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in which nearly 2,500 U.S. military members and civilians were killed, DLA honors their memory with a commentary from a current Navy sailor serving with DLA in Japan.

Dec. 5, 2016

Hazardous material team trains for decontamination

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni website — The Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Clinic hazardous materials, or hazmat, team conducted decontamination training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 1, 2016.

Dec. 5, 2016

Operation Gratitude collects donations to deliver delight to deployed warfighters

Military personnel from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support and other local organizations joined together to collect donations for deployed service members during an annual drive in November. Service members from all branches of the military set up areas in downtown Philadelphia office building lobbies to collect monetary donations, gift cards and small items in support of Operation Gratitude.

Dec. 5, 2016

Senior DOD leaders discuss clothing and textiles support

Senior logistics leaders from the Department of Defense, including Defense Logistics Agency and military services, discussed clothing and textiles management during an executive board meeting Nov. 17.

Dec. 5, 2016

Four new inductees honored at DLA Troop Support Hall of Fame ceremony

Four individuals were added to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Hall of Fame and join the exclusive ranks of some of the organization’s finest former employees. The contributions of Mara Bailey, John McAndrews, Gary Shute and Army Col. John Smith to the agency and the workforce were honored during an induction ceremony Nov. 29.

Dec. 5, 2016

DSCC program honors legacy of American Indians

Defense Supply Center Columbus hosted an event to celebrate the heritage and legacy of American Indians in Ohio and throughout the nation. The Nov. 30 presentation inside the installation Operations Center auditorium brought together members of the Defense Federal Community to learn history, sample traditional food items, and listen to cultural ambassadors from the Native American community.

Dec. 5, 2016

Saving life after terrorist bombing garners Army award

Army Col. Rick Ellis, commander of the DLA support team in Afghanistan was awarded the combat action badge Nov. 26, after saving a soldier's life following a terrorist bombing.