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Archive: September, 2016

Sept. 20, 2016

Distribution headquarters celebrates Air Force birthday

DLA Distribution headquarters employees gathered to celebrate the 69th birthday of the U.S. Air Force and to recognize two of DLA Distribution's Air Force Reserve employees Sept. 16.

Sept. 20, 2016

Former Clothing and Textiles, Acquisition leader inducted into DLA Hall of Fame

Who could the Defense Logistics Agency turn to help stand up a new office, modernize the way it does business or stabilize support for an entire supply chain after a scandal? In each case, Paul Zebrowski answered the call and will be recognized for his accomplishments with a place in the DLA Hall of Fame Sept. 20.

Sept. 19, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff held in Richmond

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Command Support Directorate and the Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff ceremony Sept. 16 in the Lotts Conference Center in Richmond, Virginia. Army Lt. Col. Luis Rodriguez, Exercise Support Division chief, Logistics Exercise and Simulations Directorate with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Lee, Virginia, was special guest and spoke on the contributions Hispanics make to our nation and his personal perspectives as a Hispanic American.

Sept. 19, 2016

Operations personnel use new partnership to protect supply chains, prevent counterfeits

For more than a decade, an increase in counterfeit and suspected counterfeit spare parts has challenged Defense Logistics Agency’s quality-control and technical personnel. But DLA’s recent partnership with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center has improved DLA’s detection methods and increased the range of parts DLA can test for authenticity.

Sept. 19, 2016

Troop Support’s ‘dream team’ saves big on drugs

The Medical supply chain's national contracts team has churned out hundreds of millions of dollars in savings through long-term contracts for generic drugs, while ensuring drug availability for customers.

Sept. 19, 2016

MacDill uses Emergency Management exercise to maintain readiness

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the MacDill Air Force Base website — On Sept. 13, 2016, personnel from various 6th Air Mobility Wing agencies around MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, participated in an Emergency Management Exercise. The exercise simulated a fuel spill that resulted from a vehicle accident.

Sept. 19, 2016

DLA San Joaquin celebrates Resiliency Day

Employees of DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., located in Tracy, Calif., kicked off Resiliency Day on Sept. 7, but senior leadership went one step further and declared the entire month of September “Resiliency Month.”

Sept. 19, 2016

DLA Energy Pacific at Guam QAR goes above, beyond for Air Force One

A Defense Logistics Agency Energy Pacific at Guam quality assurance representative’s initiative and expertise recently enabled timely support of presidential aircraft Air Force One in the nation of Laos.

Sept. 19, 2016

Former DSCP commander to gain fourth star, command AMC

Congress has confirmed Army Lt. Gen. Gustave Perna, former Defense Supply Center Philadelphia commander, to be appointed to the rank of general.

Sept. 19, 2016

Director who led DLA support for Iraq surge to join Hall of Fame

Retired Navy Vice Adm. Al Thompson, who led DLA as director at a time when a surge in deployed personnel demanded a surge in critical equipment from DLA — and then led the agency through declining defense budgets — will join the Hall of Fame Sept. 20.