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Archive: January, 2017

Jan. 24, 2017

KC-135 MOD program closes out year with magic number: Block 45

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Mobility Command website — The KC-135 Block 45 upgrade program reached a milestone by closing out 2016 with the 45th aircraft in the modification line at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Block 45 completely remodels the inside of the flight deck with new liquid crystal displays, radio altimeter, autopilot, digital flight director and other computer module updates.

Jan. 24, 2017

DSCC honors MLK’s legacy with day of remembrance, celebration

The Defense Federal Community came together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during an annual observance ceremony at Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Jan. 24, 2017

DLA Distribution practices the Continuity of Operations Plan

In keeping with the efforts to strengthen our preparedness capabilities, the Continuity of Operations planners of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution recently took selected members of the Emergency Relocation Group to an alternate work site.

Jan. 23, 2017

Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1 Returns to Support Operation Deep Freeze

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Pacific Command website — Sailors assigned to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1 deployed to Antarctica in mid-January to support the U.S. Antarctic Program, the nation's research program on the southernmost continent, which is managed by the National Science Foundation.

Jan. 23, 2017

Bagwell becomes newest DLA Distribution Joint Team Lead

United States Navy Capt. Pele Bagwell assumed the position of DLA Distribution Joint Team Lead in a Jan. 7 ceremony officiated by DLA Joint Reserve Force director Navy Rear Adm. Deborah Haven.

Jan. 20, 2017

Tennessee Tanker Fuels Misawa Falcons

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Misawa Air Base website — In order to provide rapid crisis response around the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater to sustain the “fight tonight” motto, the 35th Fighter Wing’s F-16 Fighting Falcons must practice their global reach as if it’s a real-world scenario.

Jan. 20, 2017

Scholarships available for family members of DLA employees

A nonprofit foundation is offering scholarships to students who have a close family connection to a current or past civilian or military Defense Logistics Agency employee.

Jan. 19, 2017

Son of distribution employee creates veteran’s memorial at local community park

Travis Hartlaub, son of Maryann Hartlaub, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Future Operations, recently unveiled a veteran’s memorial as his Eagle Scout project

Jan. 18, 2017

DLA supports presidential inauguration’s military participants

Many of the more than 5,000 service members participating in the 58th Presidential Inauguration ceremonies Jan. 20 will wear clothing items provided by DLA Troop Support.

Jan. 18, 2017

Airmen perform bodywork, ensure capable aircraft

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force website — Sandpaper scrapes along the wing of an MQ-9 Reaper, as debris drifts to the ground and the smell of chemical agents saturate the air. Squeals from an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine fill the temperature-controlled back shop. The Airmen are focused; there’s a job to be done, and it has to be done right.