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Nov. 19, 2018

Deployments, community service, other accomplishments recognized at Quarterly Awards

Nearly 100 Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees were honored for their achievements during a quarterly awards ceremony Nov. 14. Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly, DLA Troop Support commander, hosted the ceremony and expressed his gratitude to the workforce for their contributions to the agency’s mission success.

Nov. 16, 2018

Service Members Build Tent Systems for Yutu Survivors

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command website — Local and federal government agencies, along with joint service members, collaborated to provide temporary shelters Nov. 9 to Saipan-based residents whose homes were heavily impacted by Super Typhoon Yutu.

Nov. 16, 2018

Indian Navy 3-star visits DLA Distribution to discuss best practices

To educate the organization’s partners and customers from India on DLA’s global logistics network and best practices, DLA Distribution commanding officer Navy Supply Corps Rear Adm. Kevin Jones hosted Indian Navy Controller of Logistics Vice Adm. Sunil Anand and several other delegation members Nov. 6.

Nov. 16, 2018

The Wheel starts turning at DLA Aviation

The “Wheel” started turning Oct. 29 in the McKeever Auditorium as Julia Roquemore, division chief, Aviation and Airframes Division, Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, opened the pilot session of a new supervisors’ overview that has been a year in the planning.

Nov. 16, 2018

Guam National Guard, Navy join forces for relief efforts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command website — Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 and the 1224th Engineering Support Company, Guam Army National Guard worked together to load heavy equipment vehicles onto the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) for transport to Saipan in support of disaster relief efforts after Super Typhoon Yutu Nov. 6.

Nov. 15, 2018

U.S. Army to roll out new Army Greens uniform

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command website — The United States Army announced today that it is adopting an iconic uniform -- the "Army Greens" -- as its new service uniform. This is the uniform worn by America's "Greatest Generation" in World War II.

Nov. 15, 2018

2018 Federal Benefits Open Season

The 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season will run from November 12th through December 10th with all new elections effective January 06, 2019. During this time, employees will have the opportunity to elect or make changes to their Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Programs (FEDVIP), and the Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS).

Nov. 15, 2018

Becoming a Change Agent

Becoming a change agent in the midst of acquisition reform was the theme of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Supply Chain Integration Dee Reardon’s visit to the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Oct. 25. During the mentoring session, Reardon shared seven points of advice based on her personal experience as a change agent.

Nov. 15, 2018

Troop Support honors 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

Former employees Jacqueline A. Basquill, Keith R. Ford and Wayne H. Williford were inducted into the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Hall of Fame during a ceremony Nov. 13. “As commander of this great organization, I take pride in knowing that there is a passionate, committed workforce who ensures that DLA maintains its stellar reputation,” said DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly. “To the inductees: You are truly deserving of this honor. It’s a privilege for me to recognize your many contributions and to induct you into DLA Troop Support’s Hall of Fame.”

Nov. 15, 2018

Distribution Staff Sergeant named Carlisle Barracks NCO of the Year

Army Staff Sgt. Brittany M. Sheehan, operations noncommissioned officer, Aerial Delivery Textile Division, DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, is the 2018 United States Army War College Non Commissioned Officer of the Year.