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Archive: September, 2018

Sept. 27, 2018

DLA provides maternity uniforms that help airmen ‘fit in’ while ‘sticking out’

While the changes in clothing sizes can be a challenge for service members during pregnancy, one Air Force officer said her maternity uniform didn’t compromise her professional appearance or comfort.

Sept. 27, 2018

DLA Distribution San Joaquin receives the prestigious Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Programs Site Award

A culture of safety at DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California is evident with their selection as the 2018 Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Achievement Award winner. Marine Col. Andre Harrell, installation commander, accepted the award on behalf of Team San Joaquin at the Voluntary Protection Program Participant’s Association National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on August 28, 2018. The installation is one of only 57 certified Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Programs Star sites in the Department of Defense.

Sept. 27, 2018

Records overhaul helps agency comply with Archives standards

DLA Installation Operations personnel in San Joaquin, California, recently organized and preserved what had been 350 boxes of improperly stored records, to ensure compliance with requirements and continued availability of the information in the documents.

Sept. 26, 2018

Military Aids Disaster Response Effort in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — After two weeks of preparing and providing relief to communities devastated by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, active-duty soldiers are winding down rescue efforts while remaining ready to meet federal and local needs.

Sept. 26, 2018

Evacuated DLA employee helps ensure food deliveries to North Carolina bases during Florence

Pama Hamlett, a customer support specialist with DLA Troop Support, was forced to leave her home to seek shelter with her daughter, but not without her work computer and phone in tow.

Sept. 26, 2018

Honoring Kate Stevens: driving force behind the modern day EDC

Lucy “Kate” Stevens, the first director of the Eastern Distribution Center and civilian executive assistant to commander of the then New Cumberland Army Depot, passed away Sept. 16, 2018 near her home town of Pell City, Alabama.

Sept. 26, 2018

Reform, new budget to increase demand for DLA supplies, services

Defense reform and a new annual defense budget of $719 billion will mean more, not less, work for the Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams told the workforce during a DLA Headquarters Town Hall Sept. 24.

Sept. 25, 2018

Central Ohio small businesses gain millions

The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime announced that more than $120 million in government contracting dollars have been awarded to Ohio small businesses since the beginning of the fiscal year. Third quarter numbers released today reflect an increase of more than $40 million from the first half of the fiscal year. Nearly $37 million in award dollars have gone to small businesses in the Columbus region – an increase of more than $7 million in the third quarter. The Columbus Metropolitan Region encompasses the following counties according to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Logan, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union.

Sept. 25, 2018

Maintaining strong partnerships in the Middle East

The alliance of two coalition partners was reaffirmed when key leaders from the Department of Defense and Bahrain Defense Force signed an amendment to a fuel support agreement at Isa Airbase, Bahrain, Aug. 13.

Sept. 25, 2018

Central Ohio small businesses gain millions

The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime announced that more than $120 million in government contracting dollars have been awarded to Ohio small businesses since the beginning of the fiscal year. Third quarter numbers released today reflect an increase of more than $40 million from the first half of the fiscal year. Nearly $37 million in award dollars have gone to small businesses in the Columbus region – an increase of more than $7 million in the third quarter. The Columbus Metropolitan Region encompasses the following counties according to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Logan, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union.