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Archive: September, 2018

Sept. 13, 2018

TACOM, DLA Land and Maritime strategic partnership ensures readiness

“The big test is ‘Are we ready?' Are we ready to equip the Warfighter to fight the next fight?” said DSCC and DLA Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer. This question of readiness was the foundation of the visit between Palmer and Army Maj. Gen. Daniel Mitchell, commander for TACOM.

Sept. 12, 2018

Troop Support reps talk clothing, textiles at National Industries for the Blind conference

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support representatives discussed key industry topics with military clothing and equipment manufacturers that employ blind and visually impaired Americans Sept. 6.

Sept. 12, 2018

Troop Support commander leads celebration of champions, unveils 2019 campaign plan

With a nod to a proud the Super Bowl champs and his Philadelphia-based workforce, the DLA Troop Support commander introduced the fiscal 2019 Campaign Plan and provided updates on personnel, programs and projects during a town hall Sept. 6.

Sept. 12, 2018

Fuel supply contingency planning

Stable and reliable fueling facilities are integral to Defense Logistics Agency Energy’s efforts to strengthen the military’s readiness and lethality. But what happens if one of those facilities becomes unavailable? DLA Energy collaborates with the military services across the world to put contingency plans to the test to reduce risk and ensure fuel resiliency for the warfighter.

Sept. 12, 2018

How to find out about changes in DSCR operating status and new telework procedures during inclement weather, other emergencies

There are several ways Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia employees can find out about changes in the installation’s operating status during winter weather and other emergencies.

Sept. 12, 2018

Agency plans preparedness events

September is National Preparedness Month. Across the enterprise, the Defense Logistics Agency has several activities planned to raise employee awareness and encourage vigilance.

Sept. 12, 2018

Guard Soldiers and Airmen gearing up for Hurricane Florence

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency Monday as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. Additionally, the mayor of Washington, D.C., declared a state of emergency due to anticipated torrential rainfall.

Sept. 12, 2018

First American to escape al-Qaida shares story of captivity

Matthew Schrier, the first Westerner to escape from al-Qaida captivity, shared his story of imprisonment and shed light on the behavioral tendencies of Islamic extremists during a 9/11 remembrance event at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Sept. 11.

Sept. 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence: How to plan for a quick and safe evacuation

The National Weather Service is forecasting that Hurricane Florence will bring a life-threatening storm surge and rainfall to portions of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared Wednesday, September 12 as the last “good” evacuation day prior to the storm’s landfall.

Sept. 12, 2018

Distribution town hall focuses on getting “back to the basics”

True to his word, DLA Distribution commanding officer Navy Supply Corps Rear Adm. Kevin Jones held his second Distribution town hall in as many months on Aug. 30. The event focused on getting “back to the basics:” two-way communication, greater concentration on safety and security, planning and resourcing, building a learning culture of basic problem solving, managing, developing and mentoring people and managing performance.