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Dec. 23, 2019

Former Marine remembers, pays tribute to those far from home during the holidays

As an equipment program manager with DLA Distribution Current Operations, retired Marine Maj. Paul Smith decided this year’s tribute to those deployed in harm’s way would be in the form a patriotic display in the third-floor lobby of the organization’s New Cumberland headquarters. There he and his co-workers created a display that includes an artificial holiday tree, miniature flags representing all military service branches and lights to set the whole thing off.

Dec. 20, 2019

Boggs Out- DLA Land and Maritime People and Culture Director Retires

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime People and Culture Director Robert L. Boggs, Ph.d, retired Dec. 11 after more than 48 years of combined civil and military service with the Department of Defense. Retiring as a director of a department within DLA Land and Maritime, Boggs held a variety of command and staff assignments during his military and civilian careers. His military career included a final assignment as the Deputy Adjutant General for the Ohio Air National Guard, and he also served more than four years as the Chief of Staff for the Ohio Air National Guard

Dec. 20, 2019

Document of the Month: Exchange shows now-solved problem in cataloging

While the Defense Logistics Agency has realized many savings for the Defense Department, effective cataloging has been its most consistent and reliable way of reducing expenditures. Until the agency received control of all DoD cataloging activities in the late 1990s, however, successful item identification depended on receiving complete and accurate information from the military services.

Dec. 20, 2019

DLA Troop Support celebrates retirement of 16 civilians

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support workforce celebrated the careers of 16 retiring civilians during a ceremony Dec. 19.

Dec. 20, 2019

San Joaquin’s Slater Receives Safety Professional of the Year Top Honor

Defense Logistics Agency's Safety Professional of the Year top honors go to Distribution San Joaquin employee

Dec. 19, 2019

‘Ugly’ festivities get Medical ready for the holidays

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain celebrated the holiday season with an Ugly Sweater Contest, hosted by the Medical Culture Improvement Team Dec. 17.

Dec. 19, 2019

Toys for Tots donations at DLA Aviation in Richmond, Jacksonville reach close to 2,000

Marine Staff Sgt. Spencer Butler reflected on this season of giving as he collected two boxes overflowing with toys sitting in the front lobby of the DLA Aviation Operations Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 16. Butler, a customer account specialist, Marine Corps Customer Facing Division, Customer Operations Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, Virginia, said a total of six boxes were placed around various locations on DLA Aviation as part of this year’s Toys for Tots campaign.

Dec. 19, 2019

Meet Eric Smith, DLA Energy’s new Deputy Commander

Deputy Commander Eric Smith joined the DLA Energy team on Nov. 24. Recently, he sat down with public affairs to discuss his career, leadership and goals.

Dec. 19, 2019

DLA Distribution San Joaquin’s Thimsen promoted to lieutenant colonel

Promotion for Distribution San Joaquin operations officer.

Dec. 18, 2019

‘Tis the season of giving: federal employees spread holiday cheer to students

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the holiday season by spending time with local elementary school students during the annual Children’s Holiday Party Dec. 12.