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Archive: July, 2019

July 26, 2019

DLA Distribution Sigonella, Italy, Military Personnel Conduct COMREL Event at Historical Church in Presa

DLA Distribution Sigonella, Italy, military personnel conducted a community relations event at the Chiesa Maria Ss. delle Grazie Church.

July 25, 2019

McNamara Headquarters Complex Visitors Control Center open

The McNamara Headquarters Complex Visitors Control Center will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 25, 2019

Troop Support contracting officer makes impact through process improvement

An unexpected opportunity to take a Lean Six Sigma training class jumpstarted a Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support contracting officer’s process improvement acumen and organizational impact. Robert Fagan, a contracting officer with Clothing and Textiles’ heraldic team, led a continuous process improvement project with the potential to be replicated throughout the entire enterprise.

July 24, 2019

Three time deployee, Moses Williams, shares recent deployment experience

I have deployed several times and heard about this latest deployment from DLA Aviation’s force provider. With 20 years in the Army and 12 years with DLA, I felt like I would make a positive difference to support our agency’s mission.

July 24, 2019

Fired up

When a serious fire involving two commercial tank trucks shut down a strategic defense fuel support point in Carson, California, June 5, DLA Energy Americas at San Pedro logisticians deployed several mitigation strategies employing five different supply chains to minimize Warfighter service disruption.

July 24, 2019

Expeditionary contracting officers wanted

The Defense Logistics Agency relies heavily on those in the contracting series to provide acquisition services and contract support to assist the agency’s military and civilian partners around the world. To meet its goal of 40 qualified contracting officers, the Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office is recruiting members for its Expeditionary Contracting Cadre.

July 24, 2019

DLA Distribution Expeditionary—Whole of Government Logistics Enabler

Hurricane Katrina, a Category 4 hurricane with a storm surge well above normal high tide levels, swept across the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coasts in August 2005, with maximum sustained winds at landfall estimated at 140 miles per hour. There were many lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. One major lesson was that support supplies need to reach victims sooner rather than later following a disaster.

July 23, 2019

Summer school in session for DSRs

Disposal Services Representatives work directly with warfighters on property turn in. They have congregated in Michigan to help refine their role and plot their future.

July 22, 2019

Battlefield Sustainment on the Korean Peninsula

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command website — Since 1953, the Korean Peninsula has been under a United Nations Command (UNC)-led armistice between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). In order to maintain this armistice, Eighth Army has remained forward-deployed on the peninsula.

July 22, 2019

DLA sweeps DoD Workforce Recruitment Program Awards

The Defense Logistics Agency proved its commitment to employing people with disabilities by dominating the Defense Department’s 2019 Workforce Recruitment Program Awards in a July 18 ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia. The agency placed in all four categories for the first time and was named WRP Component of the Year for the second year.