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July 22, 2019

Train(ing) keeps a rollin'

Another year, another summer exercise successfully in the books as agency civilians and military reserve personnel train together for the potential call to duty in faraway places.

July 22, 2019

From the Moon to Mars

Fifty years ago liquid oxygen and rocket propellant propelled the three-stage Saturn V rocket carrying the Apollo 11 spacecraft and three astronauts to the moon. Defense Supply Agency in Cameron Station – the predecessor agency of Defense Logistics Agency Energy – supplied the rocket fuel and other space-related items including liquid hydrogen, cryogenic valves and helium storage tanks to launch the first manned mission to land on the Moon.

July 22, 2019

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Chief of Staff Recognizes Local Air Force Veteran

George Hemler was just 19 years old when he arrived at Laredo Air Force Base, Texas, in 1958. Drafted shortly after the end of the Korean War, the Pennsylvania native found himself far from home and facing an uncertain future. Little did he know the long-lasting effects his three-year tour would have, not only on his life, but on future generations.

July 19, 2019

Preventative and Refueling Maintenance ensure gas gets to jet

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst website — When it comes to getting aircraft off the ground and into the sky, a big component to making that happen is fuel. For the 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oil and lubricants section, they make sure each aircraft is filled with as much fuel as needed for each mission.

July 19, 2019

Small Businesses receive answers to questions during event

DLA Land and Maritime detachment at Puget Sound participated in the “Meet the Buyers” small business outreach event in Bremerton, Washington, July 17. “Every time we attend an event like this, one of the key takeaways is an increased vendor pool across every socioeconomic category,” Hart said. “New vendors are able to learn about the many resources available to them, and how to successfully supply correct information when quoting DLA requirements. This provides immeasurable intrinsic value in ensuring DLA Maritime – Puget Sound is able to maximize contract award dollars to small business concerns.”

July 19, 2019

Rising Technology: DLA Aviation at Warner Robins automates to support WR-ALC workload increase

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Robins Air Force Base website — Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Warner Robins on Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently acquired state of the art automated storage aids that has Shop Service Center personnel optimistic about the future of delivery response time and ease-of-access to the crucial parts necessary for aircraft maintenance.

July 19, 2019

New crop of Army food trucks to serve up healthy, fast meals for more soldiers

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support recently purchased six state-of-the-art food trucks for the Army’s Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The first of these new vehicles rolled through the Troop Support headquarters in Philadelphia while on its way to Fort Drum, New York July 9, where it will be used for training before it goes into service.

July 19, 2019

Employee Spotlight: Jeffrey Jones

The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation spotlight shines on Jeffrey Jones. He’s a customer support technician with DLA Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina.

July 19, 2019

DLA Distribution Norfolk’s Deputy Commander retires from federal service

Having served 41 years in the federal service, Denise Cordeiro-Bennett, deputy director, DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, is retiring. Cordeiro-Bennett was recognized with an Exceptional Civilian

July 18, 2019

Strategy set to strengthen supply-chain security

Interruption of the Defense Logistics Agency supply chain operations compromises the nation’s ability to execute critical missions. DLA’s supply-chain security strategy is the roadmap for how the agency will address those security challenges.