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April 30, 2020

DLA helps schools provide fresh produce to students, families during COVID-19

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees are working with school districts, produce vendors and officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program to provide fresh produce for breakfasts and lunches that are normally served to students in school cafeterias.

April 30, 2020

Pentagon’s logistics agency pivots to support national COVID-19 response

The agency that traditionally contributes to America’s military readiness with items like fuel and food has so far ordered over $920 million in lifesaving supplies and equipment to support the nation’s COVID-19 response. 

April 29, 2020

USNS Supply Refuels Italian Ship in Mediterranean Sea

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet website — Military Sealift Command Supply-Class fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) completed an exercise with Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 80), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 and Italian Navy frigate ITS Federico Martinengo (F 596) in the Mediterranean Sea, April 23.

April 29, 2020

DLA contracted fuel barge rescues two women in Pensacola Bay

A DLA Energy contracted fuel barge tow rescued two female jet skiers who were found exhausted, cold and terrified after being adrift in the water for several hours in the Pensacola Bay April 25.

April 29, 2020

DLA Distribution’s Day retires after 25 years of federal service

A highly skilled leader in EEO, Beth A. Day's attention to detail, responsiveness and customer service was instrumental in managing a large EEO Program with geographically sparse employees.

April 28, 2020

Planes don’t fly without fuel

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Barksdale Air Force Base website — Barksdale houses the largest fuel storage capacity in all of Air Force Global Strike Command, which not only keeps the B-52H Stratofortress in the air, but also keeps the rest of the 2nd Bomb Wing moving.

April 28, 2020

DLA Strategic Goals Award winners from Land and Maritime announced for 1st Quarter

Several Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime associates were recognized with the DLA Director's Strategic Goals Award for the 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020. The award recognizes the measurable contributions made by teams, or individuals, toward achieving the goals set forth in the DLA Strategic Plan.

April 28, 2020

DLA sends more protective equipment to Pacific troops

Marine Corps units on Okinawa get 150k surgical masks from the agency's surplus stock.

April 28, 2020

AFCENT Cargo mission unhindered: ‘Net’working services for Coalition aerial support

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing website — As the central HUB for AFCENT, Airmen here are responsible for supplying daily reports on what assets are being moved and which need to be replaced - some of which have been in rotation for quite some time and need to be evaluated. The number one resource used here: cargo nets and pallets.

April 28, 2020

DLA expands DOD additive manufacturing tool in fight against COVID-19

A Defense Logistics Agency tool that consolidates the Defense Department’s technical data packages for advance manufacturing could be a new weapon in the battle against COVID-19.