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Archive: August, 2020

Aug. 31, 2020

DLA Distribution Anniston’s Black recognized as the Vehicle/ Material Handling Equipment Management Civilian Supervisor/Leader of the Year 

As the Accountable Property Officer, Black identified and turned in several pieces of excess equipment valued at over $400,000, resulting in receiving a commendable rating during the Accountable Property Compliance Audit from DLA headquarters.

Aug. 31, 2020

Former IT system integrated logistics functions, improved DLA's project management

DLA launched the Standard Automated Materiel Management System in 1971 to integrate common logistics functions across multiple supply chains. Though it was replaced in the 2000s, SAMMS increased effectiveness and forced DLA to improve its project management.

Aug. 31, 2020

Property reuse pros place 755 fridges in new homes

There’ll be no appliances left behind with DLA Disposition Services on the case.

Aug. 31, 2020

DLA Troop Support celebrates newest civilian retiree

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support bid farewell to its newest civilian employee during a retirement ceremony August 27 in Philadelphia. Lisa Vicoli of Information Operations (J6) retired after 42 years of federal service.

Aug. 31, 2020

DLA Distribution Pearl Harbor, Hawaii has earned the Team Performance of the Year award

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, has earned the DLA Distribution Team Performance of the Year Award for their efforts in accountability, cost savings and team improvements.

Aug. 31, 2020

Louisiana National Guard continues Hurricane Laura response

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — More than 6,200 members of the Louisiana National Guard are supporting the response to Hurricane Laura, providing logistical support, distributing supplies and clearing roads and bridges.

Aug. 31, 2020

Selfless, mission-oriented characteristics lead to supervisory recognition

The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Working Group recognized Sean Shockley this past April with the DLA Aviation Leadership Award. Shockley is the Demand Planning Branch chief for the Customer-Focused Intelligence Team within DLA Aviation’s Planning Process Directorate.

Aug. 30, 2020

Commentary: Trolling With The Troops 2020

Each year, approximately 30 boat captains donate a morning and take veterans out for a day of fishing on Lake Michigan. This year, the Aug. 22 event had me reflecting more than usual.

Aug. 28, 2020

FEMA contingency fuel contract activated, resources in place

Within 18 hours of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s request for fuel support, Defense Logistics Agency Energy activated the contingency fuels contract and pre-positioned resources at Incident Support Base Fort Hood, Texas, to support Hurricane Laura response efforts Aug. 27.

Aug. 28, 2020

DLA Disposition Services Law Enforcement Support Office innovates to hold annual training conference

The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services’ Law Enforcement Support Office conducted its annual training conference in August, and as with everything this year, it was a little different.