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Oct. 14, 2021

Land and Maritime gains consumable hardware mission

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime completed a DLA supply chain efficiency initiative by realigning its consumable hardware mission to better support DLA’s customers. The focus of the mission shift requires DLA Aviation and DLA Land and Maritime’s assumption and management of more than 900,000 national stock numbered items divided between the two Major Subordinate Commands.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA Aviation at Ogden general supply specialist selected as one of the nation’s best

During his 13-year Army career, Aaron Wessman achieved the rank of staff sergeant, served in Iraq as part of the Global War on Terrorism and received numerous awards, including the Iraq Campaign and the Army’s Commendation and Achievement medals.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA Energy Commander visits Texas aerostat site

Two miles east of the Rio Grande, high above the desolate South Texas chaparral land, tethered surveillance balloons, filled with helium from DLA Energy Aerospace keep watch. Observing the large, low-altitude aircraft, a DLA Energy team visited the Tethered Aerostat Radar System site at El Indio, Texas, Sept. 29. 

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA provides food, medicine to incoming Afghans in support of Operation Allies Welcome

The Defense Logistics Agency provided more than $42 million worth of food and nearly 448,000 doses of 15 different vaccines to Afghan nationals in support of Operation Allies Welcome over the past three months, while standing by to provide additional assistance to U.S. Northern Command and other mission partners.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA exceeds small business goal for ninth consecutive year, expands access in underutilized business zones

DLA small business officials have expanded their reach in a challenging subcategory: historically underutilized business zones. This is the first time in a decade that DLA has exceeded its 3% goal for awarding contracts in the HUBZone program.

Oct. 13, 2021

The Great ShakeOut: what you can do to prepare for an earthquake

Emergencies can occur in the blink of an eye, with the impact ranging from temporary disruption of activities to a loss of an installation’s ability to perform its assigned missions. Employees receive

Oct. 13, 2021

Defense Department disability awards ceremony honors DLA, individual achievements

During the Oct. 7 Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony, DLA earned best DOD mid-sized component for the fifth consecutive year. The agency was also recognized for ensuring accessible information and communication technology in the workplace, and DLA Aviation general supply specialist Aaron Wessman was honored as an outstanding DOD employee with a disability.

Oct. 13, 2021

86 LRS facilitates Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services

“Out with the old, in with the new,” as the old saying goes. But where does all the “old” go? The answer is found within Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services. They are responsible for processing equipment at the end of its life-cycle and assisting units with identifying equipment available for reutilization.

Oct. 13, 2021

European American Heritage Month Spotlight: Ferdinand “Fred” Tramontin

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation recognizes European American heritage during the month of October. DLA Aviation’s theme is “Reflections of Culture, Pride, Diversity and the American Dream.” This observance is an opportunity for DLA Aviation to recognize and celebrate European American Heritage, to include German American Heritage, Italian American Heritage, and Polish American Heritage. Whether you are German American, Italian America, Polish American or not, it’s important to mark the culture of a people who helped shape our nation. DLA Aviation is honored to highlight European Americans who work daily to provide logistics support to America’s warfighters and other federal customers.

Oct. 13, 2021

Texas firefighters use fleet addition from DLA to control wildfire

The Marlin Volunteer Fire Department was recently called out to what became the 96-acre Rice Road Fire. Its new military truck acquired from Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services was instrumental in helping the department fight a six-hour battle alongside other area fire departments and Texas A&M Forest Service.