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Oct. 18, 2021

DLA Distribution’s Schaming retires after nearly 42 years of federal service 

“We have all benefitted from his vast experience and witty sense of humor. His contributions have helped make our office a cohesive and unified team. He always met every challenge and his steadfast devotion aided in our team’s success. Tim’s retirement is our loss, but a well-deserved respite for him,” said Patrick W. Press, chief of the Customer Support Division.

Oct. 15, 2021

Logistician saves stranger from Kalamazoo River

DLA Disposition Services employee Ronald Hobbs rescued a stranger from the Kalamazoo River on Oct. 12.

Oct. 15, 2021

DLA Distribution presents remediation project to DOD Hazardous Materials Packaging Working Group

The Defense Department’s Hazardous Materials Packaging Working Group, chaired by Jennifer Smith, Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters Logistic Operations Tech Quality Department, met virtually Sept. 30 to discuss remediation efforts for frustrated hazardous shipments, including a remediation process put in place by DLA Distribution.

Oct. 15, 2021

Celebrating 60 years: DLA proves itself in the 1960s

This is the second in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA lab tests 3D scanner to inform agency use, improve coordination with partners

A 3D scanner, delivered to the Defense Logistics Troop Support Product Test Center the week of October 11, is undergoing testing to explore how the technology can improve agency operations. The machine may also help the PTC coordinate with customers, vendors and DLA teammates to better visualize parts and potential defects.

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.