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July 6, 2016

Susquehanna installation hosts former hostage Matt Schrier

Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna recently hosted photographer and former Syrian hostage Matt Schrier for the quarterly Force Protection Lecture Series, which highlighted Schrier’s strategies to survive and detailed how he was able to escape the situation and return to the United States.

July 5, 2016

DLA’s foreign policy advisor visits Distribution headquarters and largest operation

Dolores Brown, foreign policy advisor to the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, made her inaugural visit to DLA Distribution headquarters in late June to learn more about how Distribution functions within the larger DLA operation, and to learn more about how Distribution services the warfighter worldwide.

July 1, 2016

Mayo named Susquehanna Employee of the Week

Bruce Mayo, branch manager for the East Bulk Branch at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., has been named Employee of the Week for the week of June 27 to July 1.

June 30, 2016

History of June’s recognition as LGBT Pride Month

Celebrating its 16th year as a Federally-recognized month of pride, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month originated in the U.S. in 1994.

June 29, 2016

Sliman assumes command of DLA Distribution Europe

United States Army Col. Zorn T. Sliman assumed command of DLA Distribution Europe in Germersheim, Germany in a June 29 ceremony officiated by DLA Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi.

June 28, 2016

DLA Distribution Europe commander receives Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Outgoing DLA Distribution Europe commander Army Lt. Col. Krista M. Hoffman has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for her achievements in leading the distribution center from June 2014 to June 2016.

June 27, 2016

Visker named director of Distribution's Organizational Management/J9

Edward R. Visker, former point of contact for Organizational Development has been named director of DLA Distribution Organizational Management/J9. Very familiar with DLA Distribution operations, Visker previously served as the deputy commander of the Susquehanna distribution center.

June 24, 2016

Susquehanna installation’s oldest building celebrates grand reopening

The Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna installation celebrated the official reopening of its Susquehanna Club with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 15. Installation leadership, employees and community members came together to observe the renovations to the centuries-old barn that now serves as an event venue.

June 23, 2016

Distribution headquarters celebrates the 241st Army birthday

In a ceremony held in the DLA Distribution Headquarters lobby, senior leaders, military members and civilian staff celebrated the U.S. Army’s 241st Birthday on June 14, 2016. As one of his last official actions as commanding general, Army Brig. Gen. Richard B. Dix spoke about the significance and history, followed by presentation of several awards honoring Distribution headquarters staff.

June 22, 2016

DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., welcomes new commander

Marine Corps Col. André T. Harrell assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., in a ceremony on June 22. The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi.

June 21, 2016

San Joaquin commander receives Defense Superior Service Medal

Marine Corps Col. Keith D. Reventlow has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal for his achievements while serving as commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, Calif.

June 21, 2016

DLA Distribution marks transition of leadership

Employees and guests witnessed a time-honored military tradition June 17 at the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution change-of-command ceremony in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

June 20, 2016

Norfolk team ships jet components for Marine Corps

Over the years, the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Va., Traffic Management team has shipped some unusual items to places around the world. Recently, the team shipped large components of a United States Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet for repair.

June 16, 2016

Korea distribution center welcomes new commander

Army Maj. Gary D. Whittacre assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea in a ceremony June 16. The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution’s Army Reserve Element team leader and Joint Reserve Task Force commander Army Col. Ronnie M. Davis.

June 15, 2016

Korea commander recognized for outstanding achievements during tenure

Army Lt. Col. Mark Wolf has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his achievements while serving as commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea. During his tenure, his leadership resulted in the organization performing well above the DLA standards in quality, performance, accountability, and safety.