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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.

June 15, 2016

Distribution’s Oehm reflects on her “day as an Army Reservist”

When DLA Distribution’s Army Reserve Element team leader and Joint Reserve Task Force commander Col. Ronnie Davis asked for civilian volunteers for an Army Reserve mission he was coordinating, Danielle Oehm says she was surprised no hands went up.

June 14, 2016

Governor’s Advisory Commission member shares “Model Minority Myth” during Distribution Asian Pacific American program

“Who knows what the ‘Model Minority Myth’ actually is?” guest speaker Tiffany Chang Lawson asked DLA Distribution employees during a late May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Program.

June 10, 2016

Distribution’s commander delivers commencement address to 19 new 2nd lieutenants

Marking the 100th year of the Reserve Officer Training Corps program, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard Dix commissioned 19 new 2nd lieutenants from the Bison Battalion at Bucknell University