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Sept. 29, 2016

National Preparedness Month: Preparing for a Flood

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. This year’s theme is once again “Don’t wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

Sept. 28, 2016

Commander’s Cup winners announced following final event in series

New Cumberland Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation officially closed out its sixth annual Commander’s Cup, which ran from May 20 through September 23, with a 10k race.

Sept. 27, 2016

DLA Distribution Norfolk graduates supervisors from Foundations of High Performing Leadership

DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, recently celebrated the graduation of 65 supervisors from an intensive, multi-day leadership course.

Sept. 23, 2016

A little less conversation: The Hatch Act and discussions with coworkers

As the presidential and congressional elections approach, federal employees must abide by the restrictions on political activity set forth in the Hatch Act. To that end, DLA’s Office of General Counsel and Office of Public Affairs are offering periodic guidance — answers to common questions that employees may have about what they can and can’t say and do in everyday situations.

Sept. 23, 2016

Norfolk distribution center supports annual “Run with the Chiefs” event

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Va., recently opened its streets to support Naval Station Norfolk’s “Run with the Chiefs” event. This year’s 5k run had more than 1,000 participants, and was a celebration of past and present chief petty officers and selectees.

Sept. 22, 2016

Former Distribution leader inducted into DLA Hall of Fame

Defense Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch inducted former agency leader David Ennis into the DLA Hall of Fame Sept. 20 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Sept. 21, 2016

Agency welcomes seven new honorees into Hall of Fame

The Defense Logistics Agency inducted seven honorees into its Hall of Fame in a Sept. 20, 2016, ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, attended by current and former senior leaders from throughout the agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as well as the families of the honorees.

Sept. 20, 2016

Distribution headquarters celebrates Air Force birthday

DLA Distribution headquarters employees gathered to celebrate the 69th birthday of the U.S. Air Force and to recognize two of DLA Distribution's Air Force Reserve employees Sept. 16.

Sept. 19, 2016

DLA San Joaquin celebrates Resiliency Day

Employees of DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., located in Tracy, Calif., kicked off Resiliency Day on Sept. 7, but senior leadership went one step further and declared the entire month of September “Resiliency Month.”

Sept. 16, 2016

Red River’s Chatman makes use of DLA’s Health and Wellness program to lose 130 pounds

Roshad Chatman, a material handler at DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, faced a harsh reality when at 409 pounds, he lost his license to drive the stock selector. The stock selector license carries a weight limit of 300 pounds, meaning he would have to lose 109 pounds.

Sept. 15, 2016

Galbraith, force behind critical distribution system, joins DLA Hall of Fame

One of the 2016 inductees into the DLA Hall of Fame, Kent “Rocky” Galbraith, spent 38 years with DLA, beginning as a warehouse worker at Defense Depot Ogden Utah in 1966.

Sept. 14, 2016

Ennis, past deputy, DLA Distribution San Joaquin, three-term mayor, named for Hall of Fame

In 1984, David Ennis was voted one of 10 Outstanding DLA Personnel; in 2016 he is one of seven honorees to join the DLA Hall of Fame Sept. 20.

Sept. 13, 2016

Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna remembers 9/11 and POW/MIAs during ceremony

On September 9, Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna employees gathered two days before the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to remember and honor those who died on that day, and those men and women who selflessly responded with courage and compassion. The ceremony also remembered those American warriors who are listed as Prisoners of War or still Missing in Action.

Sept. 9, 2016

Tobyhanna distribution center welcomes new commander

Army Lt. Col. Jerome (Jay) Barnard assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pa., in a ceremony on September 9. The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi.

Sept. 8, 2016

Tobyhanna marks outgoing commander’s accomplishments

As Army Lt. Col. John Turner prepares to depart tomorrow as commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pa., the distribution center celebrated his accomplishments during his tour.