Archive: 2019

Aug. 28, 2019

Expanding horizons with the DLA Enterprise Rotation Program

Graduating with her sixth university degree, Pamela Downing wanted to use her most recent education while broadening her career. Inspired by her recent studies in occupational technology with a concentration in adult learning, Downing sought to put her new skills to use working with the DLA Energy acquisition workforce.

Aug. 26, 2019

Propelling satellites in to space

Propelled with DLA Energy-supplied high purity hydrazine, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Aug. 8. Approximately 2,600 pounds of high purity hydrazine was supplied for the rocket launch and payload and 755 pounds of dinitrogen tetroxide for the payload to deploy the fifth U.S. Air Force Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite. 

Aug. 22, 2019

New commander visits petroleum lab

Defense Logistics Agency Energy Europe and Africa Commander Army Lt. Col. Donna Welch visited the DLA Energy Petroleum Laboratory at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Germany July 12, as part of her command familiarization.

Aug. 20, 2019

Director addresses Energy workforce

DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams praised the Energy workforce during a town hall event at the McNamara Headquarters Complex at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Aug. 12, saying, “I have been here for two years and the longer I am, the greater my appreciation for this phenomenal team. I can’t think of another organization with a broader impact not only on DLA but also on the Department of Defense.”

Aug. 16, 2019

Supporting QLLEX

During the U.S. Army Reserve’s 2019 Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise at Fort Dix, New Jersey, July 22-31, DLA Energy experts shadowed Army Reserve fuel handlers, transporters, and laboratory specialists as they demonstrated their skills in real-world fuel support using military fuel tankers to transfer the DLA Energy-capitalized bulk petroleum products from Defense Fuel Support Points to DoD installations across the nation. 

Aug. 14, 2019

Engaging with industry

DLA Energy Commander hosted two breakout sessions to talk about DLA Energy opportunities and encourage industry feedback during the second annual DLA Industry Day at the McNamara Headquarter Complex, July 31. Eleven companies representing the oil and gas, renewable energy, and utility services sectors attended the breakout sessions.

Aug. 12, 2019

Joint Base San Antonio privatizes base utilities

A new 50-year fixed-price utilities privatization contract will upgrade Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, electric and natural gas distribution systems and improve installation mission readiness. In the privatization process, military installations shift from the role of owner operators to utility service customers.

Aug. 9, 2019

Encourage, Empower and Elevate

Defense Logistics Agency Energy women were among the roughly 900 federal employees from across the nation who attended the annual Federally Employed Women’s National Training Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 22-26.

Aug. 2, 2019

Shumaker takes command of DLA Energy Middle East 

Army Lt. Col. Henry Brown relinquished command of Defense Logistics Agency Energy Middle East to Air Force Lt. Col. Amanda Shumaker during a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, July 25.

Aug. 1, 2019

Tank Truck Offload Facility gives more readiness to JBER

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson website — The 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron tested a tanker truck offload facility at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 25, 2019.