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Archive: October, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

U.S. aircraft inaugural refueling in India

In a historical event, a U.S. Navy aircraft refueled for the first time at India’s strategic base in Andaman and Nicobar Islands late September under a fuel agreement between DLA Energy and the Indian Ministry of Defense.

Oct. 27, 2020

University of Maine continues renewable fuel research

To meet the increasing need for sustainable and efficient fuel resources, DLA Energy is teaming with the University of Maine to transform forest residues, sawmill residues, municipal solid waste, and construction wood wastes into a hydrocarbon fuel oil. 

Oct. 20, 2020

DLA Energy maximizes small business opportunities

DLA Energy is helping small businesses succeed awarding $1.2 billion in contracts in fiscal 2020. For eight consecutive years, it has exceeded its small business goals awarding on average 28% of contracts to small firms.

Oct. 16, 2020

DLA Energy employee-led committees improve workforce culture

DLA Energy's success is largely the result of its most valuable asset: its workforce. To help build a positive workplace environment, the employee-led DLA Energy Advisory and Integration Council pursues initiatives to foster and promote open communication across the organization.

Oct. 15, 2020

DOD award winner reflects on DLA support of employees with disabilities

Financial Systems Analyst John Slone was recognized this month as an outstanding Defense Department employee with a disability. Slone's financial expertise fuels his passion for the job and excellent customer support.

Oct. 7, 2020

Leveling the playing field 

DLA Energy Utility Services Contract Specialist Arthur Everett has a hearing impairment in both ears due to contracting spinal meningitis at age 3. He is featured in the upper right corner of this year's poster commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Oct. 6, 2020

Muñiz Air National Guard Base receives upgraded fuel capabilities

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 156th Wing website — The 156th Wing POL (petroleum, oils and lubricants) shop is receiving a new 75,000-gallon fuel tank that is funded and built by the Defense Logistics Agency for 5.3 million dollars.

Oct. 5, 2020

Tinker completes construction for the Air Force’s largest ESPC project

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force Materiel Command website — The Air Force completed construction for a $243 million energy project at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, in September. The Energy Savings Performance Contract project will improve energy efficiency and resiliency for the base.

Oct. 1, 2020

Survey results shape agency culture

Expanded work-life programs, enhanced career development opportunities and improved agency-wide communication are a few of the impacts on Energy employees from the previous Defense Logistics Agency Culture/Climate Survey.