Archive: May, 2021

May 24, 2021

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month spotlight: Patricia Wilkins

Patricia Wilkins is the acting DLA Energy Deputy Commander. For more than 20 years, she has been a part of the DLA team with 17 of those years with DLA Energy. In this spotlight, we asked her about her career and what Asian Pacific American Heritage Month means to her.

May 20, 2021

DLA Energy Americas North bids farewell to its commander

In a virtual ceremony stretching from Houston, Texas, to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Air Force Maj. Marcus McWilliams relinquished command of DLA Energy Americas North May 18.

May 19, 2021

DLA Energy supports Northern Edge 21 exercise

DLA Energy Americas North provided fuel solutions for Air Force and Marine Corps units operating at remote Alaskan sites during exercise Northern Edge 21, May 3-17. NE21 is a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercise designed to provide war fighter training, test joint interoperability, and enhance the combat readiness of participating forces while utilizing Alaska's strategic location.

May 18, 2021

III MEF: Transforming How We Fuel the Fight

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps website — Bulk fuel Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted training on revolutionary new equipment during the two-day procurement training of the Expeditionary Mobile Fuel Additization Capability from June 13 through June 14 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.

May 14, 2021

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month spotlight: Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas

Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy “Vegas” Canlas is the DLA Energy commander responsible for enabling mission readiness by providing globally resilient energy solutions to the Warfighter and Whole of Government. Raised in the Philippines, we asked him what Asian Pacific American Heritage Month means to him and why his heritage is important.

May 14, 2021

Fuels Program delivers cost-saving services to Anderson AFB

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Center website — Guam may be a tropical island paradise for residents and visitors, but its warm climate and salty, humid air wreak havoc on fuel infrastructure at military installations on the island.

May 13, 2021

Preparing to take command

Seven prospective DLA Energy commanding officers and two departing commanders participated in a pre-command orientation at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, May 6-7. With seven regional change of commands scheduled for June and July, the two-day course is designed to prepare commanders for their role and responsibilities as fuel providers to Combatant Commanders.

May 12, 2021

DLA Energy Commander visits Pacific regional commands

Fuel storage facility tours and a ribbon cutting ceremony highlighted DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas’ command familiarization tour to Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam, April 25-May 5. In his first official travel since taking command last June, Canlas hosted town halls at all three locations to meet and learn about his regional employees. 

May 11, 2021

Second quarter employees of the quarter

DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas announced Energy’s second quarter, fiscal year 2021 military, civilian and strategic goals employees of the quarter.

May 10, 2021

Directly Delivery Fuels shines brightly in the Best-in-Class category

The Direct Delivery Fuels program is designated as "Best-in-Class" and is one of three business units in DLA Energy that buys petroleum products for its customers.