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Archive: June, 2021

June 30, 2021

DLA conducts spill prevention exercise at Kirtland AFB

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kirtland Air Force Base website — The Defense Logistics Agency partnered with Kirtland’s environmental professionals to host its annual spill prevention exercise.

June 29, 2021

Energy East Pacific changes command

Navy Cmdr. Eric Lockett bid farewell to the DLA Energy East Pacific command June 11 as he relinquished command to Navy Cmdr. William Jakubowicz.

June 28, 2021

New commander tours Europe and Africa fuel lab

One of five DLA Energy fuel laboratories worldwide, the Europe & Africa facility at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Germany tests around 2,000 fuel samples each year including routine quality surveillance, investigations of possible contamination as well as testing for secured fuels. DLA Energy Europe & Africa’s new commander Army Lt. Col. Benverren Fortune visited the lab to learn more about its capabilities and services June 10.   

June 22, 2021

Four DLA employees graduate from service college

After a challenging 10-month academic year, four new national security leaders returned to DLA upon graduating from Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security & Resource Strategy June 10.  

June 21, 2021

Cannon Air Force Base receives energy conservation upgrades

Cannon AFB will have access to more resilient, efficient, and reliable energy thanks to a DLA Energy $19 million energy savings performance contract.

June 14, 2021

India, U.S. fuel agreement operational

Strengthening military partnerships, DLA Energy established a long-term fuel agreement between the U.S. Defense Department and India Ministry of Defence. The agreement became operational June 1 and enables reciprocal fuel sales and purchases, increased Indian military participation with U.S. military exercises, and easier accounting and reporting of fuel transactions. 

June 10, 2021

DLA Energy Europe and Africa changes leadership

In a time-honored tradition, DLA Energy Europe & Africa Commander Army Lt. Col. Donna Welch transferred her authority and responsibility during a virtual change of command ceremony on Kleber-Kaserne, Germany, June 4. Incoming Commander Army Lt. Col. Benverren Fortune joins the DLA Energy team from DLA Troop Support Europe & Africa, where he served as Operations Officer since 2019.

June 8, 2021

DLA Energy Americas at Houston change of command

The DLA Energy Americas at Houston outgoing Commander Army Lt. Col. Julian Perez handed over responsibility of the organization to Army Lt. Col. Christopher Masson during a change of command ceremony in Houston, Texas, June 3.

June 7, 2021

Agency realignment improves fuel infrastructure support

Building on the DLA fuel facilities sustainment realignment plan, DLA Energy is finding new ways to streamline processes and better align responsibilities to save money and improve customer support. The 2020 realignment plan merges fuels sustainment, restoration and modernization program management and technical expertise under one command and control umbrella.

June 3, 2021

New DLA Energy deputy commander announced

DLA Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic announced the selection of David Kless to serve as the DLA Energy Deputy Commander. Since February 2018, Kless has served as the Executive Director, Operations and Sustainment, DLA Logistics Operations (J-3).