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Dec. 31, 2015

DLA Distribution Current Operations chief retires after 38 years

DLA’s chief of current operations retired in December following a 38-year career with the Federal government in which he began as a warehouse worker.

Dec. 31, 2015

Procurement assistance centers help small-business owners, government buyers

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program, created in 1985 to increase the number of small businesses capable of participating in government contracts, is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency’s Office of Small Business Programs, with centers in Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and all 50 states.

Dec. 29, 2015

DLA employee receives Canadian Meritorious Service Medal

DLA’s Eugene Shearer received Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal on Dec. 15 for his contributions as chief of the Combined Joint Logistics Branch of Regional Command South, Afghanistan, in 2010 and 2011, while serving as a colonel in the U.S. Army.

Dec. 28, 2015

New rapid deployment teams complete training, equipping requirements

The Defense Logistics Agency’s ability to quickly respond to national emergencies and global contingencies grew stronger as a group of rapid deployers completed pre-deployment training and equipping requirements with the Joint Logistics Operations Center’s Mission Support Team.

Dec. 24, 2015

DLA Energy donates toys to Toys for Tots Program

Defense Logistics Agency Energy employees donated more than 150 toys for the 2015 U.S. Marine Corps

Dec. 22, 2015

Big trucks bring big boxes, big bucks saved

DLA Disposition Services has been a Santa facilitator, ensuring some big boxes got delivered to Marines in Virginia a week before Santa makes his normal rounds.

Dec. 22, 2015

Unit conducts valuable training while helping reduce backlog

Members of Disposition Services Unit Six of Jacksonville, Florida, used their December drill dates too not only complete the Defense Logistics Agency’s Joint Incremental Duty Training, or “JIDT Block II,” but also to help the local DLA Disposition Services site catch up on demilitarization and avoid shipping items to Alabama for the required work.

Dec. 22, 2015

DLA delivers Christmas cheer to deployed service members

Service members deployed this Christmas will still enjoy a traditional holiday meal with all the trimmings, thanks to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Dec. 21, 2015

DLA Central commander urges new officers to lead by example, care for families

The commander of DLA Central noted the importance of leading by example and of caring for the families of subordinates, in his address to a class of new Army officers on Dec. 11.

Dec. 18, 2015

Holiday message from DLA Director Lt. Gen. Andy Busch

Around the world, the spirit of this season reflects a dedication to helping those in need, and no one does this better than the Defense Logistics Agency.

Dec. 17, 2015

Hard work, high achievements praised at DLA Employee Recognition Program

Expedited acquisition, increased emergency preparedness and millions of dollars saved were among the achievements the Defense Logistics Agency recognized with awards at the 48th Annual Employee Recognition Program at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Dec. 10.

Dec. 11, 2015

McNamara Headquarters Complex Continues Annual Tree Lighting Tradition

More than 300 employees gathered in the atrium of the McNamara Headquarters Complex Dec. 9 for the annual HQC Tree Lighting and Holiday Social Event.

Dec. 11, 2015

DLA Aviation Supplier Operations Directorates’ Contract Administration team enjoying record year

Rob Baker and Shirley Quaye, contract administration division chiefs for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Directorates have a great reason to be upbeat.

Dec. 10, 2015

DLA activities at Norfolk awarded VPP recertification

The Defense Logistics Agency Primary Level Field Activities at Norfolk, Va., have been officially recertified with the prestigious Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program Star site status. DLA activities at Norfolk include Distribution, Disposition Services, and Document Services.

Dec. 9, 2015

Corpus Christi’s Alvarez named DLA Distribution Employee of the Quarter

DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, transportation agent Mary Frances Alvarez has been selected as one of DLA Distribution’s Employees of the Quarter for fourth quarter fiscal year 2015.