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Nov. 5, 2015

Marines celebrate 240th birthday, 70th anniversary of Iwo Jima

Marines past and present gathered at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Nov. 3 to observe the 240th birthday of the Marine Corps and the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II in which the Marines played the pivotal role.

Oct. 29, 2015

Domestic Violence Awareness: Not just something we do in October

We make the mistake of thinking domestic violence happens only to other people—people we don’t know who, for reasons we can’t imagine, find themselves in dangerous situations fraught with emotional and physical pain.

Oct. 26, 2015

HQC employees celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month with performance, fair

This year marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and to celebrate, the McNamara Headquarters Complex held two events to promote the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities.

Oct. 23, 2015

DLA senior enlisted leader visits senior enlisted advisor to the Joint Chiefs

The Defense Logistics Agency’s top enlisted leader visited with the senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff this week as part of an effort to increase the relationship between the agency and the military services.

Oct. 21, 2015

Crime Prevention Month campaign focuses on fraud, theft in the workplace

October is Crime Prevention Month and security officials in Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support are encouraging employees to help the agency combat crime, including theft and fraud, in the workplace.

Oct. 19, 2015

DLA takes responsibility for Air Force’s Hazardous Material Management System

The Air Force’s system for tracking and managing hazardous materials and waste is now under the management of Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations and DLA Logistics Operations.

Oct. 16, 2015

Finish line in sight for agency’s first full audit; corrective actions, sustainment next steps

The Defense Logistics Agency is nearing the finish line toward its first full audit, two years ahead of the congressionally mandated 2017 target, with the signing of three audit readiness assertion letters. The signed letters will now be sent to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) for review and approval.

Oct. 15, 2015

‘Story of Us’ video celebrates DLA’s dedicated employees, diverse missions

A new video released this week shows how each employee in the Defense Logistics Agency plays a vital role in the agency fulfilling its mission to warfighter support.

Oct. 15, 2015

DLA results on federal survey show favorable employee opinions of agency

Defense Logistics Agency employees view their organization more favorably than employees of many

Sept. 10, 2015

Customer support reps, liaison officers get renewed understanding of DLA mission, priorities

Defense Logistics Agency customer support representatives and liaison officers who work on-site with military customers throughout the United States and overseas gathered at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Sept. 1-2 for the annual CSR and LNO Summit.

Aug. 13, 2015

3D printing could help DLA cut costs, improve parts support

The Defense Logistics Agency is evaluating whether 3D printing, a process commercial manufacturers use to produce everything from prosthetics to airplane parts, could lower the cost and reduce lead times for hard-to-source, obsolete and back-ordered parts.

June 23, 2015

Army Reserve fuelers support DLA Energy during nationwide exercise

Army Reserve Soldiers from 18 states participated in the Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise June 7-20 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. About 1,100 Soldiers came from as far away as Michigan and Puerto Rico and as near as North Carolina to haul fuel for the Defense Logistics Agency.

May 29, 2015

Better Buying Power in practice

As part of the Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative to drive down costs and provide faster service, the DLA Land and Maritime Strategic Acquisitions Program Directorate has long-term contracts covering 52,000 items representing more than $650 million in annual spending.

May 28, 2015

Muhammad retires, passes responsibility to Tobin

In a ceremony filled with laughter and memories, the Defense Logistics Agency’s senior enlisted leader marked the end of a 32-year U.S. Army career and passed responsibility to his replacement May 27 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

May 26, 2015

DLA Aviation meets with strategic suppliers to discuss common concerns

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation senior leaders met with their strategic suppliers May 6 at the 21st Senior Executive Partnership Roundtable in Richmond, Virginia. Topics focused on challenges faced in today’s budgetary environment, Better Buying Power and commercial pricing.