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Dec. 23, 2019

DLA Director delivers commencement address to the Army Command and General Staff School

Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams delivered the commencement address to graduates of the four-month long Army Command and General Staff Officers Course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 19. The students were comprised of 118 mid-career Army officers and one civilian from diverse professional military backgrounds.

Dec. 18, 2019

New DLA Joint Reserve Force leader to keep focus on readiness

New DLA Joint Reserve Force Director Navy Rear Adm. Grafton Chase describes his background and challenges for the agency's reservists.

Dec. 13, 2019

Employee Assistance Program offers tips to reduce holiday stress

It's the time of year many Defense Logistics Agency employees’ thoughts turn to shopping, traveling and spending time with family members. But during the holiday season, stress levels can rise with parties and gift-giving. DLA’s Employee Assistance Program provider suggests ways to maintain realistic expectations and reduce anxiety.

Dec. 10, 2019

DLA employees, teams honored during annual awards ceremony

The Defense Logistics Agency held its 52nd Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony Dec. 6 to honor team and individual achievements throughout the year.

Dec. 6, 2019

McNamara Headquarters Complex employees celebrate holiday traditions

McNamara Headquarters Complex employees united to celebrate holiday traditions including the annual tree lighting ceremony and holiday social Dec. 5.

Dec. 6, 2019

DLA leaders highlight research, development efforts at Defense Manufacturing Conference

Leaders from government, industry and academia met in Arizona this week for the four-day Defense Manufacturing Conference, based on the theme “Defense Manufacturing Focused on Warfighter Dominance.”

Dec. 5, 2019

ASOC Futures Branch chief predicts greater agency role in force sustainment

Rick Iwanski heads up a small branch in the Defense Logistics Agency’s Agency Synchronization Operations Center and works to strengthen relationships with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to support warfighters’ future supply and sustainment needs.

Dec. 3, 2019

Deadline for Real ID compliance 10 months away

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, every airline passenger must present a Real ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license or another acceptable form of identification to fly within the United States.

Nov. 29, 2019

Employee assistance program offers easy access to mental health counseling, financial services

DLA Human Resources officials hope changes to the agency-funded Employee Assistance Program will encourage increased use of the confidential resource available to DLA employees and their family members. EAP offers services to employees dealing with mental health, financial and legal, and other issues that may impact work productivity.

Nov. 27, 2019

Safety officials recommend tips for avoiding holiday-related hazards

Traveling, decorating, cooking and giving are all part of the holiday season, and taking basic precautions will help keep family and friends safe and injury-free.

Nov. 26, 2019

Contract specialist hones market research skills in acquisition program

As a participant in the Defense Department’s Training with Industry Program, Contract Specialist Nicole Lawrence appreciates the expertise she's gained performing market research with UPS's customer solutions group.

Nov. 25, 2019

Army, DLA officials strengthen collaboration

DLA and Army officials discussed major weapons systems support and increased material availability and other Army-related topics during Army/DLA Day Nov. 22 at the Pentagon.

Nov. 21, 2019

Native American speakers share history, pride

Two Native American women spoke at the McNamara Headquarters Complex National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 20. The event fostered a deeper understanding for the culture and history of the 573 federally recognized American Indian and Alaskan Native nations in the U.S.

Nov. 20, 2019

DLA director checks in with Shadow Program alumni

The Defense Logistics Agency Shadow Program was established in September 2018 to offer high-performing employees the opportunity to follow and observe the DLA Director's activities over a three-day period.

Nov. 18, 2019

DLA to host holiday-themed events at McNamara Headquarters Complex

DLA helps kick off the holiday season with several events including the annual door decorating contest, open house and tree lighting ceremony.