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Nov. 17, 2020

DLA support to nursing homes: A ‘challenging, humbling’ success

The Defense Logistics Agency overcame hurdles to support the nation’s demand for personal protective equipment for at-risk populations early in the coronavirus pandemic. As one of the U.S.’s most susceptible populations, the elderly became a primary focus of DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain when the Department of Health and Human Service requested two tranches of pre-packaged lifesaving protective items for 15,455 nursing homes nationwide.

Nov. 13, 2020

Clothing and Textiles hosts’ sixth annual planning brief for industry

The Defense Logistics Agency’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain kicked off the sixth annual Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry virtually with a series of webinars Nov. 4.

Nov. 10, 2020

More Native American tribes receive fresh eggs thanks to DLA, USDA partnership

Fresh shell eggs are now available to 28 more Native American tribes throughout the country, thanks to a fresh produce program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Nov. 6, 2020

DLA Troop Support hosts AbilityOne expo

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support hosted a virtual National Disability Employment Awareness Expo and AbilityOne Day Oct. 28 in Philadelphia.

Nov. 2, 2020

Wear denim on Fridays during November

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support workforce is encouraged to wear denim on Fridays this November as part of the final installment of DLA’s “Not Just April” sexual assault awareness campaign. Employees are asked to wear denim, from jeans to jackets, or hats, to show their support of the DLA Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program.

Nov. 2, 2020

DLA ensures textiles-based PPE is American-made per Berry Amendment

Despite worldwide shortages of medical supplies for COVID-19, DLA is helping the Department of Health and Human Services provide items like masks and gloves that are made here in America when possible.

Oct. 30, 2020

DLA Troop Support bids farewell to civilian retirees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support bid farewell to two civilian retirees during a ceremony Oct. 29 in Philadelphia. Robert Hutkowski of Construction and Equipment retired after 36 years of federal service, and Pauline Clark-Cox of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office retired after 35 years of service.

Oct. 30, 2020

C&T director promoted to Air Force colonel

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles Director Air Force Col. Justin Swartzmiller was promoted from lieutenant colonel during a socially distanced ceremony at the Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia Oct. 28.

Oct. 28, 2020

DLA Medical ECAT provides $1 billion in life saving material, savings to customers

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain’s Electronic Catalog sales hit $1 billion in life saving material sales and savings to customers for the first time in the “best in class” program’s history.

Oct. 27, 2020

DLA provides lighter hot-weather uniform to Army recruits

Army recruits will have the option of wearing a lighter hot-weather uniform as they receive their initial issue bags thanks to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.