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Sept. 23, 2021

DLA Troop Support Headquarters dedication ceremony honors local historical figure Israel Whelen

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support dedicated its headquarters building in Northeast Philadelphia in honor of local historical figure as a symbol of its workforce during a dedication ceremony Sept. 23, 2021 in Philadelphia. DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley presided over the ceremony honoring Whelen, Purveyor of Public Supplies in Philadelphia from 1800-1806 and former proprietor of Nitre Hall in Haverford, relating his description of duties in preparations for the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the modern workforce and the 222 years of logistics excellence rooted in the city.

Sept. 14, 2021

Troop Support celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month with virtual program

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees celebrated the rich cultures, traditions and contributions of the Hispanic community during a virtual National Hispanic American Heritage Month program September 8.

Sept. 14, 2021

Celebrating 74 years of airpower

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated 74 years of airpower with a cake cutting celebration in honor of the U.S. Air Force birthday Sept. 14 in Philadelphia.

Sept. 8, 2021

Tips for emergency management: Make a plan

As National Preparedness Month starts while many employees of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support continue supporting the warfighter in a work-from-home environment, newly installed DLA Philadelphia Emergency Management Specialist Donnell Riley has one key takeaway for the workforce: Now more than ever, be prepared.

Sept. 7, 2021

A poetic journey: finding an outlet, pursuing a passion, creating connections

William Wordsworth said that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings, taking its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. Diane Guarnieri, a buyer for the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical supply chain and published poet, is living that truth as a buyer-by-day, poet-by-night, expressing her emotions – most recently about the COVID-19 pandemic – in the form of poetry.

Sept. 3, 2021

DLA provides tents, blankets to civilians evacuating Afghanistan

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain expedited shipping of tents and blankets to Special Immigrant Visa recipients and civilians evacuating Afghanistan, a week before the Sept. 10 required delivery date.

Sept. 3, 2021

DLA vice director emphasizes Strategic Plan during Philadelphia visit

Defense Logistics Agency Vice Director Brad Bunn visited DLA Philadelphia for the first time in his current role Sept. 1, and hosted a town hall, attended by employees in-person and virtually.

Sept. 1, 2021

DLA Troop Support says goodbye to seven civilian retirees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the retirement of seven civilian employees during a ceremony August 27 in Philadelphia.

Aug. 27, 2021

Brewing up a retirement plan: a recipe for future success

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Future Operations Division Chief Mary Martin has been preparing for retirement during the pandemic, but not how you might think. On August 27, Martin receives a certificate culminating a year-and-a-half program in the science of brewing beer, a passion and post-retirement plan she intends on spending more time on in the future.

Aug. 25, 2021

Army logisticians gain insight on DLA Troop Support processes, warfighter support

Army logisticians supporting the 902nd Military Intelligence Group and National Security Agency gained insights on Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support services during a visit to the organization’s headquarters August 20, in Philadelphia.