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Aug. 24, 2021

Communication across DLA ensures mission success as COVID-19 surge test site support hits the one-year mark

On August 5, 2020, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support delivered on its first request for personal protective equipment to supply Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 surge testing sites. A little more than a year and over 13 million lifesaving items later, the mission is as important as ever.

Aug. 17, 2021

Perseverance, resiliency key themes of DLA Troop Support Women’s Equality Day event

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees attended a virtual visit with “Dora Lewis,” Philadelphia suffragist for the National Woman’s Party during a Women’s Equality Day event August 11.

Aug. 17, 2021

Supporting the Nation from the beginning

In October, the Defense Logistics Agency celebrates its 60th anniversary. But one of its major subordinate commands has been around for much longer, contributing over 200 years of warfighter and whole of government support to the agency’s great legacy. DLA Troop Support can trace its roots back to the early 1800s and the construction of the Schuylkill Arsenal.

Aug. 11, 2021

DLA, SOUTHCOM deliver mobile hospital to Suriname

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided a mobile hospital package to U.S. Southern Command, who officially donated it to the country of Suriname during a ceremony July 23 to assist in their COVID-19 relief efforts. The field hospital was procured by DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain for the Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, or HAP, and is part of a multi-phase effort to assist Caribbean, Central American and South American nations in the pandemic.

Aug. 10, 2021

DLA Troop Support celebrates promotion of Army Lt. Col. Nakamura

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the promotion of Army Lt. Col. Benjamin Nakamura during a ceremony in Philadelphia Aug. 6.

Aug. 2, 2021

DLA Troop Support celebrates the retirement of four civilian employees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the retirement of four civilian employees during a ceremony July 29 in Philadelphia.

July 29, 2021

Meet the New Commander: An Interview with Army Brig. Gen. Eric Shirley

Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley, the new Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, discusses his goals and visions for the agency during an in-depth interview with the Public Affairs Office.

July 19, 2021

OMB: DLA Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program – ‘Best in Class’

“Best in Class,” a designation by the Office of Management and Budget, represents a preferred government-wide solution and provides a unique opportunity to leverage the government's buying power. And the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical team just earned it, again.

July 15, 2021

DLA Troop Support provides fresh fruits, vegetables for record-breaking USDA summer program

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support continues working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Summer Food Service Program. This year, a record $6.7 million is allocated for the program, up from $460,000 last year, and more states have joined than ever before.

July 1, 2021

Priorities, vision set at new Troop Support commander’s town hall

For his first address to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support workforce, new Commander Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley emphasized starting with “why” during a town hall event June 25 in Philadelphia.