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Jan. 14, 2021

Resilience, hard work keystones of clothing, textiles team’s support for COVID-19

Clothing, textiles team has worked overtime since March to procure textiles-based items ranging from nitrile gloves to face masks for DOD, HHS and FEMA.

Jan. 8, 2021

Medical supply chain team achieves seemingly impossible pandemic support

DLA Troop Support’s Dan Keefe has worked with FEMA, HHS and DOD officials since March to outline requirements and support for everything from antigen test kits for schools and nursing homes to replenishment of the Strategic National Stockpile in response to COVID-19. 

Dec. 23, 2020

DLA acquisition supports Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine distribution

In order to facilitate DLA’s role in the Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, the first 30,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine destined for OCONUS and deployed Navy Fleet requirements were ordered on Dec. 11 by the organization’s pharmaceutical support arm in anticipation of an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

Dec. 16, 2020

DLA Troop Support celebrates retirement of eight civilian employees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support workforce celebrated the careers of eight retiring civilian employees during a virtual ceremony Dec. 14.

Dec. 9, 2020

Partnerships, innovation enable medical material availability

Vendors rolling out new items they want to sell to the Defense Department need stock numbers assigned to those supplies so customers and government systems have a common reference. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical Supplier Support Team normally handles this for items like surgical and hospital equipment.

Dec. 4, 2020

Hardware team shares skills, culture to support COVID-19 demand areas

How can I help? A simple question, but one that speaks to character. It’s exactly the question that the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware team proudly asked to support their partners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, they managed to maintain a two-year trend of improved warfighter support in the process and brought their enthusiastic attitudes to the other high-performing supply chains, Air Force Col. Adrian Crowley, Director of IH, said.

Nov. 24, 2020

Planning, coordination, flexibility key ingredients to DLA providing warfighters Thanksgiving dinner

For more than 50 years, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has been providing traditional Thanksgiving food to field kitchens, dining facilities and galleys in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and other locations where service members are deployed. While the logistics of getting the ingredients to the table were more complicated this year, warfighters will still have a traditional Thanksgiving meal this week.

Nov. 23, 2020

Defense Logistics Agency gets Thanksgiving meals

This year, Thanksgiving will be different for our service men and women throughout the world. While meals may be switched to grab-and-go style takeout instead of large group gatherings in dining facilities, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain is making sure that warfighters everywhere are able to have a home-cooked meal with all the trimmings this holiday.

Nov. 20, 2020

DLA Troop Support honors National Native American Heritage Month

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support marked National Native American Heritage Month with a guest speaker during a virtual event held 19 November in Philadelphia.

Nov. 19, 2020

Innovative teambuilding keeps coworkers together

With work from home being a new normal in the world of COVID-19, one team of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees has found a way to include “work family” in their home office dynamic to build greater team strength and resilience.