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Oct. 14, 2021

DLA lab tests 3D scanner to inform agency use, improve coordination with partners

A 3D scanner, delivered to the Defense Logistics Troop Support Product Test Center the week of October 11, is undergoing testing to explore how the technology can improve agency operations. The machine may also help the PTC coordinate with customers, vendors and DLA teammates to better visualize parts and potential defects.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA provides food, medicine to incoming Afghans in support of Operation Allies Welcome

The Defense Logistics Agency provided more than $42 million worth of food and nearly 448,000 doses of 15 different vaccines to Afghan nationals in support of Operation Allies Welcome over the past three months, while standing by to provide additional assistance to U.S. Northern Command and other mission partners.

Oct. 12, 2021

Clothing and Textiles helps Army get new female improved hot weather uniforms to recruits

Extensive coordination enabled the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support to help the Army field female improved hot weather uniforms to new recruits at training centers across the country. Approximately 1,600 sets of the female IHWCU coats and trousers have been issued at the RTCs, with Fort Benning and Fort Sill receiving sets in mid-August, Fort Leonard Wood in September, and Fort Jackson early October.

Oct. 12, 2021

Evolution of DLA Troop Support: Forging a path through the 21st century

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s history in Philadelphia and around the world is one of evolution and adaptation. This growth has continued throughout the 21st century, as the organization forges ahead while remaining in sync with the nation’s demands, industry changes and digital transformation. Harnessing the power of technology to enhance warfighter readiness and supporting national disasters via federal partners are some of the ways DLA Troop Support has continued to improve support to warfighters and continues to evolve as a leader in defense logistics.

Oct. 7, 2021

DLA Troop Support earns award for supporting National Guard, Reserve employees

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support was honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s “Above and Beyond Award,” presented by ESGR Chair Emeritus retired Army Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig Oct. 7, in Philadelphia, for their outstanding support of National Guard and reserve members employed by the organization.

Oct. 7, 2021

C&T welcomes new leaders to continue warfighter support mission

Continuing a legacy of warfighter support is just one of the shared goals of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles’ two newest senior leaders, C&T Director Air Force Col. Matthew T. Harnly and Deputy Director David Johns .

Oct. 1, 2021

Industrial Hardware realignment brings strength, resilience of team to DLA partners

Although the Industrial Hardware supply chain was officially disestablished by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia effective October 1, the talent and energy of the workforce that managed the 937 thousand items remains unchanged. The warfighter support for hardware continues through other DLA offices, and the energy and talent of more than 400 employees is shared throughout the organization.

Sept. 30, 2021

Federal employees learn to share resilience skills to strengthen workforce

Employees of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support participated in a 10-day “train the trainer” Master Resiliency Training course September 13-24, that focused on providing specific skills to deal with stress at work and at home.

Sept. 29, 2021

DLA Troop Support celebrates retirement of two civilian employees

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

Sept. 29, 2021

Defense Logistics Agency team supports White House initiative with up to $2.78B in testing supplies

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical employees worked through the Labor Day onward without breaking to expedite six contracts with a combined maximum value of just over $2.78 billion for up to 150 million over-the-counter and 400 million point-of-care COVID-19 test kits and in support of White House initiatives.