Areas of DLA Support

Learn about support to Hurricane Irma relief efforts from DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams and DLA Energy Americas at Houston Commander Lt. Col. Josielyn Carrasquillo.


Hear from DLA Distribution's Nate Friend at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, as he talks about DLA Distribution's support to FEMA during Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

Hurricane Irma Relief News

Laskodi presents Red River Expeditionary Team with Humanitarian Effort Awards
Distribution commanding general Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi presented Humanitarian Effort Awards to the Red River Expeditionary Team on April 18, for going above and beyond overall mission support and for their contributions to the DLA Distribution relief efforts.
May 8, 2018 - During a recent site visit to DLA Distribution Red River, Texas on April 18, Distribution commanding general Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi presented Humanitarian Effort Awards to the Red River Expeditionary Team.

Providers in the Storms
Members of the Texas National Guard in Houston  rescue stranded residents in flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey.
Dec. 19, 2017 - DLA provided crucial support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Coast Guard, National Guard units, local law enforcement and the military services as they helped victims of the Fall 2017 hurricanes.

Night Work: Mechanics Keep Helicopters Flying In the Sunlight
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter sits on the airfield at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, Nov. 2, 2017. Chinooks are being used to deliver aid to the worst-hit and most remote areas of Puerto Rico as part of the ongoing relief and recovery efforts after the island territory was hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Army photo by Spc. Samuel D. Keenan
Nov. 6, 2017 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Army helicopter maintenance specialists have been working nonstop in Puerto Rico to maintain six CH-47 Chinook helicopters that deliver humanitarian supplies daily to some of the island's hardest-hit and most remote areas following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Officials Detail DoD Support During Unprecedented Hurricane Season
Airmen with the 156th Airlift Wing deliver water and meals to La Resurrecion del Señor church in the municipality of Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Oct. 31, 2017. The Puerto Rico Air National Guard has teamed up with the Foundation for Puerto Rico to deliver supplies to at-risk populations throughout the island. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez
Nov. 1, 2017 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria put tremendous strain on all levels of government, and service members stepped up to save lives, restore critical services and help those affected transition to recovery, a Defense Department official said.

Face of Defense: Heavy Equipment Operator Supports Relief Efforts
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael A. Fleenor, a heavy equipment operator with Joint Task Force Leeward Islands, poses for a photo with Royal Canadian Air Force Lt. Col. Paul-Éric Gilbert, left, the Royal Canadian Air Task Force commander, and Royal Canadian Air Force Master Warrant Officer Joel Langley, the ATF chief, after an award ceremony at Charles-Douglas Airport in Melville Hall, Dominica, Oct. 2, 2017. Fleenor was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his efforts in supporting both U.S. and foreign military efforts during hurricane relief operations in Dominica. Royal Canadian Air Force photo by Cpl. Gary Calvé
Oct. 23, 2017 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — When he packed his bags to deploy in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, 28-year-old Marine Corps Cpl. Michael A. Fleenor had no idea that he and his forklift driving skills would be playing such an important role in U.S. Southern Command’s response to hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Reserve Marines map out help for Houston and Puerto Rico
ORANGE, Texas – Marines from 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserves, unload supplies from a 7-ton truck to assist families in Orange, Texas, Sept. 3, 2017. The Marines assisted the Red Cross by transporting supplies from the Red Cross warehouse to families in Orange, Texas, affected by Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
Oct. 17, 2017 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Forces Reserves website — The 2017 hurricane season saw the development of multiple record setting storms and hurricanes. Two in particular, Hurricane Harvey, that hit Texas in late August, and Hurricane Irma, which hit less than two weeks later in the Caribbean Islands, caused some of the greatest damage to those regions in recent years.

Susquehanna distribution center commander praises team’s hurricane response efforts
Shannon Woodyard, Defense Logistics Agency, speaks to a truck driver supporting Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts August 30, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Sequin Auxiliary Air Field, Texas. JBSA units are supporting DLA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey.
Oct. 13, 2017 - Following nearly two months of facilitating the shipment of critical supplies ultimately distributed amongst those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania commander Army Col. Brad Eungard is praising the efforts of his team in meeting the mission while maintaining green metrics in its day to day support to the global warfighter.

DLA Distribution Albany ships over 80,000 meals to feed those affected by hurricanes
DLA Distribution Albany, Georgia ships more than 80,000 MREs to Texas and Florida in support of the relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Oct. 12, 2017 - Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 major hurricane forming Aug. 17, and making landfall in Southern Texas on Aug. 25, was an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane, becoming the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year drought in which no hurricanes had made landfall at such an intensity in the country.

CBV and Reservists assist during hurricane relief efforts
Veronica Robinson, a Defense Logistics Agency distribution process worker, makes an identification mark on a sticker labeled MREs, at JBSA Randolph auxiliary airfield, Seguin, Texas, August 30, 2017.  Robinson, from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, logs in all tractor trailers entering the receiving station and identifies their staging location on the airfield.
Oct. 11, 2017 - During the past month and a half of the 2017 hurricane season, the southern portions of the U.S. has been continuously battered by category 4 or higher storms.

Florida National Guard Engineers clear Hurricane Irma debris from Monroe County homes
Soldiers with the Florida Army National Guard's 753rd Brigade Engineer Battalion's Company A, muck out homes in Big Pine Key left devastated by Hurricane Irma. This team is one of several working with residents in the Florida Keys to remove some of the debris and allow them to return to their homes.
Oct. 4, 2017 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — On Sept. 25, Gov. Rick Scott activated a 400-Soldier task force, led by the newly formed 753rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, to conduct debris clearance and residential de-mucking for the residents of Monroe County.

DLA delivers produce for sailors aboard USS Oak Hill on hurricane relief mission
The dock landing ship USS Oak Hill anchors outside of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 11. The Department of Defense is supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort.
Oct. 4, 2017 - When acquisition professionals at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support received an emergency order to restock the galley of a Navy ship performing hurricane-relief operations, they raced against the clock to ensure the sailors had fresh produce to fuel their efforts.

Red River’s Expeditionary team assists hurricane victims
Lamar Buford, DLA Distribution Red River Expeditionary Team’s division chief (right) meets DLA director, Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Sept. 29, 2017 - The DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, Expeditionary team makes up one-third of the DLA Distribution Expeditionary team. The other two-thirds are located at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California.

DLA Aviation employees donate more than 80 thousand bottles of water for hurricane relief
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Directorate employees at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, help load water onto trucks that they donated as part of a family-friendly division competition, called the Director’s Cup Award.  Employees donated more than 80,000 bottles of water to help Florida victims of Hurricane Irma.
Sept. 28, 2017 - Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Supplier Operations Directorate employees working on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, donate thousand of bottles of water to victims of Hurricane Irma which hit Florida Sept. 10.

TSP rules for hardship withdrawal relaxed for employees affected by recent natural disasters
The TSP now permits employees to make penalty-free withdrawals to rebuild after hurricanes in some cases.
Sept. 28, 2017 - The Thrift Savings Plan has made a temporary change to allow participants affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma to make hardship withdrawals under certain circumstances.

Distribution Warner Robins aids cot storage and distribution mission in support of Hurricane Irma
Cots are unloaded at DLA Distribution Warner Robins, Ga., for storage until dispatched to a FEMA-designated location.
Sept. 27, 2017 - When DLA Distribution Warner Robins, Georgia, received the call that the Georgia Army National Guard’s 277th Maintenance Company needed assistance receiving and storing cots slated for Hurricane Irma evacuees, the answer was a resounding yes.