DLA Troop Support provides support for humanitarian and disaster relief efforts at home or abroad, and provides warfighter support through the following five supply chains:
Subsistence – DLA Troop Support provides food for the military worldwide. They are the sole supplier of food to all branches of the U.S. military dishing out everything from operational rations to fresh fruit and vegetables. The Subsistence supply chain also supports other non-DoD activities, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the State Department, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Clothing and Textiles – The Clothing and Textiles (C&T) supply chain provides clothing, textiles and equipment to U.S. service members, other federal agencies and partner nations. C&T procures more than 8,000 different items ranging from uniforms, footwear and undergarments to ecclesiastical items, flags and tents. Factoring in the individual sizes of items, C&T manages more than 50,000 line items.
Medical – The Medical supply chain supports warfighters and their dependents around the world, from well babies to wounded warriors. To ensure their basic and critical medical and pharmaceutical needs are met, DLA’s support includes surgical items, preventive vaccines, pharmaceuticals, field hospital equipment and even medical supplies for animals.
Construction and Equipment – Through the Construction and Equipment (C&E) supply chain, Troop Support provides everything from light bulbs to bulldozers. This includes equipment to support fire emergencies and force protection, communication and tactical equipment and metal to keep critical weapon systems operational.
• Construction and building supplies include – lumber; metal products such as wire, sheet, plates and bars; paint; lighting and lamps; electrical and plumbing supplies and heating, ventilation and air conditioning supplies and hardware.
• Fire and emergency equipment supplied through Troop Support includes – marine lifesaving and diving equipment, tactical search and rescue equipment and personal protection gear.
• Troop Support also manages a variety of storage equipment including – portable buildings, storage tanks, drums, cans, bottles, jars and bags.
Industrial Hardware – The Industrial Hardware supply chain provides more than 900,000 industrial items such as screws, nuts, bolts, studs, washers, nails, pins, o-rings, clamps and other items typically referred to as benchstock or repair parts.