Leaders from throughout the Department of Defense came together to discuss military food service support during the 2020 Joint Subsistence Policy Board and the Class I Global Summit Oct. 13 to 15 at the Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Va. DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence and members of the Subsistence supply chain participated along with general officers and senior executives from all services, service component commands, combatant command staffs...
The Defense Logistics Agency supplied over 11 million rapid COVID-19 test kits that provide on-site results within 15 minutes to thousands of sites nationwide by Oct. 2. The deliveries are part of a contract awarded Aug. 28 for 150 million tests on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services and are expected to continue through December.
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles team provided boots to the Army National Guard in support of mobilized firefighters combating West Coast wildland fires.
The Defense Logistics Agency is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services to replenish the nearly depleted Strategic National Stockpile with personal protective equipment as the nation continues responding to COVID-19.
The Defense Logistics Agency’s Electronic Catalog Program received the Office of Management and Budget Best-In-Class designation August 19. DLA Troop Support Medical personnel worked for more than nine months with the Joint Medical Category Management Team to detail the cost benefits of the ECAT Program and justify its BIC designation, said Medical Director Army Col. Matthew Voyles.

DLA Headquarters Recent News

Daylight saving time: Fall back this Sunday
Daylight saving time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. when most Americans rewind their clocks. It's also a good time to change batteries in smoke detectors and other home safety devices.
Oct. 29, 2020 - Daylight saving time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. when most Americans rewind their clocks. It's also a good time to change batteries in smoke detectors and other home safety devices.

DLA Troop Support News

DLA Troop Support bids farewell to civilian retirees
The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the retirement of two civilian employees during a ceremony at its Headquarters on October 29 in Philadelphia. Pauline Clark-Cox, left, retired after 35 years of federal service, Army Brig. Gen Gavin Lawrence, center, presided over the ceremony, and Robert Hutkowski, right, retired after 36 years of federal service.
Oct. 30, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support bid farewell to two civilian retirees during a ceremony Oct. 29 in Philadelphia. Robert Hutkowski of Construction and Equipment retired after 36 years of federal service, and Pauline Clark-Cox of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office retired after 35 years of service.

C&T director promoted to Air Force colonel
DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles Director Col. Justin Swartzmiller, center, is pinned to the rank of colonel by his sister Stacie, left, and wife Cecelia, right, during a promotion ceremony in his honor at the Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia October 28, 2020. DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence officiated the socially distanced ceremony.
Oct. 30, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles Director Air Force Col. Justin Swartzmiller was promoted from lieutenant colonel during a socially distanced ceremony at the Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia Oct. 28.

DLA Medical ECAT provides $1 billion in life saving material, savings to customers
Sterilized dental tools sit ready for use during a routine dental procedure Feb. 5, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Partnerships with Defense and other government partners led to a record $1 billion in sales of equipment such as laboratory supplies and equipment, dental supplies and equipment, optical supplies, orthopedic implants, cardiovascular products, medical/surgical supplies, and medical equipment through DLA Troop Support’s Medical ECAT program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephanie Rubi)
Oct. 28, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain’s Electronic Catalog sales hit $1 billion in life saving material sales and savings to customers for the first time in the “best in class” program’s history.

DLA provides lighter hot-weather uniform to Army recruits
New recruits at the Army recruit training center in Fort Jackson, South Carolina receive improved hot weather combat uniforms during initial issuance for the first time Oct. 2, 2020. DLA Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain provided about 10,000 sets of improved hot-weather combat uniform, or IHWCU, coats and trousers to recruit training centers across the country by Oct. 21, 2020.
Oct. 27, 2020 - Army recruits will have the option of wearing a lighter hot-weather uniform as they receive their initial issue bags thanks to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

DLA Troop Support hosts interagency Subsistence summit
Leaders from throughout the Department of Defense came together to discuss military food service support during the 2020 Joint Subsistence Policy Board and the Class I Global Summit Oct. 13 to 15 at the Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Va. DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence (center), and members of the Subsistence supply chain participated along with general officers and senior executives from all services, service component commands, combatant command staffs and other key members of the joint logistics enterprise. (Courtesy photo)
Oct. 22, 2020 - The Fall 2020 Joint Subsistence Policy Board and Class I Global Summit was held Oct. 13 to 15 at the Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Va. The DLA Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain hosted the event.

 


 

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October 28, 2020: Disability Awareness Month Program

November 19, 2020: National American Indian Heritage Month Program